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Bmw X5 Reliability

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As with all the models in our list of used cars to avoid, BMW s sporty large crossover SUV is cited by both Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and associates for having worse than average reliability from the model years we re tracking, 2008 and 2009. Keeping up with even regular maintenance on an X5 can be costly enough, but footing the cost of out-of-warranty repair bills can be prohibitive. Consumer Reports notes specific problems with the fuel system, body hardware and power equipment. J.D. Power gives it low marks across the board for powertrain, body/interior and feature/accessory dependability; it also got low scores for initial quality regards to its powertrain, feature/accessory and overall design quality.
BMW X5 Reliability:
You won't find BMW X5 reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots. So you can tell how much the BMW X5 truly differs from competing car models in reliability.
BMW X5 Reliability:
2013 BMW X5 BMW X5 2013 1 10 5 neutral reliability: 32 X5s, 10.3 months of data per X5, average 29700 miles 32
BMW 4.4-liter N63 Engine Experiencing Frequent Reliability Problems
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BMW 4.4-liter N63 Engine Experiencing Frequent Reliability Problems
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The 2007-12 BMW X5 came with four-year/50,000-mile powertrain and bumper-to-bumper warranties, plus free roadside assistance. BMW also offers a Certified Pre-Owned program for late model vehicles with less than 60,000 miles. To qualify, the car in question must pass a rigorous inspection program by a trained BMW mechanic. Once cleared, the vehicle receives a CARFAX vehicle report and is given a two-year/50,000-mile limited warranty that goes into effect once the factory four-year/50,000-mile warranty expires. With the two warranties combined, you'll be covered for up to six years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. As with any warranty, standard wear and tear items such as brakes, wiper blades, suspension parts and regular engine maintenance items (belts, hoses, spark plugs) are not covered by the warranty. For a complete list of what is and is not covered, visit
Used 2007 BMW X5 4.8i
NHTSA has announced the following safety recalls for the 2007 to 2012 BMW X5:
Used 2011 BMW X5 XDrive35i
Longer, wider, roomier and smoother-riding than the first-generation 2006 model it replaced, the 2007 BMW X5 added optional third-row seating, much more cargo space and improved legroom and shoulder room for passengers. The previous five-speed automatic transmission was upgraded to a six-speed with sequential sport shifting, and the base 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine gained 35 horsepower.
Used 2009 BMW X5 XDrive30i
There may be more practical choices in the segment, but the BMW X5 is for buyers who love to drive and prefer a carlike experience behind the wheel. In Consumer Reports surveys, predicted reliability for 6-cylinder versions have been below average, so despite the fuel economy hit, a V8-powered X5 looks like a better choice. The high cost of maintenance and service parts will be high, so it's best to seek out a BMW Certified Pre-Owned car with the additional warranty coverage. Always choose lower-mileage examples if possible, and get a vehicle history report to make sure the X5's many recalls and product updates have been completed.
Used 2012 BMW X5 XDrive35i
We're comparing two of today's latest luxury SUVs -- the 2016 Volvo XC90 and the 2016 BMW X5 -- to see which is better.
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. A BMW inline-six is one of the more reliable engines out there, so just change the oil and fix the little crap. Also make sure you use a good body shop with experience in fixing high-end cars, or if you have a BMW dealership nearby, use them, you will get the expertise from working on many BMWs over the year. That way your bimmer will last for many years and provide a driving experience better than most.
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BMWs, though, are much more reliable than some would let you believe. The thing with BMW, and any premium car for that matter, is that they require maintenance. If you want to own a BMW you re going to have to take care of it as if it were a child. They require oil changes done at the right time, using the correct oil and not knock off brands from Walmart. If you maintain your BMW it will last forever. At least the engine will.
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Starting with 2017 models, BMW will reduce the No Cost Scheduled Maintenance
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2004 7 Seater Volvo XC90 Luxury Leather Low Ks Logbooks 2 Keys A1 7 Seater Volvo XC90 Sports Luxury SuperCharged 4x4 AWD SUV Wagon Stunning Colour, Low Ks. Logbooks, 2 Keys, Mags. Timing Belt and water pump was replaced at 175ks with major servi
2013 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Exclusiv Red New Facelift Model 5 Door Cheap Eco Px Sxi
2013 Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 Exclusiv Red New Facelift Model 5 Door Cheap Eco Px Sxi
2006 BMW X5 D SPORT EXCLUSIVE EDITION AUTO - INDIVIDUAL EDITION VERY RARE
2006 BMW X5 D SPORT EXCLUSIVE EDITION AUTO - INDIVIDUAL EDITION VERY RARE
2012 BMW X5
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cceptable for a heavy vehicle. The Professional GPS is poor, it is grossly inaccurate because severely outdated - the upgrades are a RIPOFF without any guarantee that they are really upgraded. (Portable plug in GPS units at a $100 are superior.) BMW can t sort out rear end rattles satisfactory but after 4 years I have given up.-I am used to them A shame for a$145000 vehicle. So far it has been very reliable. Service people at Canterbury are very good and they treat me well- I suppose as a customer of over 25 years I should reasonably expect it. Servicing cost are over the top similar to other prestige motor cars. Brakes and the likes can be serviced at other reputable mechanics with BMW parts at 1/2 the price. BMW Australia head office on the other hand are terrible. Several past encounters with them on my previous 2004 X5 and this 2010 X5 shows their contempt to customers.
BMW X3
We recently purchased a 2006 X5 and are delighted. Definitely the Ultimate Driving Experience. A dream to drive. Supremely solid and stylish. Diesel is very economical. Amazing acoustics..... it makes us smile every time. If on going costs are a concern find a good mechanic that has appropriate BMW equipment and many $$$$$ s will be saved. Best to get oil change every 7,000 kms or so for maximum protection The X5 is very thoughtfully designed and definitely sets the benchmark for other luxury car makers to follow.
2010-2015 BMW X1
I have a problem with my 2007 e70 BMW X5 Diesel - Just cuts out soon after start. Only lasts for a minute or two before just stopping like you hit the stop button. Won t restart unless you shutdown completely (I think lock and unlock) then starts again no worries but soon after selecting drive it just cuts out again. All varying codes on the engine scanner including, varying injectors, 4WD system, low bat voltage, remote key - have changed the main battery, the remote battery, park brake light also came on during the process and the park brake has now failed and have mechanically disconnected but that should not actually stop the car. Have cancelled out all codes and reset the computer but just does the same. Did you find out what was wrong with yours?? Anybody else who could help please? Has anyone know of this problem and a fix please. Thanks - Don Townsend
2011-2015 Toyota FJ Cruiser
At the start of this year I thought I tried BMW because Toyota had failed me. It is fantastic and always drives a smooth as a car can get. Some cars drive like trucks but this BMW is as sensational as you can get. The service is great and they are always happy to give a helping hand. So Toyota is my 1 stop car shop for everything cars!
2008-2015 Renault Koleos
I have a bmw x5 e70 3.0 si 2008 model, it is switching off while driving and when idling, jumps into neutral then switches off. what is the problem?
Suzuki Jimny
Sports Diesel aptly describes this car, with the 3.0l twin turbo diesel capable of propelling the big car smoothly with sports-car like performance. Annual service costs are less than our 2004 Nissan Navara and comparable with our 2007 Suzuki SX4 but the level of dealer service leaves the other 2 marques cold. Averages 8.0l/100km on a long trip and we get around 9.0l/100km on hilly drives (80%rural/20%urban). Plenty of room, solid and sure footed. We have owned over 20 vehicles from different makers over the years and this one is undisputedly
BMW X5 4x4
BMW dealers have the most choice, but the highest prices, whereas off-roader specialists stock older cars and charge a bit less, although there's no such thing as a cheap X5. Wherever you buy, condition, trim, and history must be faultless to justify the prices.
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On Saturday I went to my parent's house and they asked if I could move a couch. I said I'd try, not sure it would fit in the X5, even when the seats were down. Well, it swallowed the couch up with no problems, and again I was happy to have the little tailgate for extra support. I was almost able to close the liftgate, too. I believe if you can't use your SUV like a truck, then what's the point. Luckily, the BMW delivered.
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One point to note is that the interior materials on the X5, particularly the plastics around the center stack and the iDrive controller are subpar, with a thin, hollow feel. The iDrive knob itself has been decontented, made from a cheap-feeling plastic instead of the denser materials we've become accustomed to. We're not sure what BMW is trying to accomplish cheapening out on one of the key vehicle touchpoints, but this needs to be fixed.
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2013 BMW X5 xDrive35i review notes: Among the most athletic luxury SUVs available Autoweek
2016 Tesla Model S
The Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S has dropped to below-average reliability levels and thus lost the organization's Recommended rating, according to the latest Consumer Reports Annual Reliability Survey results, released today.
2015 Porsche Macan
Tesla wasn’t the only brand to slip downward in the reliability rankings. CR pointed to Porsche as a brand dropping from ninth to 14th place overall due to faltering reliability of the Cayman and “a below-average debut for the Macan.” And while all the Fiat-Chrysler brands continued to rank near the bottom, the company’s minivans managed an average reliability score.
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Yet it’s no change of tack. CR did note that its test rating doesn’t include reliability, which was a question for the Tesla Model S all along. Earlier in the year that reliability was amounting to an average rating; now it’s dipped to below-average levels. And that means that the Model S loses CR' s Recommended rating, at least until it can buoy reliability back up to average.
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The CR reliability survey covers more than 740,000 vehicles in all, and it has a total of 1,400 survey responses from owners of the Model S, with issues for the all-electric luxury sedan including the rattles and leaks for the body and sunroof; the center-console interface; and the drivetrain, power equipment, and charging equipment categories.
2016 Tesla Model S
To some who’ve followed the headlines for the Model S, that may seem like a turnaround for the organization, as it earned quite the kudos from
2005 BMW X5, 05 BMW X5, Exterior
How users ranked the 2005 BMW X5 against other related cars they have driven.
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BMW X5 SUV (2007-2013)
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BMW X5 SUV
Great car but reliability is an issue and worse bmw know there are problems but just will not admit it. A quick check of the internet reveals serious gearbox issues - which i have now suffered from and it took 6 months to fix! Bmw didn t care. The x5 drives well and handles well, but it has lots of sill little faults which a premium car should never have.
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In IIHS evaluations, the 2015 BMW X5 received a Good score in two categories (Good is the highest possible score) and offers superior front crash prevention (front crash prevention designations include Basic, Advanced, and Superior). The available Driver Assistance Plus Package adds a 360-degree view camera, blind spot detection, and the Active Driving Assistant, which combines a host of safety aids including lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and automatic forward emergency braking.
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All that weight was evident in the xDrive35i. Powered by a 300-hp turbocharged inline-six making 300 lb-ft of torque, the xDrive35i drives all four wheels from an eight-speed automatic transmission. Three hundred horsepower used to be a lot, but in the 4830-pound vehicle it felt slow and inadequate. Much of that has to do with the power curve, which left the engine feeling weak at low revs before the boost came on, and the fuel economy-minded transmission. The test track revealed a perfectly acceptable 5.9-second 0-to-60-mph sprint, and the quarter mile elapsed in 14.5 seconds at 95.2 mph. Braking was also good at 116 feet to a stop from 60 mph. On the skidpad, the xDrive35i returned 0.81 g average and posted a 26.8-second figure-eight lap time at an average of 0.69 g.
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The refreshed X5 is a nice update on the old truck. It’s a little quicker and it’s got more features and a better interior. On the whole, though, it still feels like it’s stuck in a midlife crisis. Does it want to be a two-row midsizer, or three-row full-size? Or does it want to be a sport wagon with a lift kit? We’re not really sure, and it doesn’t seem like BMW is, either. If you’re already a fan of the X5, you’ll find plenty to like in this update. The rest of us will be scratching our heads with editor-at-large Angus MacKenzie, who summed it up as “part truck, part sport wagon, all confused.”
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Two turbocharged gas engines are available in the 2015 BMW X5: a 3.0-liter I-6 with 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque and a 4.4-liter V-8 with 445 hp and 480 lb-ft. A turbodiesel 3.0-liter I-6 with 255 hp and 413 lb-ft is also available for those looking for the best fuel economy. All engines are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, which contribute to the X5’s good fuel economy. Rear-drive gas I-6 models are rated at 19/27 mpg city/highway and 18/27 mpg with all-wheel drive. V-8-powered crossovers are the least efficient at 15/22 mpg while diesel models achieve an impressive 24/31 mpg.
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When looked at as a two-row five passenger crossover, the 2015 BMW X5 is a good choice with a well-appointed interior, available diesel engine, impressive driving dynamics, and long list of tech and convenience features. We noted in a
2001 BMW X5 4.4i
We ran into some snow on our way home - it was mid-December 2000 - and after some sliding around, we quickly decided that even with all-wheel drive, the stock all-season radials weren't going to get the X5 through the winter unscathed. Winter tires were not available in our 255/55R-18 size at the time, so we bought a 17-inch wheel-and-tire package (see Baubles and Bolt-Ons) from the Tire Rack. Our X5 was a 4.4i, with V-8 power and a base price of $50,045. It was nicely optioned with 16-way comfort front seats ($1200); an eight-speaker premium sound system ($1200); a power glass sunroof ($1050); the Activity package: heated front seats, headlamp washers, a rain sensor, and a ski bag ($850); xenon headlights ($500); a retractable rear load floor ($380); an in-dash CD player ($200); and a heated steering wheel ($150). That brought the price to $55,575. Based on our initial road test, we vetoed paying $2470 for a sport-suspension package that had made ride quality unacceptably harsh.
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Consumer Reports said The Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan sedans rank among the most reliable family cars in its survey, along with the Toyota Prius and Honda Accord. Those Ford sedans and the two-wheel drive Ford F-150 V-6 comprise three of the four domestic models on the survey's most reliable list.
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Poor reliability isn t necessarily a deal breaker in a low-volume luxury car like the Model S, which is often bought by people who have at least one backup car. The real question is whether reliability issues will continue to dog Tesla when it launches its mass-market Model 3, a $35,000, 200-mile electric car that s expected to go on sale in 2017.
2009 BMW X5
(CUV) in 2000, its marketers called it a "SAV" for "Sports Activity Vehicle." The point was to separate it from other sport utilities of the time and position it as a BMW-appropriate blend of performance and handling with practicality, versatility and all-weather capability. For the most part, it worked, for both the positioning and the vehicle. The original X5 was not the roomiest or most practical of SUVs, but piloting it down a twisty two-lane ribbon of road was a revelation. It drove like a taller version of the 5 Series
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Many X5 options are grouped into packages, including an Active Ventilated Seat Package with 20-way adjustable multi-contour front seats, a Premium Sound Package, a Rear Climate Package with four-zone climate control and privacy glass, a Cold Weather Package, a Sport Package (19-inch wheels, sport seats, electronic damping control), a Technology Package (Park Distance Control, rearview camera and navigation system with Real Time Traffic information) and a Premium Package with power tailgate, BMW Assist with automatic collision notification. The long list of stand-alone options includes Active Steering, third-row seat, Head-up Display, HD radio, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, rear-seat entertainment system, Nevada or Nappa leather, heated front and rear seats, Park Distance Control, navigation, performance tires and 20-inch wheels (48i only) and BMW Assist.
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The 2009 BMW X5 is available in 30i, 35d and 48i models. the 30i is powered by a 260-horsepower double overhead camshaft (DOHC) 24-valve 3.0-liter magnesium/aluminum in-line six, while the 48i is driven by a 350-horsepower DOHC 32-valve 4.8-liter aluminum V8. Both feature BMW's exclusive Valvetronic electronic valve actuation and Double VANOS variable valve timing, which contribute to better-than-expected fuel efficiency for such performance-oriented vehicles. The newest entry, the 3.5-liter diesel, employs twin turbochargers to produce V8-like power with V6-equivalent fuel economy. 3.0-liter in-line 6 260 horsepower @ 6600 rpm 225 lb.-ft. of torque @ 2750 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/21 3.5-liter in-line 6, turbodiesel 265 horsepower @ 4200 rpm 425 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1750 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26 4.8-liter V8 350 horsepower @ 6300 rpm 350 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3400-3800 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/19
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It’s a pity that the BMW X5’s strong case appears to be undermined by average-at-best reliability
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However, this version of the X5 finished our Driver Power 2014 customer satisfaction survey in 96th position out of 150 cars. It was a long way behind the Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover Evoque, but ahead of the Range Rover Sport. The
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As with all the models in our list of used cars to avoid, BMW s sporty large crossover SUV is cited by both Consumer Reports and J.D. Power and associates for having worse than average reliability from the model years we re tracking, 2008 and 2009. Keeping up with even regular maintenance on an X5 can be costly enough, but footing the cost of out-of-warranty repair bills can be prohibitive. Consumer Reports notes specific problems with the fuel system, body hardware and power equipment. J.D. Power gives it low marks across the board for powertrain, body/interior and feature/accessory dependability; it also got low scores for initial quality regards to its powertrain, feature/accessory and overall design quality.

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Hello, I have had a Mercedes GL450 for the last 4 years, and it has been plagued with problems. I'm not sure if this is a Mercedes issue, an SUV issue or that I just got a bad car. I just paid $1600 two weeks ago for service and repairs, and now the check engine light is on again, with another issue and another $550 bill. We used to own a 330I and a 545I, and they were the best cars we had (and ran flawlessly). In the two years we had each car for, we didn't have one repair or issue other than standard oil change/maintenance, which might have been free? I have heard, though, that BMW's SUV's weren't as reliable as the sedans, so I was hoping for some feedback and wanted to get an idea on the cost of repairs on average because I really want to get back to BMW. Here is a list of the things that have gone wrong with my current car, so can you tell me if owning a BMW SUV would be less expensive and less of a hassle? Thanks for any input! Repairs on Mercedes GL 450: 9/2011 B service and below issues for $1600 (originally $1997 but gave me discount) Engine thermostat faulty - replaced replaced parking lamp bulb trunk latch broken chose not to replace moulding on driver door that was peeling 2010 B Service $1118 Air Filter Replacement Trunk latch broken -did not fix until 9/2011 Replaced tires, replaced

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Hi folks, 335 owner here and the wife and I have been thinking about picking up an X5 3.5 as our next car. How reliable is the X5? Looking online the X5 doesn't seem to rank very well. What are the common issues that everyone has with this platform? The last time i was at my dealer I sat in the X5 and the interior materials seems to be more plasticy than other bmw's iv'e own before. Especially for a 60K+ car. Lastly when is the New X5 due ? 2012? Thanks! Alan

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The least expensive 3.0si, the xDrive30i and the xDrive35i all come well equipped with standard features such as auto A/C, power front seats with memory controls, a power moonroof, a 12-speaker stereo, rain-sensing wipers, a tilting and telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and much more. Moving up to the V8 model adds upgrades including leather seating, better trim and an auto-leveling suspension.

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I knew i wanted a x5 4.8is after hearing one go past in my evo 8. All i can say is the car is fantastic, it is a perfect balance between performance and economy. The fuel consuption is double what the evo was (albeit thats not difficult) and the other half loves driving it. It can cover serious ground on the motorway qhilst still being very refined and comfortable (something the evo could never do). All in all i love everything about it, the way it surges of the lights, the way it looks and lastly the noise which sounds like someone beating up the devil...perfect machine

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(CUV) in 2000, its marketers called it a "SAV" for "Sports Activity Vehicle." The point was to separate it from other sport utilities of the time and position it as a BMW-appropriate blend of performance and handling with practicality, versatility and all-weather capability. For the most part, it worked, for both the positioning and the vehicle. The original X5 was not the roomiest or most practical of SUVs, but piloting it down a twisty two-lane ribbon of road was a revelation. It drove like a taller version of the 5 Series

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The 2015 BMW X5 gains a standard sport leather steering wheel for all models and hands-free keyless access for V-8 models. Prices for the Luxury Line and xLine trims have been reduced by $100, the Premium Package now comes with four-zone climate control, and the Executive Package adds a leather dashboard and four-zone climate control. Soft-close doors and Enhanced Bluetooth with Smartphone Integration are now standalone options. The price for night vision with pedestrian detection has been reduced to $2,300 from $2,600.

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Poorest customer service by Cardiff main dealer - worst experience of my driving life. No appreciation of the concept of total quality management. Found out car was not serviced according to strict BMW requirements - yet still sold as 'BMW Approved Used Car'. Hence, evident BMW lacks any quality control in dealership selection and monitoring. Took 12 months before dealer eventually sorted out problems to my satisfaction - hardly. Shame I was not delighted - I had high expectations of BMW.

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German Attitude, Performance, & Bossy Looks- But $$$$ Up Keep — I leased a brand new 2010 Mercedes ML350 before this X5. The E53 (X5) as is the technical term- outpowers its German counterpart. The ML didn't feel tough and infact it was like a puffy and sluggish sedan for soccer moms in the OC. The 4.4i Sport package handling is excellent on the freeway, curves, and going up hill. The set back is it is very bouncy going over speed bumps and potholes. It's not the best daily driver, but then again this is a second car. It's an excellent value as a used car because for the price I bought it, you can't easily find a car that's got what this has. Brand new this car cost close to $62k after options and taxes. I paid $8k. That's alot of car for the price. By comparison the 2007-2012 X5 became too tame and lost their urban attitude in favor of a very rounded SUV that look more like a wagon.

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, currently powering its way through Chile, it’s interesting to note that the leaders of the event (BMW and Volkswagen) are among the least reliable 4x4 vehicles on the road, where it really counts. Newly released and highly credible information from the U.K. has revealed the most and least reliable pre-owned 4x4 and SUV cars on the market (see the top 10 lists here). Honda’s CR-V won the crown of the most reliable 4x4 by a fair margin while Audi’s A6 Allroad is the most unreliable 4x4 on the road, with Volkswagen’s Touareg and BMW’s X5 placing second and third most unreliable. That’s right folks, despite performing spectacularly in race events such as the Dakar, the VW Touareg is the second most unreliable 4x4 on the market, according to

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This weekend, my car needed some maintenance, to get ready for the winter that is rapidly approaching. Therefore, as I was waiting for my car to get ready, I started talking to the mechanic about a variety of things and amongst them was the reliability of new engines compared to old ones. As it turns out, even the mechanics working for BMW agree that ‘they don't make them like they used to anymore'. It would be downright impossible as well, considering what is required from a powerhouse these days. No longer are naturally aspirated units the norm but instead forced induction took over. That was bound to result in more problems as well. As it turns out, if you add more electronics and sensors to an engine, it becomes more of a liability. Who would've thought?!? I'm being ironic, of course, but what shocked me was that today, some BMW engines barely make it past the 62,000 mile (100,000 km) mark. As my mechanic was talking, I was getting more and more intrigued. The N63B44O0 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 is a bomb on wheels What he was saying wasn't making any sense. He claimed that the original N63 engine that goes by the codename N63B44O0 is a downright bomb on wheels. According to him, he changed at least a dozen of them because of faulty injectors or a faulty high pressure fuel pump. It seems like the injectors would shoot too much petrol inside the cylinder which would in turn cause some shrapnel to come off that would eventually get stuck in all sorts of places and cause the piston to crack the case. Basically, you'd be in for a surprise when a rod or even a piston would shoot through the engine block. That would, in certain cases, lead to a shot oil sump and other various damages. Being a more reluctant person, I though he was talking gibberish at first but then I went online and started digging. The internet confirmed his story As it turns out, plenty of people have had this problem so far. The internet is filled with stories such as

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I have a 2003 BMW X5 4.4i with sport package as well, and many more. Many people will say right off the bat how unreliable they are and should never be purchased unless you're willing to spend $5000 a year on maintenance and problems. I'm proud to say that I've never had any problems with it since new. (knock on wood). For more information, i suggest you check out xoutpost.com The members are very friendly and knowledgable when it comes to cars. See you there!

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After some thought I am thinking instead of the 3 series, I may be better off buying the SUV type instead. We travel back home to see family several times a year and with a kid, dog and luggage this vehicle might be better suited. I have looked at both and honestly, I am not so sure what makes them different. I have read consumer reviews on both models and there are complaints and horror stories for both. I read a lot of BMW windows just dropping down and needing new motors and such. So if you own one of these please share your thoughts with me.

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Being bucks-limited but living in snow country, I'm considering the purchase of an 70-100K mileage M-class or BMW X5, preferably with a V8 motor. I have recently been searching both Mercedes and BMW tech forums to look for potential problems and likely maintenance/repair costs for these types of SUVs. So far, it appears to me that BMW X5s with this amount of mileage on them have a greater number of "issues" than the W163 SUVs. The X5s appear to have the following weak spots at this mileage level: Valve cover gasket leaks Intake manifold leaks CV joint boot repairs required Auto transmission problem$$$$ Oil/water separator valve freeze ups in cold climates Water pump replacements required every 50-70K miles I may be missing something, but I don't see similar problem trends/hot spots with the ML vehicles reported in tech forums. The high miler W163s just don't seem to have nearly as many reported problems as the high miler X5s, or is it just that the BMW owners are more likely to complain? Can some owners who have owned both types of SUVs with more than 70K miles on them report their maintenance and reliability experiences? Thanks, guys!

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Some luxury SUVs aim for effortless driving, and some people appreciate that character. But the X5's steering wheel keeps a connectedness to the road that many cars have lost. Although BMW employs some electronic components in its power steering, it still holds on to hydraulic power as the main boost. Many automakers have gone to pure electronic power-steering systems, but none have been able to crack the code of maintaining true road feel with these systems.

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But BMW was late to the party, since Mercedes already debuted the M-Class in 1998. Then again, maybe it’s a good thing Mercedes waited, since the M-Class was 40 percent luxury SUV and 60 percent panel gaps the size of a paper towel dispenser. (Actually, that’s mean: the M-Class is highly important to our nation’s history, since it singlehandedly saved Julianne Moore from being eaten by a Tyrannosaurus Rex.)

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projects a performance aura -- a thicker steering wheel, firmer seats and a lower dash, plus all those M badges that surely make it faster, right? The steering is far heavier and quicker than what's on the Benz -- too heavy at parking lot speeds, in fact -- and the overall chassis setup actually does the M badges some justice. Yes, it's still the standard turbo straight six under the hood (no slouch, mind you, but no force-fed V8 either), but everything else on this X5 feels up to M spec.

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Very true. Had a X5 (1st-gen). Very reliable (well, it was a 6-cyl which is more reliable than the 8-cyl), except for the window regulators of which all were replaced under warranty. Sold it for an LR3. Wife missed it so much. Bought her the CTT. She loved it and never gave her old X5 another thought since then. Another person I know who currently have an X5 gave his opinion that the Cayenne is a "total upgrade" over the X5.

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BMWs get a bad reputation for reliability and quite unfairly. There is good reason for many peoples fear of German cars in general, but generally BMW and Mercedes have been pretty solid cars and, at least used to, have a good reputation. It s been tarnished, though, by the fact that some other brands might not be as reliable as some would want. For example, Volkswagens are often cited on car research websites as having reliability issues.

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BMW Manufacturing is a component of the Munich, Germany-based BMW Group and the corporation's only auto production plant located in North America. Constructed in 1993 and opened for full manufacturing in 1994, it is today the world's sole source for the X5 sports activity vehicle, Z4 roadster, Z4 coupe, M roadster and M coupe. More than 2,000 of these high-end, technologically advanced, customization-heavy vehicles are built here on a weekly basis.

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With the previous BMW X5 safety record of five EuroNCAP stars we’d expect the current model to match this rating, and better it in terms of individual achievements. Ignore the host of airbags and impact resistant structures – equipment that is commonplace across the whole car industry – for a moment and you’ll realise the BMW X5 is packing plenty of clever safety kit. The main focus is Driving Assistant Plus, which incorporates Lane Departure Warning to keep you in between the motorway’s white lines, Forward Collision Warning and City Collision Mitigation to reduce the chance of rear-ending a slower moving or stationary car and Active Cruise Control with a Stop&Go function. As standard you’ll find Xenon lights to improve the driver’s vision in the dark while the rain and light sensors will turn the wipers and headlights on automatically when required. Should the worst happen, in the event of an accident the BMW Emergency Call system will automatically alert the emergency services to your location. For less serious incidents the system can be manually operated via a button in the overhead console. Optionally owners can specify Adaptive LED headlights, Night Vision with animal and pedestrian recognition, a full colour head-up display, Glare-free High-Beam Assistant that bends light around other road users rather than directly into their field of vision and Surround View cameras offer a wider viewpoint around the vehicle than before. And while other Park Assist programs often require the driver to operate the pedals, the X5 offers a fully automated service that will park the car for you without any occupant input into the pedals or steering wheel.

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The initial trim editions offered were an X5 3.0si, powered by a 3.0L inline six and an X5 4.8i, with 4.8L V8. Both engines came mated to a six-speed transmission and the xDrive system, the BMW version of all-wheel-drive. Designed to provide the driving dynamics of a sporty rear-drive vehicle, in normal driving situations xDrive provides a 40/60 front/rear drive split and it can cleverly send more drive power to the rear when it senses that the X5 is going around a corner.

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But obtaining a new car is not always quickly accomplished. Delivery can drag on forever, even after your new ride has been built. Much of this lag is a function of trucking or shipping schedules. We decided to give BMW's factory-delivery program a try. Like any buyer who orders an X5-as opposed to simply settling for one on a dealer's lot - we had the option of picking it up at the factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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AUTOCAR Muller s toughest mission was tackling criticisms of the outgoing model s ride, refinement and aura of quality, without adding heft. He's done well, with reductions to the bulkhead, glasshouse and wheel-well noise transmission improving refinement by a useful 2.5dB, while new seats have reduced vibration, and the subtly softened suspension smothers sharp bumps more effectively. You ll also enjoy this oil-burner s much-improved manners, its clatter and growl now buried in background hum. Lots of low-rev urge and the eight-speed auto s excellent anticipatory skills make for authoritatively brisk and effortless performance that, at lower speeds, shades the petrol xDrive50i. So the essence of the 1999 X5 s mini-revolution is preserved intact, and this latest edition is pleasingly nimble and precise when the going gets twisty. The keen will enjoy such roads in sport setting, which enlivens the drivetrain, girds the dampers and weights the occasionally uncertain steering to produce a well-resolved driving experience. And the ride? It swallows most small bumps whole, as promised, although the odd clatter across ridges and potholes in sport suggests that it s the comfort damping mode you ll mostly want on Britain s roads. Given how well the rest of the system performs, it s unfortunate that in Sport mode setting the steering turns over-light - and you can t mix and match the steering, drivetrain and suspension settings. Full Review:

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Is a BMW X5 a reliable vehicle and are repairs really that costly? I'm talking about the 02 or 03 X5s with the 3.0 liter engines. Also how much more are repairs compared to a domestic or japan import? I've heard from some people that a BMW is very reliable but then there are some that say they have problems and the labor is very pricey. I've also heard a BMW is a lot more reliable then a Mercedes, is that true? Is a Qx4 or Aviator a better alternative? Thanks in advance

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Disappointed with the X5 and found that whilst the engine was responsive and fairly fuel efficient (when it was working) that the leather seats were really quite uncomfortable with no adjustable lumbar support and no heated seats. Yes mine was a base model 3.0d but these should be fairly standard features on a $100k car. I am pleased that I took out the (what I thought was expensive) extended warranty on this car when I bought it from the BMW dealership and I used it heaps. The engine broke (timing chain) at 100,000kms and took BMW 3 months to

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I would never buy a BMW because my sister had an X5 and it was the worst lemon ever. Always in the shop and always requiring expensive repairs. Our friends just got rid of the 3 year old 5-series for the same reasons. BMWs don't rate very well in terms of reliability. The MDX is a great car and a great value. If those are your three options, I'd go with the MDX. You may also want to check out the Lexus GX 460 and the Infiniti QX60. After considering all these, I'm between the MDX and the Infiniti QX60. As for buy vs. lease, I've also been doing these calculations. You have lower monthly payments with leasing, but it costs considerably more in the long term. You'll notice that the dealerships will try to steer you to leasing because it's a better deal for them. If you plan on keeping your car for at least 5-6 years, buying is definitely the way to go. The only way I'd lease is if you're someone who wants a new car often.

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The following list is compiled from Warrenty Direct’s most reliable vehicles over the past ten years, used and new. In it, you will find reasons why these vehicles made the cut over all the rest and what you can expect when driving behind the wheel. The car insurance quotes suggested are overall estimates based on full coverage and liability, and depending upon your individual circumstances and driving history, you could end up paying more or less than the prices listed.

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VW launched the Touareg in 2002, named after the normadic Touareg Arabs of North Africa. This vehicle was built to work as an off-road car and then drive like a sports car. In 2006 Touareg got a mid-cycle facelift which also endowed it with a ‘tough but not aggressive look’ and more multiple safety performance technologies. The two SUVs face off in a stiff competition, as we exmine the 2007 models on the Ugandan market.

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“Four days later, I took the car back to the dealership complaining about the same noise,” he writes. "Later on that day, they called me to let me know that the transmission broke down while they were test driving it. Again, the car was maintained regularly as per the maintenance manual at the GM dealership and they had flushed the transmission at 65,000. The transmission broke down at 124,000.

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In the survey, which included responses from 1,400 Model S owners, the main reported problems included issues with the drivetrain, powertrain, charging equipment, body squeaks and rattles, and problems with the 17-inch central touchscreen that is one of the Model S main selling points. Specific areas that were worse on 2015 models than 2014 models included climate control, steering, and suspension, and Consumer Reports says complaints about the powertrain have gotten worse as these cars have aged.

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COME HOME, ROMELU Romelu Lukaku is rather good. The Belgian is still only 22 years old, but has scored 6o goals in 140 Premier League appearances; only four strikers have more since August 2011. He scored his 18th league goal in 28 games this season on Saturday, but Roberto Martinez conspired to be Roberto Martinez, as did Everton conspire to be Everton. Considering Lukaku mas mastered the difficult marriage of youth and experience, the striker will surely be a commodity in demand this summer. According to The Sun, former club Chelsea will front that particular queue. And they are willing to spend more than the £28million they received when selling him to the Toffees in 2014. Mike McGrath believes