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: Thinking about trading in x3 for x5

01-15-2008, 09:59 PM
Thinking about buying ordering a 2008 x5. Need input good or bad on two accessories:

Technology package: how good is the park distance and back up camera. or should I just order the navigation on its own(have nav on my x3).

Active ventilated seat package: how are they or should I just order the 20 way seats alone.

Thanks for any help:)

01-16-2008, 05:51 AM
I like the PDC and backup camera. The camera is really useful during the day, and marginal at best at night. However, the PDC always comes in handy.

I also have the active ventilated seats. I was really torn between those in beige or the comfort seats in saddle. I thought that the vent seats would come in useful in the summer. I have already used them several times during the winter when the car is too warm from the heating system. Also, the leather seems to wear pretty well with the perforations. It is about a $900 difference between comfort seats and active vent seats. Not much when you consider the price of the vehicle overall.