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You are in the BMW X3 & X5
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BMW X5, SUV
#121 of 214 Re: Comparision [quattroporte12]
Oct 25, 2006 (6:53 pm)
Well I actually chose the X5 because of the interior and the technology it has. The main reason I didnt like the audi was because of the interior. I thought it was too plain and i saw that it isnt a very safe car because it didnt pass the safety test at first. If the audi had an entertainment system, then i wouldve considered it. But the main reason is that im in love with BMWs. I used to have a 5 series but sold it after i got my 2006 750Li in Feb. so im looking forward to getting another BMW in Nov.
#122 of 214 Re: Comparision [lexus460l]
Oct 26, 2006 (1:43 pm)
Yea BMW's are great! I probably would have gone for the x5 if it had been released sooner. I just fell in love with the Q7 exterior styling and ordered it...I think it will be a good car.
#123 of 214 Re: Comparision [lexus460l]
Oct 26, 2006 (10:08 pm)
Are you going to apply for a change to your handle?
#124 of 214 Re: Comparision
Nov 01, 2006 (10:20 pm)
If i was to go for a change to my handle, I would be going more to the mercedes benz and Range Rover direction but not for the Audi SUVs. Although i might consider the Audi R8 that is coming out. But the BMW has already attracted me with their new 3 series hardtop. Although it can't be compared with the super R8 but im really looking forward to driving a convertible that can fold the top down on the key fob. I will first look for my SUV/SAV though. And i apologize for going a little off topic.
#125 of 214 Hmm...
Nov 15, 2006 (8:20 pm)
A handful of you probably know me from other posts. I confuse myself with new ideas day, after day, after day.
Today, I thought... "Well, I'm giving the A3 [my winter car] to my son in a few years... why am I just restricting myself to 535xi's and 328xi's [for my next winter car]? I might as well look at an SUV."
So immediately, it hit me. X5! As if you can't tell, I want a BMW for my next winter car (as odd as it is that an Audi would be me three-season car and a BMW, my winter driver), and because my wife is trading in her RX for an XJ8 or E350 4Matic in January (she's driving them next week), we won't have an SUV any more. I think it makes sense. The X5 is fun-to-drive, the new one is very good-looking, the interior has been vastly improved and it's not too big for me, while the Q7 is. Another bonus is that it would be in the vicinity of the 530xi's price, with options, give or take a few thousand. Sounds like a good deal to me. I may also look at the Cayenne S- but I have a love/hate relationship with it.
Any comments about the car? Haven't seen one on the road yet, but I'm excited. Hopefully it will impress me as much as the Q7 has. For some reason, I see the GL as lukewarm- even though it's opened to rave reviews. I'll have to drive one to see why it's so great.
'06 Audi A3 2.0T DSG • '05 Audi S4 Cabriolet • '04 Lexus RX330
Nov 16, 2006 (2:10 pm)
Killer looks...killer interoir...killer wheels...killer car! You should get it!
#127 of 214 Re: Hmm... [esf]
Nov 16, 2006 (9:43 pm)
Yeah if the GL and Q7 are too big you will likely find the X5 to be just right. It might be the best in its class for 2007.
Nov 20, 2006 (12:00 pm)
Have you actually bought the 2007 x5. Would you share what deal you negotiated?
Are dealers really holding out for full sticker price as I have been told by local dealers around here?
Nov 20, 2006 (12:37 pm)
We own an X3. We have extensive experience with the current X5 and we now have been to the unveiling of the new X5 in both 6 and 8 flavors.
I have the new X5 price guide and I spent two days with a $63,770 Q7 as a loaner from my Audi dealer.
I thought the current X5 was not much bigger in the back seat than an X3. Was expecting big things, no pun intended, from the new X5.
First the thing is beautiful in every way. Equipped as I would assume most folks would equip one with a 6, the MSRP would be $60,050. No idea as to the leases, but I assume they will be attractive.
The new X3 and new X5 now look very very much alike which is to say "good looking" IMHO.
But, the back seat of the X5 isn't anything to go wow about and the third row seat isn't much better than my wife's last Audi TT coupe.
The Q7, although bigger than the X5 has a pretty skinny third seat, too.
The new X5 is now just plain too big for those of us not wanting the third row seat that the new 115" wheelbase permits. And, it is really only useful if the third row seat is for pretty short and probably pretty young people.
I am certain the new X5 is a wonderful machine. I would not kick it out of bed for eating crackers, I would offer it crackers, indeed.
But, it isn't "just right" as I guess I had expected from all the hoopla that has been circulating around.
It is too big for folks like my wife and me and too small for everyone I have ever heard talk about wanting an "SUV" with a third row seat.
The announced X4, X6 and X7 may be for those who want a bit more than the X3 or X5. It seems the thing to do right away is get the X3's lux quotient up to the the new X5's, NOW!
I can't wait to drive one of these new X5's, but I just don't get the size -- bigger than the old, for certain, but really the third row seat and even the second row are not quite as spacious as we have been led to believe.
What do I know?
They'll probably sell as many as they can mint.
I must say, though, the Q7 with the V8 and the fancy smancy air suspension and 20" wheels and all the toys including the backup camera etc etc etc for $63,770 makes the $60,050 similarly equipped (without the air suspension, however,) Q7 actually seem like a bargain and the Audi V8 is much more potent than the BMW i6.
If I had to have a boat this big, the Q7 would get the nod.
The X5 sure is purty tho. . . .and its a BMW, after all.
#130 of 214 Re: What did you pay? [reloprincess]
Nov 20, 2006 (11:17 pm)
I am getting my new X5 at the end of the month when the car is actually out and im expecting a fully loaded 4.8i to be around $75k or something like that. When i get mines, i will definitely share the price with you but i didnt buy it yet because its not out yet. My price will definitely not be the sticker price but im looking at $2.5k above invoice because i now know the manager because i previously bought over 3 BMWs over the past 3 years and most of my friends have bought bMWs too so i think i will get a very good price