Amazing vehicle but tires are major flaw
By glouis188 on
2010 BMW X5 xDrive35d 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6A)
I love this vehicle!I ordered the diesel even though I live in Minnesota and it delivers as advertised even in -18 deg.It's worth every penny regardless of the negative reviews on price and the I-Drive (which is great!).I'm a car guy and this thing just rocks.Close your eyes, sign on the line and you won't be sorry. No comparison to any of the other Lux SUVs that I drove, amazing! One issue to keep in mind. The vehicle came with Bridgestone Dueler H/L tires as OE and they are awful. Since new, they have droned on so loudly that I went back to the dealer at 850 miles thinking there was an issue.There is, as they are cupping but the dealers hands are tied until 5K miles. Avoid these tires!
The Diesel is seamless and their doesn't seem to be a spool up lag as with other turbos. Combined mileage is ~24 at low temp and constant snow. The Idrive is very easy now and I haven't looked at the manual. I'm 6'6" and very comfortable as the car is so open and the sunroof makes it even better