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Old 03-06-2011, 10:56 AM
ard ard is offline
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Originally Posted by quackbury View Post
You are correct in noting that the 530 is a "German make." The X5 is an American make which probably explains the better reliability.

The issues with the diesel seem to have been software/design/component issues...not that pesky "sloppy american assembly" which you allude to.
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