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Old 03-20-2014, 03:11 PM
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X5 3.5 VS DIESEL

Hi Guys,
I have 09 X5 4.8, pretty loaded. I was think about trading it for a 6 cylinder or diesel variant. Any thoughts would be much appreciated. Looking to save some gas. I'm assuming the 6 cylinder/diesel is more reliable than the 8.Thx.
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Old 03-20-2014, 03:20 PM
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Diesel all the way between the 4.8 and the diesel. Between the 35i and the diesel, the choice becomes tougher
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Imo, regardless of the car type you trade for, the arithmetic will be difficult to justify in terms of "save some gas".

Your current '09 is worth 'x', and a new or used replacement of any brand may cost as much or more than your current trade in value. It takes a long time/lots of miles and remarkably better mpg to justify a different car for 'better mpg/fuel costs' for cars of same or nearly equal cost.

One can rationalize a new or different car; the arithmetic to justify 'cost savings' on the fuel consumption angle is a different story, imo.
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Thanks for all the feedback. Maybe I will feel different after my car returns from the shop ;(
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