I owned 2 BMW X5 (2005 4.4 and 2008 4.8) and will never own one again... hard to say for someone who grew up in Germany and lived there for 27 year. I have paid over $6k in repairs within the last year and now it broke down again, Alternator, AC, Coolant leak, Water pump, rear suspension Air Bags, burns oil etc etc., plus it had a number of recall for equipment that was not available for a great length of time. Stay away from this company that used to have a great reputation but engineered the ultimate driving nightmare in the ground. Made in Germany was lost somewhere in Bavaria... was fuer eine Schande!
Nothing else drives like a BMW! Really its pretty good, great view out, great seats, comfortable and wonderful to drive... When it works.. I also really like towing with the car and its hitching alignment features where the rear view camera helps you align the hitch shank with the trailer hitch. Plenty of room for all of my equipment. The downside, these trucks have garbage reliabilty. I've replaced the alternator, the CCV system. The sunroof won't close from vent, the engine leaks oil and burns it due to crap valve stem seals. The control arm bushings die every 60K miles depending on the road conditions. The heater valve has failed, the engine bay rain tray craps out. The oil seals around the alternator bracket fail. Lots of poorly made parts that are like $5 but cost $1000s in labor to replace fail. These cars are garbage reliability, only buy one if its low miles, or you plan to wrench it yourself. Man, I've never had a car have some many things brake, they aren't hard to diy, but shouldnt fail in the 1st place. Really oil seals leaking at less than 80K, common BMW.
Wanted to write my own review of this machine. I got a hold of this truck at eight years old with 56500 miles on it. For being that old with two previous drivers, this truck still looks like new, and it seems to have been built with quality exterior paint and strong leather that also looks new. After reading a few of these reviews I can see why people complain about the third row seating, it's really meant for kids under 5 feet. The rear view camera doesn't function well at night. The transmission is a beast but when going through first and second gear it doesn't seem to sync right after that it's all down hill. I enjoy the 350 hp, the panoramic sunroof, all accessible controls, quit ride, bright led lights, the onboard diagnostic feature. I hope my review doesn't change in the next year.