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Old 01-28-2013, 07:06 AM
UncleJ UncleJ is offline
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I think the last X3 stick was '10 -- but they are rare. If you have to drive a stick, the Cayenne base (and GTS) come with sticks -- but are probably even more rare than the manual X3. The base (2wd) Tiguan comes with a stick as does the Subie Forester and Outback and there are probably more of those around than the others. Since you already have a BMW then you probably already have your maintenance/repair indy on hand. That really is the biggest drawback to a BMW, the lack of availability of parts and good service in some areas. What about a manual, king cab pickup? Very useful things to have -- much more useful in fact than an X3 and certainly cheaper to run and maintain. The Nissan Frontier, Toyota, Chev/GMC, Ford and Dodge all make nice mid-size trucks and all, I believe, can be had with sticks in at least some configurations.

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