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Old 10-11-2007, 04:30 PM   #1
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Range Rover L322 v's BMW X5

Hi all, I'm looking to buy either a Diesel or Petrol & i would like to ask everyone whats their own thoughts on either of the above?, if you have owned one or do now, or used one?, reason being i need to get myself a new 4x4 as all i seem to do is pull boats and trailers about!, i have just sold my P38 shape Diesel Range Rover that served me very well, underpowered big time but a chip did help, and that was my 4th of that shape, I have got my sights set on a L322 shape Range Rover TD6 Vogue, but have heard some real horror stories about them, that being said they seem to be everywhere so cant be that bad?

The next option i have is a BMW X5, now i was well impressed when i went all the way to Belgium this year for the Diamond race in a Diesel 2005 version, and we were towing a 20ft Bernico full of everything!, it was amazing the power it had and ride quality too, so thats a very good + point for me, still i would be very interested to hear what you guys have to say about them....thanks in advance, Danny!
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Old 10-11-2007, 05:06 PM   #2
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The BMW is a road car only. It can not do offroad, but if you only want a road car, it is better.
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Would be all road miles i would say...thanks for the reply!
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Old 10-11-2007, 07:47 PM   #4
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Got to be a diesel X5, just for comfort and fuel consumption.
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Ok, thanks for the info, i have to say that the X5 was nice, fast too!!!
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Just to clarify - if you wanted a car to go offroad or if you live on a farm, the landrover is always the better option.

I will be getting the new defender, as I live on a farm and I need to pull boats out of the mud when it rains. I need a Landrover.

But I will cry when I am on the road and wish I was in the BMW.
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haha, this is what i need to hear!, the BMW was very fast and smooth, but the Range Rover was allways my fav!, thanks again.
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:07 AM   #8
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I think you'll find the Beemer has a limited towing capacity compared to the RR. Depends what max weight you might want to pull, I guess.
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Thanks for that, i can never tell whats going to be pulled, but nice to know that bit of advice anyways, thanks
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Old 11-11-2007, 05:31 PM   #10
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Just to clarify - if you wanted a car to go offroad or if you live on a farm, the landrover is always the better option.

I will be getting the new defender, as I live on a farm and I need to pull boats out of the mud when it rains. I need a Landrover.

But I will cry when I am on the road and wish I was in the BMW.


I didnt think you had much mud where you keep the boats i live mapped your postcode looks like plenty concrete at the back.
Maybe down the track from the corner of that main road.


My mate had a 1 year old Vogue had diff problems main dealer said this was a common fault??
BM every time, relieablity over the RR.
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Diffs' g'boxes, rads, elec probs, ecu faults, the battery drain problem...list is going on and on, been on to a R.R forum and well...its not looking so good for them atm!
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