2008 BMW X5: Schtick
June 18, 2008
Besides being a bit thirsty, I think the X5 is a pretty solid vehicle. It's comfy, fast and has a slick design.
Except for the auto stick.
In the grand scheme of things this is a minor blip, but I honestly think it's the brainchild of an engineer with too much free time... There is nothing wrong with the tried and true PRNDL stick, but the Günter and pals went ahead and made this nouveau version.
I feel it's awkward to use, except for the button on top that'll drop you quickly into Park. Is the push of a button that much of an advantage over six inches of travel? Not really in my opinion.
Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer