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      07-18-2013, 10:28 AM   #23
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I mean you aren't exactly comparing apples to apples. If you want the overall driving experience of a 335 in an SUV, idk how far you'd get. There a lot of nice options listed above that come close such as the x5M and the cayenne, but those get a bit pricey.

That being said, I love the x5's. The 5.0's are real tough, and I'm sure a 3.5 with a tune would be just as enjoyable. I recently got an x1 m-sport as a loaner and it was fun, but not as fun as my car (and i have a 330) but it was a step above that f10 i got last time. The x1 had paddle shifters and the msport kit was cute. Good for a loaner, not my cup of tea for ownership though.
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      07-18-2013, 10:31 AM   #24
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Jeep Grand Cherokee for daily driver - new model. They've done a good job with the value/price of it. It's totally different than a 335 so if you're ready to make the jump know what you're getting into.
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      07-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #25
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Thinking about an X1. Have two 3 series coupes in the garage a 97 328is and an 08 335i. love them both, but when it comes time to get mulch from Home Depot, I'm tired of making 5 trips instead of one. Have an F30 loaner right now and while the significant other likes it, it doesn't solve the practicality issue.
SA told me today they need to keep the 335 for a couple more days to troubleshoot, and was trying to swap me out with an X1, so hopefully see how it is to live with.
Concur with other posts that say X3 = yawn.
If winter weather was an issue or I was doing some serious off roading, I'd probably go with the Jeep Grand Cherokee, though.
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      07-19-2013, 11:33 PM   #26
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Certified Cayenne Turbo or cpo X5M, which ever u choose... Get a software tune and some bolt ons. Now u will be smiling that you put behind your old hooptie 335
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      07-20-2013, 02:51 AM   #28
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An SUV can never satisfy me as they are too big and bulky and not as agile as a sports car. I am already making a compromise driving a GT coupe in form of a Cobb tuned E92 335i instead of a pure sports car.

If anything I need to be in a proper sports car like Lotus Exige S or Porsche Cayman S.

In a crunch I can drive a family on trip in an SUV but to drive one as my daily driver........Nah I rather
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      07-20-2013, 07:54 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by rondocap View Post

Would a 335 driver be satisfied with a BMW SUV?
It would probably depend. I've driven an X1 service loaner, and I was not impressed.

If I lived somewhere that I actually needed an SUV -- say, in the Alaskan bush or in the desert outside of Moab Utah -- I'd buy a real SUV.
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