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Old 07-27-2020, 02:06 PM   #11
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Have you looked at the Volvo V60? Seems like probably the most interesting "affordable" wagon you can buy today.
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Old 07-27-2020, 03:03 PM   #12
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Have you looked at the Volvo V60? Seems like probably the most interesting "affordable" wagon you can buy today.
I hear pretty awful things about their reliability...Otherwise, they are good looking--and there's a dealer very close by.
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Old 07-27-2020, 03:34 PM   #13
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I hear pretty awful things about their reliability...Otherwise, they are good looking--and there's a dealer very close by.
compared to a new BMW????
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Old 07-27-2020, 03:48 PM   #14
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compared to a new BMW????
Ha!

Knock wood, we have not had any issues with either of our recent BMWs. Nor did I with my 2012 wagon.
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Old 07-27-2020, 03:50 PM   #15
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Our 2016 X5 is out of warranty and I'm absolutely terrified stuff is going to start breaking before I have a chance to trade it in.
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Old 07-27-2020, 04:07 PM   #16
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Our 2016 X5 is out of warranty and I'm absolutely terrified stuff is going to start breaking before I have a chance to trade it in.
You should buy an extended warranty, most of them can be cancelled Pro rata.
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Our extended warranty for the 2009 X5 paid for itself (about $4,500). But just barely. We kept it for 7 years. And it was only the 6 cylinder...
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Old 07-27-2020, 04:52 PM   #18
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I really like the 50i in our X5. Is it necessary? Of course not, but it sounds good and makes a boring car much more fun.

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The 40i in the X5 at ~335hp tune is sufficient but a bit lazy. The 50i makes it much better, and the M50i takes that up another notch. It sounds great and it moves effortlessly.
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Old 07-27-2020, 05:41 PM   #19
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One minor annoyance about having to wait and order a 2021 is that BMW is cutting a bunch of equipment, at least temporarily, presumably due to COVID-related supply issues.
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Old 07-27-2020, 06:39 PM   #20
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One minor annoyance about having to wait and order a 2021 is that BMW is cutting a bunch of equipment, at least temporarily, presumably due to COVID-related supply issues.
Don't tell me that ... I need to order a new 5er soon
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