Some of these cars are really good value I have just bought a 730d se 2006 on a 56 plate (2 years old) for £21,000, main dealer. That is cheaper than either the equivalent C320 cdi, the E, the S, or the BMW 530D and it is a lot of car for the money - it's also only done 21,000 miles.
Forgot its CO2 is 216 - so currently £210 a year to tax
Just say no
Wrong, driven Q7, Cayenne S, Range rover, RX400h and Murano. X5 was the best, I reckon a 164 ML will probably run it close but its a superb car, but you really have to get the engine/gear box combo right.
A 164 is a bit plasticy inside but a great range of engines and apparently good to drive etc. if VTD is serious about an SUV a 164 is worth a look and in the price range of an X5.
I forgot to add, sport ones come with that awful black headlining, if you like it sport is good, if you don't an SE is better. The Se comes with smaller rims but rides better and as such can press on more in it as you know what to do. All servotronic steering X5's are hopeless, it ruined my 4,4i, way too much assistance at low speed and at high speed the car felt like it was resisting steering inputs due to the level of resistance from the helm. The nornmal steering was very heavy but once moving beautifully weighted and precise.
If you think an X5 is the best out of those you seriously need to change your drugs! Q7, Range Rover and Cayenne are leagues in front of the X5
I know the weather in Scotland has been bad as I was in Erskine on Wednesday but think the cold must be affecting your judement?
I agree with Pint6x just say NO, X5 = complete bag 'o' S***e
Having had a Cayenne S - no other 4x4 comes anywhere near it.... the 4.5 is min - 3.x and you are wasting you time and money.
Q7 are still in 25k+ zone., and it would need to be the S-line + extras... = too pricey.
Range Rover = anti green society truck!!
X5 best bargains out there, plenty to choose from, drives like a car and most of all the most economoical of them all.
ML - would only consider facelift 320CDi - again mid tp upper 20s.
a 2004/5 X5 diesel - of reasonable spec would be in the teens... it comes down to how much you want spend on car in the current climate.... car market will be down over the next couple of months - many XMAS bargains!!
Don't quite understand looking at a £24K car ad being put off by paying a bit more tax?
If you like it? an extra £200 or so isn't really here or there?
Wrong - buy a proper car without all that 4 wheel drive junk, associated extra weight and extra fuel consumptionWrong, driven Q7, Cayenne S, Range rover, RX400h and Murano. X5 was the best, I reckon a 164 ML will probably run it close but its a superb car, but you really have to get the engine/gear box combo right.
535d sport touring can be had for similar money now, seriously quick, feels more like a small sports saloon than a 5m estate and will give better MPG.
Also a hell of a lot more room in it than the X5.
Unless you really need to go off road then what's the point?? And if you do buy a Disco.