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      09-01-2020, 10:03 AM   #10
Second Lieutenant

Drives: '14 35i (F15) '00 330Ci (E46)
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: The Netherlands

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Surely the same situation will arise as with the Australian Leaf when the 45e reaches 6 yrs old and the batteries are out of warranty (in Europe, I know it's 8 yrs in the US)? We only have 1 car, which has to fit a family of 5 (3 teenagers) and still be fun to drive, so an X5 fits the bill perfectly. Unfortunately new ones are beyond our means, normally we buy one at 3-4 yrs old and run it for 4 yrs. This means that however attractive the 45e is as a new buy, as a used buy it's not as appealing...I know that the X5 is in a higher price bracket, so the value will stay higher for longer, but as a used buy when the batteries are out of warranty you still stand a chance of losing a rather large amount overnight.
Certainly judging by the used prices of the 40e where I live, it doesn't look great.
2014 X5 35i Sophistograu A90 (Dark Graphite) Terra Dakota
Eibach Pro Kit & Lowering Links, RC GTS Black