mtn
mtn UltimaDork
10/22/14 7:59 a.m.

If I'm spending that money, I can afford to maintain anything. So I'm going with the G55. X5 is just too... pedestrian? Not the right word, but an X5 is pretty common.

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
10/22/14 8:46 a.m.

Neither. Blech

HiTempguy
HiTempguy UberDork
10/22/14 8:56 a.m.

G-wagon, because its a god damn g-wagon and that is how the ballers roll :p

Actually, neither as well for me. X6M, now you have my attention. Or porsche cayenne... Or toureg diesel.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
10/22/14 9:10 a.m.

somebody around here has a factory supercharged Range Rover that is the absolutely tits.. but if I had to choose between those two.. I would take the BMW, but only because I have been in one and it was impressive. Never touched the AMG, so I do not know what to expect, but I imagine it is just as special

Duke
Duke UltimaDork
10/22/14 9:11 a.m.

A G-wagen's sole purpose in life is to demonstrate that the owner is rich enough to be that stupid. Whether the vehicle has actual capability or not is irrelevant; it will never be used. An overpriced image vehicle of the most idiotic sort. It's the "country estate" version of the metrosexual Range Rover Evoq - an ostentatious fashion accessory for the tweed-and-dogs crowd instead of the pretentious urbanites. Or, with some horrific cosmetic surgery, for ballers. I admit to pretty much hating Mercedes, though.

Out of the two, I'd rather have the BMW. But that isn't saying much.

bgkast
bgkast SuperDork
10/22/14 9:14 a.m.

In reply to Duke:

Incorrect

Duke
Duke UltimaDork
10/22/14 9:18 a.m.

In reply to bgkast:

No, correct. Please read original statement below.

Duke wrote: Whether the vehicle has actual capability or not is irrelevant; it will never be used.
Wally
Wally MegaDork
10/22/14 9:33 a.m.

Another vote for the G-wagen.

HappyAndy
HappyAndy UltraDork
10/22/14 9:35 a.m.

If the question is Buck$-up Baller-style go-fast SUV that won't make your mechanic or parts supplier wealthy, The answer is Infinity FX45.

Edit: If you're actually planning to go 'wheeling then the G Wagon is an acceptable answer, just be prepared to cry when you find out how much it cost to fix it when it breaks.

Rusted_Busted_Spit
Rusted_Busted_Spit UltraDork
10/22/14 9:37 a.m.

G-wagon hands down. It would be stupid fun to take one wheelin.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/22/14 10:07 a.m.

Having been on the Autobahn in a G-Wagen, I can say that it's capabilities are quite high. Even so, I would choose the BMW.

Cotton
Cotton UltraDork
10/22/14 10:11 a.m.
Duke wrote: In reply to bgkast: No, correct. Please read original statement below.
Duke wrote: Whether the vehicle has actual capability or not is irrelevant; it will never be used.

Pics of them being used https://www.google.com/search?q=g+wagon+expedition&safe=active&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=625&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=DclHVKWoIu-QsQS_r4A4&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Powar
Powar SuperDork
10/22/14 10:21 a.m.

I'll take the Geländewagen, please.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
10/22/14 10:23 a.m.

Gwagons are good enough for the Canadian Military

Ian F
Ian F UltimaDork
10/22/14 10:29 a.m.

Having followed a couple of X5M's around the area during my commute, I'm voting for that. I'm a sucker for steamroller rear tires... and I like the more subdued "q-ship" appearance of the BMW.

Oddly enough, of the 3 "super SUV's" mentioned, the Land Rover is the one I see most around here, followed by the G-wagon (AMG versions mostly - I guess when you can afford one of those, you don't buy the "cheap" version) and then the BMW (of course, non-M versions are like ants around here - so I take notice when I see an M).

Klayfish
Klayfish UltraDork
10/22/14 10:32 a.m.

You said price doesn't matter. Then get 'em both, 'cause one of them...possibly both...is going to be in the shop for repairs at any given time. You don't want to be left without a way to style-n-profile.

dyintorace
dyintorace UberDork
10/22/14 11:14 a.m.

A buddy had an X5M that was seriously upgraded. Dyno'd at ~850 at the wheels. It was truly scary fast. Sounded insane too.

Duke
Duke UltimaDork
10/22/14 11:24 a.m.
Cotton wrote:
Duke wrote: In reply to bgkast: No, correct. Please read original statement below.
Duke wrote: Whether the vehicle has actual capability or not is irrelevant; it will never be used.

Pics of them being used https://www.google.com/search?q=g+wagon+expedition&safe=active&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=625&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=DclHVKWoIu-QsQS_r4A4&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Those users are absolutely no more typical than this kind:

Cotton
Cotton UltraDork
10/22/14 11:57 a.m.
Duke wrote:
Cotton wrote:
Duke wrote: In reply to bgkast: No, correct. Please read original statement below.
Duke wrote: Whether the vehicle has actual capability or not is irrelevant; it will never be used.

Pics of them being used https://www.google.com/search?q=g+wagon+expedition&safe=active&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=625&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=DclHVKWoIu-QsQS_r4A4&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ

Those users are absolutely no more typical than this kind:

Oh I agree 100%. As a matter of fact I'd say the pictures I referenced are much less typical. I just don't agree with your statement of them "never being used".

Anyway, I'd go with the G-Wagon. Always liked the design.

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