Ehh I don't know if I would go that far but I do get people all the time telling me how poor they think the X3 is relative to the cars I sell.I can see a lot of shit-slinging that's gonna go down here...but it's about time. Fuck the X3, it's the worst car sold today IMO.
That was Top gear. I should have some pictures and maybe videos of a bunch of brand new Land Rovers driving off-road monday.i love that advert. just the first bit obviously. i hate the X3, and the X5, and any other SUV that doesn't have a green oval badge. Vette Boss got it 100%, LR is the only good 4x4 manufacturer, which i why i love 'em.
i remember one of the shows trying the capabilites of the X5, and it failed miserably against a series 1 Landy. and even on road tyres the new Disco and Range Rover can go seriously off-road.
still a great advert though
Ya, I noticed the F-150 too, I loled.Cute comercial, but if I did buy an SUV, I'd much rather have the truck chasis and truck engine. Though I think it funny that the guy started off with a Cadillac Escalade-ish SUV and had a Ford F-150 underneath...
And if I wanted an overglorified wagon I'd get me an XC70...
Last I checked, I don't believe BMW, or any of the "fake" SUV makers market their cars as hardcore off-road vehicles. They market them for what they are: tall wagons usually with 4wd meant for the road. I have never seen a BMW X5 or X3 commercial where the car was climbing up some dirt road pretending to be an off-roader. They're not meant for it, not built for it, and not sold like it, so I don't know where all this backlash is coming from. So the X3 has zero off-road ability...it's not supposed to have any. It's supposed to have on-road ability, which it does. I think this wannabe-SUV attitude is a result of magazines and TV shows comparing all manner of SUVs together when they're made for different purposes.Interesting commercial, but as I thought when I first saw it, the argument cuts both ways -- what's hidden beneath the non-truck SUVs is the fact that they are fake SUVs based on cars that have little or no offroad ability whatsoever -- poor ground clearance, no transfer case (meaning with three open differentials what you have is in fact one wheel drive), no low range. Repeat the same commercial with an Accord or a 3 series hiding beneath the exterior. Add the lame attempt to redefine their fake 4x4s as "Sports Activity Vehicles" (does BMW really think ANYBODY will call their tall cars SAVs?) and, well, you get where I'm going.
I'll name a few...Last I checked, I don't believe BMW, or any of the "fake" SUV makers market their cars as hardcore off-road vehicles.