Originally Posted by Milous
As hard as I try, there is just no way I can even start to come up with a list of what would constitute "a lot more vehicle". Seriously, I think it should have been worded as "...they can get a lot less vehicle in a used competitor".
80hp would be a start. to things the BMW has and the Jeep doesn't
The BMW is also quite a bit faster in every performance number, has a torque vectoring AWD system and so handles better, and is made by NON-UAW guys down in SC.
And the iDrive system is very easy to use, I don't get where people complain about it. I went from "never seen it" to "using it fluently" in about 45 seconds.
I agree about the screen, they somehow managed to stuff it 3 feet into the dash. It's supposedly in there to reduce glare from the sun, but because it's so far back there it looks tiny in comparison to the much smaller screen in my Overland.
The looks, well, it looks good from the front, so I'd just try to only approach it from the front. Slapping the Quad tip exhaust on the back of it was apparently difficult to make look OK, because frankly the normal X5s have a nicer rear end than the M version.
To me, if I buy brand new, it just means more depreciation I take. Other people like knowing they're the first person to fart in the car. Doesn't phase me that much, I drive rental cars all the time that a lot of people have farted in.
Regardless, this thread isn't about "reasons guys who get paid by Chrysler think the SRT8 is better than its German counterparts", it's about if a guy would prefer an SRT8 or a Summit.