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      12-02-2012, 12:15 PM   #51
Private First Class
United Kingdom

Drives: MY2013 F25 X3 M Sport
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Falkirk UK

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A joint decision based on common sense and cost

We would have loved the X5 with a nice petrol V8 or twin turbo diesel engine. Unfortunately we pay 1.40 per litre of diesel thats 6.30 per imperial gallon or $10.10 converted to US dollars.

Comparing UK prices to US is interesting, current conversion rates would mean people in the US would pay $8.50c for a US gallon of diesel! In the UK we also pay an annual road tax based on engine emissions, this can be up to 460 ($737) depending on engine efficiency. My F25 2.0Ltr diesel costs me $208 a year for road tax and is very fuel efficient.

The X3 provides us with a reasonably sized luxury vehicle that does not cost us an arm and a leg to run thanks to our tax crazed government.