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Offline amgsl55

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Looking for a new daily come July and I quite like the look of both the X5 and X6.  Also considering the Touareg and may even stick with a Lexus as I've been so happy with it.


But should I decide to venture out what are the pros and cons of the X5 and X6 compared with each other?  Has anyone tried both out?



Offline schmik325


  • Joined: Nov 2010

  • Location: Bris, Qld
X6 has woeful vision and as standard is only a 4 seater.

X5 Is more popular and should also have slightly better resale, although there is a new model coming out soon



Offline amgsl55

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X6 has woeful vision and as standard is only a 4 seater.

X5 Is more popular and should also have slightly better resale, although there is a new model coming out soon

I did notice the lack of rear vision when I tried out the X6, last time I tried the X5 several years ago it felt huge and the diesel sounds like a ute at the lights.

I do like the "sporty" look of the X6 though, 4 seater not an issue for me.



Offline mtarone


  • Joined: May 2012

  • Location: Adelaide
You know my thoughts. :) go the X5, but remember I'm a BMW tragic so I'm somewhat biased! :)



Offline amgsl55

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You know my thoughts. :) go the X5, but remember I'm a BMW tragic so I'm somewhat biased! :)

It probably will be the X5 in the end as my boot's always full with most of my power tools and a tool box and the X6 is a bit smaller in the back compared to the X5. 

Next question, the 30d is plenty powerful, would the 40 and 50d be too much for a daily?



Offline CortinaD


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It probably will be the X5 in the end as my boot's always full with most of my power tools and a tool box and the X6 is a bit smaller in the back compared to the X5. 

Next question, the 30d is plenty powerful, would the 40 and 50d be too much for a daily?

Get the M. No such thing as too much power :)



Offline amgsl55

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Get the M. No such thing as too much power :)

double the price though and I recall 360c commenting that the X5M has silly power



Offline mtarone


  • Joined: May 2012

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It probably will be the X5 in the end as my boot's always full with most of my power tools and a tool box and the X6 is a bit smaller in the back compared to the X5. 

Next question, the 30d is plenty powerful, would the 40 and 50d be too much for a daily?

You're probably the best judge of this but my thoughts are to get the 30d with the M style package which is on special at the moment.



Offline mhh

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I do like the "sporty" look of the X6 though, 4 seater not an issue for me.

If you don't need 4 seats, why bother with an overweight SUV? There's better cars out there if you aren't carrying kids around.



Offline amgsl55

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If you don't need 4 seats, why bother with an overweight SUV? There's better cars out there if you aren't carrying kids around.

I do a lot of my own property maintenance and am very hands on with my property development so i always have a workshop full of tools in the boot




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