2003 BMW X5

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$6,495
$1,039
below average
186,838 Miles
35,676
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 186838
Color: White
Body Style: SUV
Trim Level: 3.0i AWD
Doors: 4
Transmission: 5-speed Automatic
Engine Type: 225 hp 3L I6
Drive Train: Unknown
Fuel: Gasoline
Location: Boonville, MO

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Option & Equipment

Leather Seats
Sunroof/Moonroof

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White 2003 BMW X5 3.0i Leather Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof, $$$ ** IN HOUSE FINANCING WITH 3RD DOWN ** $$$, **ALL WHEEL DRIVE**. ...Buy Bradley! Come see us at Truck Town! 2003 BMW X5 3.0i 4D Sport Utility 3.0L I6 DOHC 24V AWD 5-Speed[!@@Additional Info@@!]10 Speakers,AM/FM radio,Anti-Theft AM/FM Stereo w/CD/RDS,CD player,Radio data system,Air Conditioning,Rear window defroster,Memory seat,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel memory,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Delay-off headlights,Front fog lights,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Bodyside moldings,Heated door mirrors,Power door mirrors,Roof rack: rails only,Spoiler,Auto tilt-away steering wheel,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter: Homelink,Illuminated entry,Leather Shift Knob,Leather steering wheel,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Front Bucket Seats,Leatherette Seat Trim,Split folding rear seat,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,Passenger door bin,FUEL AFTERMARKET WHEELS,Wheels: 17 x 7.5 Star Spoke (Styling 57) Cast Alloy,Rear window wiper,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Variably intermittent wipers,4.10 Rear Axle Ratio,Leather Seats,Sunroof/Moonroof,$$$ ** IN HOUSE FINANCING WITH 3RD DOWN ** $$$,**ALL WHEEL DRIVE**


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VIN 5UXFA53513LV74944 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

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ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THE BRAKE LINE AND THE STEERING SHAFT JOINT IS NOT SUFFICIENT. IF THIS OCCURS, THE BRAKE LINE COULD COME INTO CONTACT WITH THE JOINT AND EVENTUALLY SUFFER DAMAGE AND CORROSION.


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Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.6
  Based on 231 reviews

So frustrated :(

2
GEN on 09/16/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 2 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 1

In the beginning im so happy and proud to drive a one of the luxury car. I bought second hand. But everything is falling apart of this car. First smoke coming from my hood , then have a poor AC but was able to fixed it right away. One day I was parked out my drive way and the sprinker kicked in with a high pressure of water due to sprinkler head blew off. water went to my hood and the next thing I know it ruined my stereo speaker - very poor electrical wirings. Then front passenger side window wont work - I had to just not to use it at all. followed by the back passenger door handle wont work and now I looked so stupid before I can get in my car I need to go at the passenger side to open my driver door handle. What on earth!!! what else will be next ? :-/

Drive train ok but POS vehicle on top of it.

2
Dissatisfied on 07/04/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 2 Technology Rating: 1 Value Rating: 2

Drive train is good, but extremely expensive to maintain and has some very poor engineering designs. Accessories are low quality, high rate of failure and expensive. The electronics have the worst programing logic and a high rate of failure. It would be passible if you could put a real vehicle on top of the drive train. Spent a lot of money for nothing.

2003 bmw x5.

1
georgefelix on 08/27/2014

Performance: 2 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

this is the worse car than I ever own , in just 6 month I do spend more than $ 4000 dollar on repair the ultimate pi-- on sh--t on the road , zero quality . over all , so expensive parts and mechanic labor , is fully madness.

An honest X5 review

5
burts_dog on 06/02/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

Took a chance buying a used 2003 X5 4.6 with about 80,000 miles. Have put about 12,000 miles on it so far. Not a commuter car. Best as a hot rod Sunday driver or on short drives to the lake towing 2 wave runners or a boat. Horrible stock radio. You'll want to replace the radio 'head unit' so factor in $500 to $1,000 for that if you DIY. Very nice seats. Fit and finish of interior for 2003 exceptional. Ride too harsh for most people (mainly due to the big 20" wheels and low profile tires of the 4.6is). One thing critics overlook is that this machine was built to tow 6,000 pounds! So much torque and power. Quick 0-60. Snaps your head back in the seat, no problem. More than you will ever use. Could you take this car to 300K? Maybe, if you are gentle. I've heard the weak spot is the transmission. Don't abuse it and you should be okay. It's really a 2nd car for carving back roads on sunny days. It is a high performance car that just happens to be an SUV. I wouldn't beat it up commuting. There are better cars for that job. Oh... and did I mention this car can corner! You can definitely take this car to the track if you like. It can hang some serious turns. It really is an ultimate driving machine if you get it out on the twisties and cut loose. It's like two different cars. Around town it's a bit bumpy and overkill. But in the canyons it drives like a race car.

bmw x5

4.4
bmwx10 on 01/24/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I await at least 30 commments about the this car being too heavy from the same folks to takeover any Camaro related thread whining about how they have to wait for the next gen car because the Camaro is 400lbs overweight. V8 powered coupes built on robust RWD platforms are not light- as evidences by the porky 4300lb curb weight of this 650i coupe. This is one of the best BMW i own, there is nothing i will change the only problem was the audio system but i was able to add an iPod interface made for Bmw AND PROBLEM SOLVE [non-permissible content removed]

2003 BMW X5 3.0i

3.9
ppsnow on 10/06/2011

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I have this car for 3 months now and I put about 3000 miles including a trip to Myrtle Beach. I enjoy driving this car. My wife loves it and my son wants to drive anywhere we take this car! So far so good. MPG about 20 highway around 17 in the city. I expected better! The only despoilment is the stereo and the fading of all the readout on the instrument panel. For a 50K + car when new is a disappointment! Other then that I very happy with the car. No problems so far other replacing the rear window regulator in the first week! Very easy to do and I was done in 20 min. Shop around for parts. You will find big difference in money. As a used car and paying only 1/4 of original price is GOOD!

Don't Buy X 5 maintenance nightmare

2.5
bmw x 5 on 10/09/2010

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Have spent over 3,000 replacing transfer case belts pumps cooling fan assembly battery pulley

And they call it a truck

4.3
clerario on 09/13/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my 03 X5. I take care of it like a baby and it takes care of me. I don't run up the mileage and relatively speaking it has.t cost too much to maintain. When something begins to go wrong I fix it and this minimizes major repair costs. I had a 4 year warranty and extended it 2 more years. The first 4 year warranty was great but the second 2 year warranty not so good. 3 items I am disappointed with would be the stereo (although it is better than my premium Honda sound), the digital reading on the dash board are beginning to go away and when I roll down the back window(s) and drive over 30 mph, the sound is deafening. Otherwise my BMW X5 runs like a top.

Mixed Review

4.1
Volvosleeper on 05/20/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Bought used with 20,000 Miles, Loved appearance inside and out. Immediately noted the AM/FM reception in Northern Minnesota was the worst of my experience with over 30 vehicles. Dealer denied there was a problem in 3 visits. Finally told me "95% of owners don't listen to AM anyways". Communications with corporate BMW were very poor. The person in NJ was experienced at deflecting complaints, but knew little about cars. Twice had engine problems under warranty where car blew black smoke out of exhaust. Now at 95,000 the dash displays are missing some digits and the fix is too expensive. One Key Fob is dead and you can't fix yourself, wheels are corroded, dealer experience has been poor.

Bad vehicle

1.9
Xavier on 10/15/2009

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Since I purchased this car it has had nothing but problems. The car has spent more time in the shop than in my garage. Every week is something wrong with this car. I have spent over 9k in repairs and that's not including what the extended warranty company has paid. I am very disappointed in BMW, this car is not the ultimate machine they make it to be.

Mixed bag

4.9
francious on 07/13/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Performance, appearance, gas mileage are all excellent. The interior trim is not holding up and the controls are terrible. AM radio reception is terrible and the controls on the steering wheel are much too complicated in comparison to the Mercedes and Honda I drive. Cruise Control has 4 buttons with symbols and must be actuated whenever you start the vehicle. The sound system has no dial to go from stations only a button to advance. I would never buy another BMW. I'll stick to Mercedes and Hondas. This is a fun to drive ride and it is a shame they let the little things get in the way of satisfaction for people like me.

Fun vs. Frustration

4.3
uncbears34 on 07/10/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 2

I have owned trucks and SUVs all my life and I have yet to own one that is as much fun to drive as the X5. You pass other drivers like they're in reverse and it corners and brakes like a BMW should. It's one of the best looking vehicles on the road and no matter how hard you push it, it wants more. However, every other month another sensor or display light would go off or hose will leak or seal break and I'd get hit with another $500 bill (at a minimum) to fix something that just shouldn't go wrong (door locks, airbag light, etc.). It was always something. If you have the patience and another vehicle to rely on, it's a great car. If it's your only car, check your roadside assistance.

No competition!

5
MTodd on 05/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My X5 4.4i is the best of 20 cars I have owned! It pulls my wakeboard boat with ease and looks great doing it. The cold weather pkg even finds it uses in the summer (heated seats on cold lake nights)! This SUV drives and rides like a car, any my friends with Tahoes and Armadas get jealous after driving it. Doesn't have the most storage in the back, but enough to take camping and haul the kids (and their stuff) around. It has been a pure pleasure to own and to drive. I look forward to upgrading to new 2007+ body style and the third row seat for the kids' friends. I have never met another X5 owner who did not love their car. So, go get one already. :)

Teutonic titan

4.9
browntrout on 02/28/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My x5 has 75k on it. I use it for working in 7 counties in norcal. With the exception of a sometimes humorous glitch with the speaker telephone, it has not had one single repair except consumables. The engine and transmission have performed flawlessly, and on the rare occasion that I have had it in really serious snow, it has been a panzer tank. This is my 4th BMW, and I have had two Saabs, two Mercedes, a Volvo, a Trooper, and a Grand Cherokee--not counting beaters when I was a youngster. Nothing is even close. Fuel economy is great when compared to other v8 suvs. The Grand Cherokee was an outhouse on wheels comparatively.

X5 4.6

4.3
albie alphin on 11/18/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive, very fast. Living in Boston where it is full of annoying potholes it is tough on the suspension. Year round Toyo Prox tires are the way to go! I am getting bored now so I am purchasing some Dinan products to enhance performance and sound.

X5 Boy!!!

4.5
X5 Boy!!! on 05/30/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my X5 as a certified Pre-Owned from my local BMW dealer. My X5 is my first BMW. I love the handling, acceleration and reliability. It is solid and safe on the road and at freeway speed. It has all the benifits that a brand new one would have. It comes with the 100,000 extended warranty and free maintenance service, so I pay nothing for all services. After the first three weeks of my purchase, I had problems with the lights in the dashboard and the transmission, so I took it for a free repair.

X5 Review from Kenya

4.4
James Wachira on 05/24/2008

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I love the vehicle. I imported from Singapore with 38000 Km on the odometer. I enjoy the car. However, I have experienced two problems that I have not been able to solve. One the radio/CD just went off whilst driving and havent been able to put it on since. Today I switched on the car and could not start, the computer display indicated code. A few times the boot has refused to open, but it would later open after a day or so, seems to be an electronic problem Can someone provide some solutions on this and share solutions if had experienced same thing. Unfortunately I dont have a manual for the car

2003 BMW X5

4.9
autooracle on 04/18/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car. Just normal wear and tear maintenenace issues. Handling is great. Yes it's an SUV, not a Porsche. Fuel economy is fine for what it is. Performance out of the 3.0 is all you would need unless you are towing.

Great design - poor build quality

3.5
deniska on 02/12/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

My X5 (2003, 3.0L V6) has been great for the first 2 years, but then literally started to fall apart. During the next 2 years I had ~45 visits to the certified dealers to repair constantly failing electrical equipment. Locks, censors, numerous bulbs, dash board panel, electrical mirrors, alarm system are just a few of the problems that the car had during 2 year period. All repairs were covered by warranty, but the car spent more than 60 days in repair shop. Finally I got tired of constant problems and sold it.

Careful before you buy an X5 used!

4
Rizzo on 12/29/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Bought new in 2003 and worked great when it was under warranty but everything went wrong when the car reached 50,000 miles this year. Cooling system is leaking everywhere, power steering is leaking fluid at bushings, parking distance control often stops working, and much more. It is a fun, comfortable SUV that is a blast to drive but compared to the last BMW we owned (a 1993 3 series) it is not very reliable ($5000+ in less than 10 weeks is unacceptable).

Fine tuning your X5 is an Art

4.9
Jim Fischer on 11/12/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ride quality with a 3.0 W/Sport. Bouncing of the ride is extremely annoying for the passengers and driver at factory settings. The tire air settings on the driver's side door do not represent the dynamics air pressure has on this vehichle at all. I have 255/55r/18" tires Michelin mxv M&S. Mileage was 13 mph to 18 at very best. I looked on the sidewall of the tire and a pressure of 51 lbs. I put in 47 lbs of pressure on all 4 tires. Ride is incredibly smooth, over bumps smooth freeway. The extra pressure gives the SAV 20.8 mpg aggressive driving all day long. 26 MPG @ 60 MPH with cruise. Much faster, better cornering. The solution to bounce. Start at 51 go dn 37p

BMW X5 3.0i

4.4
Northeast on 01/28/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The SUV is very nice. Very comfortable and easy to drive. I have owned since new. Good build quality, many nice features. Operation has been trouble free. Ride is slightly "bouncy" on bumpy roads. Performance of engine is fine. I would recommend it.

Truly Ultimate

4.9
CMPONY on 12/15/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Flat out, the best all around sport-performance-luxury vehicle I've ever driven. Despite minor problems with the door mirror retractor motor and the dash computer display (both replaced under warranty), I am totally in love with this vehicle. The honeymoon still goes on even after eight months of ownership.

x5 problems

2.5
kathy waldref on 09/13/2006

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I had problems, after the first year, all the time and it was always in the shop. Thank goodness for everything free. At different dealerships, couldnt keep it running. it was a lemon, and no one would do anything about it! I got so mad on way to yet another appt,(over an hour, because of traffic, one way) I sold it (had bought it and not leased, didn't want to be stuck with it after expiring warrenty soon) and got a Z4, which I love and seems more reliable.

2003 X5

3.9
Ed Price on 08/25/2006

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving this car for 3 years, I was very happy with the dependability of the car. No electrical problems and except for service, never needed repairs. Only disappointment is lack of changes in style and interior from year to year.

A great used SUV bargain

4.1
PaulGinAZ on 03/31/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased a 2003 X5 3.0 Sport for my wife last March with 41,000 miles and all options except for cold weather pkg. In the 14000 miles since then we have received excellent service from the dealership and aside from replacing the OEM Michelin tires with Kuhmos and replacing the battery the vehicle has been flawless, safe, quiet, and rattle-free. Insist on service records and if you can buy the extended maintenence package (3 year 50k including all services, oil changes, and brakes) for $1000 like we did you should be in the clear.

More Fun than Comfortable

4.9
Peter C on 02/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

While I love driving my 4.6IS there are times that I wish I had bought the 4.4 in hopes that it would be a firm and sporty suspension without riding like a corvette (but it's great to be able to keep up with most sports cars). The 4.6IS is incredible fun, awesome styling, and full of luxury. My only criticism is that it doesn't ride as smooth as my Lexus LS400 I traded in for it (no surprise there). I would buy another one tomorrow...

2003 Used BMW X5

4.8
johnsc on 01/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Love this car. had an Acura. much more upscale. More Power. I miss XM radio. Truck very responsive, quick,stable, safe. Had it almost 3 months no issues.

2 years of Love

4.8
hectorg on 06/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We've had ours now of little over 2 years. WE LOVE IT. The look, the drive, the space, the feeling of power and safety It has been amazing in these tough NYC winters and the A/C is amazing in those hot & humid summers. I read complaints about fuel economy. I can't complain, the X5 begs you to drive it fast. As I'm writing this we are expecting our first child. Guess what I'm driving him home in? Need I say more?

Surprising satisfying 3.0 inline 6

5
Hoss Moini on 06/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall a quality vehicle built in the USA!!!! The inline six engine's performance was a positive surprise against my expectations! It has been a very enjoyable experience owning this SUV! Did not know if I was going to regret not getting the 4.4 V8 at the beginning! turned out just fine.

Sports Car Performance, Business Require

4.9
Art Lippois on 02/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Want a car that takes you back to the muscle car power of the 60's, but with the comfort of a cadillac on long trips? Do you need a ride to comfortably take customers to sites both in urban and rural areas during all kinds of weather? Want the space to carry display items or large boxes for business? Do you have to travel 300 to 400 miles sometimes at night in unknown areas with little or no open gas stations because of the hour of your travel? Finally, do you want to have to use your cruise control because there is no way you can tell your speed without looking at the speedometer?If this sounds like a vehicle that fits your requirements, then the BMW X5 is for you. All class, all smiles.

Quality with performance

4.9
Ron S on 02/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having owned numerous SUVs the X5 is by far the best from the standpoint of comfort, performance, handling, looks and just plain fine workmanship. I believe that in order to appreciate this vehicle, you have to love a car that feels and handles like a sports car. Mine has the sport suspension which would not satisfy the meek or the comfort seekers from a standpoint of ride. But when it comes to performsnce and sheer fun driving a SUV, this is the car to own. It's almost as much fun as driving my C5, but not quite as fast. I talked my brother into test driving one, and the next thing I know is he owns one after being a Ford Explorer driver for many years. I would highly recommend this vehicle.

X5

5
Al Ward on 01/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very pleased with my X5. I came from a new Tahoe Z71 which I was lucky to get 13 MPG. The X5 is fun to drive and quite snappy. We drive to Idaho in the summer and find the car very unique.

Superb!

4.9
Loren Reuter on 12/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Handles like a sports car.

JUST AWESOME

5
DENNIS SEHNAL on 08/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best car I have ever been in, owned, drove, etc.

X5 4.4

4.8
Patrick92127 on 08/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very safe. Handles great. Sucks gas, but worth it. Built like a vault. Intuitive controls. Agressive looks.

2003 3.0x5

4.9
wedge on 05/26/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Has been extremely reliable with exceptional performance and handling. Typical BMW build quality and high fun to drive factor.

BMW X5 3L 4-27-04

4.9
jmklansnic on 04/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchasing, driving, and service have been the best I have ever had with a vehicle.

Sports car in an SUV body

4.8
InkyRusner on 04/23/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great vehicle. Power and handling are superior. I owned sports cars prior to this car and this is as much fun to drive as they were, but with room for golf clubs, skiis, sports stuff, luggage, etc.

Exceeds my expectations

4.1
Dan Bray on 02/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Awkward ergonomics compared to Lexus...but that's no suprise. Superior handeling to any Lexus I've leased (LS 400, GS300 & SC430). More solid build than Lexus. As comfortable to drive as Lexus and Mercedes. Most stylish and sophisticated SUV (Cayenne & Mercedes SUVs close 2nd). Awkward & noisy A/C. Worse-than-average SUV fuel consumption. Amazing acceleration. Excellent sound system, although quirky controls. DVD Nav is inferior to Lexus' DVD Nav. Smaller cargo room doesn't bother me...and I'm an interior designer. Always get compliments on its styling.

The BEST SAV not SUV

4.9
John CC on 01/04/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I think so many people rate the x5 inaccuratly do to is lack of off road abilities but it's on rad abilites out perform most passenger cars whenit come to saftey and driver control. I love my X5 and find it hard to imagine what I will purchase next if anything at all. I think more consumers should consider it even if cost is a major factor becouse you do get every dime that you pay for plus a few. I would't trad it for the world well ok If I could get the no us version of the 4.6 I would but that is the only way. Enjoy

Part Utility, ALL BMW

4.9
blair780 on 12/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my eleventh auto, my third BMW, my first BMW SAV. I can not say enough good things about this vehicle. In my 13th month of ownership it continues to impress me each time I take the wheel. I keep thinking I want to go back to a car but then I drive it and I can't remember why. If your considering it I have one suggestion... DRIVE IT. I don't think you will buy anything else. The handling and ride are by far BEST IN CLASS (though I do recommend the SPort Pkg). Even in 3.0 trim its no sleeper.

A BEAUTIFUL MACHINE

4.8
COLYN on 12/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

HAVE HAD THE 4.4 FOR THREE WEEKS AND AT NIGHT STILL DREAM OF DRIVING IT THE NEXT MORNING. THE HANDLING IS OUT OF THIS WORLD FOR A SUV AND THE 8-CYLINDER PROVIDES MORE THAN ENOUGH GET UP AND GO. THE INTERIOR IS WELL APPOINTED;EYE- PLEASING COMBINATION OF LEATHER AND WOOD.

The best SAV under 60K

5
mcintyrecd on 12/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fantastic vehicle. It drives like a 3 series in that the cockpit is tight. You feel very in control. It'll burn most SUV's out there - very fast. And the exhaust sounds awesome.

BMW X5 The best Off Roader - on the road

4.3
Chris Sheldrake on 12/08/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Wanted : towing vehicle for a 2.5t boat trailer and a comfortable 4 wheel drive to go to the ski slopes. Off road performance was of no interest but handling on tarmac roads vital. It's perfect. Grip & handling are superb and it's very quiet and refined at speed. For me, no other SUV comes close. If I needed off-road performance, a Range Rover's best

Happy with X5

4.6
AS2004 on 12/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our X5 in anticipation of having our first child. The ride is great, it's comfortable, and is well- made through-out. However, there are a lot of little convenience features found in other luxury cars that BMW seems to leave out. Overall, we're very satisfied.

Beam Me Up!!!

4.8
BMW Queen on 11/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The X5 is total exceptional comming from a car this was my 1st SUV and it handles like a dream This is truly a classy one

A good 4WD and fun to drive

4.4
crsrehab on 11/19/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy driving my X5 because of its overall good performance and handling capacities. However, the negatives are: noisy interiorly; the engine is very thirsty; limited luggage area; and poor design of the cup holders.

X5 Best Driving SUV.

5
Carlos Noguera on 11/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned a 02, auto/premium/sports/xenon Is almost 2 yrs old. NOT a single problem. Only oil changes. My next car, you guess...X5 4.4 6spd Auto.(also owned a Z4 for week ends)

My First BMW

4.9
Mzak on 11/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned SUV's since 1990 starting with the Mazda Navajo (2 door Ford Explorer) an Explorer and a Jeep. My wife complained that they all drove like trucks, not the X5! It handles like a dream, has all the comforts you'd expect out of a luxury SUV and the interior and exterior styling are superb. My first BMW and it won't be my last.

I love my X5

4.6
BMWbarb on 11/03/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car! I've had it about 2.5 months and its survived a trip from Texas to San Diego in comfort and numerous off-road adventures. I got the premium package and the interior space is nicer than my living room. Although I wanted a car that would do a relatively good job off-roading, interior finishes and on-road handling were the most important to me and the BMW X5 has that in spades.

Handling

4.9
Sammorbs on 10/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I enjoy the way it handles when driving. I was able to take the driving course at the manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, SC. What a great experience! I learned how to handle the car in many different situations. Off the road and On. Although I probably will never go off road with my car, that experience was a good taste of what I could expect and a good lesson on how to handle the various controls on my car.

i love this car

4.8
Dr Tony Kahmann on 10/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

handles like a sport car. safest car on the road, in my opinion. absolutely no wind noise,no feeling of speed even if you are driving 90 plus.design of body gives almost perfect protection from car doors of other vehs. huge brakes that stop you virtually on the proverbial dime. I had three 928 porsches before this car and i would never go back. you look down and can really see all the other cars etc.

Bad Ass Toy

4.9
Beandog on 10/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SAV is wonderful. I looked at several other vehicles and decided on the X5. Best choice I ever made. The only problem is that I don't get to drive it much since my girlfriend is always taking it. Forcing me to drive her RX300. No comparison in vehicles. If your going SUV go X5!!

2002 BMW X5 3.0

5
Denny73 on 10/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a highway cruiser! So quiet-- solid at high speeds. I bought it because of the safety features and the ride. I had a '95 525i that I sold when I left D.C. and bought the X5 because I wanted the 5-series ride with full-time AWD. ONLY regret is that I did not pay the $150 for the heated steering wheel--would have been a great addition to the heated seats.

Great fun to drive

4.9
JeanM on 10/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the third BWM I've owned, but the first X5. The X5 drives more like a sedan than a truck. It accelerates and coners great! A friend I took for a drive commented on how smooth it drove. He said he would be afraid if he owned one, he would get speeding tickets all the time because he wouldn't realize how fast he was driving. I considered buying the 4.6, but the salesman said I'd have to buy snow tires for the winter and I didn't feel I should have to do that for an SUV.

Best car I ever owned

5
D Gisby on 10/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best car I ever owned. This SAV is a star - fun to drive, classy, and most important SAFE. I have the sport version and the only thing i don't like is the fact the tires are different sizes and you cannot rotate them, so you must replace every 20k miles; they are very expensive tires too! I'm going to drive it until its wheels fall off!!!

BMW x5 3.0i loaded-quality problems

3.4
jmoriarty on 09/28/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

Lots of mfg/assembly quality bugs. rear lid pops opne when it rains/cold, Doors freeze easily and you cant keep them closed when they do. Poor handling in linited snow conditions Vehicle doesn't always start on first turn of key(fails 7/10 times) Power Windows fell off runners had to have service fix them but they diod a poor kob at removing/reinstalling door panels Alarm system goes off when it is hot out Window shades break easily Navigation system can only be shut down by shutting down the car. No SW control to turn off system. Note I have spoken to at leastthree other owners and they have experienced 95% of these same issues

Allmost a 10

4.9
kstory on 09/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this SAV. They could have made the cup holders bigger. Other than that it rocks. Get Sat. Radio too, i love it.

THE BOMB

5
ZEEMAN on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE BEST TRUCK MADE BAR NONE. DRIVES LIKE A LUXURY SEDAN, AND IT FEELS LIKE A TANK

damn good truck

5
jackoff on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

best truck ever. real nice. like colors. gas milage not to good.

I love my car

5
Deb on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have looked at many SUV's and the BMW X5 is elegant with balls.

Great BMW

5
jmoore on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I was never a big fan of BMW until now. My 2003 X5 is an excellent vehicle. It is fun to drive - it feels like a sports car but has much more room. The only draw-back is its capacity to carry any substantial payload.

BMW X5 review

5
cdavis03 on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding value. No problems at all. Great support. Holds the road like a sports car.

Best SUV on the road

5
John123 on 09/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The BMW X5 is the best looking SUV on the road. It also performs and handles great and gets better gas mileage than I expected. The interior is beautiful and just the right size for me, that is carrying light to moderate loads.

The Ultimate X5

5
Vishal Ramkison on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Being a first time BMW owner, I now know why they call them the Ultimate Driving Machines. This is the SUV that has everything I ever wished for; power, style, performance and value. It's dual exhaust system is music to the ears when you are cruising in the best interior in the industry. It's truly worth the extra dollars!!!!!

Why I picked the X5

4.8
BlackMamba on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The reason I choose the X5 is the safty and looks. I love the interior of the car and the cruise the car gives me. It rides so smooth even with the sport package. It has so many options that my wife and I only went thru the first 20 min on the DVD before we had overload on all the things it can do

BMW 2003

4.1
Reda ishak on 09/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

too many plastic parts in the trunk area that creats noises specailly in the cold weather. should be littel lower than it is now. tail gate should be lower and more accessable.

best luxury suv ever

5
sportsgirl on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is the best ever. the ride is so nice and comfortable. the entire car was made with excellance in mind and they definitely acheieved that.

Best vehicle I have driven so far..

4.9
Harry Bajaj on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this vehicle for a year now, and I can't praise it enough. I would like to step into the faster version next. Keep it up BMW!!! You have a definate future in the car industry...

Best SUV

5
bildgs on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This BMW X5 is the best SUV that I have ever owned and I have had 6 different ones. I will always drive a BMW in the future.

fun to drive

4.9
toyboxx on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this suv has met my expectations and then some.. i love it i have owned almost every brand on the market..i will always keep this model in the garage:) it has taken me fun places,from drivng in dc(horrid road conditons), to the north woods of minnesota pulling a boat.....and the fun continues...alot more "open roads" to explore!!!!!

Fantastic

5
czdr on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Love it, always recommend it.

my review

4.9
hetal patel on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is the best..

Love it

5
Danielx54.6 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

When i first drove it, i just loved it, it was so easy to drive and just loved the look!

bmw

5
noor on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

its a beautiful performance suv i like it aot

Sheri

5
Sheri Wright on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love my X5. I have absolutely no problems with it at all. It is extremely comfortable. It drives more like a car than an SUV.

The Best SAV overall !!!!

4.9
Nunzi0044 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun to drive. Very response with sport package. Its German quality and handling of a BMW with a better view of the road. Interior is beautiful and its not to trendy whereas many new cars interior get boring after a while.

Fun & Great

5
Catire16 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Performance , Fun Car, Nice Lines and Style

best suv

4.9
TFlexen on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned several SUV type vehicles and this is by far the best all around. I've been able to travel anywhere without any problems whatsoever.

Kevin's toy

5
Kevin L. Mahoney on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very short, it's a great vehicle. Fun to drive and great on fuel. Rides like a car.

great sport sedan

4.9
anucheat on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

every suv should drive like this

A Real Driver

4.9
rjr57 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Get behind the wheel of this beauty and you'll never want to park. The steering is so tight and the handling so precise that you'll feel like you're ready for the track. The X5 is a thing of beauty from all angles, and the quality and rigidity are top notch. It's got all the handling qualities of a 5 series, but with better traction and a commanding view of the road.

BMW X5 3.0i

4.8
Mr. amd Mrs. Cox on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellecent total driving experience. All the room of an SUV with the handling of a car (a BMW car!).

X5 all the way

5
caseyp2222 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

best suv on the road

Rides Like a Truck not a BMW Sedan

4.4
GregM27265 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

It is quick, it is nimble, and functions very well in winter weather. It is not used for off-road, so not an issue for me. I like styling. I wanted a V-8 which narrowed my options. After my first long road trip on interstate highways where I felt every imperfection in the road, I decided my wife (who loves it) could have it. It is not a long trip luxury vehicle which is what it replaced.

Cranking on the miles and loving it!

5
60sChild on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle -- let's not kid, does not ride like the BMW sedans, but it is the best ride (and performance) for it's class.

BMW X5

5
Wolfe on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This sleek SUV has to be the best vehicle in the world! It has a car-like ride, it's super fun to drive, it's so smooth on its wheels, and BMW is one of the safest cars! It has a top-notch navigation system, awesome sound, and an awesome engine! This SUV rocks!

A Car You Can Trust

4.9
Cristi1223 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The BMW X5 is a great SUV that you can depend on. It's not only comfortable and secure, but also incredibly fun to drive.

THE BEST SUV

5
EAG222 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I LOVE MY BMW

i'm happy

5
akeel on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love it and i can't wait to get another one for my wife

BMW X5

5
TANIA COMBOIANU on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

BEST SUV I'VE EVER OWNED

X5 4.6: A Mix of Sport Utility & M Power

4.4
MattW75 on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This version of the X5 is truly an awesome blend of power and performance. It drives like a sports car with a hard ride and razar sharp handling... The Standard 20" rims and crome dual exhaust covers give a subtle hint to other drivers that this is no ordinary X5. The dash is designed the same as the current M3 dash. If the feeling of leaving other drivers in the dust at a red light appeals to you this is the truck for you... but be warned.. expect plenty of visits to the pump.. It averages about 10mpg. It may not be for everyone, but those who appreciate the raw power (0-60 in about 6 secs) and incredible design will truly love owning one.

sportcar with suv advantages

5
jacob528e on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this vehicle is like driving a sportcar yet you can see above the traffic. has more power than you'll ever need and has class to go along.

bmw X5 the best

4.9
nikki richards on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THe X5 has made me extreamly happy, I like to just put on some tunes and down all the windown and jam out. The drive is lovley and i enjoy driving anywhere!

4.6 il

4.8
Rick Foreman on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased this vehicle after owning a 4.4 for a few months. I was very happy with the 4.4 but wanted the highest performance offered in the 4.6. I am delighted with both, but the 4.6 is definitely worth the extra money. There is nothing to complain about-- it's a terrific machine!

Awesome Truck

5
YaYo on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a great fast beautiful truck

BMW

5
mariel on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's te best SUV

i love my x5

5
nicolenort on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

its an amazing ride. its safe, comfortable and its glued to the ground u never feel like when ur making a sharp turn its going to flip over on you. I defiently reccomend the x5 especially if your in it for safety, along with looks and comfort.

BMW has a winner

5
GCreations on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very pleased with the performance for the size engine. Spacious & comfortable including back seat passengers. All the amenities of a luxury class vehicle.

X5,4.4

4.8
scottulsa on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

have enjoyed my first BMW experience and service and look forward to more!

Off-road capable

4.9
Scolly on 09/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As a previous Range Rover driver I find the X5 remarkably capable for most off- road adventures. The adjustable height option affords critical clearance for going through deep snow, sand and over rough terrain, but the four wheel drive has never not been up to task. This is a remarkable vehicle as comfortable with traversing sand dunes, as getting through 10 inches of snow or nimbly navigating Boston traffic. It's only limitation is cargo capacity, so be prepared to get a roof rack or trailer for the Utility part of SUV. The 3.0 provides more than ample performance while providing reasonable gas mileage.

good

4.9
digital on 09/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just a daily driver.

my baby

4.6
funfly on 09/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the perfect suv. I live in Texas where the suv is a must.This car may not be as big as most of the other bully cars but she has the kick to get you where you want to go .(ahead of the rest!)

OSSOM

4.9
BRIAN LEE on 09/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

GREAT CAR- VERY FUN TO DRIVE AND ZIP AROUND TOWN. A FUN CAR TO DRIVE IN ON CURVY ROADS.

Trading Up

4.8
Screech503 on 09/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After driving a 4.4i X5, I decided to trade up to the 4.6is. I was always "wowed" by the 4.4i, but the 4.6is with the 340 hp engine blew my socks off. I think it's the best car I've every owned (this my 4th BMW, so that's saying alot!) The interior design is very nice, and comfotable yet gripping "sport" seats. The thing handles like a M5. And the wheels, oh the wheels, 20inch 5 stars. They make the car.

Awesome

4.8
TC24 on 09/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just got my X5 4.4i. Awesome vehicle. With a wonderful interior.

Has some problems

4.4
BobbyB on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I love driving the X5. I've actually had 2 of them and highly recommend paying up for the 4.4. I had major electrical problems with my first X5 that the dealership couldn't fix. The second one (4.4) has been perfect. The X5 has been recalled more than most SUV's.

2003 BMW X5, 4.4i

4.8
tfagerskog on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just an awesome driving and ownership experience (first 4 years of maintenance are included!). The ride is amazing as is the zippy acceleration. The interior is what you would expect from a first class manufacturer. Excellent styling and craftsmanship. Just a joy to drive.

My truck

4.9
B.J. on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle. I've owned Bravadas, Tahoes, Blazers, Jeep Grand Cherokee. This is the best. Many comments from others--they want one!

Does'nt need to get any better.

5
Spike & Alan on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The first thing I noticed about driving this vehicle is how safe and secure you feel. One needs to set the cruise control during hiway driving to keep it under 90 miles per hour without realizing it! I like everything about it.

BMW X5

4.9
FRANK SICILIANO on 09/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I'VE OWNED MANY LUXURY VEHICLES FROM JAGUAR TO CADILLAC TO BMW AND I'LL TAKE THE BM'ER OVER ALL OF EM! NOW THIS SUV IS EVERYTHING MY 5 SERIES WAS + ALL THE FEATURES OF A MID-SIZE SUV. CAN'T BEAT IT!

Worst B-Day Present!

2.5
omanx5 on 09/04/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I have had nothing but problems with this vehicle. My folks bought my x5 4.4i for my 21st b-day and boy was I up for a surprise. 2 weeks after driving the vehicle, my engine and electrical systems shutsdown while 120km/h on the highway and having no control of the car. Where I live there is is no actual BMW body shopy you have to send it to, the Acura Dealership. I have had nohting but complaints about this car, just recentley my brake linings have had to be replaced and i don't even live in the city. And again my engine cut off! I end by telling you that in my experience BMW is purly a STATUS symbol.

MY X5

4.9
ROXANNE on 09/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love BMW. I love my X5 even more. I love the speed, the comfort and the way it looks. I look forward to buying the new 5 series.

Xtremely Fun

4.4
jimmyjames888 on 08/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

They made me an offer I could not refuse. Redesign for 2004 is blowing these out the door. The 4.4 is the only way to go unless you are just looking for a "mommy mobile". Still, wish I had gone with the 4.6 but another $10K, ridiculous. A friend got the ML500, turned down my offer to race. The ML500 left him on the side of the road in Athens, GA with a busted radiator hose. Brand new car. I will not own a car that leaves me on the side of the road. Mercedes should be ashamed. If you want a performance german car or SUV, buy BMW. If you want a gimmicky pile of mush, buy a MB. Our 4th BMW in 9 years and they just keep getting better.

Owner of X5

4.9
mju on 08/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Not sold as a pure off road vehicle but it will do all most average drivers want.

The Ultimate Driving Machine

4.6
Christine Willsch on 08/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The BMW X5 is the first new car I have ever owned and I will never drive anything but a BMW. The performance and handling of this luxury SUV makes it feel as if you are driving on clouds. Once you have driven a BMW nothing else can hold a candle to this ultimate driving machine.

BMW

4.5
roburt on 08/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

No problems with this vehicle. Rides and handles well. Comfortable on long trips

My X5 is great, but...

4.6
ckralich on 08/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my X5 for over 1 year. I think it is great. The main negative comment is the fuel situation. It pains me to fill up with high octane gas and the mileage is lousy. Another issue I have is with the engine power. I have the 3.0 which is the smaller engine. Once you get to cruising speed, the ride is incredible. However, off the line it feels like you are towing something. Otherwise, once you get over the buyer's remorse of just having shelled out 2 years worth of college tuition on a vehicle, you will absolutely love the X5. In addition, you will no longer have to look at all the other cars on the road to see what you want to buy next.

The Best Vehicle

4.8
Raymond. W. Scott on 08/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best Vehicle I have evern owned including other BMW and MB cars. By the way it does hawl very well if you know how to load it. All the stuff to add to my house and 20by 25 deck were hawled in my X5. If you have the guts to make it work for you and not be just an other show vehicle, it can handle it. Had a minor defectice Key reading chip when I first got it but that got replace and all has been a joy. My wife say say " if that think has has the female anatomy, all male will never stay with their wives unle to have children." Very true my man, very true.

Revive the x5

3.1
jogg on 08/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Driveability is excellent. Build quality is poor. Too many options and few standard features for the price. For a status vehicle it should live up to it's name and save the owner so many trips to the service dept.

Best SAV

4.9
Robert Varela on 08/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It's an SAV(SUV)that handles like a sport sedan

BMW X5 3.0 Great Car

4.6
rsf on 08/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just bought it last week. Base model 3.0 still has good power. Interior finish and materials are excellent. Interior is roomy (even the back power reclining seats), and very comfortable. The NAV system is much improved for 2003. Its very easy to use. We almost bought the Vovlo XC90, but the dealers will not deal on price. Plus, the performance of the X5 is simply superior.

Upgrade the stereo!

4
drivingimp on 08/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've been a loyal BMW 3-series owner for 15 years. Decided to get an X5. Love the car! Drives alot like a 3- series, and has that one-of-a-kind look. Black, sand leather, automatic, premium, sports, and climate packages. The BIG MISTAKE I made was in not getting the upgraded stereo. The standard stereo is AWFUL! What was I thinking? I can't believe BMW puts those lousy stereos in $48,000+ autos. Not sure what to do now...but I will have to upgrade...somehow. Anybody got suggestions?

Solid SUV

4.5
totally on 08/09/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

When you shut the door, you will know your in a save vehicle. The SUV sticks to the road and has incredible breaking.

THE GREAT X5

4.9
slimm on 08/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought my X5 for my birthday lst year. It is my first SUV and I am sooo pleased with it. I have an Acura TL which has a smooth ride and was afraid that the SUV would ride rough. The X% rides just as smooth. It's a fun car and whoever gets a chance to purchase one is lucky!

Excellent Ride...Very fun to drive

4.9
Malita on 08/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Fun SUV, great handling.

Awesome car

5
BMWforever on 08/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is by far the best car (besides the 325ci) that I had and will continue to purchase BMW

Best of Everything

4.9
kdm468 on 08/06/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After owning a Range Rover, love it but it literally fell apart when the warranty was up,head gasket, fuel pump, big stuff, we owned 2 Toyota Land Cruisers which were wonderful, reliable, very low maintenance. It was now time for a "fun" car. So we "scaled down" sizewise, and purchased the BMW, after owning several over the years, the BMW reputation speaks for itself.We wanted the flexibility of an SUV, yet didn't want to drive a HUGE school-bus like SUV. The only "must have" is the "sport package" the ride is like night and day compared to the car without it.

And its Built in the USA

4.8
donaldc911 on 08/05/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

We own 2 X5's . We have a Black 2002 and a Silver 2001, both are the 3.0 with automatic. The gas mileage on the highway is excellent. We drove from Detroit to the Georgia border on a tank of gas. It handles very good in the snow. We have owned 5 Ford Explorers over the years and there is no comparison. The interior is high quality and we get numerous compliments on the vehicles. The stereo system is excellent also.

X5 Forever

5
Beacon on 08/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great ride and drive!

My X5

5
Spikeyhairboy12 on 08/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car! Best car I ever had

X5 3.0

4.9
alexroys on 08/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is hard to imagine how 225 HP pulls a 4,500 lb vehicle so sprightly. Handling is absolutely car-like, and certainly that of a very well-designed car. Interior comfort is excellent for four adults, and the various systems seem to mesh well together. NO off road experience yet, but if you, like most of us, seldom venture off the pavement, this has to be the SUV for you!

Central Ohio

4.8
GSBJackson on 07/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

One of the best driving machines I've expereinced.

Best of the Category

4.6
gmatt on 07/27/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Traded in my '97 540i because I needed more space and awd. The interior is very similar, but actually feels roomier than the 540 and for the first time in my life (in any car), my seat is not at the aft limit (I'm 6'2"). Tried the Discovery (rented for 7 days) and wasn't impressed. Test drove an XC90 - this would be my second choice as the price was almost the same.

8th BMW since 1980

4.9
AJSJR on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have just over 2000 miles on my X5, and so far it's everything I expected and a little more. The horsepower is ideal and makes it fun to drive. This is my eighth BMW and I am just as satisfied as my first.

BMW

4.9
SBMW on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best SUV on the market. The ride is superior to all other SUV's but the price can be a little on the high side.

Save your $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

1.6
mchockey on 07/26/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

41000 Mile And had to put in a new transmission. The first year i got stuck in 3" of snow!!!!!The inside door handles are flaking!!

christian

4.8
chfinkelberg on 07/26/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great SUV, fun, safe and sporty

MV Review

4.5
Meshell on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

i have driven suburbans and navigators. This car tops them all!!! The only thing you give up in the seating space. The back is the same amount of space. Who wants to carpool anyways????

i love my X5

5
Michelle Leigh on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is by far my favorite car I have ever owned. It manages to impress me everyday, if I ever get rid of mine it will only be to buy another one.

I love my suv!!!!

4.6
caryl on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The BMW X5 is great! It is fun, dependable, comfortable and works for our family of five. The cargo space is fine for our uses. We have a pac-a- sport to afix to the roof for baggage, etc. for trips, etc. We needed the pac- a-sport when we owned our van as well, and in fact it was more difficult to pack up with a family of five with the van. I feel my children can be no safer in any other vehicle on the market. We have the nav. system in place and do wish we could use our c.d. system on the dash rather than placed in the trunk. Not much negative input in my opinion.

X5 4.4

4.9
eusmani on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

having owned a 97 montero, an ML430, a toyota landcruiser, and now my X5, i can safely say it is the performance suv to have

a practical suv...

4.9
Andrew Parker on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a pretty well known fact that probably 99% of people who own suv's dont go off road, and even if they wanted to, they would soon realize that there "SUV" was not really capable. On the other hand, the X5 is a pratical suv, or a sporty van. Vans are the ideal vehicle of america. It carries kids, luggage, trash, new tvs, and whatever else. It also offers the driver a higher seat. Only problem though is the lack of beauty, styling and power. The X gives you the practicality of van, in a sports cars body.

First Class

4.9
kks on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

A very comfortable, capable and attractive vehicle. It does everything well. If I could change it in any way, perhaps more room behind the rear seats would be a plus. I would buy one again...and I rarely buy the same vehicle twice!

bmw x5 simply the best

5
jeffjim7 on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

finest vehicle i have ever driven; i have driven bmw's for 25 years. cannot drive a finer machine

my new X5

4.1
phelen24 on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had 7 SUV's, This is the best!!!

BMW X5

5
rod sturger on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great overall vehicle Performance with the 3.0 is great. Quick responsive and not the gas guzzler of the 4.0's. Great interiors great option packages. Fast Safe Reliable. Be sure to Get the Extended Maintainance package

BMW review

4.8
ZOROB on 07/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The BMW X5 is a luxury utility vehicle. This car has an excellent performance! The exterior could use a little work, but overall its great!

Love my car!

4.8
kats on 07/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2nd SUV and I love it. Drives like a car and has the BMW get up and go.

ALZ

4.9
ALZAZ on 07/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Easy to drive, comfortable, performs like a 5 series sedan.

A great SUV (SAV)

4.9
Rydeen on 07/20/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is a great SAV. I owned it for more than 3 years now, no problems with it at all, only 1 recall with it. It is a fun veichle, I am very appreciate with it.

Satisfied

4.8
patriotgp on 07/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After buying this car because of the crash tests results, it was aukward at first. But after a few weeks it quickly became ouf favorite car. The car is shurely a drivers car. The service has been excellent. The vehicle has taken our family abuse very well and shows no sign of fatigue.

Buy It.

4.8
Eugene Capuccio on 07/17/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Buy it. There's no better SUV on the market.

VERY NICE BUT TO MUCH MONEY

4.3
S.PEREZ on 07/16/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

WELL THIS IS MY 2ND X5 AND I THINK THAT BMW HAS DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB WITH MAKING THE X I JUST THINK THAT THE CAR COULD BE A BIT MORE ROOMY AND MORE STANDARD FEATURES.

My X5

4.8
gtaylor on 07/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I really love my X5. It it really fun to drive. I purchased it about 2 weeks ago. I bought a Lincoln Aviator and traded it in within 2 weeks for the X5. Yesterday for some reason the battery was dead. I had to call Roadside Assistance to get it started. I took it in to a BMW Service Center and was told that nothing was wrong with the battery. I hope this doesn't happen again or I'm going to start thinking that I made a mistake.

The Best Alternative To A Range Rover

4.9
Rny330 on 07/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you're in the market for a new SUV and you want something classy, swanky, and very fun to drive, but want to save bucks instead of getting a Range Rover, so you can afford a seven series, this is the way to go...

Great Ride

4.6
J Lucky on 07/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Best handling suv yet. Great power and brakes. Ride is on stiff side with sport suspension but perfect seats make up for it. Minor problem with CD flip cover otherwise perfect to date.

Good News and Bad News

4.4
lnesq on 07/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

Handles like a dream, real performance vehicle. Gives you the pick up you need at stop lights and when you need to pass. Interior center console is useless,does it ever occur to designers that people might have different uses for these? Forget the cup holders, or at least allow me to remove them if I wish. The manual AC is a mystery. There is no way to figure out the controls, something about blue dots and red dots and several little dials need to be lined up in some sort of order. Who knows.

Fun to Drive

4.5
Frosty05 on 07/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

I have a 2001 4.4 and have thoroughly enjoyed this car but have had reliability and feature problems (mis- marketing of towing feature, horrific cup holders...). The acceleration, braking and overall handling are similar to a sports car. I describe the vehicle as an SUV sports car. I tried out many SUV's and none compared in handling and power to the X5. We are sadly selling the X5 (see below). We bought an H2.

My First BMW...

4.5
J. K. Jackson on 06/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first BMW, and fortunately for me it was an SUV, or rather an SAV. I've always wanted a BMW and I appreciate the flexibility an SUV offers you. Yet now that I finally own one, I'm not quite sure exactly how I feel about it--I just get mixed feelings. I love the sensation of owning a BMW. There's a distinct difference in the overall handling, performance, roominess, and comfort from my previous SUV-a '94 Nissan Pathfinder. Yet, perhaps I may have expected more than I received. I did not test-drive other luxury SUVs, and perhaps I should have. My only regret may be that I didn't get more options.

Excelent

5
cee on 06/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this SAV

This truck sucks

2.5
BMWBrent on 06/14/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This car sucks...I live at the service center at the dealership.

my x5 3.0i

4.9
robert martin on 06/14/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

too new to say mush. good so far.

I love my X5

4.9
Mocan55 on 06/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We have had no complaints about his vehicle. BMW went to great legnths to design a comfortable, fun to drive SAV.

Bmw is it really amazing?????

4.9
m heartman on 06/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this bmw x5 is really an oustanding suv. This is my first x5 that i have been irested in and i believe i made the right choice. Before i had about 5 Jeep Grand Cherokee LImited and i always had problems with their reliability. The x5 has been outsanding on roads and i feel it is one of the most safest suv on the market today. The 6 cylinder drives like an 8 and i recommend this car to drivers who go upnorth or on high hills.

Highly Recommended

4.9
Sam Gamgee on 06/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I absolutely love this thing. My X5 3.0 is exactly what the doctor ordered. Handles like a German sports sedan, no SUV (this is not a car) tilt warning on the visor. If I drove my other SUV like I drive the X5 I'd be wearing it as a hat. Sport package wheels give it a great look. Good amount of power, but if you're a speed demon consider the 4.4. It makes me feel great, like a taylored jogging suit.

Great SUV

4.9
jjs57 on 06/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Everything on the X5 has been beyond my expectations. Only issues have been a couple of minor problems that were quickly taken care of by the dealer. I would highly recommend this to any prospective buyer. I can see why BMW is kicking Benz's rear end.

X5

4.1
JASJASJAS on 06/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

BMW made a whole bunch of "goofs" on thsi vehicle. The X5 only confortably seat 4, because the middle seat in the back has all of its comfort taken away by the petruding centercolsole in teh front. Still, trunk space is extremely limited.

First 10,000 Miles

4.8
AzX5 on 06/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my X5 for six months now and put a lot of miles on it--thus far I've loved this car and it has had no problems whatsoever. It's fun to drive (a little too fun--you find yourself wanting to go faster than you should because you feel so safe, stable, and in control--One speeding ticket already). I recently drove a friend's brand new ML 350 and it couldn't compare...The BMW's seats were softer and more comfortable, the brakes felt much better, the acceleration more zippy.

X5 Best In Class

4.6
ZoeBeemer on 06/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Excellent sound, acceleration and status appeal. Handling is outstanding, incredible cornering, never slides out of the turn line, sticks to the road. AWD computer safety feature saved me from a crash, hydroplaned, and the computer took over, cut the engine and applied proper braking to straighten out the car. I was so amazed, I called my wife to tell her the car saved me from the divider. This technology is awsome, check it out if you have snow conditions or on lose pavement, the car will correct itself. Only tech problem was the rear door latch fires at will and results in open status. Dealer said this was unusal and is scheduled for repair.

x5 review

5
marshall on 06/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i have been so happy with this car. It was definitly the best car that i ever purchased. I can still have a durable suv that i can take anywhere and i know will have power, yet i also have the luxury suv that is perfect. also i always can rely on it because it is a bmw and they have always been the most reliable car in my vision

great car

5
snowboardchick on 06/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is the best car that i have ever had. It rides like a dream

Love to drive it

4.8
Don Dimon on 05/24/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The vehicle is terrific - the Dealer service is a joke. I've been to 3 dealers in South Florida and they are all just terrible. If you are looking for good service buy a Lexus. If you want a fun to drive car, buy a BMW

Exactly what you would expect from BMW

4.9
hondaguy2000 on 05/22/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

As stylish as SUVs come, superlative handling, ferocious V8 acceleration, opulent yet understated interior. BMW clearly sweated the details on the X5 - look at the quality of the dash plastics, of the shift knob, of the steering wheel, etc. Mine can even be programmed to ventilate itself twice daily - no more leaving the office to enter a steaming car! Of course, you can always drop your foot on the gas and enjoy the 300+ ft-lbs of torque.

THE MOST COMPLETE VEHICLE.

4.9
steve benion on 05/18/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

If you are looking for a sports car, luxury car, and an suv all in one. I highly recommend the 4.6is. It is a true beast with it's incredible high output 4.6 motor, however the exterior gives a sporty, yet elusive appearance, when compared to what this vehicle can really do. The interior and overall ride is 2nd to none. I've driven most all cars and suv's out there , and the ride in this one is more like a ferrari combined with a rolls royce. Yet one feels like your are hi enough to look down upon the cars, but not to hi as to make you feel as if you are unstable or will flip when taking a fast turn. At 100mph it feels like 40mph.

X5

4.5
X5DPM on 05/14/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have had my 3.0 X5 for 6 months, and had the ability to drive it under a number of different conditions. Handles well in the snow, and rain. Excellent dry pavment handling. Motor is very flexible, and has sufficient "kick". I have not driven it off road so no opinion regarding this. Build quality was excellent. Buying experience excellent with local dealership

NO MORE BMW'S

2.8
DAPPER DON on 05/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

3,5, AND NOW X-5 GUESS I AM NOT BMW GUY. I LIKE A QUALITY PREMIUM AUTO WITH LITTLE HUB-BUB. NEXT SUV WILL BE VOLVO OR CADDY. WHERE IS THE 3RD SEAT.

THE BEST SUV

5
DOGBIMMER on 05/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

iTS NOT SUV IN THE MARKET IN THIS MOMENT IS MORE FUN TO DRIVE.tHE X5 IS LIKE A CAR,NOT ONLY THAT ,ADD POWER STYLE AND SECURITY.

Great Car

5
Aydin on 05/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

BMW engineers should be proud of the X5. They designed/built this vehicle at a platform where other car manufacturers would only dream of and of course try to copy after years of scracthing their heads. As an aerospace engineer, I think they have done a marvelous job in using sensor technology to enhance safety, handling and comfort. The multi link rear suspension is incredible for stability. Even the car key uses advanced technology for comfort and safety. Bravo to all Bimmer engineers!!!

still needs work

3.3
lsm@spring on 04/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

This is a fun car but it still has bugs. Prepare for bi-monthly recalls. Quality is not up to German built vehicles (this model built in SC). Mine is constantly in the shop. I'm selling it before the warranty expires.

Best vehicle I've ever owned

4.9
bten on 04/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This SAV has truly been a pleasure to own over the last 6 months. I smile every time I drive it. It has actually gotton more responsive and quicker! The interior is luxurious and the exterior is really sharp looking. The handling in incredible. I am more impressed by the power from the 3.0 liter I6 every day.

great sav

4.8
z/man on 04/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this is my 2nd bmw x5 love it

Best vehicle I have ever owned

5
x5 on 04/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Vehicle drives like a dream,dealership is fantastic and performance is everything they said it would be. Can't wait to get my next one.

A

5
david lee on 04/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THE BEST SUV EVER BUILT. IT HANDLES LIKE A DREAM. NOTHING COMES CLOSE TO IT.

Happy New Owner

4.5
Loncar1 on 04/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I looked at a lot of the new 03 and 04 SUVs and only the BMW really had the performance on the road I was looking for. Having had 3 Grand Cherokee Ltds prior, the BMW is a great step forward and much better than the ML Class Chrylser/Benz tries to put you into.

BMW X5 4.4i Sport

4.6
Mohammed Sadek on 04/03/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Excellent performance in all areas. Like the brakes a lot - progressive and nicely weighted. Steering has accurate feedback, even better from the seats themselves. Very fun to drive, with little body sway The quality of the materials themselves and fit and finish is outstanding. i don't think quality and reliability is an issue. Just close the substantially heavy doors and listen. I dont why some people say the quality isnt good....a find the car much tighter than a Toyata Landcruiser

Satisfied, not thrilled

4.3
carlover14 on 04/02/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

The X5 was a fun SUV and I enjoyed it. I have no real complaints other than the god awful dashboard layout, hardly intuitive. I just replaced it with a $3000 cheaper but better equipped ML55 AMG Mercedes. Both are identical in performance, so why spend the extra $3000? It was a no hassle SUV that I thoroughly enjoyed though.

Outstanding vehicle!!!

4.9
Max405 on 03/27/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I Love it! Its every bit a sportscar, not a truck. Through the hills it carves the turns at 50mph like a BMW 1/2 its size!! The 8 cylinder sounds like a million honeybees when you press the throttle. The interior is amazingly luxurious. The seats are perfect. The Orange glow on the light wood is magical. There is only one thing you can say, Its a BMW. You will never want for more.

2002 X5 with 26000 miles

4.5
jamsk on 03/16/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My third BMW. The last was a 528i. The X5 3.0 offers BMW handling and ride with the attributes of an SUV. Plenty of power, reasonable Highway mileage (20) no need for a larger engine. I love it except for the seats being too hard and get uncomfortable over the long haul.

X5 review

5
BMWThomas on 03/13/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The X5 4.4i is fun to drive - handles very well, has excellent acceleration, looks great. It also has a great sound system. Sometimes it is not as quiet as I would prefer.

Not Bad at all

4.8
dudu on 03/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Just pick up mine, love it. Of course, it is not like my old BMW saden....but it drive better than my old 92 Jeep Grand Cherakee. I will buy another one.....if I have the $$$$.

WHat a fun!!!!!

5
kochabamba on 03/01/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best SUV out there. Fun, safe, reliable and great design.

My X5

3.5
blince on 03/01/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I sold a 2000 Mercedes SUV to buy this because I was disappointed with the Benz. The BMW is a much better car in all respects. The only negative is the single cupholder in the front.

Other SUVs should make one too..

4.9
FANtAsTIC on 02/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best performance I have had in an SUV, have had a Suburban, loved that, had a Chrysler ML, hated it!, but now this is brand new, and the best one out there. Gas mileage not the best, but then with SUVs I have become accustomed to that fact. Other than that, the best fit/finish, the most masculine looking yet highest style out of all. Definitely not a minivan trying to be an SUV. Wouldn't even consider anything else now as a replacement when it's time for a new car.

X5: Fun to drive to the shop!

4.3
x5driver on 02/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

X5 drives like a dream! The 4.4 that we own has excellent responsivness on the road, no body roll [unlike other vehicles in SUV category]. Switching to Sports allowed me to zoom to 120 mph without the car straining. Truly excellent BMW-like performance. Unfortunately... the car was built in the US and it shows: trunk light poped- out, sun shades hooks broke, two recalls, auto-level computer failed, GPS had navigational bugs, etc. Nothing critical but annoying and time- consumming. Great, safe, fun car to drive but it was rushed out the door and the "little things" were not built to BMW-appropriate level.

not a reliable vehicle

3.6
pcc on 02/16/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

A very disappointing vehicle. Our X5 is in the shop an average of every six weeks for various problems. It has been recalled several times. The interior door handle finish is peeling off on all four handles (supposedly, this is "normal" wear and tear - sure, if this were a ten year old car!). The steering wheel makes a horrible grinding noise in cold weather (three visits, not fixed - a piece fell out recently). The latest problem - the seal on the sunroof is starting to fail. This vehicle is not up to usual BMW standards. We are getting rid of it this week.

Probably the Best SUV on the market

4.9
xsnowboarder587 on 02/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

the BMW X5 has got to be the best SUV out there. It has all the elements of a fast sporrts car , but still retains muscle in a SUV. The X5 can grabs turns and sails on smoothly. It brakes are just the same. It stops extremely well with a minimal amount of pressure. Ohhh, and theres the ever so popular speed factor, and man can this SUV fly. Stomp your feet on the gas and hold on because yor back is smashed into the chair. Not that that's bad because the chairs are very comfortable. The interior is very elegant unlike many other Suvs.

U-G-L-Y!!!

4.3
Snowchica on 02/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My husband *made* me test drive this car because of it's reputation, quality and prestige. I'll admit, it drives like a dream. But I cannot see myself driving something so ugly! The car reminds me of one of those old vacuum cleaners with the hose attachment. The front end looks nice, but I hate getting stuck behind one on the road, the ass end is so ugly! If it was prettier, I would've definitely bought it. Bought a GORGEOUS (and less expensive, and American made) metallic red Lincoln Aviator instead.

BMW X5 3.0i

5
fontenot on 02/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Beautiful car. Really fun to drive. Larger than expected. Outstanding handling. Comfortable seating.

I love It!!!

5
prudentbuyer on 01/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. I (fortunately) just sold my 98 ML320 and the difference between the X5 and the ML is unbelievable.

Too bad . . . . . . . .

3.3
PAX5formerowner on 01/30/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

I loved my X5 and purchased with all available options including the Nav system. Loved to drive, loved the look, but many, many quality problems. Had it in the shop 13 times for numerous problems. Traded for a Toyota Highlander and glad I did. Feel I came down a notch as far as looks and loved the feel of the bemer, however too inconvenient taking it for service every month. Need dependability and found it in the Highlander.

Unreliable $60,000 SUV

3.6
Jerrygee on 01/26/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Reliability has been less then stellar. Numerous warranty issues and road side assistance questions quality control. The car is fun to drive and can be nicely equipped at a price. A base $40,000 car soon goes to close to $60,000. For that kind of money I expect more.

Love this SUV

4.4
LuvmyBMW on 01/24/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This SUV doesn't ride like a SUV. It has a comfortable ride. We have a few different friends with different SUV's and they all agree ours rides the best and also has great pick-up. It is manuverable. We only had one minor problem in the past 8 months with it. The rear window arm broke and we had it replaced. Other than that, it's been great.

Went from 2000 Z-3 Coupe to 2003 X5

5
Pete7374 on 01/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been a BMW fan for about 20 years! This X5 has all the comforts of a luxury car yet the zip of a sports car! Got about every extra except the V8. Love the heated steering wheel. The cheapest thrill in years. The GPS isn't as good as my 2002 Lexus but I would never buy another car without a GPS. Your never ever need another travel map once you get the hang of them. My first BMW had about 300,000 miles on it when a 1 Ton PU ran a stop light & Totaled it. (Not Me) I'll live by the sword (BMW) from now on!

My Favorite SUV

5
jerusha60426 on 01/10/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. When I first saw it I knew it was love at first sight. It drives like a dream. It was a little pricey but it was worth it. I would recommend this car to anyone.

Would Be Great But....

3.8
Jeffrey19608 on 01/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

This vehicle is unsafe. My brake pedal fell completely off. Fortunately I was in a parking lot when it happened with my family in the car. No one was injured. The driver side window decided tt break on a trip. Had to drive the car with the window down. Window fell out while driving. I have a 2000 4.4. This vehicle needs more testing & quality control. Have lost confidence in the vehicle! Fotunately the dealership I purchased the car from is top notch! I think they need to be. They see me too much.

Smooth Operator

4.6
Joseph Chik on 01/04/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Drove the ML320 for a year and not vey happy with the driving. The car is reliable but not as smooth as my previous 5 series (528i). Thought I should try Mercedes but not completely happy. So I traded in for the 4.4 X5 and so far it did not disappoint. The car is so smooth and yet so solid. Driving it is sheer joy and I look forward to many yeras of great motoring.

PeRfEcTiOn

5
ke;yyan on 12/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Nice ride, nice everything else.b Interior is full of nice things.

UNRELIABLE VEHICLE

2.6
CHINA on 12/31/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

THE X5 IS THE NINTH BMW I HAVE OWNED.SINCE NEW,I HAVE HAD THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS.BOTH STEERING CONTROL ARMS HAD TO BE REPLACED,DEAD BATTERY,VEHICLE WILL LOCK YOU OUT AND ALARM CANNOT BE TURNED OFF,MULTIPLE SOFTWARS PROBLEMS WHICH MAKE THE X5 UNDRIVABLE.XEON AND FOGLAMPS BURN OUT OFTEN,AND ARE TIME CONSUMING TO REPLACE,ASSUMING THE DEALERSHIP CAN FIT YOU IN AT ALL. EXTREEMLY DISSAPOINTING VEHICLE AND UNRELIABLE.

BMW 3.0 Diesel

5
Hungria on 12/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have x5 3.0 diesel, this is a fantastic machine with high torque, exelent fuel economy (about 35mpg in the city) in my country the diesel fuel is a half cheaper than the gas. There is no noise from the engine seems like gas and no smoke from the back like another diesel machines.

great

5
darnell on 12/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

this car is the greatest car i ever drove

Love this car!

4.9
AScott on 12/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

You cant go wrong with this SUV I have a 3.0 and it has a lot of get up and go.It feels like a BMW sedan. I highly recomend this Car.

Not impressed AT ALL

2.6
naddymutt on 12/01/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 3

I sure hope people read my review before they think on buying the BMW SUV. Yes, I bought it for the name and I am really regretting it. For the money, it surely isn't worth it. It was MUCH louder inside than my Ford pickup truck and the performance is adequate. I must say...before you buy or lease the BMW, PLEASE take it from me and look at the GMC Denali...there is so much more you will get for your money...the performance alone on the Denali blows away the BMW as well as the fit and finish. Don't be suckered for the BMW name.

The Ultamate driving machine

5
dsheli on 11/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This baby is one hell of a cool car. I love mine adn every thing about it!!!

Bmw X5

4.9
pt dds on 11/20/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The X5 has the greatest handling amongst all the SUV that I had test drive. The design is the nicest of all SUV on the market.

BMW X5 UNRELIABLE

3.6
DETCORD on 11/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

THIS IS THE NINTH BMW THAT I HAVE PURCHASED.ALTHOUGH BMW HAS A GOOD WARRANTY,THE VEHICLE SPENDS TO MUCH TIME NEEDING IT. MY VEHICLE HAS 36,000 MILES ON IT AND HAS HAD THE FOLLOWING PROBLEMS.BOTH STEERING CONTROLL ARMS REPLACED,BRAKE PEDAL ALMOST FELL OFF,NINE BURNT OUT HEADLIGHTS/FOGLAMPS, WHICH ARE TIME CONSUMING TO CHANGE.ELECTRICAL BURNING SMELLS ETC..WILL MOST LIKELY NOT PURCHASE ANOTHER X5

Best I've ever bought/owned

4.6
LarryGF on 11/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've had my X5 for 3 weeks and 1,600 miles. It is my 5th BMW. Even measured against previous cars I've owned like an M3 and a 540i, this is simply the best vehicle I've ever purchased. It has EVERYTHING - performance, luxury, roominess, all weather capability (stable and tenaciously grippy on wet roads - you have to drive it in the rain to believe it), goes anywhere anytime in any conditions. I've heard all the reliability complaints and maybe I'll have some problems down the road but so far, it's absolutely problem free - not a rattle or squeak. The build quality is so far beyond anything else out there it's just ridiculous.

X5 3.0

4.9
roman on 10/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The X5 3.0 is the best sport utility for the $40-$45K range. Fit and finish are top notch. Looks are great. And performance is on par with any other BMW on the road.

BMW X5 - No one can offer a better 4x4.

5
shahnawaz jiva on 10/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Can any other car beat this sexy, sporty, reliable, comfortable, elegant, classy, spacious car

dont buy anything else

5
bmwlover/ forever on 10/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

i love this car tried many oyher cars but this far exceeds other makes. buy this car now. not one regret LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The best Luxery/Performance SUV/SAV/etc.

4.8
alik61 on 10/21/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best I ever had. Fun to drive in any weather sun/rain even more amaised. Luxery all over. AWD all weather sport and some unility and a lot of fun to drive.

What a disappointment.

3.5
Tony Hammock on 10/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

After several luxury SUV's from other manufacturers I thought I would try the BMW. What a mistake that was. At first the X5 was a joy to drive. Now that I have owned it for several months it is in the shop more than on the road. The fact that it has incurreds some problems that needed fixing doesn't upset me. It is the pitiful attitude and lack of understanding from the service department that I have trouble with.

Best luxury SUV on the market today...

4.8
GR on 10/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Absolutely tops in build quality and style, my X5 is exceptional. Not only will the German engineering and quality last for years, but the glamour quotient will as well. Exceptional.

Cool

4.8
Tom-Al on 10/14/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

It is best SUV ever built

Ultimate Citiy/Suburb Road Warrior

4.6
ep on 10/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

The 4.4i X5 is the ultimate commuter SAV for the 21st century. Its tremendous acceleration and tight handling makes it one of the best performing SUVs. It tops the Mercedes ML class easily. The X5 can get out of ANY situation in the snow, from 2 inches to 3 feet, it is almost impossible to get this car stuck. The allwheel drive system is wonderful and makes the car stick to the road and travel deeper into corners than you thought possible for such a heavy car. If you don't mind spending the money, the X5 has the best combination of comfort, with a perfect seating position, and style, with sleak bodylines from every angle.

Ultimate Citiy/Suburb Road Warrior

4.6
EP on 10/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

The 4.4i X5 is the ultimate commuter SAV for the 21st century. Its tremendous acceleration and tight handling makes it one of the best performing SUVs. It tops the Mercedes ML class easily. The X5 can get out of ANY situation in the snow, from 2 inches to 3 feet, it is almost impossible to get this car stuck. The allwheel drive system is wonderful and makes the car stick to the road and travel deeper into corners than you thought possible for such a heavy car. If you don't mind spending the money, the X5 has the best combination of comfort, with a perfect seating position, and style, with sleak bodylines from every angle.

BMW at its finest

5
Stan1 on 10/08/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Handles just like a BMW! The best SAV on the planet.

Rather Pointless car

4.6
jpm on 10/07/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has many fine features, wonderful build quality, comfortable seats, great handling, but ultimately it is a dissapointing way to spend $40k. The 5 series wagons are superior in every respect.

Rather Pointless car

4.6
JPM on 10/07/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car has many fine features, wonderful build quality, comfortable seats, great handling, but ultimately it is a dissapointing way to spend $40k. The 5 series wagons are superior in every respect.

Great Car

4.9
Matt Riley on 10/05/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After I purchased this vehicle, I was really excited. It drives just like my 5 series and has the same wheelbase too. The sport suspension is a little rough, but worth it because you get all the extras. The 18" rims look great and so do the chrome exaust tips. This is an AWESOME vehicle and I would recomend that you go and test drive one at your local dealership.


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