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Old 12-28-2012, 05:57 PM
weingarm weingarm is offline
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Location: Orchard Park, NY
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Mein Auto: X5 xDrive 35D
We have a 2012 X5 35 diesel.

The rear sunshades and 4 zone climate control both came as part of the premium pkg in our X5.

Currently, I can tell you our rear seat climate control isn't used... We have a one-year old and a three-year old back there who obviously can't control it from their car seats nor would they know what they were doing if they could. In 5-6 years maybe they'll appreciate it but doubt it.

The rear sunshades do come in handy on sunny days. Our three-year old occasionally says "the sun's in my eyes!" and all I have to do is slide the shades up and wham!, problem solved!

All that being said, if you only care about personal satisfaction, and/or you rarely carry back seat passengers, or don't care about resale -- I say go with the color you like and don't worry about it!

At resale, with all else being equal I can see a future buyer picking the one with rear-seat sunshades and climate control OVER the one without them.
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