Yesterday I traded my '01 X5 3.0 sport manual for an '08 X5 3.0si. After almost 11 years and 156k miles it was time for us to part ways. We had some memories; window regulators, drive shafts, donuts in snow covered parking lots etc. I'll says this, the old X5 always ran through rain, mud and snow without a hiccup. And our many trips together from Lexington KY to Kiawah Island SC were always spirited as we worked the twisties on the interstate. I appreciate the many timely and thoughtful replies from those on this board throughout the years. I nope my new one lasts as long as the old one. Peace....