With the sport suspension, it feels firm in the twisties and at high speeds. The X5's cargo capacity is no better than a 5 Series wagon's. It's not intended for carving your own road, or fording shallow streams or climbing boulders. It's quicker away from traffic lights than most cars, and capable of nearly 150 mph, though we certainly don't recommend driving a vehicle this tall that fast. The rear seats that recline are awesome for kids to play with. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead.
Whatever else you drive will likely prejudice your opinion. They like the X5 because it is prestigious, fast, and luxurious, roughly in that order. I wanted an all-wheel drive wagon because I do a great deal of driving in inclement Canadian weather, but was looking at the 3-series. Massive tires contribute to impressive cornering grip and stopping power. Off-road, it falls behind any serious 4×4 sport-utility. The 5 Series wagon is more practical. Suspension, f: independent Suspension, r: independent Ground clearance: 7.
It has absolutely nothing to do with the wheel bearings, and nothing the machanic did to the wheels could have affected the headlamps! General Comments: Very comfortable vehicle and reliable throughout my period of ownership, but, frankly, too big for my personal tastes I just cannot justify something so large , too expensive to drive and maintain with today's gas prices and too ostentatious I can afford one, but perhaps I don't need everyone to think I'm an arrogant jerk because of it! It's not intended for carving your own road, or fording shallow streams or climbing boulders. Despite the X5's greater exterior height, however, headroom is nearly identical to that of the 5 Series wagon. The front seats are excellent: firm and supportive, with lots of adjustments. Improvements for 2004 are more extensive than any since the X5 was introduced five years ago. Aside from that, it's great.
Its steering is precise and it's exceptionally stable at supra-legal speeds. Moreover, the X5's unit-body has been design for maximum energy dissipation in heavy impacts. That's not to say the X5 is soft. This recall affects certain vehicles where the original steering wheel has been replaced with the optional sports steering wheel. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-334-4269 -. This car is a lot of fun to drive, and feels very safe.
And the height of its cargo area makes loading more difficult. This is probably true for experienced drivers who know their own limits and those of the vehicle they are driving, but for the rest of us, the X5 is a tall vehicle that leans more than a sedan going through corners. The door handles have a nice brushed-aluminum finish, and the soft plastic surfaces feel more like leather. No Review Date: 1st May, 2007 Faults: Nothing so far. While it has the same displacement as its predecessor, nearly everything else has changed.
It looks tough and polished at the same time. Do this a few times in succession and you begin to feel like an idiot. It's quicker away from traffic lights than most cars, and capable of nearly 150 mph, though we certainly don't recommend driving a vehicle this tall that fast. The X5's rear hatch is split, with a window that flips up and a tailgate that drops down. And how smooth, responsive, and quiet it is when driven around town. No Review Date: 19th January, 2006 These cars are overrated.
Who's got the highest horsepower? The front bumper has new contours and fog lights. There's no question who builds this vehicle. It works well in foul weather and easily negotiates muddy trails. Nor is hauling capacity one of its strengths. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. Large-diameter wheels with low-profile tires enhance its aggressive appearance.
It offers the commanding seating position many drivers prefer. The new six-speed automatic further enhances the outstanding performance of the 4. All X5s come with full-time all-wheel drive and Dynamic Stability Control, which includes traction control, electronic brake proportioning, an electronic stability program, and Hill Descent Control. The automatic features a Steptronic mode, which allows a choice of automatic or semi-manual control. Despite the X5's high seats, many drivers will drop the bottom cushion down, and that can obscure much of the exterior from view, not to mention stuff located a few feet around it. When the tone goes solid, the bumper is very close to the object. Different tones are used front and rear, making it much easier and quicker to parallel park in tight spaces.
It was also clean and available for collection. A big V8 delivers the ultimate X5 thrill, but it's also available with an outstanding six-cylinder. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. This seemingly limitless convergence of high-performance hardware continues to blanket our highways and whet our appetites. So skip the sport suspension! Reliable, great to drive and comfortable.