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      06-19-2008, 03:09 PM   #21
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I get the feeling the clubman is a car for the MINI fans, rather than a car to appeal for its increased practicality! Its not even 'mini'-sized...

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Originally Posted by Porscha! View Post
X3 - leave 4x4s to Land Rover
X5 - See above
X6 - WTF!
We have an X5 4.6is, and out of our history of 4x4's it is the best at doing its job!
BMW never had the intention to beat Land Rover at its own game with the X5. Instead they saw the trend of people living in towns wanting to drive big 'chunky' cars that made them feel safe.

This is why the Range Rover used to sell so well; there was no premium alternative! And therefore why the X5 sold like a biatch! A 4x4 that drives like a saloon was a Godsend!
Its the same with the X6, they have raised the level for on road dynamics again and although it lacks a certain purpose it will furthermore sell like a biatch!
Its all about knowing the audience!


I have to agree with you on the X3 though, wtf indeed


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