Our 2001 4.4 X5 is the "Ultimate
driving machine". We love everything
about it except... It has electrical
gremlins in it. The dash warning
lights come on and off all the time,
indicating the need to check rear and
brake lights. We take it to the
dealership, they replace what is
broken, if the check lights are
actually still on when we get to the
dealership and we go home. Some time a
few days later, it happens again..
Check rear lights etc... Consumer
reports rates the 2001's electrical
system very poor. Newer models are
Power power power. The 4.4 V8 in the
X5 has incredible power and handles
great. The GPS is a nice touch also.
My wife loves the seat heaters.
I think BMW has fixed the electrical
problems I have been having. The newer
models don't seem to be having the
same problems. The cupholders in the
front could use some reworking to make
them a little more functional for 2
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