My 6th BMW. Best feature: EASILY
the most comfortable ever for a a long
drive (lumbar support seats are
fantastic). Next, sedan handling and
performance. I've achieved a better
time than the 528i over my fav route of
hiways and country roads. Most annoying
feature: the AWFUL tinny noise when
shutting the door. Biggest SMALL
annoyance - unreliable warning LCD
icons e.g. is a breakdown imminent or
is it simply an icon fault (again).
Great fit & finish but qual of BMW
materials declines yearly (like
others). Best was my '85 325E. Still
luv 'em. I went to MB once(300 coupe).
Soulless - a big mistake. MB briefly
had my brain; BMW will always have my
The whole package. There could be
more trunk space, but why spoil the
styling? For someone who has raced,
rallied and hugely enjoyed driving for
so long, this is an excellent
compromise to slide gracefully into a
fun retirement. When they fix the X3
interior I'll switch for more fun
Kill the tinny noise when shutting the
doors. More reliability on icon
warnings. Have comp calculate 'distance
to empty tank' on more than just the
last few kms.Better
suspension over potholes. Slightly
larger glove compartment. Cheaper
I love everything about this SUV.
Except for its electronics. I have
winter, sport, navigation, dsp ... etc.
I have 30K on this SUV, and so far it's
been a disappointment. My passenger
sideview mirror fell off, my door does
not open and close at times, windshield
special wipe doesn't work properly,
radio/dsp doesn't work (NO SOUND!!!)
Doors, warning flasher, reading lamps
comes on for no reason when driving.
2002 X5! What a disappointment! Don't
buy this SUV!
Looks great, drives great, solid!
Fix the G**damned electronics!!! X5
electronics is horrible.