In Reply to: Re: Are they revising the 540i's too?? posted by Kenny on July 03, 2000 at 16:54:50:
Back to the 525i, if it is as heavy as the 323i Convertible (which I drove and instantly felt WAY underpowered), the 525i will only impress the first-time BMW owners. We - on the other hand, have to wait and wait and wait - because the M5 will ALWAYS have a waiting list :(
: If the 530i's are coming out soon, are they bumping up the performance of the 540i's also?? I was just curious about this.. If they are, maybe you can get a big discount on a new 540i instead..
: BTW- What the heck is a 525i?? Is that the same engine as in the 323i ?? Why would BMW even bother bringing that here?? Can the new 525i match the performance of the outgoing 528i??
: My personal opinion is to go for a well discounted 528i, any new engine or model will always have its little glitches that need to be worked out... Why be the guinea pig on a new $45k car??
: : Hey guys.
: : I don't mean to cross over on your "turf," but I think that it is time for me to give up on the large mass and appeal of my 1990 735i and take the plunge for a Y2K 528i with a sport/premium package. I am not in a rush, I just want something by the end of summer. I have found that 528i's of all kinds are being BLOWN out the doors to make room for - get this - a 525i AND a 530i. All six dealers within thirty miles of my home (CA) are repotedly getting shipments of 7-9 528i's EACH on July 7, 8, and 9th - and then that's it. Holy S#!t.! Is this a good time to snake a loaded 528i and run, or should I take a wait-and-see attitude and let the 525's and 530's roll in? In my opinion, a 525 is out, so do I need to wait two - ? months for a similar car that dealers won't be blowing out?
: : Never mind, I think I just answered my own questions. Anyway, what is a good "deal" for a 528i with sport/premium and lets say - DSP, moonroof, and a steptronic? I plan on taking the 36mo. lease.
: : Does anyone think that the Xenons are worth the dough? I have seen reports of problems on the 3 and 5 series models, are they correctable? Also, is there a website that is very useful for you 5-series owners? 7-series owners are very helpful with each other and get along very well (it's almost like a private club). Do you 5er owners ever hang out and do crazy weekend things too?