Originally Posted by kujo
Their private test facitlity is up in Oxnard/Ventura, so that's why they are usually up this way.
Audi/VW has one up here too.
I just saw an X5 mule between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo on Friday. It looked like a performance model based on the wide wheels and tires. (Sorry no pic). Definitely "Bangle-ized" though, and looked a bit more sleek than the current model. They had all the disguise cladding on the car, but you could definitely see the sharp line down the flanks like the new 3 has.