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Old 10-06-2007, 05:07 PM
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Uh O... so are you going to trade in your 550 for the 535?
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Interesting timing as it came out whilst I am writing a review of the 550i, 535xi, 535d.
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Originally Posted by EBMCS03' post='478718' date='Oct 6 2007, 08:22 PM
Uh O... so are you going to trade in your 550 for the 535?
In 2010 I will be driving a diesel. I intend to go for the best value between BMW, Audi, and MB. Since I have an affinity for BMW design and engineering, it will likely be the F10 with a 535 diesel. Maybe an Audi A8 because the pricing is so close with a loaded 5 er and the Audi design is quite elegant. I would have bought a BMW 535 diesel, this time around if it were available. I am quite happy with my 550 Sport. However as an architect I would like to be more environmentally responsible. My buildings are environmentally responsible therefore my car should reflect that.
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Originally Posted by pharding' post='478727' date='Oct 6 2007, 10:11 PM
In 2010 I will be driving a diesel. I intend to go for the best value between BMW, Audi, and MB. Since I have an affinity for BMW design and engineering, it will likely be the F10 with a 535 diesel. Maybe an Audi A8 because the pricing is so close with a loaded 5 er and the Audi design is quite elegant. I would have bought a BMW 535 diesel, this time around if it were available. I am quite happy with my 550 Sport. However as an architect I would like to be more environmentally responsible. My buildings are environmentally responsible therefore my car should reflect that.
I am a fan of architecture and have worked with Frank Gehry and his team on a yet to be built winery as well as KPMB in Toronto . I would enjoy seeing some of your work as well,any chance you would share this with us or pm me ?

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Originally Posted by westcoast550' post='478825' date='Oct 7 2007, 09:10 AM
I am a fan of architecture and have worked with Frank Gehry and his team on a yet to be built winery as well as KPMB in Toronto . I would enjoy seeing some of your work as well,any chance you would share this with us or pm me ?

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Westcoast 550,

I had a real strong feeling that you were an architect or in the trade somehow. Your salutation is rampant in the architectural industry in vancouver. I swear 85% of the architects I talk with on the phone end their conversations with that.

Cheers (this will be the only time I use it.)
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Originally Posted by pharding' post='478727' date='Oct 6 2007, 08:11 PM
In 2010 I will be driving a diesel. I intend to go for the best value between BMW, Audi, and MB. Since I have an affinity for BMW design and engineering, it will likely be the F10 with a 535 diesel. Maybe an Audi A8 because the pricing is so close with a loaded 5 er and the Audi design is quite elegant. I would have bought a BMW 535 diesel, this time around if it were available. I am quite happy with my 550 Sport. However as an architect I would like to be more environmentally responsible. My buildings are environmentally responsible therefore my car should reflect that.
This is interesting that you mention that. Its seems wrong to show up at LEED meeting with a V8. As a businessmen I was concerned about the image that my new car will present. It had a small input into my decision of 535 over 550. I will still probably end up purchasing a prius or a smart for my company to give me the option of presenting the right green image at the appropriate time.
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Originally Posted by FRANK970' post='478911' date='Oct 7 2007, 03:02 PM
This is interesting that you mention that. Its seems wrong to show up at LEED meeting with a V8. As a businessmen I was concerned about the image that my new car will present. It had a small input into my decision of 535 over 550. I will still probably end up purchasing a prius or a smart for my company to give me the option of presenting the right green image at the appropriate time.


Frank , get a fold up bike and keep it in the trunk.. then park out of sight ....the green/sustainability clients will think you're a God, I actually have a good friend here in the communications business that has 2 SUVs and.... a bike , its a great routine to see in action.

And sorry .... Cheers

PS I said fan.....I'm not on the team, just interested
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