2007 BMW X5 Review

2007 BMW X5 Si 3.0L from North America

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 3.0L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired48500 miles
Most recent distance54000 miles

Summary:

It's like designer jeans - you pay for name a bit more than comfort

Faults:

Constant creaking and cracking noises - occasional rattling noises in passenger door and rear hatch noise.

Halo bulb went out and brake bulb went out within a week of each other.

Transmission started shifting hard at 52K miles (required service). $70/qt for ATF from BMW, as it can only use specified oil. And my transmission takes 10qts.

Lots of plastic accessories - electronic parking brake switch broke ($80) and 3rd row handle broke ($74).

Alarm module went bad at 53K miles ($900 to fix).

General Comments:

Great styling and comfort. Near useless 3rd row seat (unless you have very small children).

The 3.0 motor lacks a bit of oomph and power when accelerating on highways.

Adaptive headlights is a great feature.

Huge panoramic sunroof.

Voice control is hard to understand your voice.

Nice vehicle - comfortable - but for the money, there's better value out there. But the styling and comfort is top notch.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2012

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 1 review