2007 bmw x5 vs. lexus gx 470
We're considering either a 2007 BMW X5 or a Lexus GX470 as our next vehicle to replace our Lexus LX470 when the lease is out. Although I love this car and would purchase it in a minute (only 29,000 miles and in great condition) we have to lease for business reasons. But this time we'll probably purchase it when the lease is up.
Does anyone have any opinions that might help us decide? We live near Philly and have a get away spot in the mountains and frequently transport 2 large, hairy dogs. The Lexus is a known commodity to us -reliable, roomy and very similar to what we now drive, but it's going to be redesigned in another year.
The BMW might be more fun to drive but since BMW is touting it as "all new, second generation" there aren't any reviews. And I don't know anything about run flat tires. The salesman told us they can't be repaired but must be replaced if they get a nail and go flat. So if you have some miles on the vehicle and have to replace one, don't you then have to replace at least 2? That could get expensive.
I'd appreciate any opinions from forum members.