2006 X5 4.4 or 2007 530ix - need advise pls - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com

X Series BMW X3 Forum - Covers all the past and present X vehicles including: X3, X5, X6

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 11-18-2009, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
rockblock's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 34
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
rockblock is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
2006 X5 4.4 or 2007 530ix - need advise pls

Hey Folks,

I currently have a 325/e46 that served me well...9 years & 200k km later (~125k miles) I decided it's time to get a new(er) car...because I live in Toronto, Canada, I kind of need a 4x4 during the winter times, so I'm definitely looking at an xDrive...but which one?...

Well, after a long debate, going through 3,5 & X series, I narrowed it down to the following 2: 2006 X5 or 2007 530iX both at around 60k km (40k mi)...but which one?...they are both comparable in price, the e60 does have the iDrive, and drives very smooth, but the e53 feels more robust, plus I feel that I would need a 4.4 to compensate for the extra weight (I would have loved to get the 2007 X5 w/iDrive, but it's $10-12k more expensive)...so, since this is an X5 forum, I'm wondering how is the reliability with the e53 and what are some of the things that I should be looking out for in terms of failure?...with my e46, other than regular wear & tear, the only issues I had were with the alternator, water pump & steering rack.

Any help I can get to help me decide, would be greatly appreciated.

rockblock is offline  
Sponsored Links

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > X Series

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2007 550i Vs 2006 550i tito_b 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 1 06-23-2009 11:33 AM
Need instructions on how to replace headlight bulbs on a 2006 BMW 2006 ro0310 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 0 03-30-2009 08:18 PM
2006 M3 convertible vs 2007 335i convertible YOX M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) 8 01-15-2009 01:06 PM
2007 BMW 328i vs 2007 Infiniti G35 Sport CosmosBlack Bimmer Talk/Motorsports Talk 1 03-24-2007 06:53 PM
525 Noice Pls Pls Help stuart harmes 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 1 03-22-2005 08:33 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome