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      05-07-2013, 04:33 AM   #23
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I have the M3, but just bought a X6 35d to tow the E36 with. I've always loved the X6, and am glad I have it. Its only two of us (most times 1) so the 4 seat option isn't a big deal. I love it, and if possible, would have got the M version, but the diesel will do, as I'll be driving to Sydney and Brisbane a fair bit (1000-2000 km's each way).

I think if you want it, go for it, who cares what others think.
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      05-07-2013, 10:23 AM   #24
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I think if you want it, go for it, who cares what others think.
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what else is in your stable?
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      05-07-2013, 12:27 PM   #25
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Let me get this straight....... You find the X5M not too easy on the eyes but like the looks of THAT!!!! That body kit is hideous!!!!!
Sorry I disagree, I like modified cars and love that Cayenne. I guess I prefer modded cars over stock ones. I agree the body kit on the Cayenne is a bit over the top but at $200k MSRP its too expensive, even the sales guy agreed it was $$$$.

The X6M in stock form is ok but with the right body kit from say Hamann, I think it looks very aggresive like a hunkered down turtle ready to take off
Let me see if I can find that picture from SEMA last year to show you.
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      05-07-2013, 12:30 PM   #26
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Consider the upcoming Audi SQ5? Same motor as the current S4, V6 Supercharged.



Or hell, the Porsche Macan should be revealed soon as well.


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      05-07-2013, 03:00 PM   #27
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Who cross-shops between a performance car and a SUV?
This thread was weird from the beginning...
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      05-07-2013, 03:08 PM   #28
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I don't think its weird. I'm kinda in the opposite boat. I have a 4.8i X5 that I love for the space. I want something faster though and for a bit was torn between the X5M and an M3. I need a truck bed and I miss that from my last vehicle. I've decided on an E90 and a truck. If I didn't need a truck for the bed though I probably would have ended up with the X5M. Some people want a utility vehicle that is still fun to drive and insanely fast.
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      05-07-2013, 03:20 PM   #29
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Who cross-shops between a performance car and a SUV?
This thread was weird from the beginning...
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Who cross-shops between a performance car and a SUV?
This thread was weird from the beginning...
Yes I'm weird like that + aka "hoarder" too
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      05-07-2013, 06:25 PM   #31
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Yes I'm weird like that + aka "hoarder" too
I understand your need for more cargo space.
How about an E63 AMG wagon?
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      05-07-2013, 08:42 PM   #32
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i am sure u will miss ur m3 if went for x5m or x6m. it's still an suv..
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      05-07-2013, 11:31 PM   #33
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I understand your need for more cargo space.
How about an E63 AMG wagon?
I second that motion and will repeat that i think the X6 looks like a dog doing his business:



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      05-08-2013, 08:13 AM   #34
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here's a few I found, similar to the one at SEMA:

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      05-08-2013, 08:16 AM   #35
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I still like BOB MG's X6M.

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      05-08-2013, 08:31 AM   #38
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Please don't buy an X6. It will just encourage BMW to build more...

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Therapy is not
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I think I'm leaning in that direction ~ as much as I love the M3 / M5 sedans they just don't have the space I'm used to with our stable of suv's and minivan's in our garage.

The M3 is a definite improvement in space over our 2-seater sports cars but you should see the crap I keep in my M3 trunk from kid gear, gym bag, bowling bag, the space goes away fast! haha

Wife says I'm a hoarder but I just believe in being "prepared" for any situation!

Anyways any X5M or X6M owners past or present?

I drove the X6M a while back and was mighty impressed with everything except the price tag. I loved the fact the newer ones can seat 5 instead of the stupid 4-seater arrangement!

What would you guys do?
I looked at the X6 and didn't like it as a family SUV. It's more of a crossover IMHO and butt ugly. The X5M is the best of all worlds for you coming from a M3 and your growing family. X5M is faster than the M3, more HP. But the mess will only get worst in a bigger vehicle.

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If you want sporty get a Cayenne.
If you want luxury get a Range Rover.
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i would take your M3 for 1000 dollars. shipment to europe is included in the price tag. :P
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A lot of strong opinions here and all good info for me to read and mull over!

thanks for all the comments, I not in a rush to make a decision. Just wanted to hear m3 owners thoughts for now. Sadly there is no new cars I really want (at least now the ones I can realistically afford) My current stable covers all of life's necessities however our SUV's are boring and my wife's hybrid is too practical.

I keep looking at the GTR but deep down I know the car is too small for my needs. Exotics are fun but only seats are is definitely a big no no at this point in my life.

I drove the new Cayenne GTS, awesome ride and priced about same as the X5M and I think they are direct competitors right?
I had the same problem and ended up buying both the M3 and x5M. I considered the Cayenne GTS along with the ML63 AMG. The x5M was the most car for the money and much, much faster than the Cayenne GTS. I think the x5M is the ultimate bang for the buck in the high HP SUV club. It rivals the Cayenne Turbo S for about 50k less.
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I had the same problem and ended up buying both the M3 and x5M. I considered the Cayenne GTS along with the ML63 AMG. The x5M was the most car for the money and much, much faster than the Cayenne GTS. I think the x5M is the ultimate bang for the buck in the high HP SUV club. It rivals the Cayenne Turbo S for about 50k less.
+1. X5M is no joke. Crazy amounts of bang for the buck.
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