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Old 03-23-2009, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by georgek View Post
The Q5 is too pricey in the low 40's. I'm hoping the X1 would be low 30's, perhaps mid 30's with some nice add-ons. That's where my budget fits these days. I find it surprising the number of bloggers (not necessarily here) that denigrate the X1 calling it pointless. As someone who is tall, likes to step up or laterally into a vehicle, likes to be on an even road plane with the trucks and SUV's on the highway, who wants some fold down utility for transporting stuff, and who greatly desires performance in his automobile (BMW's) - the X1 seems to hit my sweet spot.

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Being a taller guy as well, i definitely agree with the attraction of the easy step-in height of a tall wagon. Also, i imagine that extra little bit of ground clearance is great for powering out of snow banked parking spots. The whiners who denigrate the x1 because it isn't slung low enough can have their race-prepped E30 M3's for their weekend Nordschleife runs - that just means more X1's for those of us living in the real world.
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