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post #19681 of 26291
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Both of the later, it had a ping sound every time you passed the limit by 1kph.

Ugh my old Nokia phone had that feature when I had the navigation app activated. took way too long for me to figure out how to turn it off.
post #19682 of 26291
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It goes off and on though, when before repair it was a constant on. It looks like it's storing the code and it keeps giving it a reason to show it. I think I'll be able to get the code read to see what's going on. 

It wouldn't actually be 'storing' the code. The ECU system will be trying to reset the warning every so often (starts or ignition on time) to get rid of any spurious warnings. If it keeps coming back, then it's likely an actual issue and not just the mechanic forgetting to reset the warning. I had a similar problem on a 2001 Sentra with the charcoal canister. I had an OBD II cable and could reset it, or wait for the ECU to reset it and the warning would invariably come up again.
post #19683 of 26291
Adding another car to the mix. Currently have a Q7, but shopping something a bit cheaper. Between the Q5, Jeep Grand Cherokee limited and possibly a QX60. Any thoughts on the Jeep? Q5 is the 2.0 4 cylinder.
post #19684 of 26291
Have you considered the MB G 63 AMG 6x6?
post #19685 of 26291
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Adding another car to the mix. Currently have a Q7, but shopping something a bit cheaper. Between the Q5, Jeep Grand Cherokee limited and possibly a QX60. Any thoughts on the Jeep? Q5 is the 2.0 4 cylinder.

When we tested the Q5 for Mrs. Piob a couple of years ago I thought it was a fine vehicle just a little small and a tad underpowered. When we drove the Infiniti the size and power were fine but the fit and finish didn't seem to match up to the other members in that class. Sorry, haven't driven the Jeep.

How about tossing the Volvo XC60 into the mix? That's a nice looking smaller SUV/crossover from a quality maker.
post #19686 of 26291
Piob,

Forgot to mention that one as well, going to get some numbers on that and drive it soon. Keeping the Q7 for schlepping, but wanted a smaller, more reasonable station (ish) car. Jeep is intriguing for the $$$/ride. Oddly enough, set out for the Wrangler as the fun car, but way overpriced.
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When we tested the Q5 for Mrs. Piob a couple of years ago I thought it was a fine vehicle just a little small and a tad underpowered.

Agree with @Piobaire here. I can see it being a fairly good "city SUV" and is quite popular here in Chicago. I have a relative who owns the 2.0 liter. Personally, I like the oomph of their 6 cylinder more (I think they do a 3.0 now? Used to be a 3.2). The SQ5 really shines, but at that price, you might as well get a Macan or that Volvo XC90. Seriously don't even drive the SQ5 because the regular Q5 will be a disappointment afterwards.
post #19688 of 26291
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Piob,

Forgot to mention that one as well, going to get some numbers on that and drive it soon. Keeping the Q7 for schlepping, but wanted a smaller, more reasonable station (ish) car. Jeep is intriguing for the $$$/ride. Oddly enough, set out for the Wrangler as the fun car, but way overpriced.

Why not the Car & Driver darling CX-5, fully loaded with AWD is still reasonable. I talked my girlfriend's parents into checking it out this weekend as a part of their new car shopping. A little down on power but with the lighter weight construction will still do the 0-60 in 7.7s. I believe the Q5 2.0 does a 7.0, but for a sensible DD I think the difference is negligible. I also dig the styling and the 2016 has a redone interior.
post #19689 of 26291
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Originally Posted by Beckwith View Post

Adding another car to the mix. Currently have a Q7, but shopping something a bit cheaper. Between the Q5, Jeep Grand Cherokee limited and possibly a QX60. Any thoughts on the Jeep? Q5 is the 2.0 4 cylinder.


Have had 2 Q5's both six's current one is a SQ5 (waiting for RS lol) get the 2.0's as loaners during service. Like them both they preform well and are a good town/city car, fit/finish are great.

 

Side note on the S, it came with 21" wheels/tires=winter tire package $$

 

Enjoy 

post #19690 of 26291
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 Jeep Grand Cherokee limited and possibly a QX60. Any thoughts on the Jeep?

 

I've always heard bad things about build quality with Jeep, especially after like 2009 or so.  That and they are also usually on the bottom for reliability on consumer reports.  I really want to like Jeep, especially the diesel ones, but I'm not rolling the dice on them.

post #19691 of 26291
I have recently become a fan of the Macan. Try it out if you don't like GF's idea of the AMG 6x6
post #19692 of 26291
The Macan might be a little.. ostentatious, so to speak.

I think he's looking for something a little more practical and understated. I think a Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang could fit the bill. If that doesn't work, perhaps a gently used 1997 Honda Oddysey?

Beckwith, DM me if you need the hookup to get into a Ferrari FXX K.
post #19693 of 26291

I will say after car shopping in November, I am disappointed in the CX-5 and XC60.  I really wanted to like the Volvo but the interior left a lot to be desired and the more I look at a CX-5, the less I like it from an exterior perspective.  I think the XC90 was refreshed for this model year and the XC60 will get it soon which may be why the XC60 felt slightly dated.  I have never checked out a Q5 but the SQ5 looks really good from the few I have seen driving around.

 

After driving the 2.5 Outback for a while, some days I feel like I should have bought a 3.6 and other days I am not too worried about the power.  The problem with the 3.6 is that they don't make a lot and we would have had to wait for a January allocation and may have not had a choice on color.

post #19694 of 26291
M3/M4 Competition Package - 14 more HP, chrome trim blacked out on the outside, more M stitching on the inside, and hideous wheels:

http://jalopnik.com/the-seat-belts-are-the-coolest-part-of-the-bmw-m-compet-1752834234


post #19695 of 26291
dat....ZHP?
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