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      02-08-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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X3 or 3 Series Touring?

Help!
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      02-08-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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This is a joke, right?

What I mean is. What kind of question is "Help!"? You'd get a better reaction by posting a thoughtful question with information about what it is you are looking for in a vehicle, your expectations and what if anything you know about each that you like or dislike, so people could comment better.
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      02-08-2013, 01:37 PM   #3
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No...looking for reasons why or why not
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      02-08-2013, 02:15 PM   #4
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Definitely Touring. Nicer, faster, nimbler...
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      02-08-2013, 02:57 PM   #5
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Definitely Touring. Nicer, faster, nimbler...
+1 It would be my choice if the 335i version were available in the States.
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      02-08-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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I don't like 'station wagons'. I prefer SU(A)V or sedan/coupe body styles.
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      02-08-2013, 03:53 PM   #7
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definately X3. Way more interior space and better cargo space and more comfortable. Give up marginal handling.
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      02-08-2013, 03:59 PM   #8
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Definitely Touring. Nicer, faster, nimbler...
Yep agree. Unless you require more space its an easy choice.
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      02-08-2013, 04:37 PM   #9
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      02-08-2013, 05:25 PM   #10
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The 3GT is far more interesting to me than an X3. If it prices out like a 328i xDrive, it's a no brainer. If it had a hybrid drive train, it'd be even better.
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Test drive both - horses for courses....

If I didn't have a small child (and trying for another), then I would have gone for a 5 Series Saloon. Actually we sort of did that: I have an X3, husband has a 5 Series Saloon. I like the X3 more than the 3 Series, but either you like an SUV or you don't.

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....either you like an SUV or you don't.

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Disagree. I've had an SUV the last 8 years. Like it fine. Doesn't mean a person can't like something else. The 3 series GT is supposed to be higher than a sedan. It's perfectly reasonable for those who don't require the wagon backend of an SUV.
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      02-08-2013, 11:43 PM   #13
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If you have a wife (or a husband) why not both !
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I own a touring now (not the F31) and i´m in the market for a new one now, and after having tried out the X3 i´m sold.
Meets all my and my families needs.
Very comfortable indeed. The way the car changed when i vent to sport mode, also made me think i would not miss the touring to much.
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FWIW...spy video of the 3 series GT at Nüburgring:
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