i used to own a 80's BMW and hated it.
never looked at another one for 2
decades until people convinced me
otherwise. things definitely have
changed for sure. as the result, i
just purchased a X5 and it drives
beautifully and turn heads all over
the place. my percepton on BMWs have
changed completely. X5 has plenty of
power, smoothness of american cars,
solidness of european made cars, looks
of japanese cars, and its own class of
BMW! just drove 400 mils on a road
trip and it is awesome!
I went to the BMW Center at Spartanburg
to pick up the vehicle. It is a great
experience and I had the opportunity to
drive an identical vehicle on both the
road track and off-road track at
whatever extremes I had the nerve and
capability to handle, so I can
guarantee it is stable and will peform
as I have come to expect from a BMW. It
is exceptionally smooth for an SUV.
The engine, drive train and AWD
combination are perfectly integrated.
The split rear hatch, the perimeter
sensors, the quality of the interior
appointments and the exterior design
The cup holders are bad. They will not
hold two cups of any shape at the same
time. The audio system should offer a
cassette/CD combination. The front
passenger seat should fold foward for
loading long objects.
The BMW x5 is perhaps the most
elegantly designed, sport SUV
available. The vehicle rides and
handles like a dream. It is
essentially a 5 series that is
disguised as an SUV. The 3.0 is
perfectly adequate for the average
consumer looking for a reasonably
priced sport SUV. The 4.4 is for the
true enthusiast who desires the added
performance of the larger engine. We
won't even discuss the dream of the
The sport package is essential, and
improves the vehicles image immensely.
The X5 is clearly the most attractive
SUV on the market; leaving others such
as the Porsche in the dust.
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