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BMW X5 (2000 - 2007)

5
reviewed by Lamb0 on 12 April 2016
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reviewed by BMWaficionado on 28 February 2015
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reviewed by Anonymous on 31 May 2014
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reviewed by smartweasel on 26 October 2012
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reviewed by ukkeet on 13 June 2011
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reviewed by jotaking on 9 May 2010
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How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Running costs
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Cost of maintenance and repairs
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Experience at the garage or specialist
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How practical it is
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Overall reliability

Started out great but sadly not what I expected

After chopping in my 4.4V8 X5 for this I was always disappointed with the 6 speed box, searching for gears and holding gears on roundabouts and low speed corners. Took it to BMW for investigation-no fault found.
I have since been told (now out of warranty) that the box needs reprogramming?
Also, runs like a tractor on cold start - engine warning light flashes - Again, sent in under warranty -no fault found?? Always does it for 10mins during cold starts.

Suspension totally collapsed when car was driven at 20mph over speed bump. 2 months out of warranty!!!
2 x new struts
new electronic controller
new hydraulic controller
new compressor
12 weeks with Main Dealer (David Holmes Stockport) and 4000.00 later... fixed with no explanation of what the fault was, car handed back with no fuel at all????

Owned 3 x 3 series, 2 x X5 and will never buy BMW again, dealt with absolute contempt by Dealer and BMW.

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