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Trade an 04 E60 530i for an 05 545i

Old 09-28-2004, 04:10 PM
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I am seriously considering trading in my 04 530i for an ED 05 545i.

I know, i know i'll be taking a hit but it's not that big of a hit. I just wanna run with the big dogs.

The independent financing is all set. I would appreciate any advice that you fellow brother and sister E60 5er's would give.

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Old 09-28-2004, 04:21 PM
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i'd do a private sell before trading in...just my 2 cents
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if you are saying some kind of excuse like, "i know i'll be taking a hit but it's not that big of a hit." i think you've already made up your mind . just don't tell your wife/gf how big/small of a hit you'll be taking . they just don't care . if they know you are willing to spend that much more on something is barely new, your wallet will shrink dramatically .
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Old 09-28-2004, 04:23 PM
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Do it. The rush you'll get every time you punch the go pedal will more than make up for whatever hit you take. The 545 is just an awesome car.
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don't do it....really unless you want the extra power and options you do not have....take the hit when the M5 comes out you will be much happier
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It would depend on my age. If I was a young blade, I'd pass and look for brighter things down the road. If I was old and rusty, what the hay, go for it.
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How about going from a 525i to a 530. It is worthy?
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Old 09-28-2004, 05:16 PM
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Thanks for your input so far! (Sleeper incognito)


I'm 33 but 18 at stoplights!


Hey what's up with the NY/NJ/CT meet?
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I think that she may notice the ED trip to get it though.
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Old 09-28-2004, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by amigo525' date='Sep 28 2004, 05:49 PM
How about going from a 525i to a 530. It is worthy?
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I drove both before picking the 530.
To me, it's worth it. More punch and 40 to 80mph is a blast, especially with the steptronic in manual mode.
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