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Never Buy The First Year Body-Change (archive)

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Posted by Jay on June 27, 2001 at 12:07:04:

In Reply to: E65 - THE car to own... posted by Bob on June 26, 2001 at 10:53:33:

This is not meant to offend, but the first year of a body-style change is always corrected in the second year models. I've had a seven series 87 and 95 and both were very different the next year after they fixed bugs and added more features. Ask any dealers about resale values on first-year body styles, it's always a bit lower.

My two cents: wait for the 2003 models!

Ok, I admit I have done a 180, but I REALLY REALLY like this car. Of course being a technoid, I would love to get in the cockpit and start playing. :-)

Did anyone else notice the strip of wood behind the rear seats? VERY classy.

The only thing that I'd change are:

1. Bring the door handles down to the character line like previous BMW's.

2. Make the front door storage bins the same on the E38. I really like being able to open the compartment and then close it.

3. Possibly remove the strip of lights across the trunklid.

That's it, those are my gripes.

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