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King of Chicago 08-15-2009 09:45 PM

what do you guys think of the new X5?
 
I'm going to test drive them tomorrow. I'm liking the turbo diesel engine, and they're having some good prices right now. $4,500 discount, $1,800 tax credit, etc.

I'm not too fond of all the black rubber that they have on every panel of the car, but other than that, they look sweet.

RidinBimmerz 08-15-2009 09:47 PM

I really prefer the facelifted version of the previous body-style. But I can tell you this after owning a 4.4, it's the ONLY SUV I have ever driven that feels like a car. Even more so than the Cayenne S imo

inlinesicks 08-15-2009 09:54 PM

I drove one of the new ones and its definitely faster than the old ones but I dont like the new auto's they shift weird.

rkhettry23 08-15-2009 10:04 PM

i have one. we absolutely love it. Make sure you get the ventilated seats. they are amazing during the summer! and the heads up display!

King of Chicago 08-15-2009 10:19 PM

i'm also considering a cayenne. you can pick up TT's for cheap, and i love the GTS, would probably get a used one though...decisions, decisions..

04yfz 08-15-2009 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by King of Chicago (Post 10468166)
i'm also considering a cayenne. you can pick up TT's for cheap, and i love the GTS, would probably get a used one though...decisions, decisions..

The diesel X5 is a great choice, great mpg and gobs of torque. :thumbsup:

King of Chicago 08-15-2009 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by 04yfz (Post 10468221)
The diesel X5 is a great choice, great mpg and gobs of torque. :thumbsup:

yeah the reviews for the D are amazing. i imagine i could do an ECU upgrade and give it a little more power.

2010 they upgrade the I DRive which everyone seems to hate, but i'd love to find a used one...maybe this will have to wait until next year.

But the Cayenne TT's are in the $35k range right now, may have to get one of those for now to hold us over

patdeezy 08-15-2009 10:49 PM

i personally love it.

have fun test driving it!

04yfz 08-15-2009 10:51 PM

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Originally Posted by King of Chicago (Post 10468231)
yeah the reviews for the D are amazing. i imagine i could do an ECU upgrade and give it a little more power.

2010 they upgrade the I DRive which everyone seems to hate, but i'd love to find a used one...maybe this will have to wait until next year.

But the Cayenne TT's are in the $35k range right now, may have to get one of those for now to hold us over

My cousin has the CDI ML and he loves it. I'm sure with a tune the X5 would be even more fun to drive. What would scare me about the Cayenne is the retail value will plummet if gas will spike up again.

King of Chicago 08-16-2009 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by 04yfz (Post 10468244)
My cousin has the CDI ML and he loves it. I'm sure with a tune the X5 would be even more fun to drive. What would scare me about the Cayenne is the retail value will plummet if gas will spike up again.

yeah resale is horrid on the cayenne. turbos retail north of $100k, but with 40k miles you can get a CPO for $35k. now how much further it will drop i dont know, hopefully like the 996tt they will bottom out.

what started all this is i was looking at a used MDX. 40k miles, for 35k. then i realized thats the same prices as a cayenne turbo....

stapler12345 08-16-2009 11:58 AM

i would opt for a rx350

AfghanScarface 08-16-2009 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by bmwhype (Post 10469472)
i would opt for a rx350

its just about the most bland and boring car I have driven in my whole life



comfortable though.

King of Chicago 08-16-2009 03:12 PM

so i'm looking at the cayenne turbos, and i have to admit, its a pretty boring car. there isn't much difference (appearance wise) from the base model v6 and the turbo. the GTS however is amazing, noticably different. time to start seeing what mods are available for the turbos...i'd definitely need new bumpers, rims and painted panels to replace the hideous chrome ones.

davewiig 09-05-2009 11:35 PM

BIG fan of the GTS, can't compare it to any other Cayennes, because its the only one I've ever driven, but its a hoot. If I was blindfolded (I know, not the best analogy) I wouldn't have known it was an SUV and weighed almost two tons. And the exhaust noise in Sport Mode...... :boink: That's enough to love it right there.

As for the new X5s, I think they look silly with those small tires, most of the time I'm not a fan of big tires but you need at least 19s or 20s


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