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Daddy
07-19-2006, 06:32 PM
No one will ever read this thread, but away I post anyways.

Got an X3 2.5 as a loaner and I must say this CUV sucks. Underpowered is the biggest gripe. Then the flat black plastic bumpers exude cheese. Not something I would expect for a $45K+ automobile.

Biggest pluses - handling (obviously... it's a BMW!) and that ginormous sunroof. It's huge.

Daddy
07-19-2006, 06:34 PM
Actually, is an X3 considered a CUV or SUV?

Quack
07-19-2006, 06:35 PM
you're wrong I'm reading your thread :D

it's well know that it's crappy, it's meant for young asian females that have more money, so they don't have to buy Honda CRV's & Toyota Rav4

Gamite
07-20-2006, 05:39 AM
I'm reading it too.

We all know X3 sucks donkey balls :)

Daddy
07-20-2006, 11:58 AM
Longest thread in the X section evar!

ara325
07-20-2006, 12:19 PM
I though BMW called their trucks SAV's (Sports Activity Vehicles). I'm assuming CUV is Compact Utility Vehicle?

Daddy
07-20-2006, 09:42 PM
Also known as "Cute" Utes. Cute Utility Vehicles - RAV4, CRV, etc.

tominizer
07-21-2006, 10:20 PM
Also better known as a complete pile of BMW garbage.............. desperate attempt to jump into the small sport ute market. J-U-N-K.

Daddy
07-22-2006, 01:48 PM
Had to return the X3 as the service advisor made a mistake - the X3 is not supposed to be a long term loaner. So they put me in an Enterprise car, a KIA Sportage.

This thing is SOOOOOOOOOOOO much better than the X3 2.5. No joke. Lots more power and handles pretty well. Not as solid, but I like it better than the X3.

I know you can't do a straight comparison, but base X3 is $45K and a loaded KIA V6 Luxury is $29.5K. In my books, the propeller logo ain't worth the extra money.

atOm
07-22-2006, 11:10 PM
So the x3's are shit, but I'm looking in getting a 2001 x5 3.0 5 speed... It has to better then the x3 but is there any down sides with the x5?

tominizer
07-24-2006, 09:34 AM
X5 rocks.............. best SAV EVER built.............. in the universe.


BTW, I nominate this as the thread of the year :D

cisco911
07-26-2006, 02:37 PM
X5 is nice...the 3 litre is bulletproof....but you need a 4.4 in that baby!!!!!

Chris de la Cruz
07-26-2006, 11:45 PM
So the x3's are shit, but I'm looking in getting a 2001 x5 3.0 5 speed... It has to better then the x3 but is there any down sides with the x5?

you gotta get the 4.4 L v8 b/c that little 3 L can't handle the weight of the X5 and consumes more gas

atOm
07-30-2006, 09:31 PM
thats why they put a short first gear to get the ****er moving, and the 2nd N 3ed pull nice... better them my 1.8 ;)