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F10 / F11 (2011 - Current)
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:14 PM
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Should I trade my E60 for an F10?

My 2008 528i only has 28K on it. Warranty expires in March (two months)

If trade up now to a 2011 I won't have to purchase the extended warranty for $3500 and my vehicle has good trade in value now, plus there will probably be more rebates coming like the Holiday ones they had at the end of 2010. I'm also going to need a set of tires.

But, I really DO NOT want runflats or electric steering.

Having a tough time deciding
I am open to all opinions

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Old 02-02-2011, 08:41 PM
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Depends on what you want. If you don't want run flats or electric steering, why even bother considering. I expect that 528i will be reasonably reliable (compared to 535 and 550). If you do maintenance diligently and keep the car for a long time, financially you'll come out way ahead.

Personally I like the old style better and don't want a car without a spare. Also for reliability reason, I would stay away from 1st year models.
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Old 02-02-2011, 08:59 PM
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I would. The F10 is much more refined than the E60 and has a body structure that feels much more rigid. I ordered my F10 back in december and took advantage of the lower MSRP and holiday credit, It probably won't be here until march so we will see if a newer better program comes out then!
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:07 AM
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It's such a different car that you can't really ask anyone else this question. YOU have to drive the car, a good long test drive, find someone that has one that's willing to give you a ride in it, test drives are not enough) and decide if it's something you want.

Financially, it's almost always better to keep the older car.

Ordering an XDrive will get you away from the electric steering. Personally I find nothing wrong with the steering. I think there's a lot of hype over it from magazines and traditionalists who are simply stating their piece, but again, in the end, it's up to YOU.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:53 AM
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Depends on what you want. If you don't want run flats or electric steering, why even bother considering.

Can't you buy an F10 without electric steering?
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:01 AM
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It's such a different car that you can't really ask anyone else this question. YOU have to drive the car, a good long test drive, find someone that has one that's willing to give you a ride in it, test drives are not enough) and decide if it's something you want.

Financially, it's almost always better to keep the older car.

Ordering an XDrive will get you away from the electric steering. Personally I find nothing wrong with the steering. I think there's a lot of hype over it from magazines and traditionalists who are simply stating their piece, but again, in the end, it's up to YOU.
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Old 02-03-2011, 10:01 AM
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I rather like the electric steering on my F11.
If you dont want it (I shure don't know why not) consider an AWD.

I do not like the ride with runflats, so I bought the car with non runflats.
It was rather easy, the dealer could deliver the car with the tires I wanted, or had no deal.
So I got the tyres I want, with the (rather poor) mobility kit.

And then keeping the old E60 or have the fun of driving a brand new F10???

Excuse me, but what do you gues.....

They are not comparable; the E60 is of an older era.
The new product is much more advanced then the old car from the ancient windows XP times...

And seriously, you can not really compare the cars like some enthousiast here are trying all the time.

If I want to have a fast spin in a very responsive car I use my GTI with stick and only 200 bhp for an half hour.
Nor the E60, or the F10 can beat that little car in "direct driver" experience.
An M3 is something different again for sure, maybe if it is something like that tou are looking for you should consider the 1M!
I drive 40000 km per year, but only 1000 of them in the 2008 GTI.

The 250 bhp, 540 nm torque with the ZF AT is a wonder for fast, comfortable, family highway trips.
I get 900 km actieradius at 150 km/hr. And so doing reguarly finish a full tank in 6 hours.
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Get the F10 IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT
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Not to be too obsessive but I have two more issues confounding my decision:

1- Should I wait until September when the 528i will be available with X drive ( 2012 model year) We have had an awful winter in the Northeastern US and my 528i has not been used much as a result of the snow and ice

2-Are there any incentives anticipated in the near future?

Like the holiday cash $2500, they had in December
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:50 AM
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Not to be too obsessive but I have two more issues confounding my decision:

1- Should I wait until September when the 528i will be available with X drive ( 2012 model year) We have had an awful winter in the Northeastern US and my 528i has not been used much as a result of the snow and ice

2-Are there any incentives anticipated in the near future?

Like the holiday cash $2500, they had in December
i always see these threads about xdrive and winter, we get a lot of snow here in canada and I never had any problems in my old rwd 335 and now rwd 528 with a good snow tires.... you really don't need xdrive if you have good snow tires... if you're planning to keep that car for a while I only see it as a bad thing, more parts=more things can go wrong, it's probably a little heavier and it will eat more gas....
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Not to be too obsessive but I have two more issues confounding my decision:

1- Should I wait until September when the 528i will be available with X drive ( 2012 model year) We have had an awful winter in the Northeastern US and my 528i has not been used much as a result of the snow and ice

2-Are there any incentives anticipated in the near future?

Like the holiday cash $2500, they had in December
Last year's cash was $1,500, not $2,500.

With that engine, i would not want the weight of xDrive. My RWD on Conti Extreme Contact DWS (all seasons) just did great in rough snow a couple of weeks ago. With snows, it would be a tank.

Save the money and the extra weight and get a RWD one. Bite the bullet and get some snows.
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:16 PM
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i always see these threads about xdrive and winter, we get a lot of snow here in canada and I never had any problems in my old rwd 335 and now rwd 528 with a good snow tires.... you really don't need xdrive if you have good snow tires... if you're planning to keep that car for a while I only see it as a bad thing, more parts=more things can go wrong, it's probably a little heavier and it will eat more gas....
+1 if I want Xdrive I would much rather get an suv BMW cars are at their best rwd!
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Old 02-11-2011, 08:30 PM
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I had a F loan and did not like it. It felt to big and the smother ride results in no road feel.

Test drive one before making the change.
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