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Old 10-12-2009, 10:02 PM
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Trade in the 08 4.8 for an X5 M?

Hey All,

555 is calling out to me and I am having a hard time resisting. 23 months left on my lease and it'll cost me about 12k to get of it. Is the M really that much better than my 4.8 as a daily and winter car? I've driven it and really like it, but down low I can't really tell much of a difference. I'm not even convinced that it looks better than my 4.8 w/ H&Rs, aero kit, 215s, and Eisenmann exhaust. But I've always been an M guy and you can't ague with 555/500. Help me out here guys!

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Old 10-12-2009, 10:16 PM
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Don't do it. I was in the market for 4.8 and somehow managed to justify the upgrade. Would not have gotten rid of a beautiful 4.8 like yours and eat up the loss for the M, as nice as it is.
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i thought you had a m3 already, no? if you do, i wouldn't do it. the 4.8 is perfect in the snow, and honestly, i think it looks just as good as the x5 M. you don't need 2 fast cars.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:14 AM
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Think it this way; How many times will you use that extra HP?
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I'm in the same boat as you, resisting everyday since test drove the X5 M 3 weeks ago. Man it is hard, don't go to the dark side....
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Old 10-13-2009, 05:08 AM
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Wait till your current lease is up and get a 2012. Do you really want to be upside down $12K just to be the first on your block to have one?
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Old 10-13-2009, 08:28 AM
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As I've written elsewhere, I would not have prematurely upgraded from an E70 4.8, (especially one that is as nicely done as yours).

My 4.4 lease was over and it was an easy call for me to upgrade from the 4.8 to the ///M.

Don't get me wrong, the ///M is an improvement pretty much across the board - mostly performance and electronics, but you're already driving one of the best SUV's on the market.

If I were you, I'd bank the $12K & enjoy your ride for a couple of more years.

BTW, I don't think you can ever have too many fast cars
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Old 10-13-2009, 09:51 AM
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Wait till your current lease is up and get a 2012. Do you really want to be upside down $12K just to be the first on your block to have one?


And as far as looks...imo, there's absolutely no comparison. ///M FTW!
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:04 AM
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Wait till your current lease is up and get a 2012. Do you really want to be upside down $12K just to be the first on your block to have one?
....is a ///M worth an additional 12K......hell no!...........Phil
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....is a ///M worth an additional 12K......hell no!...........Phil
People outside the US like me are paying up to 50k extra for their X5M's.

I think it depends on how bad you want the X5M and if you are willing to pay it. I decided to keep my 09 X5 4.8 and get the X5M as well.
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