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      11-13-2012, 05:02 PM   #13

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Originally Posted by Cdnrockies View Post
The term quality doesn't belong anywhere near the word E83 X3.
The X3 is completely fine for what the OP is looking for. We have one, it gets it routine maintenance & otherwise nothing is wrong with it. My mother drives in the most cause she likes that it's higher than a normal car, but isn't like driving a bus (after owning a Jeep Commander). We throw flowers/mulch, my brother's college garbage & other shit in the trunk cause that's what it's used for.

With what my fam is using it for sounds a lot like what the OP intends to use it for. An errand running car that's still classy & an X3 fits right into that. For under $20k meeting all the criteria, there really isn't much (especially after writing off Nissan). Mercedes (GLK) & Audi (Q3) both will be more expensive , Land Rovers (LR2) are maintenance nightmares. The top of the line Jeep Cherokee & Explorers might also work, but it's if you can find one with reasonable mileage (since most owners keep those cars).

Reading into how high class you think you are, you'd prob be recommending a G Wagon.