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Burtman
01-23-2008, 11:25 AM
Close on having a deal on 08 x5. I'M I nuts going with the 3.0 over the 4.? . I am very happy with the 3.0 in my x3. Fun and fast to drive !

windsor027
01-23-2008, 11:29 AM
It depends how you drive. Test drive both and see what you think. It is a big price difference from the 3.0 to 4.8 but then again it is a big increase.

Wolverine989
01-23-2008, 01:27 PM
For most folks, the 3.0 L will be fine. Very problem-free engine overall.

AzNMpower32
01-23-2008, 02:39 PM
Depends how you option it. If you add a few packages and options on the 3.0si, you're running close to the 4.8i price of admission. And in my opinion, the 4.8i is the preferred way to go, since it needs that power for the mass (over 2.5 tons).

hunterz4
01-23-2008, 05:04 PM
I have the 3.0 and have gone back and forth in the regret dept. but after driving just over 2k miles and using sport shift and the other transmission options I am very satisfied with this choice. You will not get the same feel with the 3.0 on this rig that you got with the X3 so the best thing is to really drive both.

XZLR8
01-23-2008, 06:28 PM
Personally, I thought the 3.0si seemed underpowered. Now, had there been the choice of the twin-turbo 6, which may be available another year, that might have made all the difference.

It really depends on your driving style. I will say this, though... the MPG on the 4.8i is abysmal, if that's a consideration.

rh71
01-23-2008, 07:32 PM
The 4.8i is definitely preferred... but is it $8k+ preferred? I say no. Maybe $4k at most. Drove both and went with the 3.0si with all the options I wanted instead.

hunterz4
01-23-2008, 08:01 PM
It really depends on your driving style. I will say this, though... the MPG on the 4.8i is abysmal, if that's a consideration.

About 20% less for a 4.8 I was told by a sales person.

XZLR8
01-23-2008, 08:03 PM
About 20% less for a 4.8 I was told by a sales person.
I've been getting mid-13s.

hunterz4
01-23-2008, 10:52 PM
I've been getting mid-13s.

I haven't checked mine. I am in denial and don't want to know.

XZLR8
01-24-2008, 05:10 AM
I haven't checked mine. I am in denial and don't want to know.
Denial is your friend. :)

windsor027
01-24-2008, 05:55 AM
Sure it would be nice to have better gas millage with the 4.8i but if you are going to buy/lease a 65,000 car and worry about gas then IMO you can't afford it.

XZLR8
01-24-2008, 06:24 AM
Sure it would be nice to have better gas millage with the 4.8i but if you are going to buy/lease a 65,000 car and worry about gas then IMO you can't afford it.
It's not a question of "affording" it. Obviously, I don't make the thriftiest of automotive decisions, or I'd be on a Prius board somewhere. However, I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I occasionally get a pang of lefty guilt when I fill up my 13 MPG SUV.

windsor027
01-24-2008, 08:20 AM
It's not a question of "affording" it. Obviously, I don't make the thriftiest of automotive decisions, or I'd be on a Prius board somewhere. However, I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I occasionally get a pang of lefty guilt when I fill up my 13 MPG SUV.


I hear what you are saying. I know a lot of us that buy BMWs are doing it because we are car enthusiasts and no other car will do (unless Ferraris are within your budget). However they are some that put their financial health in jeopardy just so they can say they drive one.

mclaren
01-24-2008, 05:21 PM
You're not driving the right car unless you can't afford it.
A friend of mine used to say "you're not gambling if you can afford to lose".

AzNMpower32
01-24-2008, 07:05 PM
There is a diesel coming ya know........

oilbelcher
01-25-2008, 06:15 PM
There is a diesel coming ya know........

Exactly. The best of all engine worlds, especially for a heavy SUV. It will be well worth the wait.

wjheinle
01-26-2008, 07:50 AM
Reading all the posts on X5 hesitation is a bit upsetting. Isn't there a way to just reset the "memory of the car" back to how it was when it was new?

Today we are trading in our 2006 X3 for the last 2007 model the dealership has. They are taking $4090 off of MSRP and BMWFS is offering $2500 CCR on top of that, so the deal is pretty juicy. A 24 month lease on a X5 with no cash out of my pocket for $608 per month! Gotta love it.

What started all of this is that when I did the pre-inspection of my 2006 X3 for lease turn in, I was told that the MMR value (what the dealer's payoff is) was over $6000 lower than my payoff, so there was positive equity in the car. For those of you with 2005 and 2006 X3s on leases that are close to ending, you may be shocked to see that you have a stack of cash waiting for you at turn in if you do a trade...

Sorry to ramnle on, just excited to get back into an X5. We had a 2003 X5 than got a 2006 X3 and now back to the X5. I hate to say it, but the X3 is just way to vanilla inside.

hunterz4
01-26-2008, 09:35 AM
Sounds like the deals some were getting on the 07s. Tell us about the one you found. Up until a few weeks ago there were still quite a few in CA.

wjheinle
01-26-2008, 10:25 AM
Sounds like the deals some were getting on the 07s. Tell us about the one you found. Up until a few weeks ago there were still quite a few in CA.

Its the 3.0si Bronze Metallic, Beige Leather, Premium, and Heated Seats, so not a lot of bells and whistles. According to my CA its the last 2007 left in Colorado (we only have 4 dealerships in the state). Sell Price is just north of $43,000, so not too bad for a new X5... She's getting detaied and prepped as we speak!

hunterz4
01-26-2008, 04:43 PM
Its the 3.0si Bronze Metallic, Beige Leather, Premium, and Heated Seats, so not a lot of bells and whistles. According to my CA its the last 2007 left in Colorado (we only have 4 dealerships in the state). Sell Price is just north of $43,000, so not too bad for a new X5... She's getting detaied and prepped as we speak!

Sweet deal and nice X. You will love it.