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rob_ace
12-01-2003, 01:54 AM
$19k worth of options on a 38k vehicle? that just seems wierd to me. i could imagine $20K worth of options on a 125k dollar car, but not a 40k dollar car, that is outrageous. i'm gonna go see this thing, and see what the hell could bump the pricee so much.<br>88 750iL_____________97 328iC kompressor
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JohnG
12-01-2003, 03:13 PM
lots of options, none of them cheap.
3rd seat
Rear seat DVD player and screen
Magnetic Ride suspension
enormous sunroof
extention of enormous sunroof over the 3rd seat
All Wheel Drive
V8
Navigation System
and I'm sure there are more.

Have to remember that Cadillac dealers are used to incentives and discounting. So when a Cadillac is $55K sticker, and a BMW is $55K sticker, you are probably going to be able to buy the Cadillac for a good bit less than the Bimmer.

rob_ace
12-02-2003, 02:09 AM
shock deal is a healthy chunk. i'm keeping my slow and gas guzzling landcruiser for a few more years. i have a couple tvs, and nav. no payments. plus, i actually go offroad, and pinstipes caused by bushes and dents caused by rocks add integrity, and make me feel like i am having a good time. maybe when i grow up, i'll buy a caddy suv...not.
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01 Vmax (Vmoa #1480)

JohnG
12-05-2003, 10:27 PM
and handle better. On the road that is. SRX definitely isn't any sort of off road vehicle, unless you count driving over curbs and such to find a creative parking spot.

rob_ace
12-06-2003, 11:43 AM
built to go places you wouldn't consider taking that caddy. did i tell you i have a jeep wrangler with 35 inch tires, arb lockers front and rear, coil spring conversion, and 350hp V8. it goes places i can't take the 'cruiser. my vert will eat that caddy asss except for the curb hopping part, but i have more patience, i'll find a spot to park.
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BMW CCA# 187148
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JohnG
12-07-2003, 11:54 AM
Nice YJ!


On the SRX, it is of course a compromise package for those who for whatever reason (lack of garage space, etc...) don't buy a dedicated car for each task and need one vehicle that can do it all pretty well. I know I don't like to drive anything that doesn't handle pretty well on a long trip, even if I have to carry 4 people and their luggage.
The SRX can get the following done pretty well, not as well as a specialist but that's to be expected:
1)driving through snow and light off roading (i.e. muddy dirt road)
2)hauling lots of people & luggage, and
3)clipping apexes.

While a 540 Touring or an Audi S6 Avant does most all of these things once you put a set of snow tires on it, they're more expensive than an SRX, have less cargo space, and some people just will not drive wagons for image reasons.

rob_ace
12-07-2003, 09:29 PM
everything else. it's called a ramjet conversion, same difference. apex clipping is a lost cause, they arrest you for that where i live. i would love to find a dedicated track car tho, i think i could have more fun in a weekend with a 88 M3, than i have had in 6 months. then again, i might just stuff it into a wall. i have never owned a wagon, but i crashed into a hydrant and pole with my moms once. <br>88 750iL_____________97 328iC kompressor
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BMW CCA# 187148
01 Vmax (Vmoa #1480)

msheri01
12-09-2003, 09:12 PM
It is not that simple..The SRX in V6 and V8 are very different performance-wise. The V8 is the same powertrain as the XLR, with different intake tuning. This in RWD will pardon the expression, haul and handle. I have driven the V8 AWD and both versions of the V6. The V* has far superior accelleration, but only gets about 13mpg with enthusiatic pedal application. The V8 performance has no direct comparision in the X5. It will turn on a dime,for the size of the vehicle, and my thirteen year old son about had a cow over how cool this vehicle is. It is a blast to drive, and the looks you get from M-class drivers as you blow past them are fun too!! The V6 tops out at a little over 50 with all wheel drive and all the toys, including the two-row sunroof. Open that up, and even your kids think you are cool. This vehicle is also available in rwd, for the price conscious. Any suv that a six foot man can sit in the second row seats and not have his knees in his ears cannot be all bad. The power folding third row seat will not comfortable for anyone over five foot four. This is one that you have to drive to appreciate. It doesn't have the froggy look of the Nissan or Infiniti, nor is it as rounded as the X5, but it does have some nice touches. Besides, with the nav system, you can watch movies in the parking lot while you wait for your wife to get done Christmas shopping!!!

rob_ace
12-10-2003, 12:33 PM
else on the road, my comment was pertaining how huge the disparity from base to "as shown" was. i guess if i wanted a new vehicle i would not want this one, but the fact is, i'm dumping so much money into my home, it really is not even an issue. i think when i get this all sorted out i will continue to focus on toys and accesories (sp) and i will keep my vehicular cost as low as possible. there is more to my life than driving the newest conveyance on the market. plus, i don't have a job that offers an opporunity(sp) to spend 600 bucks a month for a car and insurance. (bty, something funny, my landcruiser, jeep, 328 vert, 750iL, and toyota p/u cost 1100 bucks to year to insure {liability}) i have a vehicle for every need, and pay less for insurance than a new 4 year lease. i don't insure the vmax or suzuki quads, i figure i'll be dead if an accident happens. the other thing that makes me happy, is the aftermarket offers upgrades that keep me in the mix,(superchargers, navigation, engine swaps killer stereo equipment, tires wheels suspension), so i don't feel so left behind technologicoly(sp) to each his own i guess.<br>88 750iL_____________97 328iC kompressor
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BMW CCA# 187148
01 Vmax (Vmoa #1480)


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