2001 BMW X5 Consumer Review: Awesome to drive, but build qu
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Awesome to drive, but build quality sux
By Davil2u on

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

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I love this car. It is without question the most fun SUV to drive on the market. If you've driven a Ford Expedition or the like, take an X5 for a test drive. If you are driving enthusiast, you'll never want to drive anything else. The handling is amazing in a vehicle of this type and weight. That being said, it leaves a lot to be desired in terms of build quality. Or let me just say that BMW X5 build quality can be summed up in two words: it sucks. If you buy a new one, do yourself a favor and get the longest extended warranty you can (100k miles, I believe)... that's assuming you plan to keep it that long.

Favorite Features

Handling, especially on twisty roads. Park distance control! V8 engine

Suggested Improvements

# 1 issue: make the cargo area larger by 6 inches! Have the German engineers spend some time learning about 'quality control' and 'build quality' from the Japanese. Why aren't the headrests powered like in the 5 series sedans?
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