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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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24 reader reviews for BMW X5 4x4.
  • 3.0sd M Sport 5dr

    Daniel Carr Date: 19/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I'm writing this on behalf of my dad, who has just purchased a new X5 M Sport.

    He had the previous model as well, with both being faultless. However, after having his new X5 for less than two weeks, he was driving down a country lane near his home, and a tractor was coming in the opposite direction (at speed).

    One of the big spray arms it uses to spray crops came loose and swung across the road straight into the front of the X5, smashing the windscreen.

    The only thing that stopped it taking my dad's head off was the A-frame on the X5. We have hear from BMW that the frame is not damaged despite the impact - it just needs re-covering.

    It may be an expensive car but it has already paid for itself - had he been in a lesser vehicle, it may have been a different story !

  • 3.0d SE 5dr

    J Lambert Date: 25/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Had my nice, shiney black, 3.0d SE for nearly 2 months now and it's a good car. In fact, it's a great car - when it's not at the BMW dealers!! So far it has spent 7 nights away from my drive! And it's not even been for anything too major, just niggly little things not working, so BMW have replaced the part but then (and this is the bit that seems to cause the problems) the cars whole computer system has to be reprogrammed!! This was even the case when they had to swap the CD changer. The dealer asks for the car to be left with them overnight when programming's involved but it doesn't help when they seem to have an unreliable system that keeps crashing in the middle of reprogramming! Mind you, at lease with it going in so often i've not had to clean it myself, thanks to their complimentary valet! As for fuel consumption, nowhere near BMWs claimed but if you want an ecconomical car why are you looking at a large 4x4?!?! Otherwise though a nice car - the wife loves the image!

  • 3.0si SE 5dr

    keith taylor , middlesex . Date: 10/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Michael,,

    I have the 3.0 SE with the dynamic sports pack (20" alloys etc etc) and yes the ride is hard , but , I like it , it makes the handling superb..

    I agree though with your quote on BMW's consumption figures , my 3.0 ltr petrol is returning approx 14 mpg around town and thats taking it easy..A full tank gives me around 225 miles , which is poor....

    Creaky interiour , yes a bit , I give it 7 out of 10 , it does not like the extra body flex caused by the sports suspension and 20" alloys but I can live with them...

    Good luck.....

  • 3.0sd M Sport 5dr

    Bernard Leclercq Date: 10/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I own the new x5 3.0sd M Sport for one month now and it the best car I have ever owned. The car runs on 20” M Sport alloys, I do not find the ride to hard but I would say sporty, my wife loves driving it. (owned Lotus Elise before this one) The fuel economy we achieve is around 30 mpg, on long runs I can do 34mpg and in town 25mpg. We have the comfort seat and that is a big plus point. I thought the standard sport seats were very hard and not very comfy. I regularly do long distances (500miles) a day and it is a dream to be in and drive. The trim quality and finish is excellent. What can I say ….pure class.

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