Looking for advice on new SUV

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My wife currently has a X5 M-Sport that we leased in 2018. First and Last lease by the way! My wife loves BMWs, I use to love them, but I feel they have cheapened the entire product line. I use to have an older 550, and that car felt solid and well put together. My wifes's X5 feels cheap inside, and does not handle like they use too. Any suggestions? We drove the Cayenne, and I loved it. New Genesis is ok, but Hyundai missed the mark a bit. She likes the look of the new MDX Type-S. Any suggestions? She is not a car nut like me, so high horsepower Track hawks are out of the question!!!
Range Rover Sport. THE BEST They haul a## as well.
Just my opinion anyway.
 

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Range Rover Sport. THE BEST They haul a## as well.
Just my opinion anyway.
Caution - they are in the top ten most unreliable category. I had a Range Rover Discovery and all I ever did was fix the thing. I spent more time fixing than driving.
 

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My wife currently has a X5 M-Sport that we leased in 2018. First and Last lease by the way! My wife loves BMWs, I use to love them, but I feel they have cheapened the entire product line. I use to have an older 550, and that car felt solid and well put together. My wifes's X5 feels cheap inside, and does not handle like they use too. Any suggestions? We drove the Cayenne, and I loved it. New Genesis is ok, but Hyundai missed the mark a bit. She likes the look of the new MDX Type-S. Any suggestions? She is not a car nut like me, so high horsepower Track hawks are out of the question!!!

We moved from a 2011 X5M (100k miles and it towed a 5k camper for the first few year) to a 2020 X7. I was convinced we would get the new Yukon, but the GMC drove like the truck that it is. Thought we would save $ and get the Telluride, but I disagree with every auto mag that seems to identify it as the best 3 row in the world 😂 .

X7 build quality is about as good as it gets across the BMW lineup, nails interior fit finish, and it drives "small" for as big as it is. Hey, it has got more payload than the TRX so it could be your tow vehicle too!
 
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We moved from a 2011 X5M (100k miles and it towed a 5k camper for the first few year) to a 2020 X7. I was convinced we would get the new Yukon, but the GMC drove like the truck that it is. Thought we would save $ and get the Telluride, but I disagree with every auto mag that seems to identify it as the best 3 row in the world 😂 .

X7 build quality is about as good as it gets across the BMW lineup, nails interior fit finish, and it drives "small" for as big as it is. Hey, it has got more payload than the TRX so it could be your tow vehicle too!
Thanks Colorado, x7 is bigger than we need. We only have one rug rat. We may give the newer x5 a shot, definitely going to look at the MB too.
 
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Caution - they are in the top ten most unreliable category. I had a Range Rover Discovery and all I ever did was fix the thing. I spent more time fixing than driving.
Agreed, I love the look, but most friends that have RRs, they tend to have lengthy stays back at the dealership. JLR can't be sold to another manufacturer fast enough!
 

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when looking at bmw x5, there are a handful of options that make it sport car handling worthy... yes, you can have a x5M suspension in a x5 50i...it was the only way i was willing to buy mine. 3 specific-separate options were necessary
 
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Just want to circle back on this thread. Looks like the ol' lady is leaning towards a X5. We drove that SQ7 several time, but could not get past the lack of storage. I keep pushing for a X5 M50, she doesn't want to spend the money and only wants a msport straight six.
 

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Just want to circle back on this thread. Looks like the ol' lady is leaning towards a X5. We drove that SQ7 several time, but could not get past the lack of storage. I keep pushing for a X5 M50, she doesn't want to spend the money and only wants a msport straight six.
Did you guys drive the X7? 360 pounds more payload than the TRX. It can do the truck things the other one can't.
 

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Thanks Colorado, x7 is bigger than we need. We only have one rug rat. We may give the newer x5 a shot, definitely going to look at the MB too.
With one kid, I would say the x3 m40i. We have 2 and a dog and it meets our needs. My wife commutes in it. Driven nicely, it gets 29mpg. Driven by me it hauls ass. It is a fun car to drive. Has held me over waiting for the TRX. And has more room than you’d expect. We went in looking at x5 50i and ended up ordering that.

And fully loaded it is only 60k
 
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With one kid, I would say the x3 m40i. We have 2 and a dog and it meets our needs. My wife commutes in it. Driven nicely, it gets 29mpg. Driven by me it hauls ass. It is a fun car to drive. Has held me over waiting for the TRX. And has more room than you’d expect. We went in looking at x5 50i and ended up ordering that.

And fully loaded it is only 60k
I told her that as well, I had a X4 M40 (2020) and got rid of it on swapalease. We are going to drive another x5 this weekend and I want her to look at a X3 too. The new straight six in the X3 is zippy.
 

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Wife drives a 2020 Range Rover Sport HSE. Love the build quality and so far no issues. We talked with several friends that have recent Range Rovers and didn’t hear of any reliability problems.
 

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I would look at the Mercedes but that’s just me. It’s all personal preference and sounds like you have already decided on the X5. BMW makes some quality vehicles so it’s hard to go wrong there.
 

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Hey all, thanks for all the suggestions. We put a custom order in this weekend for a new X5. We got a hell of deal, so it made the choice easy.
Congrats, hope the wife loves it!
 

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LX570 or Land Cruiser, reliable as good as it gets. And the depreciation is awsome. Unless you lease all the other ones, the bottom will fall out. I put a SC on my LandCruiser and love it.
 

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LX570 or Land Cruiser, reliable as good as it gets. And the depreciation is awsome. Unless you lease all the other ones, the bottom will fall out. I put a SC on my LandCruiser and love it.
Well you fixed the power problem on the LC! Nice
 

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Just want to circle back on this thread. Looks like the ol' lady is leaning towards a X5. We drove that SQ7 several time, but could not get past the lack of storage. I keep pushing for a X5 M50, she doesn't want to spend the money and only wants a msport straight six.
My wife suckered me into the RR HSE Dynamic. That thing has been solid for the last year (since we got it). She always laughs because she has more HP than me (518hp vs my 380hp). And now I am buying a TRX just to shut her up. :oops:🤣:cool:
 
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