Not your everyday SUV
April 27, 2010
Traded in a 2003 Turbo Supra - I'd outgrown (out aged?) a sports car, and wanted something more substantial, but with sports car qualitiies. I think I found it in the X5M.
It was hard to find a car with minimal options and the color I wanted, much less a good deal. Worked the Internet extensively, and scored with a dealer 1000 miles away. After that, it was relatively seamless.
For a 5,000+ pound vehicle, handling is remarkable!
Reliability is yet to be seen - very complicated vehicle, so there's a lot to potentially go wrong. The run-flat tires could be a real sore spot - get a simple flat, and replace the tire @ $350! There are optional tire warranties available, but they're pricy.