Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.
Or take it to the watch thread.
It looks better in real life.
Seen it in person, I see a 650 convertible everyday. It's just weird looking.
I'm just going to quote myself here and get a discussion going.
The swb 740xd is the same price as the 535, 640 and x5 40d, so it's a pretty open field, but no Q7 or A6, as the current ones are both ugly.
Are you looking for something new or used?
If it's a 4x4 SUV, I'd probably opt for a Cayenne or a Range Rover Sport.
Less than 20k or new, we are talking 11 or newer.
Saw a 640xd fully loaded for sale yesterday, it had done 15k and was for sale at 8x.k€ a brand new one is just north of a 110k€.
I have looked at both and they are in the running, only two problems 1. RRS have been unreliable in the past, still are? 2. Porsche diesel, still not sure about that.
I forgot you're not in the US. so price-wise it might be more difficult to suggest something accurately.
RRS is a bit hit or a miss. There are those very reliable ones but there are also those that is just riddled with problems. When it works well though, it is great. As with most things though, the negatives are always blown out of proportion and I think Range Rovers in general are better there days like Jaguar. They've certainly improved like American cars.
Is there no gas/petrol Cayenne in your country?
We get the whole range in Europe, but a litre of 99 octan is about 2,0 - 2,4 $, I'm trying not to go down the high HP petrol route.
If the RRS is that new, it should be under warranty, of course resale may still be a tough pill to swallow. TCHouston has the current model (under warranty) and seems pleased. Are you adverse to the Merc diesel's (GLK, S350..)?
if petrol prices are an issue and your commute is not too far ..ahemfiskerkarma..ahem
I have to do some 800km each way trips around scandinavia, so it's more due to that. (I have to carry some stuff and my dog, so I can't fly)
I have been looking at MB's but from what I've heard experienced they interior quality isn't as great, as BMW etc., but I do like the E estate and the S class could be an option.
I still remember seeing a guy pushing a brand new RRS SC, down the street with the wife behind the wheel.
From what I've heard the Fisker only does 8kpl.
I've heard fantastic things about the new Jaguar diesels, but I'm not sure if you can get it in AWD. it may be the obvious (boring?) choice, but the BMW 5 series is definitely available in diesel 4x4, and apparently has so much torque it's M5-like to drive around the city.
I've never driven both though, so drive them yourself first to see if it's true
The old x type was available with awd, so could be.
The 535xd touring in carbon black and caramel leather is no. 1 on the list at the moment.
I think the Benz interior got too much shit on earlier. Their interiors tend to be good for the most part and have been better than BMW up until recently. Benz interior looked better too.
I have not liked any non-M BMWs in terms of looks
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