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11-29-2016 10:13 PM
2hellnbak
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
I loved my 3rd Gen... My wife has one as her daily driver, '98 with the e-locker rear diff... One of these days it's time to rip the running boards off and take her to the trails.
I love it, 2.5" lift, 285's and rear e-locker. This thing has taken me places it probably shouldn't have lol. Beware though.... sometimes the lady folk get a little upset when you rob the running boards
11-29-2016 03:34 PM
virtu



My 2006 Honda CRV AWD
Simple, was cheap, and it is the first car that I owned on my entire life.


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11-29-2016 02:00 PM
asnobody Camping in Zion a couple months ago… more FJ love

11-29-2016 01:16 PM
poutanen
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These tires make this thing unstoppable. When I read the reviews on these tires I thought it was a bunch of hyperbole or people who had never had REAL snow tires. I was wrong, they were right. Big Cottonwood Canyon was fucked yesterday and I never spun once. Pulled out of the trailhead parking lot with 10" new just like the van had AWD. In 6" of slush last week it was like a tank. As I said I took both the professional and user online reviews with a grain of salt. I've had Blizzaks, I've had Hankook ipike rw11s, I've had Michelin X-Ice... These tires are worlds better.. They are spendy though...
The Finns know how to make snow tires! (keep in mind a portion of Finland is in the arctic circle, I think they know snow better than us)

I'm running studded Hakkas now, because we get a lot of hardpack snow covered roads in Alberta. Too cold for salt to work. These tires are GOOD...
11-29-2016 01:04 PM
txb0115
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The new powder chaser...


Now all set up for winter...







These tires make this thing unstoppable. When I read the reviews on these tires I thought it was a bunch of hyperbole or people who had never had REAL snow tires. I was wrong, they were right. Big Cottonwood Canyon was fucked yesterday and I never spun once. Pulled out of the trailhead parking lot with 10" new just like the van had AWD. In 6" of slush last week it was like a tank. As I said I took both the professional and user online reviews with a grain of salt. I've had Blizzaks, I've had Hankook ipike rw11s, I've had Michelin X-Ice... These tires are worlds better.. They are spendy though...
11-29-2016 12:55 PM
corneilli
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I'm in states, so no fun cars like Seat Cupra R or Octavia RS here.
A5 Sportback and 4 GT are "grand tourer". Those are coupe(hatchback) shaped, 4 door cars. Like Panamera or A7, but smaller. Perfect for cruising highways with some boards and friends.

As I know, X1 is based on 3 series, but I'm might be wrong. To me, older X1 looks better then older 3 series (E91). Newer 3 series wagon looks awesome, but it's way more expensive then X1.
I wonder what are other "snappy AWD wagon"?
Yes it uses the E91 platform, my mistake. Btw, watch out when you compare bootspace, the X1 has more in numbers, but a large unpractical chunk of it is located in a compartment under the boot floor. So the touring has more "practical" bootspace. Don't get me wrong they are both great cars, I'm kinda nitpicking to show the differences. It all comes down to the price like you said. If you have the money go for the 3 series, if you can't or are not willing to pay the price buy the X1 (that is if you only want to choose between these two). It's what we did, we can afford it, my parents just didn't want to because my sister started going to college that year.

Too bad you don't have the Octavia RS. I've driven the old audi A4 B7 avant and loved it. My uncle has the audi A6 C7 avant quattro S-line, I've driven it and it's hands down the best car I've ever driven. But it's really really expensive. Actually f*ck the BMW buy an Audi

PS: Ignore the bias towards wagons, the A4 and A6 sedan are both great too.
11-29-2016 12:29 PM
TLN
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The X1 is cheaper. It's funny but we bought the x1 for 21 000€ and my friend bought his 3 series for the same price. Ours had 33k km's on the clock, his 90k. Idk if I'm saying it correctly (English isn't my native language) but the X1 has the same "base" as the 1 series. So it's significantly smaller than the 3 series. It just doesn't look like it. Trunk might not be that much bigger but the difference in legroom is huge. So it's definitly bigger with the backseats folded down. The luxury is hard to describe. The base model just has more options. You should try testing them both out. You'll know what I mean once you sit in both of them.

As for the A5/4 series. Those are both coupes if I'm not mistaken and you sacrife a lot of space with that. It might not be your cup of tea but you might wanna look into a skoda octavia combi RS 4x4. We own a regular skoda octavia combi and I'm loving the ride and the space it has. I actually like it more than the X1. It's cheap AF too when you compare it to BMW. I suggested the RS because of it's power and the base RS model features a lot of options.
I'm in states, so no fun cars like Seat Cupra R or Octavia RS here.
A5 Sportback and 4 GT are "grand tourer". Those are coupe(hatchback) shaped, 4 door cars. Like Panamera or A7, but smaller. Perfect for cruising highways with some boards and friends.

As I know, X1 is based on 3 series, but I'm might be wrong. To me, older X1 looks better then older 3 series (E91). Newer 3 series wagon looks awesome, but it's way more expensive then X1.
I wonder what are other "snappy AWD wagon"?
11-29-2016 12:21 PM
corneilli The X1 is cheaper. It's funny but we bought the x1 for 21 000€ and my friend bought his 3 series for the same price. Ours had 33k km's on the clock, his 90k. Idk if I'm saying it correctly (English isn't my native language) but the X1 has the same "base" as the 1 series. So it's significantly smaller than the 3 series. It just doesn't look like it. Trunk might not be that much bigger but the difference in legroom is huge. So it's definitly bigger with the backseats folded down. The luxury is hard to describe. The base model just has more options. You should try testing them both out. You'll know what I mean once you sit in both of them.

As for the A5/4 series. Those are both coupes if I'm not mistaken and you sacrife a lot of space with that. It might not be your cup of tea but you might wanna look into a skoda octavia combi RS 4x4. We own a regular skoda octavia combi and I'm loving the ride and the space it has. I actually like it more than the X1. It's cheap AF too when you compare it to BMW. I suggested the RS because of it's power and the base RS model features a lot of options.
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I'm keeping 3 wagon in mind, but haven't tried it yet.
Since we're all snowboarders here extra clearance always comes handy, but I'm in midwest right now, and ... it's not too much snow here.(Friends report 3ft of snow in 1 night last week in siberia). So should be fine with wagon too. AFAIK, X1 is cheaper then 3 wagon, isn't it?

Do you think that 3 wagon have way much more space then X1? I understand that X1 ain't big car, but it was fine for me. I really like that lifted low wagon approach. Can I say that X1 is "modern Outback"?
Curious what is different in 3 wagon in terms of luxury? Is there much difference?

There's newer cars that looks very nice to me: A5 Sportback and 4 series Grand tourer. But those are new(=pricey).

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11-29-2016 11:49 AM
TLN
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Originally Posted by corneilli View Post
I've driven both, well kinda, we own a 2014 X1 and my friend has a 2013 BMW 320d xdrive wagon. If you don't need clearance go with the wagon. It's just better in every aspect. The X1 might not look smaller, but it really is. Also the base model of the 3 series has A LOT more luxury than the X1 (should you care about that). The 3 series just feels nicer. I'm a little bit baised though because I'm a huge fan of wagons. Still the arguments are objective.
I'm keeping 3 wagon in mind, but haven't tried it yet.
Since we're all snowboarders here extra clearance always comes handy, but I'm in midwest right now, and ... it's not too much snow here.(Friends report 3ft of snow in 1 night last week in siberia). So should be fine with wagon too. AFAIK, X1 is cheaper then 3 wagon, isn't it?

Do you think that 3 wagon have way much more space then X1? I understand that X1 ain't big car, but it was fine for me. I really like that lifted low wagon approach. Can I say that X1 is "modern Outback"?
Curious what is different in 3 wagon in terms of luxury? Is there much difference?

There's newer cars that looks very nice to me: A5 Sportback and 4 series Grand tourer. But those are new(=pricey).
11-29-2016 11:32 AM
corneilli
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Originally Posted by TLN View Post
Subscribed.

I might be in the market for a car. On the one hand I'm a Subie fan and it fit snowboarders needs just perfect.
On the other CTV is not fun anymore, outback is bigger and slower now, no wrx wagon.

I'm looking at something similar: sporty, awd, with space for stuff.
I drove BMW X1, previous gen, and really liked it. Can also consider 328X wagon: it's almost the same, but lower. I don't need much clearance in midwest.

What are other options? Any love for Volvos? May be I'm missing something else?
I've driven both, well kinda, we own a 2014 X1 and my friend has a 2013 BMW 320d xdrive wagon. If you don't need clearance go with the wagon. It's just better in every aspect. The X1 might not look smaller, but it really is. Also the base model of the 3 series has A LOT more luxury than the X1 (should you care about that). The 3 series just feels nicer. I'm a little bit baised though because I'm a huge fan of wagons. Still the arguments are objective.
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