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530iii
05-06-2005, 03:05 AM
545i owners.

Since you have a 545i be it 04 or 05 will you be trading in or selling outright for a 550i?

If so will you wait until at least a 9/2006 production 550i basically a 2007 550i? :bigpimp:

Bart001
05-06-2005, 04:22 AM
Given the huge depreciation hit, it will be a pricey proposition. Whether it is "worth it" depends on the individual and their finances. It would not be "worth it" to me.

I recently sold a 2004 X3 that I'd owned only 12-13 months, and it was a bitter pill to swallow that depreciation. To me, it's expensive enough owning any new BMW. To take that depreciation hit every few years puts ownership way out of my price range.

Of course, the way to do this is to lease. Im sure that plenty who leased an '04 545i for 24 months will be interested in leasing an '06.

arnolds
05-06-2005, 07:41 AM
I'll probably get a 550 when my 545 lease runs out in 2008.

I have no desire to trade up for 30 more horses.

Ågent99
05-06-2005, 08:27 AM
Sounds good to me, Arn. The killer lease deals on the 545i are good enough to keep me out of a 550i no problem.

530iii
05-06-2005, 09:15 AM
Yeah, unless i win the Megamillions i won't be getting the New M5 or 550i............YET! :dunno: :bawling: :rofl:

540rich
05-06-2005, 07:22 PM
545i owners.

Since you have a 545i be it 04 or 05 will you be trading in or selling outright for a 550i?

If so will you wait until at least a 9/2006 production 550i basically a 2007 550i? :bigpimp:

I have a '02 540 six speed coming off lease in July and the local bmw dealer allowed me to preorder the 550i (name on list) and keep my current 540 until Oct. I'm pumped about the car but don't know the actual final price. Oh well....I like the + 30 ponies. :p

545iSport
05-07-2005, 10:15 PM
The engine in the 530 dates from the 01 model year. I would definitely trade up. As for waiting for the 550, no one really knows when we will see it. Will BMW keep it exclusive to the 7 like it did the 545 engine with the E39? No one knows for how long.

The 545 rocks. It is not a Porsche, but it is VERY fast. It is also a better deal than you might think because of the extra options which are standard. Step up 530 owners! A powerful car awaits you.