what color & options? They have great reviews. I'd buy a aviator over an explorer anyday, but then again, aviators cost more.Katshot said:Yeah, I drove the Navigator and although it has anything you'd ever want toy wise, the ride is not that good still (meaning it's better than it used to be at least), and the engine is seriously labored. By contrast, the Aviator (very surprisingly) has a noticably smoother ride, better handling, 5-speed auto, and WAY better power ( strangly higher power output than the Nav). All that, and virtually identical styling and options for 10K less. I said SOLD!! The dealer called a couple hours ago to tell me that the truck is in (they had to get one from another dealer to get the color and options we wanted), so hopefully tomorrow, I'll be driving it to work. GOOD-BYE GMC DENALI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
POS spent more time at the dealer than in my driveway, and GMC has no business selling premium vehicles anyway. They have no clue how to handle that type of customer.
Ummm, no kidding. There is pretty ample evidence in the form of Escalades, SRX, XLR, STS spy shots that they are headed that way.Katshot said:the CTS is a hit and in the next couple years, all Cadillacs will look like CTSs. Remember, you heard it here first.
Black w/parchment interior. We wanted every option except the rear entertainment package (no little kids anymore), but I may be stuck getting it too. The salesman called and said the truck had ALL the options and started to say something about the DVD and stopped. He knows we didn't really want it, but this one MAY have it anyway. Who knows? There's NOT a lot of them out there so pickin's are sparce.AirJigga25 said:what color & options? They have great reviews. I'd buy a aviator over an explorer anyday, but then again, aviators cost more.
Nice truck but in my case, it'll be driven by the wife most of the time so SHE's gotta like it. And she doesn't like the Euro look. Besides, I'd want to get it loaded, and on an X5 that gets rather pricey. I wanted to get a Lexus to be honest, but the RX doesn't have a 3rd row seat, the LX is more money than I wanted to spend, and the GX being based on the 4-Runner, rides rough and to be honest we both think it's ugly. I wouldn't mind waiting for the SRX but knowing GM, I'll just be getting another POS that spends too much time at the dealer. I think I'll let that one go for a year or so before I buy (probably should've waited in the case of the Denali too). There's really not many SUVs out there in the price range I was looking at. Especially when you take GM and the Euro stuff out of the equation. Ford, DC, and the Japanese are all I had to look at. Hell, I liked our last Ford, the Expedition was reliable and solid. If the Navigator had just riden better in '01, I'd have it now instead of the Denali. Damn shame, the Denali was a great vehicle when we got it. In my estimation, the best bang for the buck at the time.Brett said:Ummm, no kidding. There is pretty ample evidence in the form of Escalades, SRX, XLR, STS spy shots that they are headed that way.
I liked the Aviator, but I couldnt get over the interior. It looked nice, but the silver plastic? in the center console turned me off a bit.
I just put a deposit down on an '04 X5
Yeah well, I'm gonna guess you're also not getting 4.6is either.Brett said:Its funny how you go out with all this money to spend, thinking 50-60k will give you all the choices in the world, and then very quickly it comes down to 1 or 2 things.
Im staying away from Nav systems and things like that, so the X5 is suppose to be around 58k, not great but i'll live
Katshot said:Yeah well, I'm gonna guess you're also not getting 4.6is either.
When I priced out an X5 I was close to 70K list, 63 and change invoice. That's just too much for me to spend on that little truck. It's hot looking and all, and it IS a BMW, but there's a limit to what I'll pay for that stuff. To be honest, if money was no issue and my wife's opinion didn't matter, I hate to say it but I think I would still get the FX45.
I just love the look of that thing. Believe me, I'm certainly not saying it's worth what they're asking. But if money was no option............
I was surprised myself. The biggest problem I have with interiors is where my right knee makes contact with the console, and the way its shaped on the X5 its a real comfortable fit. In fact, the X5 was more comfortable than the 745(which has a column shifter, but still a console ). I got maybe 1/2-1 inch clearance for my head, so as long as I dont grow my hair out I should be ok there.Katshot said:Funny you should mention that about the '04 changes. I JUST read the article in Automotive News last night. It didn't mention anything about a 4.8 though. Sounds NICE.
One question though, how the hell are you comfortable in that X5 when you've mentioned in many posts about how big you are? The cabin's kind of cramped to me.