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      08-05-2021, 09:38 AM   #45
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Excuse me, but I don't quite grasp this: you want a quick and crisp handling car you can load the whole family into….and carve the twisties or ???

I don't quite see that kind of driving as something one wants to do with the family onboard….I must be missing something here, not seeing the entire picture-
I feel this thread has gone off in the weeds;

I already own a large 3 row SUV which is my wife's daily driver
I have 3 kids with a 4th on the way.
My current daily driver cannot fit 4 kids (no, Im not putting my 5 year old in the front seat)
I want to get a new daily driver which is somewhat fun/quick that can fit 4 small kids.
My budget is around $40k
Im not trying to break any nurburgring records. I just want something that is on the quicker/more fun side of a family hauler.
I dont haul the family often and commute daily by myself. I just need something that can fit 4 kids if/when I need to.
I've narrowed my search to something like a 2017 X5 msport with a third row or an E400 wagon with a third row.
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      08-05-2021, 09:55 AM   #46
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Now I understand; sounds like you've got a couple good prospective cars in mind.
Good luck on shopping! /Bill
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I’ll post one more then I’ll try to stop.

This is a 2015 that has just under 39k miles. It is literally in your backyard. And it is fully loaded. It looks like it has brand new tires. https://www.miramarcarcenter.com/pre...-BMW-X5/679544

https://monroneylabels.com/cars/3497...ramarcarcenter
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I feel this thread has gone off in the weeds;

I already own a large 3 row SUV which is my wife's daily driver
I have 3 kids with a 4th on the way.
My current daily driver cannot fit 4 kids (no, Im not putting my 5 year old in the front seat)
I want to get a new daily driver which is somewhat fun/quick that can fit 4 small kids.
My budget is around $40k
Im not trying to break any nurburgring records. I just want something that is on the quicker/more fun side of a family hauler.
I dont haul the family often and commute daily by myself. I just need something that can fit 4 kids if/when I need to.
I've narrowed my search to something like a 2017 X5 msport with a third row or an E400 wagon with a third row.
I think you will be happy with the X5, the 3rd row is tight but works great for kids when its needed. Just make sure you get the upgraded sports seats
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Check out the Mazda CX-9, won't break the bank, decent drive, and can seat 7 (specifically kids).
I will second that, we did a lot of car shopping for my MIL and the cx9 she bought drives like a BMW. If I had to get an SUV that’s what I’d get.
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SoCalE46, any updates? Have you found anything interesting?
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Ford Explorer ST is another option.
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SoCalE46, any updates? Have you found anything interesting?
Still looking. You sent some great options, thanks ! Im leaning towards a later model X5 (2017 or newer). Ive see some with decent mileage in the low $40s.

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/a...ff=share_email

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Still looking. You sent some great options, thanks ! Im leaning towards a later model X5 (2017 or newer). Ive see some with decent mileage (under 50k) in other states for low $40s.

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/a...ff=share_email
This one looks very nice.

Yeah, I would have missed some of those, because I limited the mileage to 40k. Just curious - do you care if it’s sDrive vs xDrive? There are lots of sDrives in Cali.
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Since this is CPO I think you’d actually get about a year and a half of CPO warranty even though the new car warranty will run out based on mileage pretty quickly. My understanding of the CPO warranty is that it runs for a full year after the initial 48 months even if the new car warranty ends early because of mileage.
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This one looks very nice.

Yeah, I would have missed some of those, because I limited the mileage to 40k. Just curious - do you care if it’s sDrive vs xDrive? There are lots of sDrives in Cali.
I would consider an sdrive too
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Here are a couple of websites where you can decode the VIN to determine exactly how a Bimmer is equipped. www.bimmer.work and www.mdecoder.com
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Surely has to be a 4 series Gran Coupe, I have just picked up the 440i version and had it mapped to 420BHP it is comfortable, lots of room for the kids and has the power for when I am alone.
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Ford Flex with ecoboost. Sleeper!
So much this. I traded in my 2013 Flex Ecoboost for my current 2017 340i. I loved that thing. Huge brakes from the police interceptor, lots of power, wide tires, low to the ground, and tons of room.
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Surely has to be a 4 series Gran Coupe, I have just picked up the 440i version and had it mapped to 420BHP it is comfortable, lots of room for the kids and has the power for when I am alone.
How would he fit 6 people in that? Him, his wife, AND 4 kids.
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How would he fit 6 people in that? Him, his wife, AND 4 kids.
It has a massive boot
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How would he fit 6 people in that? Him, his wife, AND 4 kids.
It has a massive boot
Sort of like a rumble seat???
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Sort of like a rumble seat???
Rumble seat / pin ball seat :-D
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Any Lexus/Toyota SUV with the fantastic, venerable 2uz-fe V8, best V8 ever made. Many of them have a third row and are so much more fun to own than any modern X BMW. Plus you will have purchase and maintenance money for a fun, zippy Z3 for your own personal enjoyment!
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