2002 BMW X5 Consumer Review: X5 4.6is Fun, but expensive

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X5 4.6is Fun, but expensive
By darkside80 on


2002 BMW X5 4.6is AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


I bought my 2nd X5 - a 2002 BMW X5 4.6is with 120k miles on it.
After two weeks of owning the transmission failed and had to be replaced at a cost of $4k.
The dealer wanted $8k to replace, but did work with me on the installation of the rebuilt one I found online.
The vehicle is powerful and fun to drive, but I've spoken with other owners who have experienced tranny failure, so this may be a systemic issue.
My first X5 was a 2001 3.0 and I did not have any issue with it.

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Handling and performance

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Better sound system and transmission
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