Originally Posted by gazi8
Folks.........its not going to be cheaper to buy an 09 than to upgrade the nav. Again, I can't find the DIY of the guy who did it but I don't remember him saying the price was outrageous.
The main problem so far is that there are no used parts yet
for the new iDrive, so the cost for new parts right now is prohibitive at the dealer.
I think that some remanufactured CIC are showing up in the ETKA which are considerably cheaper than new, though. I estimate some $2000 in the retrofit - with some extra discounts in parts, hardware installation done DIY, assuming that there is already an iDrive installed in the car- could be possible by the end of the year, and some $1200 can be get back from selling the old iDrive parts on ebay, so the effective cost should be less than $1000 if done right.
Add perhaps some $500 if there is no iDrive already installed in the car.