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      11-20-2007, 10:47 PM   #1
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Should I... 535?

I currently have an 06 330i, but lately I have had a bad fever to get a new 535. Am I crazy?

My 330i is two years old, has 32K miles, and is silver on grey leather with premium, cold weather and fold down rear seats. I love the car, it drives great, and it's almost paid for too! But I have had some problems with it and it's just kind of "flat" for me. I think the creak in the dash and misc problems (steering column, run flats, etc) have me sorta down on it. But damn it drives good! Flip side, it's a wee bit small. But damn it drives good!

I am tempted to spring for a new 08 535, deep sea blue, tan or grey leather interior with premium, sport pkg, heated seats, logic 7 stereo, and fold down rear seats. I do hesitate, however, on the twin turbo technology, the idrive and the new set of run flats. I can only imagine a new car with so many bells will again have new problems. Upside is it is a little bigger, drives freakin' unreal and has that wow factor.

I'll hammer til I get a good deal on the 535, but even so the upgrade will cost me another 20 to 23K.

Would you do it if you were me?
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      11-20-2007, 10:56 PM   #2
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No one can answer your question for you. If you have misc amount of money, then sure. But if you have other priorities and are barely cutting it as is..then no.
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      11-20-2007, 10:59 PM   #3
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All it comes down to is, can you afford to undertake the switch without breaking your back with the payments? If you can unquestionably answer yes, then go forward, if not then I suggest you don't.
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      11-20-2007, 11:15 PM   #4
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If you work for Goldman Sachs, yes, your bonus this year will buy you many 535i's. Too many.
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      11-20-2007, 11:49 PM   #5
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The 535 doesn't weight too much more than the 335 so performance wise they are almost at par.

I terms of ride and handling the 535 rides better but doesn't handle as razor sharp as the 335.
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      11-20-2007, 11:53 PM   #6
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be comfortable with your decision
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      11-21-2007, 01:28 PM   #7
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      11-21-2007, 02:43 PM   #8
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this is the same as "which color should I get"

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No one can answer your question for you.
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