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      01-13-2008, 09:13 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone has driven the new X5 and wanted to know how are they .. and how bad is the gas mileage!! Im ordering one soon!
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      01-13-2008, 09:35 PM   #2
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      01-13-2008, 09:36 PM   #3
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Drove one and almost bought it. Nice SUV
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3.0si or 4.8? i got a 3.0si loaner for 1/2 day when they fixed up my door lock thingy....
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it was pretty big, it was very nice, and comfortable, decently fast for a big old suv, and the gear shifter was pretty cool, i reset the gas mileage when i first got it as i too wanted to see what i would get, i drove about 50 miles on it, i was averaging 18.2 mpg on pretty much 60% highway and 40% normal roads, this number surpassed what i thought it was gonna get.
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      03-06-2008, 08:14 PM   #7
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By new do you mean the E70 X5? If that's the case then I have an X5 2007 4.8i. I love it to death.

As for the gas mileage, that's another story. On the highway, during a Montreal-Myrtle Beach run I averaged 22mpg. For regular daily driving in the city I average about 15mpg and during our long winter it drops to 12mpg. A Honda Civic it ain't.

But the overall pleasure I have with it compensates for its thirst of fossil fuel.

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