Last post on Mar 07, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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#1498 of 1507 Keep my 2004 X5 for the long haul?
Aug 23, 2011 (7:49 pm)
I'm pushing 160K on my 2004 3.0 X5, it's had it's fair share of common issues over the years...but, what's ahead? I drive 30K a year and need "dependable", anyone out there north of 200K on their X5? Keep it or dump it?
#1499 of 1507 Car Match
by steve_ HOST
Oct 20, 2011 (1:41 pm)
A reporter would like to interview anyone who has used Edmunds.com's Car Match.
Please email predmunds.com by November 4, 2011 with your daytime phone number and a comment about your experience.
#1500 of 1507 Trading 530i for X5
Dec 23, 2011 (10:00 am)
Hello, anyone on the forum traded to an X5 from a 5series. I have a 2006 530i PP, SP and thinking of trading to an X5 for more utility while still retaining some of the driving quality of the 5 which I think the X5 offers. If you recently went from to an X5 from a 5 please let me know your experiences. Thanks
Feb 02, 2012 (9:30 pm)
I'm looking at a super sharp and obviously well maintained 2003 X5 4.4i with 140,000 miles. The price is good or I wouldn't consider a vehicle with such high mileage, and it drives as well as some of the much lower mileage X5's I've looked at. Am I buying a pig in a poke here, or might this vehicle be a good one given the fact that it's still running strong & smooth at this juncture? Any advice from you guys would be much appreciated
#1502 of 1507 Re: Advice on Buying Used [soonerbigdog]
Feb 03, 2012 (12:47 am)
Have a BMW mechanic go over it carefully. I have a 2004 4.4 with 150k miles and it still runs fine. Be sure to check all operations of the sunroof, all the rubber boots on axles (I have replaced both up front), the window motors, and the front end suspension joints. The motor is one of the best, but the rest of the car may let the motor down... Good Luck
Feb 08, 2012 (11:39 am)
Can you tell me whats wrong with my car?. I have a BMW X5 2001. Once in a while it vibrates when im on the break but recently it shuts down when im at lower speeds or on the break.I got new spark plugs as well as the engine fuel filter cleaned.Checked the breaks too.
#1504 of 1507 My 2009 X5 Diesel Caught On Fire
Feb 27, 2012 (9:16 am)
I have never posted on a site like this before as I am not really a "car person," however over the weekend, my husband and I experienced a total shock. We received a knock on our door at 6:00 am Sunday morning to let us know that our 2009 BMW X5 Diesel caught on fire around 3:30 am, and that firemen had fought the fire and left. We came out to our car, burnt to a crisp (especially towards the front on the passenger side). A tow truck operator was the one that came to our door, and had been there during the episode with the firemen. They said they suspected it was an electrical fire.
I had no idea these things actually happened. We are really at a loss over what to do, we just feel lucky it was not sitting in a garage attached to our house, or that we were driving in it.
Has this ever happened to anyone else? When I called the BMW dealership, the service manager told me that "in my 20 years, I have never heard of this happening."
#1506 of 1507 Re: My 2009 X5 Diesel Caught On Fire [philax5owner]
Mar 06, 2012 (6:49 pm)
There is something odd about this story...It is hard for me to believe that you and your husband could sleep soundly through the sirens and mayhem surrounding your place when your X5 was burning up at 3am. Are you living in a high-rise or large complex?
#1507 of 1507 Re: My 2009 X5 Diesel Caught On Fire [jrhhunter]
by steve_ HOST
Mar 07, 2012 (12:47 pm)
My wife and I were awoken a few years ago at 5 am by a sheriff's deputy banging on our door. Seems 200 acres of the BLM grassland behind my neighborhood was on fire and we had to prep in case we had to evacuate. They had set up a command center at my neighbor's house right next door an hour earlier. Once I woke up I could see the flames 100 feet away out the back window. There were probably ten fire trucks and 50 fire fighters in a one block area.
I also slept through a killer tornado one afternoon when I was a teen. The sirens woke me up about half an hour after the storm passed.
Makes perfect sense to me.