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Old 08 December 2007, 13:47   #1
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X5, Rangie,Q7,Merc GL

Thinking of changing my 4.6 X5, have a GL420 V8 on appro atm, stonking diesel motor,very fast, but lacks something, for near £70K.. Love Gerry build quality though (although its US) .... any thoughts from you esteemed gents on what you would have and why?
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compared to a Range Rover a X5 interior feels very cheep and mass produced. I have not driven the new RR V8TDI but if it is good as the V6TDI then I would not stop for a second in suggesting you spend some time on a test drive at the very least. the only thing is it is almost too nice to start firing wet gear into the back of.
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compared to a Range Rover a X5 interior feels very cheep and mass produced.
What X5 did you drive and when ?.. the RR has panel gaps, tolerances and interior trim fit way poorer then the Gerry stuff from what I've seen (which surprises me) X5 interior stuff doesnt shake, rattle or roll either, its solid.. I'd like a rangy cos its big and can tow, and is king off road, but most of my stuff in this motor will be on road so I need it to be a cruiser too, and pull my rig
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What X5 did you drive and when ?..
the 3.0D about 12k old

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the RR has panel gaps, tolerances and interior trim fit way poorer then the Gerry stuff from what I've seen (which surprises me) X5 interior stuff doesnt shake, rattle or roll either, its solid..
don't get me wrong it is all well built and you know nothing is going to drop off but compaired to the RR In my eyes I know the one I would rarther be sit in a traffic jam would be.

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I'd like a rangy cos its big and can tow, and is king off road, but most of my stuff in this motor will be on road so I need it to be a cruiser too, and pull my rig
Ok so we agree the RR is the one for you.
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Ok, time to comment. If the X5 is a serious consideration, then dont bother with a FFRR. Try the TDV8 RR Sport instead. They are both in the same class.

It baffles me why folks think the two cars are in the same league

There are some good deals to be had on the FFRR TDV8 at the mo, but not much on the RRS. Reason being that there is a lot more FFRR stock about.

For me the Merc aint even on the radar.
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For me the Merc aint even on the radar.
Have you tried it though? the turbo 4.2 V8 diesel is very, very impressive, but its the small bits and pieces that let it down, rear seat movements etc and poor leg room when its in 7 seat mode, AND poor boot space when last set of seats are down

Sorry .. your credentials mean this post is invalid lol .. I just noticed that hehe
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