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Old 03-28-2013, 06:16 PM
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back out of it!!!

there are other ones out there that you can find, if you are after an X5 - if this one started giving you issues from day one, it will continue doing so...

back out of this one, search for another one - check the BMW NA for the CPOs in your price range in neighboring dealers, and have it shipped to you for free, test it and if you like it, then buy it...

this ordeal alone should be enough for you to back out the deal, and if the need be, involve the state consumer protection agency
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I'm a BMW guy,X5 and Z4 owner, but i think that a 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a better overall vehicule than a 2011 X5, unless it is a M.
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I agree.
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I'm a BMW guy,X5 and Z4 owner, but i think that a 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 is a better overall vehicule than a 2011 X5, unless it is a M.
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The OP should NOT get rid of a well functioning SRT8 to get into an X5 that is already having issues. RUN, don't walk to return the X5!

That being said, I have driven a few Jeep SRT8s - nice motor, great looks, but that's about it. The Jeep's interior is abyssmal, and the 5 speed tranny is atrocious. I hsve driven them, the tranny bangs and clanks tot he point it drove me CRAZY - zero refinement. Seriously, I would much much MUCH rather have an XDRIVE 35I or 35D. The SRT8 has more power than them, but I wouldn't sacrifice the X5's refinement only to get the Jeep's motor. This is typical American muscle car technique - throw a big motor in a mediocre chassis.

The Jeep is simply not in the same class as a similarly powered X5.

An E70 M Sport 5.0 has a much more refined (overall) drive train and the X5's handling is in an entirely different league. And, once you add Adaptive Drive to the X5, the X5's handling becomes even that much more beyond the cumbersome Jeep.

And, I realize the SRT8 is significantly less money than an X5. But, the responders here were trying to say the Jeep was better than an X5 - crazy talk I say!
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:18 PM
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good points, sarends...

but i think, what we are saying is, that this particular specimen of X5 is worse that the specimen of the SRT8 that the OP had... just because i like bimmers and already on 5th or 6th bimmer and i am not looking for anything else, does not mean that i am total fanatic of the brand - there are bad apples, and one needs to walk off...
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Totally agree.

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good points, sarends...

but i think, what we are saying is, that this particular specimen of X5 is worse that the specimen of the SRT8 that the OP had... just because i like bimmers and already on 5th or 6th bimmer and i am not looking for anything else, does not mean that i am total fanatic of the brand - there are bad apples, and one needs to walk off...
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Update: passed on the deal and started looking for some other 2011's on the same color that was certified. Everything was in the mid 40's and most were not even certified. The dealer (Motorwerks of Barrington) called me about a week after getting my Jeep back and said the problematic X5 was now fixed and available for sale. They said I could take it for a weekend and see if I still want it. So after taking them up on the offer with absolutely no issues I purchased it for an extra 1k off (due to my troubles). I ended up get it for $38k, its certified with 41k miles and has navigation, convenience pkg, cold weather, technology, pano roof, etc. It's an early 2011 without the com box but I've already ordered one from a local BMW coder so it's on the way.

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that is good - you have the warranty and just make sure, you sell the car about 6 months/6-10K miles before warranty runs out, to maximize your resale value...

congratulations on the car!!! make sure you keep this website in your bookmarks - sometimes we know more than the dealer does!!!
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Update: passed on the deal and started looking for some other 2011's on the same color that was certified. Everything was in the mid 40's and most were not even certified. The dealer (Motorwerks of Barrington) called me about a week after getting my Jeep back and said the problematic X5 was now fixed and available for sale. They said I could take it for a weekend and see if I still want it. So after taking them up on the offer with absolutely no issues I purchased it for an extra 1k off (due to my troubles). I ended up get it for $38k, its certified with 41k miles and has navigation, convenience pkg, cold weather, technology, pano roof, etc. It's an early 2011 without the com box but I've already ordered one from a local BMW coder so it's on the way.

Congrats. BTW that's funny you mentioned Motor Werls of Barrington--I grew up in Barrington and am familiar with it.
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