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Old 10-12-2012, 09:51 AM
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Well I have had my 530i since June of 2004 and have over 204,000 miles on it.Time for a new car. I test drove the new 5 series and the Audi A6. I went with the A6 and the ship has actually docked today with my car on it.

It would have been a tougher choice if I was not keeping my 5 series, but since I am I went with the Audi which has the technology edge olver BMW.

I have had good luck with the BMW although I had to replace the automatic transmission at 197,000 miles and the oil cooler at 105,000. My biggest issue is the I drive. It is quirky at times where the screen may not light up or pushing button down does not select anything.
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Well I have had my 530i since June of 2004 and have over 204,000 miles on it.Time for a new car. I test drove the new 5 series and the Audi A6. I went with the A6 and the ship has actually docked today with my car on it.

It would have been a tougher choice if I was not keeping my 5 series, but since I am I went with the Audi which has the technology edge olver BMW.

I have had good luck with the BMW although I had to replace the automatic transmission at 197,000 miles and the oil cooler at 105,000. My biggest issue is the I drive. It is quirky at times where the screen may not light up or pushing button down does not select anything.
congrats on the A6..so you found the audi interface better than the idrive huh....

enjoy your new car...don't be a stranger
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congrats on the A6..so you found the audi interface better than the idrive huh....

enjoy your new car...don't be a stranger
Thank you! I do not believe that the interface is superior, I just had problems with the I-Drive itself, locking up, not coming on at all even after restarting the car and doing resets, sometimes the big controller knob would not recognize when I pushed it down.

I am not going to be a stranger here since I am still keeping my 5 series.

The biggest thing was that I didn't want to have 2 cars that are almost exactly the same. My wife has a Mercedes and I hate her car so it came down to the 5 and A6.
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man, i love the 2011/12 a6's. im actually planning on snagging one once they come down in price in a few years. post some pics my man
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