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Old 10-26-2019, 10:11 PM
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Kids are getting a little older and while my wife loves her minivan she thinks she wants a luxury suv. Iíve only ever bought preowned vehicles and typically Japanese for reliability.

Her problem is she doesnít like the Japanese offerings and wants a European vehicle.

So we are in the early stages of what usually takes me about six months from thinking about a new to us car and buying. Right now itís the BMW X5, Porche chyanne, Range Rover sport, and perhaps an undetermined Mercedes.

What experiences have you guys had with these cars? Anything to stay away from or common expensive issues. I know her mother had a 2009 rover sport for 7 years and 70k miles pretty much trouble free which was astonishing to me.

We are looking in the 2015-18 year range on said vehicles. Mileage looks all over the board. I just donít know how much is too much on these things. We bought her odyssey with 35k on it and it has 85k now and Iím sure it would go many many more. I had a 4runner with 179k that drove like a brand new car and a ford ranger with 265k that was a true POS. Current Ď15 tundra has 40k on it and and the year Iíve owned itís a dream.

School me on these euro suvs. Yes I know the x5 is made in SC.
Old 10-27-2019, 12:30 AM
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i would do some homework

most the vehicles you listed are $$$ to maintain / when something fails and not dependable

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Wife has a GX460. She loves it. V8, full time 4x4/AWD. All it has needed in 2 years and 45k miles is oil changes.

I’ve only owned one Mercedes, years ago. I never bought another, that should tell you something. Out of warranty repairs (and there will be some) are outrageous on most all Euro cars.
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Guy sitting next to me in the office was so proud to have his wife drive a fancy Range Rover until it was out of warranty and had to have the brakes done. $900 and that was back in 98'
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out of the ones you mentioned, The Porsche interior is to die for. But, A MB GLS is one of my favorite all around luxury full size SUV. MB customer support can't be beat. I would highly recommend whatever you buy make sure its Certified Pre Owned: the warranty can't be beat. My wife drove the GLS for 2 years. It was an awesome vehicle!
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Scotty on you tube says Range Rover owned by India and China And China quality control is poor.
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Originally Posted by JKBrad View Post
Wife has a GX460. She loves it. V8, full time 4x4/AWD. All it has needed in 2 years and 45k miles is oil changes.

I’ve only owned one Mercedes, years ago. I never bought another, that should tell you something. Out of warranty repairs (and there will be some) are outrageous on most all Euro cars.
We are on our second GX470. I just cannot bring myself to like the 460 and I've tried, which stinks because I love our 470 but will eventually need to replace it with something a little newer. May have to find a new brand altogether.
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I wouldn't buy any of those used without a warranty.
Get a Lexus.
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Lexus or forget it
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My wife and I just purchased a certified preowned Mercedes ML350. Has 44k miles. One owner and very clean. Traded a 2010 BMW 535i x drive on it. Car came with standard 1 year unlimited mileage bumper to bumper warranty. We opted to purchase an additional 2 years unlimited mileage bumper to bumper warranty.

We test drove the BMW X5 also before deciding on the Mercedes. I'm a big guy. 6' 10" and over 300 pounds. Have plenty of room in the Mercedes without compromising the rear passenger leg room.

That being said we found several cars of same year and make a little cheaper but farther away from us that were being offered at used car dealership. Unfortunately they offered none of the additional warranties. I have previously owned Mercedes cars and had good experiences so didn't hesitate when we found this one offered at a local Mercedes dealer.
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Lexus LX 570, all I have ever owned before I bought this was full size Amercian made SUVís, I will never go back, just wish I would have found out about this truck sooner!
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Porsche will be the most dependable. Maintenance on all is $$$. Iím a Porsche fan.

lexus is a smarter decision
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11 responses and not 1 nod for the G-Wagon?
Must not-ah been any ballers up in here last night.
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Friend of mine has a Q7 with close to 150k miles. He loves it and it has a very nice interior.
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Get the Porsche Cayenne. 2019 if you can swing it. They have one of the best CPO warranty programs. After factory warranty expires, you get 2 additional years and unlimited miles. Used to be up to 100,000 miles but they changed it to unlimited in 2017 as I recall. I’m currently in negotiations to trade my daily driver Macan for a CPO 2019 Cayenne. Owned two Lexus vehicles prior to the Porsches. No comparison. Driving a Lexus is like driving a marshmallow.
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We have a 2012 Range Rover Sport with 50,000 miles all trouble free. Air suspension, great ride, V8 and its a fricken tank. I do like it, she loves it. The downside is Iím 6í2Ē and barley fit. To me, and this is just me because I have back and leg nerve problems, is I cannot get comfortable in the dang thing. The SUV has been super reliable, no issues just change oil, get new tires and and brakes.

Cant vouch for the new ones, but I believe Land Rover went down to a V6power plant instead of V8. I believe they also offer diesel. These SUVís are heavy so make sure you select your engine accordingly.

My buddy has an Armada and thatís a heck of an SUV as well. Great tow package, self leveling, etc.
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Wife has a ‘18 X5. I’m 6’2” and have around 2k miles behind the wheel and still find it one of the most uncomfortable cars I’ve ever driven. Drivers rear door pillar is just too far forward along with left foot rest.

Run flats and no spare. Wife drives 50+ miles a day for work sometimes. After her first nail in tire ruined my work day I tossed the run flats and added a spare. Car has 30k trouble free miles but with the amount of technology crammed into it no way I would want to play Russian roulette out of warranty.

I do maintenance and light repairs on all my other cars but this one I won’t touch. Dealership drop off is nice she is in and out in 20 minutes with a free loaner but last service two new tires and alignment was $1k. It’s just the Cost of ownership.
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When stuff breaks on a Porsche or Mercedes or RR, you will be shocked at the repair costs, no way would I consider a used one without a 100% bumper to bumper warranty....
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My wife owns a 2011 Mercedes ML350. It has actually been pretty good. Has had a few annoying issues (secondary air pump, radio/nav needed replacing and the ignition module went) but with about 110-115,000 miles now, no major problems. Great in snow, fairly comfy, apparently rated to tow 7500 lbs, but Iíve never hooked anything up to it. She had a C280 before that and that also held up fairly well. Resale on it is probably a joke, but most German cars or higher end cars that holds true.
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Wife has CPO Cayenne diesel. 2016. She had a performance tune done that added 125+ pounds of torque and 60+HP. No turbo lag. She loves the car.

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