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Old 11-07-2012, 08:43 PM
ard ard is offline
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I'll just make a comment that people thinking about how many seat they need REALLY need to consider carefully. If you will be regularly transporting 6 adults, then skip the X5.

But if you will have 4 adults, 2 kids- and then only for trips under an hour and a few times a year, that is a different thing. (I dont have the 3rd row in the X5, bud did in the MDX and the kids -just out of boosters- fought over it.)

To buy a large beast to be able to carry the crew for 3 summer vacations over the next 6 years is probably not a great plan.

So noodle out what it really needs to do...

(And I am a poor example- my X5 spends 95+ percent of its life driviong a 105lb woman around... Give or talk 50 lbs of food or horse gear in the back!)


Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.
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