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Old 08-24-2012, 11:45 AM
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My 6'3" son and my elderly parents really appreciate the extra room, proving e66 owners are compassionate, caring and more empathetic than the shorties.
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Old 08-24-2012, 11:56 AM
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Umm why would a guy who owns an E65 want to make it into an E66?. Reality is that there are more E66s out there than E65s. Most E66 owners buy one because its whats available on the lot. Most E65 buyers are actually looking for an E65 because we had to pass on many E66s to get the E65 we wanted.

Only 2 out of 10 seven series I see are E65s. I wouldnt be surprised if it was the same ratio everywhere else..let me tell you why I think thats the case. E66s are most likely owned intially by older people who are probably well established financially who can afford to buy the car new. Its more than likely the car an older person would choose to be driven in and hence the need for extra room in the back. Most of the people buying these cars new are older so I would expect that there would be more E66s out there for that reason.

I see a new E65 most likely being bought by a younger guy who happens to have money and wants all the pleasure of driving the flagship without the useless excess baggage. He doesnt care about an extra 5 inches in the back seat because he is never in the back and besides he has an extra 5 inches in his pants which is all he needs (The older guy buying the E66 at this point in his life will take an extra 5 inches anywhere since any extra inches in the pants is useless to him at this point in his life )
Using an example around numbers and size, ill chose an analogy that we can all relate to.
1. In a school district, the number of long yellow buses surpasses by far the number of short yellow buses.

2. If you look at size alone, of course the short yellow bus is more maneuverable and could be considered sportier, yet most people would prefer to ride the more bulkier, longer alternative even though the functionality of both modes of transportation is still the same. Which is, to move people from point A to point B. What it boils down to is the WHO, (ie the who it moves).

There are those that ride the short bus, IE E65, vs those that ride the long bus..E66.

This thread has brought in the lolz. And we are still at an impasse.

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Old 08-24-2012, 11:58 AM
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Umm why would a guy who owns an E65 want to make it into an E66?. Reality is that there are more E66s out there than E65s. Most E66 owners buy one because its whats available on the lot. Most E65 buyers are actually looking for an E65 because we had to pass on many E66s to get the E65 we wanted.

Only 2 out of 10 seven series I see are E65s. I wouldnt be surprised if it was the same ratio everywhere else..let me tell you why I think thats the case. E66s are most likely owned intially by older people who are probably well established financially who can afford to buy the car new. Its more than likely the car an older person would choose to be driven in and hence the need for extra room in the back. Most of the people buying these cars new are older so I would expect that there would be more E66s out there for that reason.

I see a new E65 most likely being bought by a younger guy who happens to have money and wants all the pleasure of driving the flagship without the useless excess baggage. He doesnt care about an extra 5 inches in the back seat because he is never in the back and besides he has an extra 5 inches in his pants which is all he needs (The older guy buying the E66 at this point in his life will take an extra 5 inches anywhere since any extra inches in the pants is useless to him at this point in his life )
You said it very well
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:16 PM
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Using an example around numbers and size, ill chose an analogy that we can all relate to.
1. In a school district, the number of long yellow buses surpasses by far the number of short yellow buses.

2. If you look at size alone, of course the short yellow bus is more maneuverable and could be considered sportier, yet most people would prefer to ride the more bulkier, longer alternative even though the functionality of both modes of transportation is still the same. Which is, to move people from point A to point B. What it boils down to is the WHO, (ie the who it moves).

There are those that ride the short bus, IE E65, vs those that ride the long bus..E66.

This thread has brought in the lolz. And we are still at an impasse.
Your analogy makes no sense. I will give you some credit by not explaining why it makes no sense. I trust you can figure it out on your own.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:18 PM
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Honestly I previously own a E65 an E66 at the same time. In fact I still have the paper work for the E65. I must agree with DFEL. I bought the E65 1st back in late 07 an I enjoyed it. At the time I had no Ideal they had a longer version as I knew nothing about these cars until one pulled up beside me at the gas station. I ended up walking over to the car an that's when I took notice to the "LI". A few months later I went an got a good deal on the E66 so I had both for a few years an must say I enjoyed them. When it was time to give one up I gave up the "I" because I have kids an very big family members.
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Your analogy makes no sense. I will give you some credit by not explaining why it makes no sense. I trust you can figure it out on your own.
Leave it at that, we are just having a little fun.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:26 PM
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I have to disagree with u brother on this one. To ppl who can afford new 7. Couple thousands is nothing. I will never buy short 7. It was designed to be long in the first place. When i was shopping for mine we had many e65s for sale and only 3 e66s. Here in calgary all i see e65s still not that many. Lol look at us fighting over 5.5 inches hahahahaha.
CCCP where did I mention cost in my statement I said people that drive E65 drive one because they WANT to. Prices of E65\E66 are virtually the same new. The 5.5 inches of leg room is not what makes the car big. The car is a big car in short wheelbase form and even bigger in long wheel base. I have never had anyone have a problem with leg room in my car...there is still more leg room than you need. If they made the E6X in limo would you guys drive that around as well because its bigger? lol .

Most people buy these cars..add rims...lower them etc...obviously youre looking for a sporty look and the E65 just naturally looks more sporty whether you guys will admit it or not. The extra 5 inches is enough to make the E66 look long and akward unless it is very tastefully modded.
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I think it's up to the driver. Before I purchased my E65(S) I was told to drive both. The E65 is a much more performance ride, because of the shorter wheel base. The E66 was more luxurious, comfortable ride. It's up to you what you like in a driving experience. Look into the S, sport option if you like performance...

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:43 PM
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I like both but why clown on each other about which one is better. I'm pretty sure everybody like certain things about each that's why we have one. I'm 6'4" and Im comfortable in my i. If I was to be sitting in the back and someone else was driving which I'm pretty sure would never happen, I'm pretty sure I would much rather have the extra leg room and be in an Li. But being that I'm the main driver, an i is cool with me! I think everyone's car up here are sexy and we should be clowning the "others" Mercedes (cough)! Side note: I think Mercedes are sexy too! I'm off my soap box!
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Lol at all the 20 something pseudo-enthusiasts trying to rationalize their massive land yachts. Please explain to me, if you guys care so much about the comfort of your passengers, why didn't your buy one of these?



Probably has about the same turning radius of the e66, too.
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Old 08-24-2012, 01:11 PM
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I wanted to, but the drivers seat was cramped... To tight...
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Leave it at that, we are just having a little fun.
Its all fun and games....its all good
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As it should be. Info past on and everyone gets a laugh now and then. That makes for a good site... Good people on here, with a wealth of real information. Not out of a book, but from personal experiences.
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im 6'5 and like the i better..better handling,easier to park,looks better since shorter wheel base but thats just my opinion,e65 better on gas,less weight ...e65 is a big comfortable luxurious flagship but e66 is even bigger/more luxurious....
li was made for executives,el presidentos,mafia el capos

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Lol at all the 20 something pseudo-enthusiasts trying to rationalize their massive land yachts. Please explain to me, if you guys care so much about the comfort of your passengers, why didn't your buy one of these?



Probably has about the same turning radius of the e66, too.
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Lol at all the 20 something pseudo-enthusiasts trying to rationalize their massive land yachts. Please explain to me, if you guys care so much about the comfort of your passengers, why didn't your buy one of these?



Probably has about the same turning radius of the e66, too.
Dude i will only if u buy something like this
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Dude i will only if u buy something like this


Reminds me of this little three wheeler I saw at a car show a few months back.



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^^^ Sick 599 GTO in the background.
Hahahahahaha man i bet wind can blow this car of the road
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After all, at the end of the day it all comes to this
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The E66 is what the 7 was meant to be. Tell me this - when they show off the flagship, is it the E65 or the E66? The F01 or the F02? Let me answer that for you - it's the E66/F02. If you want a short, sporty car, please tell me why you didn't buy an M5 or an M6? David had the right idea
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And we will never come to resolution on this. E65 owners will say its better and E66 owners will disagree. Personally i just dont like the look of e65. I dont really care bout extra space. Nobody rides there but when they do, ppl say wow.

we should do a poll on this...
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The E66 is what the 7 was meant to be. Tell me this - when they show off the flagship, is it the E65 or the E66? The F01 or the F02? Let me answer that for you - it's the E66/F02. If you want a short, sporty car, please tell me why you didn't buy an M5 or an M6? David had the right idea
Yup im totally 100% agree with you. Even my friend says * look at that 7 over there*
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* oh never mind its an I *
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Yup im totally 100% agree with you. Even my friend says * look at that 7 over there*
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Most people who don't own a 7 and even some of those who own one couldn't tell the difference easily if an I was badged as an LI so keep quiet with your nonsense. The difference in the length is not always that apparent
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