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Old 08-05-2018, 09:05 AM
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Considering 2004-2006 vs 2007-2010?

Hi guys,

- Looking for a car for my son in college in Lansing Michigan...

- Very familiar with BMWs, having owned 1998 528i, 2006 X5 etc.

- I am "old-schooled" and prefer the 2004-2006 with old-school mechanical water pump.

- I know that the 2007-2010 X3 runs on electric water pump (Pierburg price is $350), and this typically dies at 60K-80K etc.

- I don't mind buying a 2007-2010 X3 if water pump is the only problem, b/c I can change it and move on.

- Can someone help me with the pros and cons of these models? Any downside buying a 2007-2010?
1998 E39 528i 5sp MT
2006 E53 X5 3.0 6sp MT
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:32 PM
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6 speed N52 powered X3 is the best in my opinion
2017 Explorer 3.5 EcoBoost
2007 E83 X3 3.0si Crimson Red, Gray
2006 E53 X5 4.8is LeMans Blue, Beige (Gone)
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:12 AM
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The post 2007 facelift improved a large range of items to do with suspension hardness and general interior finish quality. The first versions were a bit more plasticky.
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