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      05-03-2012, 12:09 AM   #23
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Drives: 2003 M3 Vert
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Originally Posted by ejheverest View Post
Not sure if I'd pay that much for an SUV that has less cargo capacity than a VW Jetta Sportwagon or BMW 3 series wagon, plus it still gets less mpg?
The Jetta Sportwagon is dynamically impotent with either the 2.5L or TDI, and the F31 is most likely going to get the same mpg as the X1(+/-1mpg) and cost more. I've seen the X1 in real life a couple of times and I would call it more of a raised wagon(Audi Allroad/Volvo XC70 type of vehicle) than an SUV. There's pros and cons to all these options, you just have to decide what's most important for you...cargo capacity, performance, fuel economy, price, etc. I think the X1 offers a nice blend of all these qualities, just have to wait to test drive to draw final judgement.
2003 BMW M3 Vert | 2016 VW GTI | 2010 Audi A4 Avant | Past: 2006 Scion xB, 2005 Volvo S60 2.5T, 1986 MB 190E 2.3-16