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Unread 07-24-2014, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default BMW M6 vs. Range Rover.... What should I get??

Budget is $35-$40k... so obviously buying used. Looking for ~2010 Range rover full size or ~2008 BMW M6.

Most people (my friends are college aged) think I am crazy for comparing the two, but honestly I'd buy the range rover and not even think twice except range rover
came out with a new body style in '13. My price range is around '10
models. I don't need the newest year, but I want the newest body style
(big concern of mines). I just think I'd be disappointed if I spend that
much money ($35-$40k) and I"ll always think it's "old"

I live in a small, condensed, college town, I live 2-3 miles from the gym and school (where 90% of my driving takes place), and there is no place to actually drive an M6 with speed. So don't think I'd take advantage of the M6 car if I got that. Plus, I am not sure if the M6 is for an everyday drive, think it's more of a Sunday car.

Gas? They both get crappy gas miles. But I don't drive more than 5-10 miles a day (if that) so it's not a concern.

Space? It's me 95% of the time alone, so the M6 would do. But, my brother is in Med School 4 hours away, parent's house is 2 hours away, we have a vacation home 5 hours away, and we travel within the region quite a bit and noone else in my family has a big car, so it's a bit hard when we travel. Dad wanted me to get Tahoe/Escalade, but those are too big...I think he is trying to get me to drive the family mini-van lol. Think Range Rover is as big I'd get.


Completely lost on what I should get or lean towards. Thoughts? Opinions?

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Unread 07-24-2014, 11:08 PM   #2
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My personal choice would be the M6. Faster, smaller, and it's hard to argue with a V10.

Both are classy as **** though, if I could pick a big car and money weren't an issue I'd go with a Range Rover.
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You're also in the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 range in terms of price.
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Get the range! The BMW is getting older, and thus nearing the age where it will start needing maintenance of many kinds. It shares the same power plant as the M5, so when parts go, or services are needed, they will be very expensive.

Purely from the maintenance side of things, i would go for the range rover since it will still be fairly new and not too many miles.
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