2001 Bmw X 5
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Very luxury car

by from Denver,CO on August 25, 2017

It was a good value for the price my fiancé paid. It has a nice euro body sport kit on it. The rims are custom BMW. It is an expensive car to maintain but it's very fun. I want to sell it because I'm ...
It was a good value for the price my fiancé paid. It has a nice euro body sport kit on it. The rims are custom BMW. It is an expensive car to maintain but it's very fun. I want to sell it because I'm looking to buy a motorcycle or another Subaru. I would like to see it go to a BMW enthusiast. It gave us a nice ride
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Old school german driving!

by from AZ on August 12, 2017

This is the kind of car you hit someone with and because the car is made from solid steel the other person's car is going to be obliterated. It is a 2001 so it does lack some of the creature comforts ...
This is the kind of car you hit someone with and because the car is made from solid steel the other person's car is going to be obliterated. It is a 2001 so it does lack some of the creature comforts of the newer vehicles it makes up for it in safety.
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Best car i have ever owned

by from San bernardino, CA on August 4, 2017

I LOVE this SUV. It's my 2ND BMW. After owning a BMW 318ic convertible, I was very resistant on getting an SUV. But after driving it, I'm hooked! I love the performance. It handles great, the exterior...
I LOVE this SUV. It's my 2ND BMW. After owning a BMW 318ic convertible, I was very resistant on getting an SUV. But after driving it, I'm hooked! I love the performance. It handles great, the exterior is beautiful, and a very reliable car. After 160,000 miles, it still drives smooth. Its got excellent handling in corners and feels very nice when seated in it. A seemingly very safe passenger cabin with lots of leg room for 5 people. Without a doubt, this is the best car I have ever owned.
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A Great Buy Used

by from North Myrtle Beach on March 31, 2017

The BMW E53 while older now, still looks fresh. Unlike most BMWs the E53 looks better with age. The very distinctive body says BMW from every angle. You can pick these up in great shape for under $7...
The BMW E53 while older now, still looks fresh. Unlike most BMWs the E53 looks better with age. The very distinctive body says BMW from every angle. You can pick these up in great shape for under $7,000, My 2001 X5 was bought 3 years ago for $3900. It had 200K miles, BUT it was a 1 owner car and it was serviced as instructed by the dealer for all of it's life. The folks who owned it traded it in for another X5. That told me this was a great car. We have driven 40K miles in 3 years and have had 4 repairs. Belt tensioner $280, Door handle,$150, wheel bearing (rear) $400, and a fuel pump $500. $500 bucks once in a while beats $700 every month. I get compliments on it all the time. It is white and was garage kept. The interior and paint are very fresh looking for being over 15 years old. (The sun is your cars biggest enemy, keep it in the shade or buy a cover)
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Great SUV w/ a V8

by from Troy, MI on March 10, 2016

All the reviews are true. It can be expensive if the original owner didn't keep it up. My 4.4 has over 125K and I've personal spent over $15000 to keep it to spec (not bad for a big SUV that's over 15...
All the reviews are true. It can be expensive if the original owner didn't keep it up. My 4.4 has over 125K and I've personal spent over $15000 to keep it to spec (not bad for a big SUV that's over 15 years old). My only real complaint over the years is that the rear seating is not worthy of a luxury SUV. Kids back there could not care less. So if you're planning a trip with adults that have to sit in the second row.....I hope they are not close friends.
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Qualiry Vehicle

by from on June 11, 2012

A terrific vehicle at a very affordable price.........................................................
A terrific vehicle at a very affordable price.........................................................
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yes

by from Castle Rock colorado on April 18, 2012

Handles great .milage good in town 19-20 . She has done very well for me. I have never gotten stuck in deep snow. I have Yokahomas on it.
Handles great .milage good in town 19-20 . She has done very well for me. I have never gotten stuck in deep snow. I have Yokahomas on it.
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fun to drive suv, reliability ... not fun

by from minneapolis on March 10, 2012

I had an e53 m54 (3L motor). It is the best handling SUV in my opinion. Material quality is very high, I like x5 leather grade-- "finger-candy" quality:-) However, at about 88xxx miles head cover gask...
I had an e53 m54 (3L motor). It is the best handling SUV in my opinion. Material quality is very high, I like x5 leather grade-- "finger-candy" quality:-) However, at about 88xxx miles head cover gasket had gone south due to a frozen oil separator. 6 hours of my own labor and $300 in parts later it runs again but with a little shimmy. Replaced various links up front, breaks, rotors. Shimmy is gone. BUT! temperature control unit failed-- replaced. Then a battery drain(poor electronics BUS design)... and the best problem ever... throttle body stuck half way. (bad, coroded wiring). I did not even bother to replace that... SOLD
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Bargin but beware

by from Chicago on February 1, 2012

Purchased used, very clean, one owner car, with 79K. The X5 is my third vehicle and used primarily as a winter driver, driving less than 10K annually. Overall very pleased with my purchase and it was ...
Purchased used, very clean, one owner car, with 79K. The X5 is my third vehicle and used primarily as a winter driver, driving less than 10K annually. Overall very pleased with my purchase and it was a deal for less than $13,000. However there have been some minor issues that are inherent to BMWs and in particular X5s. Taillights bulbs burning out, cooling system (4.4 engine), and hood release, all repaired or replaced within the first 30 days of ownership. Buying a used BMW can be a bargain, however repairs can be costly. Prior to buying any used BMW, get it inspected and find an honest independent mechanic.
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Love It & Will Buy BMW SUV Again

by from Wilmington, NC on November 2, 2011

I bought my X5 new in 2001 and at 140k miles it is still taking care of me. After the warranty expired, I found a local shop that specializes in BMW's and have been very pleased with the cost of maint...
I bought my X5 new in 2001 and at 140k miles it is still taking care of me. After the warranty expired, I found a local shop that specializes in BMW's and have been very pleased with the cost of maintenance, as others have vocalized, can get expensive. For an SUV, the comfort of the X5 is excellent. For performance, I have enjoyed the vehicle in the mountains and on the beach sand. Best vehicle buying decision I ever made.
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