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      08-05-2011, 12:36 PM   #1
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New 535xi or 550xi -- Which Has Better Reliability?

Any views between these two?
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      08-05-2011, 01:17 PM   #2
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I say it's simply draw of the luck.

My 550 had two electronic issues within the first couple of months of ownership, since then, no problem at all.
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      08-05-2011, 02:40 PM   #3
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they're probably equally below average reliability. Comes down to luck
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      08-09-2011, 12:15 AM   #4
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Does the 550xi suffer the same HPFP problems that the 535xi may suffer from?
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      08-10-2011, 12:22 PM   #5
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They use the same parts and the same people to do research and development, I agree with bobblehead! It all comes down to your budget really!
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      08-10-2011, 12:24 PM   #6
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PS: unless you live where it snows or on rough terrain, save your money and get the rear wheel drive, i just bought a 550i in that set up. I'm in Miami where it just wont stop raining and i still don't find the need for all wheel drive, the rear wheel drive bmws are really good
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