Here we go again

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Here we go again

Post by renagade » 12 Nov 2017, 22:15

Hi Guy's
I have the 2011 e-hdi 1.6 egs6 c5 x7 and would like to try a c5 x7 2lt hdi auto . I have seen a nice 2008 2ltr hdi auto exclusive with 40k on the clock with a full service sheet ( as mine has ). I want the exclusive because it has the fluid suspension ( mine has the steel springs ).
What would you do ,stick with what I have or try and get a good c5 x7 exclusive. I have not much money has I have just spent £2.500 on the gear box on the 2011 car ( 81k ).
I trust you will come back with a sensible answer for my problem .
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Re: Here we go again

Post by GiveMeABreak » 12 Nov 2017, 22:33

Personally, I think you should stick with what you have. I say this as you know your car. You have spent out on getting the gearbox system replaced already at some expense as you have said.

There will always be a risk on replacing your car, you just don’t know what is round the corner. With a hydraulically suspended X7 you are of course introducing additional technology into the frame, so will have to consider other potential expense.

I’m not sure if you have had your steering rack replaced yet, but count on that needing to be done at some point.

I don’t want to be negative, I love my X7, but you know your car better than anyone, and will be buying one you know little about. If budget is important, then consider things you may have to pay out on.

Only you can decide on the best way forward.
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Re: Here we go again

Post by bobins » 12 Nov 2017, 22:47

Better the devil you know !!
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Re: Here we go again

Post by xantia_v6 » 12 Nov 2017, 22:51

On the other hand, your EGS is as likely to go wrong again as anything on the Exclusive, so I would go for the car that will make you smile while driving.
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