2008 BMW X5 Long Term Road Test

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2008 BMW X5: It's mine, it's mine

March 17, 2008

2008 BMW X5

Yes, I've been hogging the X5.

But it's such a pleasant car to drive. It's comfy, it's cozy and it allows you to make other motorists on the freeway a distant memory in the rear-view mirror.

I drove it down to Costa Mesa this weekend to the Orange County Performing Arts Center -- a beautiful place, if you've never been there... I tried to take a picture of the X5 outside the modern fa├žade, but alas, my camera didn't cooperate with the bright lights vs. night sky atmosphere. So I went artistic with PhotoShop.

I used the navigation system to guide me there, even though it's super easy to find being right off the I-405. But I wanted to see how it behaved. It suggested a different route to the freeway than I would normally take, which saved me some time. It's always nice to find alternate routes in L.A., even if they only save you 5 minutes. The audio guidance was off and I didn't bother to put it on. The map clearly led me through each step of my journey.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 4,100 miles

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