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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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
, 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
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
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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