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Old 06-16-2003, 10:57 PM
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TopGear posts some X3 info...

Saw this short article on TopGear today describing the X3:
http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/290/

It will be interesting to see how this vehicle sells... I'm not sure I understand who the target audience is.
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Old 06-16-2003, 11:08 PM
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Re: TopGear posts some X3 info...

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It will be interesting to see how this vehicle sells... I'm not sure I understand who the target audience is.
That's what I've felt about the Lexus 330, and those two weird vehicles by Infiniti and Nissan. When I went looking for a new SUV to replace my trusty old 4Runner, I at first thought that at 36, I'd become too old and square to buy one. The 330 and the other two look like space-mobiles to me - must be intended at a much younger and hipper audience.

I love the look of my X5, but it is a personal preference - if someone else loves those other vehicles (and the new X3) then great for them. I'm just not going to buy one.
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Old 06-17-2003, 06:39 AM
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Target audience is the same as all baby utes, mid utes and maxi utes: Ladies luv em.

Gotta love the marketing pics-- showing the X3 offroad. Without low range--- please. I guess showing it in front of Walmart or Starbucks isn't as appealing.








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Old 06-17-2003, 06:41 AM
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Old 06-17-2003, 07:16 AM
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Reminds me of a RAV4.
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Old 06-17-2003, 10:18 AM
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Target audience is the same as all baby utes, mid utes and maxi utes: Ladies luv em.

While I might not always behave lady-like , I am a lady, and I don't love it.
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While I might not always behave lady-like , I am a lady, and I don't love it.
Ok--- the lady-like behaving ladies will love them!
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Old 06-17-2003, 11:23 AM
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The X3 is going to be cheaper than the X5 and roughly the same size (at least until they beef up the X5). Do I really want to drop 45-50K on an X5. Nope. Give me the 5 series. Would I drop 35K on an X3? Well, now we're talking.
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I think the interior looks really good, but the exterior isn't too great
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