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2008 BMW X5: Fulton's Folly

October 28, 2008

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I just spent about a week in the X5. I like it, the transmission is too jerky (first is too short)but otherwise it's a comfortable SUV.

On a three hour road trip, I noticed there are too many levers - short levers, long levers, levers with, with switches ontop of the levers - I felt like an antebellum riverboat captain bleeding off steam as I adjust the steering wheel, set the cruise control and check the outside temperature. Maybe GM's cruise/turn/high beam stalk isn't so bad after all. Anyone think I'm full of it?

Brian Moody, Road Test Editor.

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2008 BMW X5 in WA is:

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