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#1495 of 1508 2003 x5 3.0 or 4.4 to replace my 1996 landcrusier
Dec 30, 2010 (9:35 pm)
Hello all, this is my first post here. I've been looking at the BMW x5 for a few years now... I bought a 1996 landcruiser a few years ago. However my 4 wheeling days are over.... I've really built up the truck and I'm done.
I've had bmws in the past and I know that they need matienance regularly. I'm planning on spending about $18k. I live in colorado so I go snowboardig 4-5 times a year and moutain biking in the summer. So I have to traverse the dreaded i70. My cruiser does this at about 50mph and it strains and is uncomfy.
So wondering if the 3.0 will do this trek ok.
Also, does the 4.4 sit lower than the 3.0? I ask this because I would like to take some light trails for the biking I do. I wouldn't like to have the bottom get scrapped.
#1497 of 1508 2012 X5 35i "dual exhaust"
Jul 29, 2011 (9:15 am)
Does anyone know how the dual exhaust system on the 2012 X5 35i is supposed to work? It seems that only one exhaust tip functions and the other is for show? I must be wrong, right? Can anyone enlighten me?
#1498 of 1508 Keep my 2004 X5 for the long haul?
Aug 23, 2011 (6:49 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?
Oct 20, 2011 (12:41 pm)
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#1500 of 1508 Trading 530i for X5
Dec 23, 2011 (9:00 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 (8:30 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 1508 Re: Advice on Buying Used [soonerbigdog]
Feb 02, 2012 (11:47 pm)
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 (10:39 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 1508 My 2009 X5 Diesel Caught On Fire
Feb 27, 2012 (8:16 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."