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2001 BMW X5

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Knifeman's X5
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By Knifeman
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


Review

This vehicle is the smoothest road car
we have ever owned. It is far
superior to anything designed in
Detroit. I am considering buying a
second to use on my daily commute.
Fuel mileage is not as good as I wish
it was, but comfort and reliability
make up for this slight weakness. The
car is a bit expensive to maintain,
but we are very happy with it.


Best Features

Comfort, Reliability


Worst Features

Fuel Mileage, expense to maintain


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Great car
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By CDF
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

The only issue we have had with this
suv is that the bulbs blow every other
month in the front headlights (not
Xenon). The dealer replaces them with
no problem - just drive up and they'll
come outand pop in new bulbs. Other
than that, it is a great car.


Best Features

Great stereo system. Heated steering wheel. All features are great.


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BMW X5 "Pinto in a 3 piece suit"
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By av8r07
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

What do you get from BMW's latest 50K+
SUV? I think of it as a Pinto in a 3
piece suit. Looks great, fun to drive
but an absolute junker in terms of
quality and reliability, not to mention
some of the worste customer service I
have ever experienced. BMW USA has
proven to be horrible in terms of
customer service and apparently have no
problem leaving thier customer's
literally out in the cold. If your
looking to drop 50K on an SUV don't


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CPO 2001 X5 for the wife
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By swsms
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2001 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Bought it for Valentine's Day and she
loves it!! A little rougher ride
coming from a '97 Acura RL but the
handling, acceleration, and sound
system are awesome. This is the only
SUV my wife liked that doesn't make her
feel like 'soccor mom'! So far, I've
just noticed a rattle in the driver's
door and in the rear climate control
unit, but overall I am inpressed with
the solid feel of the X5. We've test
driven multiple MDXs and have not felt
as secure. With the CPO warranty and
lots of prayer, I hope to limit my
trips to the dealer for service.


Best Features

Mahogany Metallic color, AWD, great sound system, solid feel.


Worst Features

None since all of the improvements were made in 2002 - 2004.


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Electrical gremlins
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By BrittB
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2001 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Our 2001 4.4 X5 is the "Ultimate
driving machine". We love everything
about it except... It has electrical
gremlins in it. The dash warning
lights come on and off all the time,
indicating the need to check rear and
brake lights. We take it to the
dealership, they replace what is
broken, if the check lights are
actually still on when we get to the
dealership and we go home. Some time a
few days later, it happens again..
Check rear lights etc... Consumer
reports rates the 2001's electrical
system very poor. Newer models are
much improved.


Best Features

Power power power. The 4.4 V8 in the X5 has incredible power and handles great. The GPS is a nice touch also. My wife loves the seat heaters.


Worst Features

I think BMW has fixed the electrical problems I have been having. The newer models don't seem to be having the same problems. The cupholders in the front could use some reworking to make them a little more functional for 2 cups.


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