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  1. jonluc
    08-04-2009 06:32 AM
    Hi FastMarkA,
    I recently moved to Chicago and I am in the market for a 5 series. I have been debating 550i vs 535i for a while and now have narrowed it down to consider 535i vs 535xi. I see you live in Chicago and have the 535xi any insights you can provide would be great. How does the car handle the Chicago snow/roads? Do you have a winter tire set-up or do all seasons? If you had a chance to do it again would you go 535i or XI? My wife and I are downsizing from one SUV and an MB and decided on the 5. I did anyway cause I always wanted one. I have a feeling I would miss the sport suspension on the 535i after the new car feel wears off if I went the XI route. I drove the 550i and 535xi and in my 30minute test drive the 535i seemed pretty quick but a little heavy. I drive an MB E350 4matic sport, which while not as agile was much lighter on its feet.
    I have been reading forum posts for the last 2 months but I think someone who leaves in Chicago and drives the XI would have a more valuable opinion!

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    2015 X5 3.5x
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    2008 535xi 6-sp - Blk Sph, Blk Dkta,---2011 535xi - Jet Blk, Blk Dkta, Alum----2014 535xi - Jet Blk, Blk Dkta, Alum Hex
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