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August 30, 2015, 09:04:44 AM

Denis O

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Now the X has gone
« on: August 30, 2015, 09:04:44 AM »
Sold the X5 after 3 1/2 years of pretty much trouble free motoring and bought this.....





It's a 4.2 Supercharged and for a fat old girl, she can certainly lift her skirts and whistle down the road at a fair rate of knots. 2.5 tons and 0 - 60 in 7.1 secs is pretty impressive.

The X was a great car but not in the same league as the RR. Then, why should it be when the X was about £45k new and the RR around double.

I shall be looking in from time to time and if I ever have a need for a diesel again then I may be back in the fold. Unlikely as semi retirement means that 3000 miles a year is about all I'm good for these days. Probably do more harm than good to a diesel.
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August 30, 2015, 09:10:16 AM
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Re: Now the X has gone
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2015, 09:10:16 AM »
Great choice, that's going to show you a good time.
Enjoy your (semi) retirement
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August 30, 2015, 10:07:47 AM
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2015, 10:07:47 AM »
Very nice and it seems like a good choice going petrol if your only doing doing 3k miles a year.

Similarly I sold my wife's Astra diesel for the same reason and replaced it with a petrol Abarth.

I was thinking about replacing the E53 X5 petrol with a newer E70 40d diesel but as I only do about 4k a year in it and a diesel seems a waste and I like the V8 sound

Keeps us posted on your progress with your RR
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August 30, 2015, 11:54:09 AM
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Re: Now the X has gone
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2015, 11:54:09 AM »
.....for a fat old girl, she can certainly lift her skirts and whistle down the road.....

Above wording out of context conjures unpleasant thoughts ;) in seriousness hope new car serves well - let's hope the running costs aren't double like the new list price vs your old X5 ....Thanks for sharing & keep us updated :)
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August 30, 2015, 07:05:27 PM
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2015, 07:05:27 PM »
Very nice bet its great to drive with that engine
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August 30, 2015, 07:11:01 PM
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Re: Now the X has gone
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2015, 07:11:01 PM »
Sold the X5 after 3 1/2 years of pretty much trouble free motoring and bought this.....



So you fancied a change.....to non trouble free motoring.  :))

Enjoy and the 10mpg
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August 30, 2015, 08:35:53 PM
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Re: Now the X has gone
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2015, 08:35:53 PM »
Keep the warranty and let us know how reliable it is conpared to the X  :)
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August 31, 2015, 04:07:31 AM
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« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2015, 04:07:31 AM »
Thanks for all your best wishes and as for Audi boy, I did my reliability apprentiship on a P38 Range Rover, which as we all know are made of cheese, so that doesn't bother me.

Never bother with warranties. Just good preventitve maintenance. I think most of the problems with these type of cars is when they become cheap enough for muppets to buy them and not maintain them. A hundred grand car still has the running costs of a hundred grand car, even when it only costs ten grand.

Seems kind of odd as it's the first time I've not had a BMW on the drive for many years.
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August 31, 2015, 05:23:17 PM
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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2015, 05:23:17 PM »
Congrats and enjoy its a fine motor with a great looking interior  :)
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