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I just recently discovered this website and am very excited to learn from all of you about these cars. I've had a BMW 3 series for the past 5 years. (great car.) Recently we decided to upgrade and I was 100% set on X5 even though I have never driven it. Seemed like the decision was made until my buddy told me to take ML500 for a spin. All I have to say is wow, I was like a kid in a candy store. Reminded me first time I was in the strip joint, well not quite but you get the point. Anyway I loved the car but I had to test the X5 just to know what the fuss is all about. I actullay enjoyed the rough suspension and it corners great, kind of reminded me of my 3 series. Problem is that I don't think you can compare the 06 x5 with 06 ml. X5 is way outdated, has the body of 2001. Make long story short, what do you guys think of the price I got?

22k miles
Fully loaded (navi, dvd, xenon, new tires, etc)
Mercedes dealer was asking 30.5. After a week and a half of battle, walked out for 26.5.

Also just as fyi for anyone looking.
First MLI looked at and was ready to buy had clear carfax but upon further inspection arranged by me at mercedes dealer, we discovered that the car had previosly been in front end collision. I guess carfax isn't always accurate.
Even further, carmax told me that in my state of IL they don't have to report frame damage, therefore carfax will not show it. I was speechless.
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