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Old 12-20-2012, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by simplemind View Post
Thanks for the input so far. He is in the mountains in CO, so that's the reason for AWD. I think there some valid reason to get something like an AWD Element, however they tend to be over the $10k mark for under 100k mile unit.
I didn't realize that they made X5 diesels for the American market back then.
Element would be fine. Ugly IMO but fine! I don't think the X5 was offered with a Diesel until 2008 so that won't work for requirement #5. I also stayed away from the X5 because of cost of ownership and size as campus parking is often very cramped. Sedans don't fit #4. Touring is interesting but seems they are not as common and demand more of a premium. Both work great with dedicated snows but then there is two sets of tires and they don't have the ground clearence of some of the other candidates. Now the Subaru, that seems to fit the ticket!
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