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X1 E84 (2011 - 2015)
First generation BMW X1 availbe as a X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i xDrive.

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Old 11-25-2017, 11:28 AM
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My lease is up in April, and I have no idea what to do next. I know I donít want to buy it out (unless the offer if beyond good) and there really isnít anything in the current lineup I like enough (maybe an X4, but the lease $ is so much higher than I want to spend).

So any thoughts, ideas, suggestions? Iíve been a BMW-guy since 1989 and my 1971 2002.
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:21 PM
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X3, perhaps? Or check out one of the new Jags. The Volvo XC 40 is looking interesting, but not sure when it'll really become available.
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Old 11-25-2017, 01:29 PM
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The new X3 is gorgeous, but is 1) big and 2) expensive in M40i spec. Several of my friends have been looking for used 2013-2015 X1s because there just isn't anything else out there like it. If you don't need an SUV, I've always loved the VW GTI. Comfortable for four, plenty of power, fun to drive, slick twin-clutch DSG transmission and fully loaded for $34K. If I didn't need ground clearance for my hiking adventures, I would have bought a GTI, no question.

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Thanks guys! Been thinking about the E-pace and the new Tiguan. And the XC40 in intriguing. I liked the S60 I had for a while but the steering was just very vague.
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:21 PM
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You might also do well with a CPO X3, though I am not at all happy with the way BMW restructured the CPO program. Might not get another after their reducing the length of time of the extended warranty in the interest of supporting 100k miles (not everyone drives that much!) just to match what Mercedes is doing.
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:44 PM
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Thanks TK. As I mentioned I really donít care for any of the models in BMWs current line up. Thatís what makes this so hard. And I will be leasing. I get bored with my cars and three years is about the max I can stay with one car.
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My lease is up in April, and I have no idea what to do next.
You've got time, which is good. Sounds like you are in research mode.
I would check out an Autoshow. Go sit in everything.
Test drive in March.
Drive away in April.
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if you want to stay with BMW then X3

new X1 not that reliable, my cousin 2016 25,000km turbo unit blown
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A Cayenne might be a nice alternative, though $$$.
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Old 12-01-2017, 05:38 PM
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Like you, with your 71 2002, I'm a BMW fan from way back. Started with 71 tii, then a 73 3.0CS, a 74 tii, a couple of E46s an E92 335i, E84, and so on. Mix in Toyota, Honda VW, Audi...and now I'm looking forward to driving a Subaru Ascent. It's big, Asian, and tows. It looks promising. You should consider it. It should be coming soon mid 2018.
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Old 12-02-2017, 03:07 PM
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May I suggest the 2018 Mazda 6 in signature trim? Damn that thing is a beauty.
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Old 12-02-2017, 04:36 PM
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May I suggest the 2018 Mazda 6 in signature trim? Damn that thing is a beauty.
But the lack of a 6 cylinder engine even in an automatic these days.... They used to have a 6 cyl manual on top of the Speed6.
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IMO, Subaru Ascent = ugly, Mazda 6 = generic. Sadly, I'm not seeing much exciting happening in automotive design these days.
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Thanks! Iím just not a sedan guy.
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What about an Infiniti QX 30 or 50? The styling of both look good, and it's still hatchback/SUV-y. I personally loved the FX35, but it's older now. I really like the JCW Mini's but the power / MPG ratio doesn't work when I compare it to a car like the 35i X1 - maybe as a 2nd car.
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I like qx30, but small back seats even on FWD platform just doesn't sounds right to me. Otherwise I think it's a good option.

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I like qx30, but small back seats even on FWD platform just doesn't sounds right to me. Otherwise I think it's a good option.

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Smallish seats on the X1 aren't a deal breaker? ;-) If you are taller than 6' or have long legs, they are a stretch too
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Smallish seats on the X1 aren't a deal breaker? ;-) If you are taller than 6' or have long legs, they are a stretch too
I'm 6'1 and I'm felling it hahaha!

Well here's where I draw the line. I can take smaller seating area if it's rwd. However if you want to go fwd (new x1), you'd better make the seats big and nice and no hump.


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I'm 5'8, but seems to be coworkers are always taller. If they don't want to drive though, tough nuggets - You'd have to pay me to trade the power the 35i xDrive makes with a JB4. This from someone who used to only prefer a full sized sedan (boat)

*edit - I should state, for the relatively low up front cost to own a 35i X1, which is lower IMO than other inline 6 turbo BMW's in the last 2-3 years.

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Smallish seats on the X1 aren't a deal breaker? ;-) If you are taller than 6' or have long legs, they are a stretch too
im 6-1 with long legs and itís fine for me. But I have the Sport Seats...and I donít drive with my legs stretched completely out.
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Personally? I might look at a 3 series GT or a 4 series GC. Used, you can get a pretty good deal on the 3GT as they did not sell well. Otherwise? I'd look at a Volvo v60, GTI, Golf R, or maybe a VW Sportwagen SEL.
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Personally? I might look at a 3 series GT or a 4 series GC. Used, you can get a pretty good deal on the 3GT as they did not sell well. Otherwise? I'd look at a Volvo v60, GTI, Golf R, or maybe a VW Sportwagen SEL.
Good calls. If VW would offer the Golf R Estate here, I wouldn't have bought the X1 I just did.

The AWD Sportwagon is nice, but a bit underpowered, IMO.

The V60 Polestar or R-Design/R-Design Platinum trims were certainly in the discussion for me, but pricey (even used).

If you don't need/want AWD - the GTI Sport(cloth) or SEL(leather) with their limited slip front diffs and Golf R sized brakes are quite good on the bang-for-the-buck meter. I've seen brand new SELs on Autotrader for the low 20s...
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OK, if you have around $200k lying around, go for the 2018 Lamborghini Urus! https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/4/1...650-horsepower
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The v60 used (if you can find them) are crazy cheap. That's likely to be my next CPO if BMW does not change their CPO warranty back to two years. I'd also skip AWD on the Sportwagen due to it being underpowered. The standard FWD is a bit better, and nice all around. Plus, if you are willing to tune a VW, you can get some pretty good performance from it. If you want AWD on a VW, get the Sportwagen S. Lighter than Alltrack, tuneable. Just missing some interior features.



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Good calls. If VW would offer the Golf R Estate here, I wouldn't have bought the X1 I just did.

The AWD Sportwagon is nice, but a bit underpowered, IMO.

The V60 Polestar or R-Design/R-Design Platinum trims were certainly in the discussion for me, but pricey (even used).

If you don't need/want AWD - the GTI Sport(cloth) or SEL(leather) with their limited slip front diffs and Golf R sized brakes are quite good on the bang-for-the-buck meter. I've seen brand new SELs on Autotrader for the low 20s...
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