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Old 02-02-2013, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by bimmer40 View Post
The dealer did give me another option to consider: A 535 w/o sport and no drivers assistance package but has luxury seating package. Wondering how useful the drivers assistance package is. I have never had a car of this size before (my X3 and Subaru outback are much smaller). Ergo, thought the front view & top view cameras will be helpful.
I've had 3 BMW's, all non-sport. Here's a crazy idea, maybe talk to your dealer. Is there any way they might have a demo model they'd be willing to lend you (even a 3) while you order a 535i just the way you want it? No sport, with just the options you want/need. The driver assistance package, if that includes all the "silly" blind-spot, lane departure, etc., FOR ME, is a waste of $$. I'd rather spend it elsewhere for other options or just save it (ye gads). I think the cameras can be ordered without the package, at least the rear camera ($400), but then you need PDC for $750.
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