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Old 12-10-2013, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by junky88 View Post
Hi there,

I drive a 2012 Infiniti M37, which I bought brand new. Though no issues with the car, due to change in preference I'm contemplating to trade it in for a 2012 BMW X3 or Audi Q5 or 2013 Acura RDX.

Lexus RX 350 are too slow, Infiniti FX35 has horrible mileage n doesn't look that great.

Out of the 3, Q5 is very comfortable but not fun to drive (the drive is very important for me). I'm leaning to get an X3, though the only concern being high maintenance. From the forums, X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) and the current X3 F25 (2011 - current) have had a lot of issues (drivetrain malfuction, steering malfunction...)

How would you rate the X3 v/s RDX v/s Q5 in terms of drive, maintenance and other expenses. Generally speaking, how much money an X3 would need annually in terms of maintenance after the CPO warranty expires?

Fun to drive factor: X3 wins that easily.

Maintenance: No issues with our 1 year old X3. Audi's maintenance history is similar to BMWs- average.

RDX will be the best maintenance free choice.
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