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A firend is planning on buying a 2005 X later this month. He will likely buy a used one, with a new one that is still on a dealer's lot being his second choice.

Does anyone have the info about differences between the 2005 and 2006 X?
Maybe something like what I did for the 2006 vs 2007?
http://thenewx.org/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=1790

Anyone have any tips about what to look for when buying a used X?
(this will be in Canada, so that may make some difference)
 

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unless I'm sorely mistaken, there were very few changes between 05 and 06... tell him to buy one that a little old lady only drove to church...
 

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lostboy said:
an 05 still on the lot, can sitting for the lot be bad for it?
He tends to buy his cars about 3 years old, then keep them about 7-8 years.
Part of that philosophy is to let someone else take the 'big hit' in depreciation.

I think he would have to be offered a "really good deal" to buy a new 05 off a dealer's lot, rather than buying used.

One of my concerns is whether a new 05 that is still available has had any "attention" by the dealer, or has possibly suffered in any way from 'just sitting around'.
On the other hand, maybe it is a better risk that what may have happened to a used 05 (i.e. things that don't show up in an inspection).
 

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well the 05's were sold until probably around summer 2005 so it could be around just a year old. It could be a late production with a weird option package/color that no one really liked
 
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