3 Years of Mostly Fun
By AML_BMW on
2001 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
After 3yrs of driving, experience has been
mostly good. Fun to drive, decent fuel
economy. Biggest problem has been
window lifts! Every lift has been replaced
once, driver door twice. Have been told by
dealer this is a weak point in a number of
BMW products. Other problems have been
peeling door handles, gas tank sensors.
Dealer has been great, taking care of us.
Thinking hard as to whether to lease
another one. Window lifts are biggest
concern to us on an otherwise good
road feel. 24mpg on long road trip. safety.
Fix the window lift design!!!! No excuses.
Even a lowly Ford has a better design that
hold up. more trunk space, and more power
from the 3.0 (I know its in there!)