2001 BMW X5 Consumer Review: Horrible quality and workmansh

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Horrible quality and workmanship
By peteryuhu on


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


We bought this used from a private party who was the second owner. All the maintenance and repairs were done by the dealership. It was welled cared for. All I can say, from day 1, it is a lemon. We got for $1K less than private party price, but it is a LEMON. The interior design is great, but the quality of items (door handles-sun shades-back tailgate-etc) feels like the cheap made in China toys that break the same day you open it. This is our second BMW and thought it would be the same quality, our 2001 525i has never had any problems, just routine $65 synthetic oil changes, and normal brake replacements. The X5 is horrible, DO NOT BUY ONE. I should have just bought me a new Odyssey.

Best Features

AWD, rides high like a truck

Worst Features

how about quality control? I think the plant in Spartanburg, SC forgot what QC was and not to mention they forgot reliability means. Typical "American vehicle" built in the 80-90s.
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