Great vehicle after 15K
By Big tires on
2001 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
Bought it as a Certified Preowned with 25K on it. It is the most desirable SUV in its class. After several road trips with a baby, we like its safety features, ability to get places quickly and decent fuel mileage. There are some electrical gremlins that I can not duplicate for the dealer that only happen 20% of the time.
Transmission is the smoothest and most "read your mind" operating unit that I have ever driven. It makes my Dad's RX300 feel like a Ford. Steering at any road speed is well weighted and precise. Much better than any other SUV on the market.
Some plastic interior parts seem cheap. Rear heat and air controls are just a "vent" with a fan speed.