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Old February 20th, 2018, 09:10   #511
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LOL.. you're echoing my wifes words... " I wish you would just get something and stop talking about cars everyday" . Part of me is going to miss the hunt... I might be picking up a 535D this weekend.
I'd honestly consider another low mileage CDI but in the past year we moved to a property with a pretty steep 350' driveway.. I wasn't able to make it up in the E320 CDI once right after a light snowfall.. so I definitely need to switch to an AWD car.
https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/t-Used...o-t56166_L2795

This one has more safety radars than mine. It's all black. Have you driven one of these yet?

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Old February 20th, 2018, 11:19   #512
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Default General Altimax RT43 245/45/R17/99H

I just ordered these from walmart for $575 all included. They are rated above the MO Michelin Primacys on tire rack, but they are not MO so I hope the tire pressure sensors work with them. Sweating it out until this weekend. Primacys were troopers with about ten punctures patched and no flats not even close. Still have rubber at 40k, but they cost twice what the Generals do. I could keep riding on them but I'm just suddenly nervous about the last few mms.
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Old February 20th, 2018, 12:30   #513
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I have these tires on my Passat. Seem nice enough that I'm going to buy them for my Jetta. Of course I don't have to worry about sensors or run-flats on either car. :-)
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Old February 20th, 2018, 12:44   #514
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We sell a lot of those. Decent tires for the money. Continental's "cheap" line.
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Old February 20th, 2018, 18:51   #515
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https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/t-Used...o-t56166_L2795

This one has more safety radars than mine. It's all black. Have you driven one of these yet?
I did... I like the fit and finish but the car just seems a bit slow to me... that truly is the only turn off.

I'm picking up a '14 535D this weekend. X-Drive, M-Sport, 27K miles.. 7yr/75K extended warranty, sale by private owner.
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I read somewhere that 0-30 is about as fast as the 6cyl gasser and 30-60 is slower. What aspect of your drive seemed slow? I go fast enough to feel safe and confident in city traffic and on the freeways. I don't want more speed and as is I moderately throttle.

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Old February 20th, 2018, 21:43   #517
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2014 535D 0-60 5.5 sec 1/4 mile 14.2 @ 97 mph 255hp 413tq
2014 E250 0-60 7.2 sec 1/4 mile 15.7 @ 87 mph 195hp 369tq

Those are major differences... don't get me wrong.. the E250 BT is a great car.. but the 535D is just way peppier.. I test drove a E250, 535D, A7 TDI and A8 TDI

I like the A8 the most.. its AMAZING!!! But its just a tad too big for everyday driving.. especially since the TDI model is offered only in the A8L version.

I like the 535D interior a lot more than the A7 and slightly more than the E250. I like the exterior of the A7 just a hair more than the 535D, mostly because its different and rare.

If the E250 kept the 6 cylinder then theres a chance I'd be buying it... but the other cars just feel so much more faster with a 6.

I already ordered a RaceChip for the 535D.. that will get me to 305hp 490tq without voiding the warranty.
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No arguing with the numbers, but the first few seconds of O-60 may not be much different between the two. That is very significant when pulling into city traffic. For the rest of 0-60 I sometimes down shift in the rare times I feel I need more pep. But no question, the BMW has the raw speed advantage.
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The BMW also has two more cylinders, so....
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Phuuuk!!

Back to searching.... the 535D I found doesnít have heated seats... I didnít realize that until now.. I didnít even think to check if it did. Who the heck ordered a 5 class without heated seats?! I didnít even think that was possible.
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I would. I hate heated seats.
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I would. I hate heated seats.

I'm turning into a wuss in my elder years

Found another one with Cold weather package... wish me luck.... I think my wife is going to leave me if I don't buy a car soon... lol
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