Excellent power and handling. It is
far smoother than a Mercedes 430 I last
owned. The navigation system is not
easy to use. It is difficult to
program in destinations. It will also
not accept addresses at times and wants
intersections. The new sunroof is
amazing large. Dual climate controls
up front and a separate one for the
back. The ski bag is great for skiers.
It allows the up to 2 skis to slide
through the center of the back seat but
remains covered. The trunk space is
small - this was the reason I
originally bought the Mercedes 4 years
ago. There is obviously no 3rd row
seat option. It is still a fairly
small SUV and easy to park in tight
This is an SUV for people who have
always loved driving performance cars!
You will not feel like you've traded
the fun of driving for the utility of
The car has an incredibly strong feel
for the road and positive powerful
control. The 4.4 sport package is
exceptional, and worth the extra money.
Love the performance! Feels a lot like
a 530 but heavier. Really like and use
the Nav system. Like the rain sensing
Get the CD loader in the front. Need a
third row seat option. It's hard to fit
a bike in the back unfortunately....
I'VE OWNED THREE X5'S. tHE FIRST WAS A
3.0 LITRE WHICH WAS REALLY COMFORTABLE,
HANDLED WELL AND HAD GREAT BREAKS, MY
NEXT WAS A 4.4 IS WHICH ALTHOUGH IT WAS
AN EXCELLENT VEHICLE GOT TERRIBLE
MILEAGE. IF TRADED IT IN FOR A 2004
4.4 WITH THE VALEVTRONIC ENGINE AND THE
SIX SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION.
gETTING BETTER MILEAGE, BUT WHAT i LOVE
ON THIS MODEL IS THE BIGGER SUN ROOF,
THE COMFORT SEATS (PREMIUM PACKAGE) AND
THE GREAT UPGRADED SOUND SYSTEM. tHE
VEHICLE IS POWERFUL, COMFORTABLE,
QUIET, ALL COMPETANCE AND GRACE WITH A
KICK ASS ENGINE WHEN YOU NEED IT.
COMFORT SEATS - GREAT LEATHER AND
GREAT NEW EXPANDED SUN-ROOF.
TOP OF THE LINE SOUND SYSTEM.
EXCELLENT NEW ENGINE AND TRANNY.
SOLID STIFF RIDE WITHOUT BREAKING YOUR
BACK -TYPICAL BMW!
UPDATE THE EXTERIOR LOOK EVEN MORE - IT
IS GETTING A BIT TIRED.