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Old 11-24-2012, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by ghostdog1108 View Post
The latest Consumer Reports shows the 2013 X3 35i to have a much higher repairs rating
than almost every other mid luxury SUV.
Very surprised at this. Thoughts from others?
Consumer ratings is a magazine which reports on how vehicles function plain and simple. Their editorials primarily focus on how the car is in terms of value, that was, is, and will always be their primary function. They focus on dishing out to each person, whether or not the car is good value for money.

When you look at a BMW, your not looking at the value vs the cost, your looking to get into a vehicle that is the pinnacle and pioneer in driving performance. Hence the cost and value numbers, which Consumer reports bases its bread and butter on, is OBVIOUSLY GONNA BE less than say any other luxury suv. Only a few people purchase a BMW on reliability caz its a given that if you want the latest technology, expect to drop a couple pounds from your wallet. If you want reliability go for a Lexus or a Acura. Hence you see that other car makers tend to score higher than BMW. (Mercedes and Audi really have no excuse)

Consumer reports is a magazine is for the person interested in learning whether or not a vehicle meets or exceeds a set value for money ratio. Nothing more! no need to get all up in arms about how the F25 scores at the bottom of the pack, cause you know everytime you drive your X, you cannot imagine (exclusions apply lol) driving anything else.
BMW and Mercedes Build Beta Products!
Lexus build Release Candidate Products!

Why does this matter?
CAUSE EVERY TIME someone says Lexus has better build quality, one should consider what Toyota their Lexus Engine and chassis platform comes out of and how long that part has been tested in the real world!
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