"A brilliant vehicle with a few warts"4.5 starson by drivefasttakechances
Pros: The driving characteristics are really amazing. The engine pulls like mad pretty much all the time, and the handling defies belief. It's also extremely comfortable inside and has plenty of bells and whistles.
Cons: As noted, the navigation system stinks. The color scheme is awful, and the algorithms are annoyingly stubborn to adapt to driver-initiated route changes. The entertainment system also has some annoying quirks with how they tag songs that you upload
Summary: The review is pretty accurate, but some of the nitpicking smells of complaining for complaining's sake. Yes, the fuel economy sucks, but there's a price to be paid for an engine that has this much power...but you know that before you buy it. The automatic transmission would presumably be a weak link, but driving it erases any fears, as the slushbox is amazingly good (especially the paddles). Yes, Sport mode stinks, but use the paddles instead. The NAV sucks, no way around it. The new iDrive system is noticeably better, but it still has some quirks, particularly using Gracenote's DB for music on the hard drive.
All that said, it's got enough room for five people with gear, and it also has enough power and handling to mimic a roller coaster. For someone who needs the practicality of an SUV but doesn't want to sacrifice the joys of a sports car, this is one of the only tickets in town.
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