Hey all...thanks for the advice from all the smart people on this board..I've checked in periodically over the years that I've owned my M. I currently have a 2007 M35 Base model and it's getting a bit up there in miles--and both exterior and interior have seen better days. The problem is I am 6'8" tall
and it's one of the only cars PERIOD that I've found will fit me and my extra-long legs. That includes the M35 2008 and up refresh into the M37 model--the design changes unfortunately took the great legroom with it (appears to be more bolstering under the steering wheel that robs it as all i know is I have a ton more room under the 2007 wheel). That leaves only 2006 and 2007 as viable--and 2006 I heard gets lousy gas mileage. I actually am having a 2012 M35h being sent to my local Carmax but i don't think it's going to cut it legroom (I think it's same as M37)...and even the new Q70L is not roomy enough.
A couple questions--as I may be resigned to ordering another M from afar & sight unseen at this point:
1) I don't think the "S" sport models fit the same due to pedal and seat differences--but is there ANY interior differences at all between the 2007 M35 and M35x model
. Is it strictly mechanical AWD added with no interior mods at all to accommodate the system?
2) Just how is good *is* that Bose surround system compared to the upgraded CD changer version? Yes, I know what DVD-Audio is and actually have all the good ones released. But Is it worth the expense (and the search!!) in a replacement?
May be looking for probably the rarest of the breed--a 2007 M35 base (or X depending on above answer) with Bourbon Leather interior and Bose Studio Surround. Finding those these days (especially with low miles--under 80k) is becoming like a needle in a haystack...
Any help would be much appreciated