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Old 03 February 2010, 16:49   #21
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I had 3 big BM diesels in a row inc. an X5. All three were bulletproof. The D3 spent a week at the main dealers last week with a niggly seat memory module issue which took some tracking down. They hit me for 2hrs labour which was reasonable. LR parts are also reasonable, BM are expensive, Mitsubishi are criminal.
I know BM parts are dear, she's got a 3 series coupe at the moment. Glad to hear LR parts are not too bad.
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Old 03 February 2010, 16:51   #22
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After seeing the new BMW X6 on a recent episode of top gear
sliding backwards down a grassy slop whilst in park with the hand brake on!
not sure i'd wana trust it on a green slipway!
thats if the X5 & X6 share a similar setup...
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After seeing the new BMW X6 on a recent episode of top gear
sliding backwards down a grassy slop whilst in park with the hand brake on!
not sure i'd wana trust it on a green slipway!
thats if the X5 & X6 share a similar setup...
If you need a 4x4 you wouldn't buy a BMW.
It was scary just how crap the BMW was though.
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Sorry if I have offended you by answering your thread in an honest manner. I was speaking from experience and it has been voted the best tow car more than once.
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fully agree - had one for three years from new- bloody good deal on it, never seen the dealers, goes like a train, good on fuel ,towed an 8m rib on the continent with it-never missed beat, not found anything in our line of work it couldnt cope with, and best of all nobody wants to steal it!
If we swop it will be for another one.
Unlike the bm which has a likeing for visiting the dealers (and at least dick turpin wore a mask!) for a sickie on a regular basis.
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After seeing the new BMW X6 on a recent episode of top gear
The X6 looks to me to be pretty pointless...
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What about an Audi Q7? Ain't my cup of tea - but I like spending other people's money. Should work in local government!

Personally I have 1945 Willys jeep.
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Go for a D3or4 great motor 7 seats loads of room 15,000 service intervals had a kia before cheap to buy but thats were it ends service 6,000 300 a go parts cost the earth etc.
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The X5 is an awesome road going tow vehicle. Fast, refined with superb handling. It would need to be a ridiculously shitty slip to cause one trouble. However, it's not a true off-roader. As I mentioned earlier, if you wanna go off-road, buy a LR.
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The X6 looks to me to be pretty pointless...
as dose the X5 unless your a footballers wife!
it's an armarni suit,
all i've ever seen you in is jeans and a good pair of boots mate.

just my humble oppinion of course
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