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Old 03-21-2013, 03:15 PM
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Useful threads?

Aside from the 2 stickies, what threads would be most useful for someone with no BMW knowledge who is considering buying a 535iX?
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:58 PM
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A good place to start if you want positive reviews is any thread started by K-A. He was a long-time MB driver who recently switched to the 535 and from what I can tell he's never going back
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:43 AM
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A good place to start if you want positive reviews is any thread started by K-A. He was a long-time MB driver who recently switched to the 535 and from what I can tell he's never going back
I'll check out his posts, but what I'm looking for are both the pros and the cons of owning one. I was hoping that some of you might point me at a few threads that best highlight the good and the bad.

Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:27 PM
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Four days and no suggestions. Guess I'm on my own..

Sweet.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:24 PM
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Four days and no suggestions. Guess I'm on my own..

Sweet.
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Your question is pretty open ended. Just start reading a bunch of threads. Thats what i did. Otherwise check out motortrend, etc for comparos.

Nice user name BTW.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:18 AM
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Search for the DOT.
And afterwards read the other threads of all the members in this saga.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:38 AM
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Search for the DOT.
And afterwards read the other threads of all the members in this saga.
Definitely. Been lurking here over a year and discovered that thread in January and even checked whether I had it
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:40 AM
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A good place to start if you want positive reviews is any thread started by K-A. He was a long-time MB driver who recently switched to the 535 and from what I can tell he's never going back
Haha, absolutely true!

.... Unless of course it's one of these. Always wanted one as a beater.

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Old 03-27-2013, 11:09 AM
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If you click on views or replies you can sort and find what topics readers has found most interresting to engage in or read which is not the same as useful but it can be something to start with.
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Finally back from an extended "vacation" - thanks for the suggestions. Now, I'm off to do some research.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:03 PM
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Finally back from an extended "vacation" - thanks for the suggestions. Now, I'm off to do some research.
I'm in the same boat as you right now but over in the GL forum on mbworld.org. It's sort of painful, especially since the search tools provided by these forums are absolutely terrible, but searching is probably the best way to find knowledge because nobody remembers thread names or IDs.

The 535ix is a freaking awesome vehicle with flaws. No product is perfect, but the 535ix gets pretty close. For negative information (this is where I always look first so I can rule out products with a broad brush if they have flaws I am unwilling to live with), try searching on these topics (these are only guesses, better search terms may exist):

nav routing
tip in
multi-contour seats
suspension
sport trans
steering wheel buttons

Note that we will want to see pics when you buy one
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