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#1276 of 1508 BMW X5 2001 How reliable are they?
Jul 25, 2005 (9:01 am)
I have read in Consumer Reports (April 2005) that 2001 BMW X5's have below normal reliability in general - but especially in the electrical and power equipment areas. I own a X5 2001 and am wondering whether or not to extend my warranty for another 4 years - or 75K miles - whichever comes first. Currently, I have 39K miles on this SUV. The cost of the extended warranty is approx. $2600.
Can anyone tell me if they think it is a good idea to buy the extended warranty at this price? What is your experience with a 2001 X5? Any help from knowledgeable people would be greatly appreciated.
Jul 26, 2005 (9:36 am)
I'm shopping both of these SUVs and would like to know a little more about them than I can get from a couple of test drives. How's the X5 long-term (aside from gas mileage, which neither has as a strong point)? I'm coming out of a German sedan, so I'm leaning toward the X5, but I've also read that it can be choppy on the road. (My off-roading, like most of us, is limited; I need it for kids and occasional construction site visits.)
#1278 of 1508 Re: X5 vs. FX35 [holdenout4les]
Jul 26, 2005 (10:39 pm)
well since youre moving from a german sedan i can tell you the ride is just the typical bmw firmness...that is if you skip the sport package and 19" wheels, and i can also tell you that the fx isnt any softer, actually imo its even firmer than the bmw since it comes standard w/ sport suspension. if you want the fx you really need to skip the 20" wheels, the ride gets harsh as hell...
hope it helps
#1279 of 1508 Headliner Color Options
Jul 30, 2005 (2:02 pm)
Can anybody advise what colors BMW offers in the X5 headliner fabric for the non-sport package? Is it just the light gray and light beige? I have the truffle brown interior and the headliner is gray. Seems like it should be black, but a salesman said the only way you get black (anthracyte) is with the sport package.
Any insights would be appreciated.
Jul 31, 2005 (10:49 am)
as far as i know in US only grey and beige headliner are available for non-sp x5s, unless you make a special order. whats odd is truffle brown interior is supposed to come standard with headliner in the same color, im planning to order pastel green interior and it comes w/ patel green headliner also. id suggest you to ask them again, if they insist on giving you grey ones you might wanna check another dealer.
Aug 13, 2005 (12:02 pm)
I love my x5 (even though it is only 3.0 it is still a goer especially with the tip tronic gear shifter) but I have moved to boston where the roads are almost as old as the city and are very bumpy. The commute is getting to be a bit much as well as the fact that my x5 has virtually no lateral support so you have to work to stay in your seat around corners.
I looked at all the other SUV's out there and none have the performance that I found in the X5 and was considering moving down to a sedan (7 series) but before I do was wondering if the newer x5's have a more comfortable feel to them than the 2003 an if the comfort seats are that much better than the standard leather?
The luxury seats in the 7 series are just phenomenal, too bad they are not offered in the X5!
#1282 of 1508 BMW X5 3.0d versus Range Rover Sport HSE 2.7d
Sep 13, 2005 (12:02 pm)
In the final throes of deciding between the RRS and X5 (and offroading is not high on the priority list). The way I see it is that the RRS, while offering a wide range of features at a price a bit below the X5, is a new model from a company that is known for its off-roading prowess. Whereas, the X5 is at the mature end of its life-cycle (and I'm assuming the forthcoming new model is not going to make me feel totally ridiculous for buying now) and 100% reliable.
Any insights or views on either vehicle would be most helpful.
#1283 of 1508 Re: 2003 X5 vs 2005 x5 [safeperfsnowsu]
Sep 15, 2005 (12:39 pm)
I have the 2005 x5 and the seats are very comfortable. I have the premium and it feels much better then my 01 3 series seats. But if you want support, have you tried the sports seats?
#1284 of 1508 Re: BMW X5 3.0d versus Range Rover Sport HSE 2.7d [bigdwarf]
Sep 15, 2005 (12:40 pm)
x5 is unbelievable.
#1285 of 1508 Realistic Gas Mileage
Sep 19, 2005 (5:22 am)
I am hoping to get people's experiences with X5's(3.0) and Gas Mileage on Highways. It would ultimately be a commuter car for me and I am on a budget. I spend 95% of my time on the highway.
Car anyone help me with real expectations for highways mileage.