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Old 11-01-2011, 08:18 PM
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Mein Auto: 2011 X5 3.5d
Originally Posted by AutoUnion View Post
Why I picked the diesel over the 35i:

1. better, more usable power in every day life
2. significantly better MPG
3. better range (that "Diesel stations are hard to find" excuse is just pure ****)
4. higher residuals (diesels are holding value much more than the 35i)
5. costs about the same
6. rarer
7. better on the highway than the 35i
8. more reliable. it's a proven powertrain that's been in use overseas for a long time.
I agree and would add that I can pull a fairly heavy load with no significant increase in MPG.

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