Edmund's editor's review is very
accurate! I traded a 2002 525 for this
X5. I wanted more room than the 525,
but really liked interior configuration,
styling, and ride (not to mention how
much I hate the new 530 styling). The
X5 is very very close to my old 525...it
just feels a bit heavier.
The gas mileage has been the only
disappointment, but the X5 feels very
quick and responsive, so I'm guessing
that the mileage is the trade-off.
If you're looking for the BMW ride and
performance, but the size of a SUV, this
is a great choice.
Intermittant wipers that vary speed
automatically is the coolest feature
The huge sunroof gives the car a great feel!
For some reason I seem to be constantly
openning the rear hatch inadvertantly
and have to pull-over and stop to close it.
Given gas prices at this point, the
frequency of the $50+ bill for a
fill-up....better gas mileage
(especially since I've got the smallest
engine) would be a nice improvement.