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Old 08-15-2009, 09:45 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:47 PM   #2
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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
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:54 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:04 PM   #4
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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!
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:19 PM   #5
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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..
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Old 08-15-2009, 10:43 PM   #6
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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.
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The diesel X5 is a great choice, great mpg and gobs of torque.
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
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i personally love it.

have fun test driving it!
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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.
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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....
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Old 08-16-2009, 02:39 PM   #12
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i would opt for a rx350
its just about the most bland and boring car I have driven in my whole life



comfortable though.
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:12 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 09-05-2009, 11:35 PM   #14
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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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