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#1582 of 2557 Re: SOS! 2010 ACURA MDX ADV or 2011 BMW X5 35iP [00boxsters]
Jul 27, 2010 (2:01 pm)
Sorry for the late reply, but I've just been through this myself.
I've owned two different Lexus vehicles in the last oh.. 8 years.
First an RX. Very girly - yuck! That's what I get for trying to be practical.
Then I got a much manlier GX470, which I loved, but good lord - it's sooooo boring.
I was eagerly awaiting the redesign - the GX460 - and when it came, well.. I guess I liked it, but I kept going back to look at it thinking "Well, it's nice, but it's really just.. a pretty coat of paint on the same old thing." All those years, I just assumed I'd buy another Lexus, but it just didn't strike me as "yes! I must spend $60K+ on this now!" Nope. Far from it. It had all kinds of little things I didn't like. Don't even get me started about the tailgate.
And at 35, I can't believe I have such a BORING car. I always prided myself that it was a "practical" (insomuch as a luxury car can ever really be "practical") car, never broke, no problems, etc. So I decided to shop around this time.
I looked at the MDX. Yeah, it was nice, and lots of people at work have them and love them. The price was actually very attractive - it was by far the CHEAPEST one I looked at - but price wasn't really my objective.
For grins, I even looked at Toyotas. The 4Runner (that the GX is loosely based on) inspection went like "Hmm" .
I looked at FORDS! FORDS!!! The 2010 Explorer (yes, I've seen the media stuff on the 2011 model) was unchanged from my college days, save some newer features, and it still rides like a log wagon. The Expedition was actually an improvement, but I don't really need a big minivan, thanks.
Looked at the new Porsche Cayenne. Not really my taste, and then when he told me the tires are like rubber bands and a brake job costs $2400 I told him "thanks for your time" and walked right over to the Audi dealer.
I was actually looking forward to the Q7. It was not quite as comfortable as I expected, and I noticed immediately that forward, side and rear visibility was poor. It has some interesting gadgets - and I really always rather liked the Audi cabin design, so we took it for a drive. I hit the gas and it does.. almost nothing. It handled like a drunken monkey and even its gadgets seemed pretty rough on the edges.
Last one on the list was the X5. I loved it. Immediately. Yes, this one. Please. Good GOD don't make me go back to the other ones!!
Had to order it. I'll pick it up at the factory. I've read the manual. Twice.
I hate waiting.
#1583 of 2557 Re: Head-up Display [brentslu]
Jul 28, 2010 (4:31 am)
Thanks for the info/help all.
I decided to go w/ the HUD as I am bringing the X5 to Japan where the speed limits (though mostly ignored) are very low - and in KPH. My hope is that the HUD will display KPH because it's hard to read the inner KPH readings on the speedometer. This machine is so smooth I know it'll get away from me if I'm not watching the speed closely (which means goodbye to my Maui Jim's I guess!!)
Still hoping for confirmation if the HUD will show KPH or not. Anyone try yet??
I agree the Oyster is by far the best looking, especially w/ the Space Gray that I went with. But after the heat this month I decided to go w/ the beige ventilated seat package; which unfortunately only comes in beige or black.
Took the advice on the 3rd row and nixed that, but pretty much got every other option....final price about ~$60K (about $7K under MSRP) Now I just have to wait a couple months for delivery!
#1584 of 2557 2011 BMW X5 35d
Jul 29, 2010 (5:00 pm)
We ordered 2011 X5 35d for 55K after eco credit. It comes with Premium, Tech, 3rd row, cold weather and rear climate packages. We also added running boards and Roof Rails. We are told to wait for 6-8 weeks to deliver the vehicle. Is this a decent price/waiting time?
#1585 of 2557 Re: 2011 BMW X5 35d [loky]
Jul 30, 2010 (2:02 am)
Were you able to order the Tech w/o the Conv package? I just ordered the Sport Activity 35i, and when I added the Tech package, I HAD to include the Conv package; for a total of about $5K MSRP...... Can't comment on the price you paid, but wait time is about what I was told...
#1586 of 2557 Re: 2011 BMW X5 35d [nyinja]
Jul 30, 2010 (3:40 am)
I assume you will finance/pay after you receive your car but how much one has to pay to "order" it?
Thanks for your help.
#1587 of 2557 Re: 2011 BMW X5 35d [loky]
Jul 30, 2010 (5:38 am)
Hey, The $ looks good, the time a little long but better than most car-makers these days. I was surprised we got ours in only 4 weeks, but they may be more backlogged now. BTW what is this Eco Credit? and how much does it save in %? Thanks.
#1588 of 2557 Re: SOS! 2010 ACURA MDX ADV or 2011 BMW X5 35iP [bimmervoy]
Jul 30, 2010 (5:49 am)
bimmervoy - Is the Signature loan line the OwnersChoice Financing from BMW? I was talking to the dealer about the OC and he said that 1.9% is not available and is much higher. In TX, OC makes sense compared to leasing. Let me know.
#1589 of 2557 Re: 2011 BMW X5 35d [sjthomas]
Jul 30, 2010 (5:59 am)
My situation is kind of unique because I am ordering it from the US, but sending it to Japan - so I had to pay 15% down to order. Don't know what the "normal" down/hold price would be to order it....
#1590 of 2557 Re: SOS! 2010 ACURA MDX ADV or 2011 BMW X5 35iP [ukwildcat]
Jul 30, 2010 (6:00 am)
I LOVE YOUR POST:) ...It's amazing on how those Japanese "soccer-mum" x-wagons got to be so friken' BORING!!! ...Just looking at the new Lexus RX makes me sick to my stomach! I wouldn't drive it unless someone paid me to do so! However I remember they actually had an upper hand in this segment in the late 90's & early 00's ...WTF is going on?!?!...The ONLY one that is got a little "pepper" to it is the INFINITY FX ...but they're just pushing their STYLING vs PRACTICALITY way over-the-top. Anyway, I had cars from Ford, VW-Audi, Honda-Acura ...and after driving (2) X3s for 6 years & a 330i for 2 years ...I will ALWAYS drive only BMW for as long as I possible can!...absolutely no comparison to anything else when it comes to DRIVING-DYNAMICS period!!!
Jul 30, 2010 (6:01 am)
Does anyone have a 2011 X5 with HUD that can confirm whether it will display your speed in KPH if you set it up in iDrive? I've been told it will, but haven't been able to confirm....