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      05-30-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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Saw a 550i in person!

Stopped by my local dealership today to talk to my SA about loaning an X5 for when I bring my M in for service in the coming week (seats started mad wrinkling after putting 42 miles on the clock (actual 42 not 42 added to my current mileage ) so they're gonna talk to BMWNA and see if I can get a set of new seats. Maybe look into retrofitting some heated seats too. Anyway, While I was waiting for my SA, I saw the new 550i! I gotta say, its pretty nice. Much nicer in person. Reminds me of the first time I saw the 550i GT (looked awful in pictures but it got decent after seeing it in person....flame suit on). Sat in the interior and it was what I expected from a 5 series, Roomier and nicer than a 3 series xD. The interior was made with a much higher quality feel compared to my E46 325i for sure and a little better than the M3 (which I think is pretty well built as is). This is most definitely one up from the E60's (I'm sure you all have heard this over and over again lol). A car to definitely consider if your looking into having a nice comfortable daily driver but don't want the soft plush feeling of a lexus.
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Obviously it's better (inside) than a 3-series. LOL

It's a gorgeous car, it will get even better with a re-fresh, M Kit, I drove the 535i a few days ago and it was a pleasure.

Finally, the leather is NOT better than an M3, it's Nappa and the Novillo on the M is 5x better and softer.
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      05-31-2010, 12:11 AM   #3
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I did see also a 550i at my dealership. Very impressive. I'll have to disagree with you on the 5GT however. It looks bad in pictures and it is terrible in person. No wonder zero were sold in Canada since its introduction.
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      05-31-2010, 03:05 AM   #4
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Obviously it's better (inside) than a 3-series. LOL

It's a gorgeous car, it will get even better with a re-fresh, M Kit, I drove the 535i a few days ago and it was a pleasure.

Finally, the leather is NOT better than an M3, it's Nappa and the Novillo on the M is 5x better and softer.
I actually prefer the Nappa (flame suit on?) It just seems so much more durable. I just like it in that sense. Otherwise yes, the Novillo is much nicer.
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