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b5rider 11-04-2012 09:56 PM

Help with purchase of 535XiT
 
I am looking to get a 535Xi wagon. I am selling my beloved Jeep because I simply did not use it as intended, and I came to the realization I missed my old 3 series wagon.
I still like to go play in the snow and dirt, just not as extremely.
Anything I should be aware of as I am conducting my search?
Any recalls?
Any problem areas?

Your help would be greatly appreciated

Oceans10 11-05-2012 09:54 AM

search the forum threads and you'll see some well documented issues like clogged sunroof drains and water below cargo floor. Just stuff to be aware of, nothing fatal.
They are great cars, especially with a tune. Good gas mileage too.

b5rider 11-12-2012 06:20 AM

Thanks. I bought it 2 days ago. On to the mods!

Oceans10 11-12-2012 06:29 AM

Check out what Baymar did to his. Rims, tune and coil overs.
Hope you got the sport version with the awesome seats.

b5rider 11-12-2012 07:42 AM

I did! Has the lumbar, seat length, headrest, etc. adjustments on both front seats. I missed that BMW leather smell, too. :thumbup:

Gurud 11-12-2012 04:08 PM

Congrats...love my 2007 530 xiT...too bad BMW stopped selling wagons in the US

Phoenix1 11-13-2012 10:36 AM

I have a 2008 with Dinan installed when new. Great car - just be careful of the front control arms which are only 5" off the ground. No off roaring or car washes!!!

b5rider 11-14-2012 03:40 PM

Thanks. It'll be difficult to stay on the pavement; My last car was a lifted Jeep on 35" tires


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