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Old 09-07-2013, 09:09 PM
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Re: Still can't decide: Overland or BMW X3

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I am not bashing how BMW does business. I am a little offended that you come into the jeep forum and bash other jeep owners with your better than thou attitude. Maybe you need to stick to the BMW forums instead of ticking off the LOYAL jeep owners in here
LMAO! I'm not insulting any Jeep owners...I AM A JEEP OWNER! I don't own a BMW...nor have I ever owned a BMW. I responded to your statement that BMW's free maintenance program wasn't worth anything, I explained that to the consumer BMW is targeting it is most definitely worth something. I'm just not a Jeep fanboy, my Jeep is a great vehicle that I enjoy, but its been unreliable and the dealer's I've dealt with suck. Thats a fact.

"Loyal Jeep owners"? give me a break. Look around, PLENTY of us here who don't drink the kool aid. Get a grip, its just a car. Its a very nice car, but there are other nice cars out there too.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:39 PM
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Not knocking the x3 here but doesn't it seem kind of like a feminine vehicle? I've truly never seen a man driving one. I know there are guys out there that own and drive the x3, but the word fruity comes to mind.

I think I'd feel like shaq in that Buick commercial getting into to a pint sized lacrosse if I owned an x3.

I always wonder why someone would buy a mini SUV like the x or the compass, they sell so there must be a market for them. It's just so small looking. I don't think I could fit inside that thing. I'm 6'3 and that mini BMW is like 5'9 I think. I guess I could drive down the road with my head out the sunroof-joking.

If you're going BMW, spring for the big boy and get the x5, if you can, in my opinion.

I know BMW has superior service, but there is nothing in this world that would have me driving a compact SUV like a Kia soul or BMW x3. I need a v8 and some head and elbow room. And I surely don't want to pay an extra 20 k for an emblem on my hood.

I'm curious if the cost to maintain a BMW post warranty is reasonable like jeep, less expensive or more expensive, let me know if you have any idea.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the 335.

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I'm curious if the cost to maintain a BMW post warranty is reasonable like jeep, less expensive or more expensive, let me know if you have any idea.
Quite expensive to maintain out of warranty. Parts are very expensive.

That said...if my Jeep is anything out of warranty like it has been within warranty, it will be expensive to maintain too.
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I hope for your sake you stay issue free...
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This thread took a turn somewhere from vehicle comparisons to a team bmw vs team jeep. Both companies make great vehicles and have very loyal customers who can be enthusiasts . I hope it can remain civil without crass generalizations or put downs because of the vehicle someone drives.
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And the op needs to know he was considering buying a girls car if considering the x3. Just saying.




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Old 09-08-2013, 10:40 AM
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This thread took a turn somewhere from vehicle comparisons to a team bmw vs team jeep. Both companies make great vehicles and have very loyal customers who can be enthusiasts . I hope it can remain civil without crass generalizations or put downs because of the vehicle someone drives.
Absolutely, agree 100%.

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And the op needs to know he was considering buying a girls car if considering the x3. Just saying.
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All kidding aside...there are 5 WK2s on my block. Every one is driven by a woman, including mine. For the Jeep, read the OP's posts. Who really wanted the Jeep? His wife. He was debating whether he could handle driving it until she took it over and he could get something he really wanted. All SUVs are basically "girls cars". If you're not secure enough in your masculinity to drive something you want to drive that is driven mostly by women, buy a Viper or something.
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compare the two vehicles at question so I don't need to move this to the flammables....
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Re: Still can't decide: Overland or BMW X3

I recently went through the same dilemma with BMW/Jeep. I drove BMWs for the last 12 years. I had a '99 328i, '06 328i, '08 X3 and lastly an '11 528i.

I wanted an SUV and I looked at the new X3s (I don't need a guzzling X5 and the wife liked the X3). My biggest issue was that after 12 years, it felt like the same damn car every time. It didn't feel like I had something new. Just the new car scent and the same damn interior. Very little changed.

I looked at the JGC, Audi, X3, Tahoe, Acadia and even the Buick SUVs.

In the end, I took my 528i to CarMax, got a great deal and my dealer picked me up at the CarMax so I could hop into my new '14 Overland. Just pulled the trigger 2 weeks ago.

My reasons:
-More features than my BMW had.
-My monthly payment dropped $100/mo (even with extra warranty to cover 15k/yr miles on the lease).
-My insurance dropped $600/year.
-Navigation is amazing compared to the BMW crappy system. Horrible routing too!
-Touch screen compared to that annoying wheel to enter data.
-Cheaper gas.
-The '14 JGC actually has a very smooth ride, for 20" wheels.
-I can actually get our kid's stroller in the back (528i trunk was big, opening was not).
-I can see the road ahead of me, past other cars since I'm not sitting 12" above the street.

The dealership experience is VASTLY different and that will take a little getting used to. You're pampered at most BMW shops but I've built up a good rapport with the Svc dept at my dealer and they're pretty cool with me. Plus I like that i can go to the Goodyear shop 2 blocks from my office for maintenance as an option.

So far I'm VERY happy with my vehicle and I'm looking forward to the next 3 years. If I've had no major issue, I'll most likely get another one.
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Even though I ordered a 335xi, I rather doubt many females buy an X3 3.5 300hp twin turbo. I never considered this a "girl's car', not that I'd much care either way. Now, if we're talking a Lexus RX--now THAT is a "girl's car".

We considered the X3 as it is wider (more comfortable) and a little easier to get in/out of. In the end, the lease rates were far better for the 335xi, which is why we went that way. Loved the 535xi, but just didn't want to spend that much on a car.
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