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      12-18-2012, 02:25 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Imola.ZHP View Post
Are you kidding me? The first three of those links are for the original x3 (which I am also a fan of to be honest). Only the 4th link was for the second generation x3... While I didn't read it entirely, I only found two complaints while skimming, distaste for RFT's and price. No matter what price am automaker prices a vehicle at, there will always be some cheapskate that thinks its too high...

The following link shows a roundup of the second generation reviews...

While I don't have time to read all of them, I recall reading many at launch that did nothing but praise the new SAV. It was the first "team test" vehicle on Fith Gear (a much better show than Top Gear) and it got excellent scores and remarks...

Top Gear is more entertaining than informative, sure I'll watch it, but I don't take my buying advice from them. I've personally driven 3 different second generation x3's and found them all to be wonderful. My better half has a very nice (and loaded out) CR-V, albeit the last generation, and it's quite smaller inside than the x3. I know this because we drove them back to back this past Sunday. The BMW was the winner in our eyes and that was just the 4cyl. They didnt have any 6cyl's for us to drive. We'll be replacing the CR-V with an m-sport 35i in a few years after we sell an investment property...
I didn't even see his post. The current X3 blows the Rav4 out of the water in terms of performance, interior quality, ah what the heck. Why even argue with someone that compares a Rav4 to an X3 (top of the c0cks ). Good choice on the Msport 3.5 though. I think it's a great car to have, and it's just the right size.

So that the thread is not completely derailed, I have to say I've watched that video many times since it's been out. Still love what they say about the M3.
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