2001 BMW X5 Consumer Review: Awesome SUV, but Quality SUCKS
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2001 BMW X5 - Consumer Review

2001 BMW X5

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Awesome SUV, but Quality SUCKS
By Davil on

Vehicle

2001 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Dear BMW,

Please build your next X5 line with
two major changes:

1: Do something about the terrible
build quality. I have owned mine for
almost 3 years now, and it's been in
the shop about once every 2 months (or
more often) the whole time. The worst
incident was when it took your
dealership's repair folks THREE
separate attempts to fix my leaking
radiator expansion tank (and I may be
about to make a 4th trip to get it
fixed AGAIN).

2: Make the damn thing 6 inches
longer, and put all the extra space in
the cargo area (and btw, offer a 3rd
row seat while you're at it).

Best Features

Handles better than most cars; performance very good; braking; stereo (w/CD changer); heated seats; safety systems & features.

Worst Features

A Nav System that takes less time to calculate directions for a destination than the time it takes me to drive there (i.e. DVD based and use something faster than the 286 processor or whatever junk is in there).
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