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      06-13-2012, 09:16 PM   #10
richard in NC
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Drives: 2009 Z4 35i
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Originally Posted by Andrey View Post
So today I went to the dealership and test drove the 2011 550i silver on black, multi contour fully loaded with 5k miles on the clock, and 2009 X5 4.8 x-drive, sport with sport seats, sport seats were the only thing that stopped me from putting in an offer. 42k miles on the clock warranty till 100k or ~2015. 550i was awesome, fast, big, comfy simply the dream, except for the price and silver exterior. I liked the X5 even more, somehow it handled great, big but doesn't drive like a big SUV, and i have driven many different SUVs, Steering is somewhat hard, i wounder if it has active steering, sales rep did'nt know much as far as options.
Anyways the whole test made my choice even harder, because now i want both of those cars.
In terms of luxury on a scale 1- 10, X5 was at around 9 and 550i was at about 12
If the X5 steering is very heavy in a parking lot it does not have active steering. That would lighten it up as well as make it a quicker ratio. I have it and love it. I don't even notice the variable ratio.
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