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Monday, December 05, 2005
Vehicle Issues
Most of you know that I am thinking of getting a new car and I actually boiled all my choices down 2 to SUVs! I also set up a poll regarding this issue and the following table shows the results to the poll!

Current Results






Which SUV should I get?

Votes
2007 BMW X5 37%7
2006 Audi Q7 26%5
I don't know! I like both! 5%1
A different SUV! (Please leave a comment as to which one you would say would be better!) 32%6

19 votes total



What can be seen is that the BMW has most of the votes followed by "different SUV" then the Audi! Now there are changes, and the drama continues! I was notified that the X5 will not be coming out in the Middle Eastern region till early 2007! I cannot wait till then so the idea of getting one is scratched! As for "different SUV" not many people specified which one so that is out of the question! In other words the only thing left is the Audi Q7, but that too also has issues!

I THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO BE EASY! I WAS SOOO WRONG!

The dealership here said that the Q7 will be entering the market in March 2006 so they will be taking orders this month! They called me up yesterday and informed me that there is no updates on the situation and that they are NOT taking orders! Hence it's most likely going to be that orders will be taken in March for vehicles arriving in June or July!

Now, it kinda suck but it's the only way to go, I'm looking at the BMW 550i! I saw the first one to come to Kuwait last Thursday and it was nice! That is one option and the other one is a BMW my brother just called me about! The other BMW is a modified 3 series and I will update this post by adding pictures of it once I take a look at it after work!

Do you guys have any advice or point of view regarding the issue at hand?

Posted by The Stallion @ 12:08 PM  
9 Comments:
  • At December 05, 2005 7:34 PM, Blogger shady q80 said…

    BMW is not only an excellent make, but the M5 has been out longer than the Q7, thus they have had enough time to iron out the kinks. It is usually a good idea to forego the first version of anything.

    cheers

     
  • At December 05, 2005 7:49 PM, Blogger Judy Abbott said…

    Patience is a bless :)
    if you really want the car wait for it ..im sure you are driving a good car right now..ila etha kanat passing away.

     
  • At December 05, 2005 10:17 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    Shady Q80: Dude if I can afford the M5 I would get it in a heart beat! I wanted the X5 but can't wait for it! The engine in the Q7 is based on the 4.2 that's on the A8!

    "Juddy Abbott": The saying is originoally, "Ignorance is Bliss!" I can't wait anymore! I have been waiting for 2 years to get one and I can't wait anymore!

     
  • At December 06, 2005 1:54 AM, Blogger ***Diamon*** said…

    Are u asking guys or gals? You know well women decided better with visual affects I mean pics and pics and some more detail pics.
    And by details I mean like CD,navigation system, DVD ...
    not the engine type or the cylinders, horse power.. get it.
    hehehehe I think I have made a fool of myself enough.
    Now I have absoultely no idea what you should get. Just get the second best you like and the one you can afford. ;P
    (since the pockets are a little light to get the 1st choice)

     
  • At December 06, 2005 7:35 AM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    ***Diamon***: I will post pics of the car my brother wants me to get in the next post! As for the luxuries then you just have to log on the the respective manufacturer's website and check it out! ;o)

    BTW I'm a gadget freak so if there are new "toys" then I want them as part of my ride!

     
  • At December 16, 2005 8:43 PM, Blogger moryarti said…

    I just came back from the Dubai Motor show .. Q7 is nice, but lacks that Luxury SUV attitude that X5 has .. stick to the beemer :)

     
  • At December 16, 2005 8:55 PM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    Moryarti: You're lucky you got to go to the motor show? I think they have a black one for show right? The one they had in Kuwait in the autoshow last month was Silver! I might not be able to get either one now cause both are coming out too late! According to an interview made by GearOne TV with the Sales Manager of Audi ME the Q7 will not be in the market till July! According to the BMW dealership here the new X5 will not come out in the Middle Eastern market till March 2007!

     
  • At December 17, 2005 6:08 AM, Blogger moryarti said…

    Wallahi ya stallion you didn't miss much - the usual "dubai" marketing hype if you know what i mean..

    There were both - silver and black. They elevated the black one (making it look like a proper SUV) but got the silver one's suspension down - which made it look like the A4 station wagon on setriods.

    I am fishing for a car myself, thats why i actually went there twice...

    i only took a closer look at 3 cars. The new Charger RT(very very manly car) gigantic 5.8 HEMI engine - and affordable for Dhs 128k almost (approx KD 10k).

    I also checked out the New Hummer H3 - also cheap for a Hummer - starting with about Dh 125k, but lacked the H2 ummmph.. felt the tyres were too small and its quite plain from inside.

    Then my all time love of my life - the 540i with an M Kit. Going away for Dhs 225 (KD 19K)

    :..(

     
  • At December 17, 2005 7:09 AM, Blogger The Stallion said…

    Moryarti: The Charger is an amazing car, I won't recomend the H3 to anyone, but the 5 series is amazing! I was thinking of a 550 with SMG but I have a time restriction on me and so I have to get a car ASAP! This means I can't put an order in for any car! :-(

    Good luck on finding a car! I know I'm having a hard time!

     
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