I have owned 6 different 3s and bought the suv for my wife because she wanted a suv.
I have had good luck with my other BMWs but this X5 was the worst thing I have ever owned. It does have power and does drive more like a sports car then a suv but the thing was the worst built car I have ever owned. Everything that could go wrong has.
I had a few friends that worked at the dealership and they told me they are junk but I already had purchased it and was stuck with it. After I started having problems I did some googleing and found tht everyone has the same problems. I am
about to post it on craigslist for parts. I will never own another BMW. Crappy service too.
This has been a very good car. It now has 120000 miles. The only thing other than reg maint was the transfer case/transaxle was replaced at about 75000 miles. This wasn't under complete warr. BMW shared the cost even though strict maint had been documented. At 117000, I installed a new alternator . It cost 350.00 which was a deal compared to the 750.00 that BMW wanted. I did the labor myself. I repair cars for a living so I keep very good maint schedules on my stuff.
The BMW X5 is attractrive not only
for it's safety features but it
perfomance. My X5 is scary fast still
drives like new and I have never ever
had a mechanical issue. I will drive
this car as long as I could.
In 4 years and 49000 miles this car
has been in the shop for a repair just
twice, both under warranty. The car
is as tight and fun to drive as the
day I bought it. I never keep cars
after the warranty has expired, but in
this case I am making an exception. I
can't find another car I like any
better, and it is so good I figure
maybe to save a little money and stay
with it for another year or so.
The 4.4 engine coupled with this tran
The luggage privacy cover is a poor
design and has since been changed.