Vehicle is fun to zip around in. The
ride is stiff/sporty compared to other
Luxury SUVs. The biggest problem I had
with the vehicle was that its AC broke
down 3 times during the 1st year. Only
thing hotter than the Texas temperature
was my temper during this period. To
have plunked over $50K for a vehicle
with an unreliable AC is unthinkable.
Once this problem was resolved, I have
had a very nice experience overall with
The standard Audio system for this
vehicle is a joke. Its the worst in
this category of vehicles.
the bmw x5 is an unbelievable car. The
gas milage is much better than most of
the other suv's i have used and its
4.4 liter v8 engine is terrific.
Furthermore i reccomend the bmw x5 to
drivers out there who want a car that
has a lot of space and which works
well on the road.
the 320 horsepower,xDrive, V8 engine,
better gas milage more horsepower,
Horrible ride. The suspension system
on this vehicle needs to be re-
designed. You will feel every bump in
the road from your toes up to your
jaw! The back storage area is small.
Also, the back seats are very cramped
regarding leg room - perhaps o.k. for
children and pets, but completely
uncomfortable for adults. We could not
get rid of this car fast enough !
I've now covered 5500 miles, with no
problems, other than moisture appearing
in the parking lights. After driving a
2000 528IA sedan for 3 years, I wasn't
sure how I'd feel about the switch to
this SUV. After 3 days behind the wheel
I was sold, and will probably never go
back to a sedan again. This handles
and rides like a BMW, but offers the
typical function SUVs offer. It's
luxurious, yet tasteful and not overdone
The smoothness and power of the 4.4 V8
is incredible, but gas mileage suffers
as a result. My conbined city/ highway
is around 15mpg on premium. The 16 way
comfort seats are excellent, as is the
visability. Top quality BMW fit and
The factory nagvigation system is the
worst system I've ever experienced!--
The after market system on my 2000 528
sedan was far superior, and at lower
cost 3 years ago! Entry and exit very
difficult. Added BMW accessory running
boards and solved the problem.