Which is unfortunate, since this is the 6th BMW I've owned...now my last.
Purchased this X5 Certified Pre-Owned which basically amounts to at least being able to drive around in a newer model BMW just about every month for the NUMEROUS times I had my X5 in the shop...literally a week after purchase it was in service (bought from an authorized BMW dealer...not that that means anything nowadays).
So far replaced--transmission, alternator, rear lights, roof trim, electronic dash, panorama sunroof fixed (not replaced), xenon headlamp.
The worst part is that it takes THREE visits for every one issue...never done right the first time.
Oh...and BMW charges $50 a pop for CPO repairs.
The ride, the handling, the power considering the vehicle's weight, BMW styling of course.
A lot of things....I think the '05 4.4 model is a complete POS.
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