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Old 08-03-2014, 09:21 PM
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Overland or used X5

I'd take a brand new x5 over a 14 overland. I'd take a 14 overland over a 2012 x5.

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Re: Overland or used X5

We got both, and I equally like both. The BMW is more sportier than the Jeep, has much better handling and is a fine vehicle. It's not optioned out like the Jeep, but has the essentials my wife needs, plus, when you start optioning out BMW's, your bank account dwindles too, as the price starts climbing pretty quickly. The Jeep has many features and this is where you get the bang for your buck. It handles very well, is a bit quieter in the cabin than the BMW, and I believe the drive train is a bit more beefier than the BMW as part of Jeeps heritage. Since Daimler owned a stake of Chrysler at one time, you do see some of the German engineering in the Jeep. The GC is a fine vehicle and should be considered seriously with the competition.
The Jeep will be much softer on your pocket than the BMW. If the BMW is out of the 4/50 maintenance program and warranty and you rely on others to perform your maintenance and other procedures, this needs to be considered as well. To me, purchasing BMW extended maintenance and warranty programs are absurd for the price they want, but people throw money at it, because they just have to have a BMW. I do my own maintenance along with some wrench turning and am very familiar with some of the weak links of BMW's and am totally fine with an out of warranty BMW.
It boils down to what YOU want. You want some nice zip, and strong rpms, along with feeling the road, willing to keep wanting that feeling that includes the associated costs, get the BMW.
Want a very good looking vehicle, steady ride, plenty of affordable options, NEW, and a fairly descent warranty, get the Jeep.

Dubwarren summed it nicely too "I'd take a brand new x5 over a 14 overland. I'd take a 14 overland over a 2012 x5."
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Re: Overland or used X5

Funny, I'm in the same boat only comparing Q7 and Toureg instead of X5. The problem with the X5 is the platform is very dated. I believe it came in last place in a comparison of Diesel SUV's from one of the big magazines. Further, I think the cabin is a little boring. I have a 2008 335 and it doesn't look to have evolved much, if at all.

Also, I think the comparison should be 3.5i>V6, 4.8>Hemi, 3.5d>3.0 diesel. When you look at it that way it probably sways further in favor of the jeep. All depends on how you want to use your vehicle.

I wouldn't let the german car boogeyman sway you though. All new cars are expensive to repair. This jeep has more electronics than the first generation F-15 from what I can tell.
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Re: Overland or used X5

You're on the wrong forum for a unbiased opinion

Try the same question on the X5 forum and see what responses you then get

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Re: Overland or used X5

I had a 2001 X5 - loved it! Drove it to 213K miles. In that time though, I probably spent close to $15K in repairs and got $2500 for it at trade-in. I always laughed at a buddy of mine saying his BMW had $100 oil changes, but it is the truth. If you can get the BMW with a maintenance plan, that would be the only way to go.
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Re: Overland or used X5

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The X5 will eat you alive in maintenance once it goes out of warranty, so how long you intend to keep it should be a consideration also. I have several friends who are BMW people they like the cars a lot but their word is don't even think of owning them out of warranty. brothers 325 had 70k on it rear end went out recently for $2500 lol he dumped it. get the overland unless your somebody that the BMW logo means a lot.
This. I'm looking at replacing my 3 series with a new GC. Dealer charges $200 for oil changes. Spark plugs will run $680, and tires are $800 just for the rears. Granted it's an M3, but when something big goes I don't feel like getting bent over.
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Hi Guys,
Long time lurker, but first post.

I have narrowed down my SUV purchase between a new Overland with a Hemi, or a 2012/2013 X5 with 20k miles. They price out about them same. I love everything about them both, but my only concern is the repair and maint cost on the X5. I don't do any off-roading. I would appreciate any thoughts or opinions.
Is the Bimmer CPO?
If not, get the GC.

Now for my opinion, I'd go new and X5's are ugly.
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Re: Overland or used X5

I personally cant stand the interior in the X5, the Jeep is significantly better and would choose the Jeep on this alone.
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Re: Overland or used X5

I've had Bimmers for over 20 years and also wrenched them. Back in 2011, we traded our 5 series in for a Kia Optima 2.4 and this year looked at 5 seater 4x4's and ended up buying our JGC Overland Diesel. IMHO, it is better looking inside and out than either the Mercedes ML or the X5 and made much more "financial sense". We never even considered the very bland looking VW Toerag, as a friend of ours had one and it was nothing but trouble for them.

As someone else posted....go to the X5, Toerag and MB forums and you'll prolly get the same comments !
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Re: Overland or used X5

According to a friend of mine, BMW means Bring Money Wads when taking it in for service or repairs. I like BMW's, but I think I'd be afraid to own one.
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Re: Overland or used X5

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We got both, and I equally like both. The BMW is more sportier than the Jeep, has much better handling and is a fine vehicle. It's not optioned out like the Jeep, but has the essentials my wife needs, plus, when you start optioning out BMW's, your bank account dwindles too, as the price starts climbing pretty quickly. The Jeep has many features and this is where you get the bang for your buck. It handles very well, is a bit quieter in the cabin than the BMW, and I believe the drive train is a bit more beefier than the BMW as part of Jeeps heritage. Since Daimler owned a stake of Chrysler at one time, you do see some of the German engineering in the Jeep. The GC is a fine vehicle and should be considered seriously with the competition.
The Jeep will be much softer on your pocket than the BMW. If the BMW is out of the 4/50 maintenance program and warranty and you rely on others to perform your maintenance and other procedures, this needs to be considered as well. To me, purchasing BMW extended maintenance and warranty programs are absurd for the price they want, but people throw money at it, because they just have to have a BMW. I do my own maintenance along with some wrench turning and am very familiar with some of the weak links of BMW's and am totally fine with an out of warranty BMW.
It boils down to what YOU want. You want some nice zip, and strong rpms, along with feeling the road, willing to keep wanting that feeling that includes the associated costs, get the BMW.
Want a very good looking vehicle, steady ride, plenty of affordable options, NEW, and a fairly descent warranty, get the Jeep.

Dubwarren summed it nicely too "I'd take a brand new x5 over a 14 overland. I'd take a 14 overland over a 2012 x5."
I sure hope Fiat has no influence in engineering/design for the Jeep. I don't know I just feel like I'm on edge with this merger/takeover. I can't stand Fiat as a auto mfg.
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This. I'm looking at replacing my 3 series with a new GC. Dealer charges $200 for oil changes. Spark plugs will run $680, and tires are $800 just for the rears. Granted it's an M3, but when something big goes I don't feel like getting bent over.
$680 for spark plugs lol see that is perfect example. and how much for an alternator? like $1700 or something. I looked at the new X5s when I was buying the GC and they are not bad cars but I was just not that impressed. the new models don't look all that different than Hyundai's.
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