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well......guess whose back? ME!

those of you who thought i was spoiled before will probabily want to come over here and strangle me to death........

because of this law: http://www.detnews.com/2002/autosinsider/0...8/c01-38875.htm

i am faced with picking out an SUV. Which, as stated in my sig, i hate.

but i have to get one, so which oone should i get? These 4 came to mind: X5 4.4i X5 3.0i ML430 ML320. Any others you think i should consider?

The tax cut on the X5 is around 37 grand, and i think ariound the same on the benz. New they would cost me under 15k. Used, even less.

Assuming they cost the same, which would you get? It really comes down to X5 vs. ML, the 320 and 3.0i are V6's and the others are V8's.

Which would u choose? Also, does anyone have any experience with an X5?

ps i will not be doing any offroading, so capability doesn't matter.
 

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I have the 3.0 X5, and I love it, I was going to get the 4.4, but i thought, do i really need to spend that much money for the bigger engine and some different rims. I decided no. As I said the 3.0 drives great, and I have no compaints, except for the fact that I just read about a possible recall for the 2002's. As far as the mercedes goes, my unlcle had the Ml 430, and I liked it, but it doesn't drive anything like the bimmer. My uncle eventually got rid of it, because he had it in the shop a couple of times, and noticed that they were putting chrysler parts on his truck. Why pay Mercedes price for Chrysler parts. Needless to say that is why he got rid of it.
 
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if you can afford the 4.4 get it, its one sick SUV....i drove a black on black x5 3.0 for about a week...it was quite a nice SUV
 

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no bmw has a V6 :nope but if ur lookin for a decent used suv then the 4.4i and the 3.0i will never be the same price. bmw has merc beat on every angle when it comes to SUV/SAV's. the 3.0 should have decent power, so that is what i think u should go with :) B)
 

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Originally posted by SpeedsterBMW@May 20 2003, 06:11 AM
lol yea if your gunna get a 4.4 get a 4.6 dude! those are AWSOME!
i never seen a 4.6l x5 :blink:
 

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Originally posted by woobiee@May 20 2003, 06:29 AM
i have and let me tell ya..its HOT it could toast most cars on the road
whats the specs?
 

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Originally posted by e30_325_s52+May 20 2003, 07:45 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (e30_325_s52 @ May 20 2003, 07:45 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--woobiee@May 20 2003, 06:29 AM
i have and let me tell ya..its HOT it could toast most cars on the road
whats the specs? [/b][/quote]
alpina 4.6L V8 (just a rendition of the 4.4i), i think around 349hp and 0-60 in 6.2sec
 

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Originally posted by MrM3+May 20 2003, 09:27 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (MrM3 @ May 20 2003, 09:27 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 20 2003, 07:45 AM
<!--QuoteBegin--woobiee
@May 20 2003, 06:29 AM
i have and let me tell ya..its HOT it could toast most cars on the road

whats the specs?
alpina 4.6L V8 (just a rendition of the 4.4i), i think around 349hp and 0-60 in 6.2sec [/b][/quote]
and gorgeous rims. i think they're 335/~~/20's.
 

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any pics?
 

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used to drive a x5 3.0 myself... and my room mate of 2 years has a ML320.

get the x5... 4.4i or 4.6.

The ML sucks in every way. Im probably the least biased person on this board.
MBZ messed up big time on the ML. I love MBZ btw.

Lawrence
 

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Originally posted by SpeedsterBMW+May 20 2003, 08:19 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (SpeedsterBMW @ May 20 2003, 08:19 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--e30_325_s52@May 20 2003, 10:15 AM
any pics?
www.bmwusa.com

lol [/b][/quote]
i thought it was lik a edition lik the la mans editions
 
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Originally posted by e30_325_s52+May 20 2003, 10:36 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (e30_325_s52 @ May 20 2003, 10:36 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 20 2003, 08:19 AM
<!--QuoteBegin--e30_325_s52
@May 20 2003, 10:15 AM
any pics?

www.bmwusa.com

lol
i thought it was lik a edition lik the la mans editions [/b][/quote]
nope the lemans is a sweet x5...but nope...you can buy it in bmw showrooms....
 

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Originally posted by SpeedsterBMW+May 20 2003, 08:38 AM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (SpeedsterBMW @ May 20 2003, 08:38 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 20 2003, 10:36 AM
Originally posted by [email protected] 20 2003, 08:19 AM
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@May 20 2003, 10:15 AM
any pics?

www.bmwusa.com

lol

i thought it was lik a edition lik the la mans editions
nope the lemans is a sweet x5...but nope...you can buy it in bmw showrooms.... [/b][/quote]
now i see it..ya the la mans has 522.0 kw / 700.0 bhp and 720 nm / 531.0 ft lbs @ 5000 rpm V12..0-60 in 4.3 seconds. top speed at lik 173mph..thats one killer x5
 

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i decided on the X5 :) bc of the steptronic tranny and better on-road driving. I also hear LOTS of complaints about ML reliability. I'll try to get the 4.4 if possible.

After it's paid off i'll trade it in for a real car :yup
 
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the benz has a steptronic like tranny....and i hope you test drive both before you decide, try for the 4.6!
 
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