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So what do you think of it?
So what do you think of it?
Icy Cold [ 3 ] ** [7.89%]
Cool To The Touch [ 10 ] ** [26.32%]
Blah, My Water's Warm! [ 14 ] ** [36.84%]
Micheal Jackson Uncool [ 11 ] ** [28.95%]
Total Votes: 38
post Aug 9 2004, 06:47 PM
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The Lord of The Rings

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Specs(based on the 4.4i):

Key Specs:
Standard Engine-4.4L V8
Standard Transmission-6 Speed Automatic
Horsepower @ RPM-315@5400
Torque @ RPM-324@3600

Fuel Economy Cty/Hwy16 / 22
EPA ClassFour Wheel Drive SUV
Number of Valves-32
Valves Configuration-Dual Overhead Cam/Twin Overhead Cam

Cargo Volume (MFR)-23.8

Crash Test Rating-5*/5*

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post Aug 9 2004, 06:48 PM
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Sorry dude, I am not particularly fond of SUVs.
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post Aug 9 2004, 07:11 PM
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Like I have said before, there are only 2 cool SUVs in the world. The Land Rover 90/110 and the Toyota Landcruiser (before it got plasticy and soft).
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post Aug 9 2004, 07:30 PM
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peperony and chease

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Voted cool for X5s of note:

-3.0i for manual transmission
-Dinan Supercharged S3-X5 4.6is for power, speed
-4.8is for good looks

If only the three could be combined.
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post Aug 9 2004, 08:45 PM
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cool, only because i always had a soft spot for any BMW whistle.gif
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post Aug 9 2004, 08:48 PM
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I will stand, or I will fall. But I will not sit.

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Big Beemers are not cool.
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post Aug 9 2004, 09:15 PM
Post #7

manual >

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they're decent, but pointless
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White RSX
post Aug 9 2004, 09:33 PM
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Super Great Guitar Player!

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Just another Sport Futility Vehicle
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post Aug 9 2004, 09:51 PM
Post #9

Talkin' the talk since 2003

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Uncool...as my friend calls it, "the blech 5"
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post Aug 10 2004, 04:51 AM
Post #10

Stuck in the Tundra

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Meh...all that weight, and less cargo space than a VW Golf.

MJ uncool.
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post Aug 10 2004, 10:04 AM
Post #11

See Ya

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They're cool, but not something to look twice at or take pictures on the highway.
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post Aug 10 2004, 10:12 AM
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Mmmm that feels nice.

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You sold your Boxster for this....
MJ Uncool
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post Aug 10 2004, 10:29 AM
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The 4.4i and 4.6i are exceptioanlly fast but I think they are a novelty. While much bulkier and heavier that the 5-series sedans they are based on, there is hardly any useful cargo space and the tapered roofline at the rear really impedes how much cargo you can fit behind the rear seat. Also, I am not very impressed with the quality of the materials used for the interior. The X5 is assembled in the U.S. so I doubt that it's put together as well as other models manufactured in Germany. Bottom line. The X5 was BMW's attempt to cash in on the SUV bandwagon.

I'd rather have a 325xi all-wheel-drive wagon and it's substantially cheaper.

The X5 still gets a "cool" vote from me - mainly because of the manual equipped X5 3.0i.
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Mr b00st
post Aug 10 2004, 12:08 PM
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That Frigging BMW Driver

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MJ uncool.

Take a BMW- a car that has traditionally been a nimble, solid, enjoyable vehicle to drive with good steering responses, rapid acceleration, strong brakes, and a fun nature (well, in a german sort of way)- and then totally muck it up.

The SUV has all the features that BMW didn't used to- and really shouldn't- stand for- high center of gravity, high kerb weight, not exactly sparking acceleration (325bhp and it can't crack under 7 for a 0-60? sad.) The X5 is almost as bad of a brand sellout as teh Cayenne is.

you expect great things from BMW, and the X5 doesn't deliver. The FX45 is the "BMW" of SUV's, and that's because it can't really do any SUV things. That's because the concept of a truck and a BMW don't mix, dumbasses, and they never will.

I'm not a BMW jerk (the only bimmer i like is the M Coupe in 315bhp form and the old 635CSi models, M1, and early M5's) but the X5 makes me mad every tiime i see one. THe X3 is less pointless, wait no it's more pointless... cause it's a bad bmw and a piss poor truck. Same with the X5.
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post Sep 3 2004, 08:09 AM
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Pit Mechanic

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"If the Beemer X3 is for the common glue sniffer than an X5 is for drug-dealers or footballers wives" Jeremy Clarkson

Says it all really, if there was a section below MJ uncool then this would be in it, and it's a sign of all the bad things about capitalisation...
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post Mar 27 2006, 08:04 AM
Post #16

Shift Noob

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Who voted Icy Cold? Does anyone here work for BMW?
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