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      07-22-2019, 07:41 AM   #6
natahoa
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When I shopped MB, to get a similar price I had to go down to the smaller suv size. And it still started at $80k. I’m sorry I don’t know all the model numbers, but most companies have SUVs in three or four sizes. I wanted the largest one I could get. Short of a navigator.

I didn’t really have a budget and could spend as much as I wanted, but $80k + gave me a big pause. I drove the X5 after the MB and loved it so much I decided on the spot to buy one. I think the BMW’s are an excellent value, particularly compared to MB SUVs.

I also wanted a car that did NOT have a useless third row seat. The ONLY cars in this size were the Lincoln nautilus and X5. All others had third row seats that were not optional.

Yesterday we drove 13 hours to Atlanta in the X5. I had a lot of stuff to pack (for my daughter’s wedding next weekend) and was concerned about the cargo space, but we had room to spare.

I even got the go**am nav to work, sort of. Still like my tomtom better.