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Old 02-11-2013, 08:47 PM   #41
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Yeah most of the suspension parts have been replaced due to old age.

A lot of yanks are still going strong after 220kms! I wouldn't buy one with k's that high, but i was thinking of finding one with about 120-150ks as they're in my budget.

Just worried about engine, diff and tranny.

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:57 PM   #42
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Been looking at SUV's and now have officially ruled out the RR Vogue SC.

Still on the list ML63 (if i can find one in budget), X5 V8 and RR Sport SC.

I went and seen a RR Sport SC and fell in love with it, black with white interior. Then i went and seen an X5, drove it and fell in love with it, it's black with tan interior, very nice.

How do i decide?
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:04 AM   #43
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Good to hear that you ruled out the Range Rover Vogue Supercharged, hate the styling of that car.

Like I said, love the E70 shape, quality, and dynamics.

If it was me I would be driving home with the X5
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:10 PM   #44
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^ yep, same. I drove my mate's 3.0 diesel and I haven't enjoyed driving an SUV as much before that! Previously been through a RR HSE, Land Rover Disco, E53 V8, Pajero and Patrol.

I think you'll be very happy with the X5.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:35 AM   #45
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Hey guys.

I might be buying a 4wd to add to the collection. So far i've been considering: X5 V8, RR Sport SC, RR Vogue SC, Porsche Cayenne S & Turbo & Audi Q7. I must add that whatever i choose must be a V8 and not diesel.

I'm trying to decide between 2007/2008 X5 E70 V8 or Range Rover Sport Supercharged 2006/2007, though that does not rule out any other types of 4wd's, like the vogue or cayenne turbo.

This is what i'm looking for:

Something reliable
Handles well
Will never be taken off road
Drives well

I've driven the RR Sport and i love it as it's a truck. I love the seating position (being up high).

The pros and cons i've heard is obviously the reputation regarding reliability with RR. I've heard the RR's are not reliable, have a sh*tload of electrical problems etc.

With the X5 i haven't heard much con's or seen much besides the fact that a lot of people have them. I see them everywhere.

What would you guys recommend?

I know the X5 is much newer technology wise compared to a RR Sport of the same year (2006-2008).

Inside a 2006 range rover feels like i'm sitting in a Ford, with all the plastic. With the X5 the interior is really nice. But, one thing the RR has on its side is the looks. They are superb.

Love to hear what you guys think.
Get the range rover, those things are a little cheaper than your ml63 (a tiny bit slower) but totally worth it, you cant take either off road as much as a land rover v8/tt but if you want something that weighs 2 ton and can go around a corner like a bimmer the Super rover is the way to go.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:08 AM   #46
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yea yea

http://www.carsales.com.au/private/d...&sort=%7ePrice
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:39 PM   #47
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:31 AM   #48
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:54 AM   #49
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That's awesome, bit of a pain in the ass being in WA though.

The Range Rover is nice, i love it as a truck but the more i see some nice V8 X5's, the more i fall in love with them. I love the interior compared to the Ford interior of the Range.

The outside of the Range looks better than the X5. But the X5 is slowly growing on me, the only thing holding me back from an X5 is they are very common.

ML63 is the best option, but most i've seen in my budget have issues or are high k's.

It's a tricky situation. I've driven the ML63 and loved it, never driven a truck that fast! Drove the X5, it is comfortable, love the technology but i see mum's everywhere driving them! I've driven the RR Sport SC and so far it's my favourite because it's more of a cruiser compared to the grunt of the ML63 and because I love the seating position of it!

It's so confusing!
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:54 PM   #50
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I am a petrol person too - just never had diesel

My only concern with the ml's is they depreciate like b**** (I mean not that the other cars won't either - nobody wants the old ml's though)

I do like that new generation of x5 - and v8 would be str8 pimpin fo'sho

RR is orrite - but Like peeps said crazy costs if sh** goes wrong

So for me X5 is the go - but get a good deal coz them x5s been depreciating quick too
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:07 AM   #51
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Reviving an old thread...

I am in the same situation now looking for an E70 X5.

my E46 had be really reliable over the course of 4 years (a part from minor issues here and there which aren't deal breakers). Any one had more experience on the E70s?
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