Car is not worth the dealer hassle. My
X5 lease exp. and the plan was to get
another one. UNTIL my turn in exp. 2
dealers Bob Smith,& Century both said
the car was perfect. I also asked the
pick up dealership to precheck the
car. They didn't. Finally dealer
picks up the car charges $1200 for a
variety of small issues. I had a fit,
called up BMW,they then came up with an
enitrely different list but still 1,200!
If known, I could have repaired all
items for alot less. I tried resolveing
with BMW corporate, no response.
They're to many other good choices out
there to put up with this nonsense. I
just bought the Volvo SUV and I'm happy.
Greater responsibliities between
dealerships and owners. The dealers
don't really care past the immediate
For the $$, you get, "the smile
factor". It gives you peep,
comfort, safety and surefootedness in
the snow AND the rain! Most of all it
SCREAMS success without "trying too
hard!" (Porsche, H2 and ML & G class
drivers can relate.) The Range Rover
is successful today BECAUSE it was
REDESIGNED by BMW. Asked any BMW X5
driver and very few will complain about
the practicality it lacks. X5 drivers
like it because it's prestigious, fast,
luxurious and a blast to drive! Newer
SUVs today offer nothing more but
increase horsepower! Like I said,
imitated but still not yet duplicated!
Speed, Rain sensors, automatic lights,
everything. I'm leasing another one!
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