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Old 12-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any reviews on the 13 CTS Wagon or 13 X5?

Well my GF's current car which is a 03 Ion that she bought new, is needing to be replaced. She really wanting a cts wagon. I am just seeing if any of you might possibly own one, and could give me some reviews. We have a kiddo not together, but he is into sports. The X5 is next on the list. She is not into performance, hence why no CTS-V or X5M are on the list, but we are heading out to test drive both of them this weekend. I know this is BMW site, but just looking for any reviews minus the bs edmunds and aol reviews. I am looking for real life reviews. Thanks
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:25 PM   #4
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the caddy is crap. it is poorly made. lots of rattles and cheap feel in the cabin.
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Correction, she has a kid, not you.


That is all.
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Correction, she has a kid, not you.


That is all.
This is true...props to you for stepping in though. I avoid the kids of mom's I find myself with, better for both parties. Especially when I'm not that much older than some

I love the look and idea of the CTS-V Wagon(i know your looking at the CTS)...bummer to hear the interior and build quality is crap.
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The interior of the CTS is cheap. The reliability of the X5 is awful. Both are terrible choices.
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The CTS-V wagon is a fvcking monster.

Maybe it can be civil enough to suit her taste?
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The CTS-V wagon is a fvcking monster.

Maybe it can be civil enough to suit her taste?
I want a pearl white one. It is straight up sex, but she commutes a lot, and wasn't really looking for something performance based.
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I am the one with the kid not her. Correction. I have him 90% of the time do to a DBM. Anyways we plan on getting married next spring, and since I no longer have my truck, she is thinking ahead. So what do you all suggest? I need something that can handle sports equipment.

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I am the one with the kid not her. Correction. I have him 90% of the time do to a DBM. Anyways we plan on getting married next spring, and since I no longer have my truck, she is thinking ahead. So what do you all suggest? I need something that can handle sports equipment.
Ahh gotcha man. No hard feelings meant any at all, didn't know the situation any and wasn't making any negative judgements your way.

My dad just picked up one of the '13 Jeep Cherokees and this thing is beautiful. Plenty of off-road capability with the thing and it has tons of room inside. Rear seats fold down for cargo space, and when I'm sitting in back I do not feel cramped any at all.
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Ahh gotcha man. No hard feelings meant any at all, didn't know the situation any and wasn't making any negative judgements your way.

My dad just picked up one of the '13 Jeep Cherokees and this thing is beautiful. Plenty of off-road capability with the thing and it has tons of room inside. Rear seats fold down for cargo space, and when I'm sitting in back I do not feel cramped any at all.
Yes, it's an amazing truck.

If you get one, wait for next year!

There'll be a diesel that should average around 25mpg.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:48 PM   #13
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Test drove it and the infiniti. She wasn't impressed.
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Yes, it's an amazing truck.

If you get one, wait for next year!

There'll be a diesel that should average around 25mpg.
I would be ok with a diesel but she is not gonna go for it. I already tried, plus she doesn't care for the Jeeps.
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Let's not dissect this individual's life guys. We have no idea about the depth of the relationship between him & his g/f, the kid, etc. To answer the question, I'd echo the response about the Caddy's long-term interior quality. I'd pass! I really, really like the X5 and have been considering one myself. As with anything, there can be reliability issues with any car, BUT if you have narrowed it down to just those two.....


...get the X5. You'll be happier in the long run!


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I see that you clarified your situation. Congrats on the soon-to-occur nuptials!

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...get the X5. You'll be happier in the long run!
The long run will present nothing but maintenance headaches. More so than what you'd typically expect from BMW.

Edit: extremely expensive maintenance headaches at that
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The long run will present nothing but maintenance headaches. More so than what you'd typically expect from BMW.

Edit: extremely expensive maintenance headaches at that
Either way they both require about the same maintenance. The only other option is a Mercedes GL450. That is about as much as she is interested in. Lincoln has some fugly suv's and cars, and chrysler well unless its a Challenger sorry wont go there. GM is over priced. Ford is overpriced.
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Let's not dissect this individual's life guys. We have no idea about the depth of the relationship between him & his g/f, the kid, etc. To answer the question, I'd echo the response about the Caddy's long-term interior quality. I'd pass! I really, really like the X5 and have been considering one myself. As with anything, there can be reliability issues with any car, BUT if you have narrowed it down to just those two.....


...get the X5. You'll be happier in the long run!


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I see that you clarified your situation. Congrats on the soon-to-occur nuptials!
Thanks, that is what I was looking for. My grandparents have had two CTS's, but I was only wondering about the newest models. I can push her to a bmw, she knows nothing about cars, and will take my advice. She just really liked the CTS wagon is all.
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X5 35d or the GL diesel. Both solid. Why no diesel? The classic stigma? I assure you for a modern truck, all that diesels have are benefits.
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X5 35d or the GL diesel. Both solid. Why no diesel? The classic stigma? I assure you for a modern truck, all that diesels have are benefits.
I agree, but I haven't yet convinced her.
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