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Old 01-08-2011, 12:55 PM   #13
delmarco
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Originally Posted by Tate325xi View Post
you definitely have some valid points. i originally bought an xi for driving in the colorado snow, but have really come to appreciate it for summer driving too. the torque is a front/rear 38/62 split, so it really feels like an rwd car. i have a feeling your Mercedes sends most of its power to the front wheels, so i understand your frustration with it. you should try driving an E46 xi sometime. i think you'd be surprised.
I spent a summer in Leadville Colorado and the drive alone from Denver to Leadville in the middle of June would make me WANT to buy an XI car if I lived there year round.

I mean when a place has snow on the ground in the middle of summer you can imagine what winter will be like.

Yeah I have also heard from the Benz fanatic crowd that the Mercedes Benz 4matic tend to remove all sportiness from the Benz cars which is why the AMG and the 350 and 550 models do not have 4matic.
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