Excellent car/SUV, and would recommend it to anyone
CV boots, cylinder head gaskets, radiator leak, windshield washer pumps, rear window leaks.
I had an extended warranty that covered the cylinder head gaskets; so that was fortunate.
BMW dealer service and parts are definitely very expensive. But I opted to not continue the service warranty, and made the other repairs myself. It's surprisingly easy to work on most things. There's a great forum for tips and how-to's. bimmerfest.
Also buy parts from other sources, but be sure they are quality parts. Usually you can get OEM or better parts for 1/2 price of the dealer.
This is a great car, it's very comfortable and responsive. I travel frequently and rent many different cars, but enjoy the BMW X5 ride more than almost any other car I have rented.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th February, 2011