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Any BMW X5 Owners here ?

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by Wish, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Wish

    Wish Karting

    May 21, 2005
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    Is there any X5 owners here. I know its a Ferrari site, but some might have one as there 2nd ride.
    Im looking in to getting one, but would like to know if there are any problems i should be aware of first.
    I would be looking at getting the later facelift Diesel model.
     
  2. G7RYE

    G7RYE Karting

    Apr 26, 2005
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    Not fancy a Vogue TD6? I had one and my bro had an X5 (big petrol engine 4.4 I think) and was not a patch interior wise as the Rangey, there are now very affordable too........
     
  3. v15ben

    v15ben Formula 3

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    Same view here, unless you need it to be a good drive on the road (and probably that isn't the case if you have an Fcar!) then get a Rangey! Much more luxury and a very nice car too!
     
  4. TTurbo

    TTurbo Rookie

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    I've got a 4.6is and to be honest can't fault it, for a big lump it's quick and really corners well.

    It's the sort of vehicle that you can do 700 miles in a day and not feel knackered at the end of it.

    I've not had any problems with mine (done 38k in it) and I'm not aware of any major faults.

    The facelift diesels are quite sought after still so don't expect them to dropped in price that much.
     
  5. Trax

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  6. mmm355

    mmm355 Formula Junior

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    I have a pre-facelift 4.4 sport which has been brilliant. Completely reliable, comfortable for long trips and difficult to fault. Nice ride quality too. The car's 3 years old now so we're going for a Range Rover Sport. Opinions vary greeatly on this car but a full RR is just too big for our needs. RR Sport is pretty much same size as the X5 (bigger boot though), and the Supercharged engine sounds fantastic! But you can't go wrong with the X5 - highly recommended
     
  7. TTurbo

    TTurbo Rookie

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    I drove a Supercharged RR Sport a couple of months ago and was quite impressed with it until I checked the computer and found that it had done 8mpg!

    My X5's not brilliant on gas (averages 17-18mpg) but I thought that was taking the pi$$.
     
  8. tezza

    tezza Guest

    I have a face lift diesel. Great car, 23-25mpg, 0-60 in 8.6 secs and will cruise all day around 3 figures. Must admit I looked at the RR but fuel consumption and handling made me go for the X5 (agree with the comments on RR interior though, top quality!)
     
  9. mmm355

    mmm355 Formula Junior

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    I hoping my wife is going to be too heavy with the right foot. Best not to think about these things too much I think
     
  10. Boxer 512

    Boxer 512 Formula Junior
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    If you want great value for money, a car more capable than you need it to be, and looks good but without being in your face - XC 90 Exec is the kiddy - Love mine and would definately recommend them to everyone and will definately have another !!! nuf said.

    Seb
     
  11. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    you cant beat the japs for reliability and build quality
     
  12. Robgvx

    Robgvx Formula Junior

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    #12 Robgvx, Aug 18, 2005
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    I'm probably going to get laughed at here, but I considered an X5, but in fact have just ordered a Nissan Navara Aventura pickup. All the toys as standard (auto, voice activated sat nav, leather, heated seats, electric seats, voice activated Bluetooth phone, cruise, electric sunroof, climate control, MP3 player etc etc). About the only thing it hasn't got is reversing sensors.

    5 seats of course.

    About £24k. Get the VAT back so call it £20.5k. As a company vehicle you pay next to nothing in benefit in kind. It's a no brainer. What I save in tax alone compared to an X5 pays my Ferrari repayments and it drives almost like an X5.

    Cool too, IMO.

    http://www.nissan.co.uk/uk/navara/launch/index.html
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  13. jrs

    jrs Formula 3

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    I've had my RR sport supercharged for a couple of months and love it. Tried out the X5, Cayenne and Toreg but none of them had the "presence" that the RR sport had.

    Overall fuel had been 14.5 mpg , longer trips clearly better than that.
     
  14. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    if you want better buy a landcruiser amazon
     
  15. Boxer 512

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    and blandness !

    Seb
     
  16. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

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    RR all day best 4x4,the only good thing about the x5 is it corners better than the RR,just my view:D
     
  17. jrs

    jrs Formula 3

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    Unless you are fussy and want something with a bit of class !! :D :D
     
  18. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    the only thing classy about a range rover is you get to know all the technicans and service manager very well
    buy a toyota and you will only see them once a year
     
  19. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

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    dale people on here did listen to you before you got a ferrari but since it has come to everybodys attention that you are a garage queen owner they take what you say with a pinch of salt bet your car shivers when the lads eat fish/chips in the workshop it quivers in case it gets salt or grease on it
     
  20. stevep

    stevep F1 Veteran

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    lol, does dale drive the range rover or does that keep the ferrari company in the garage, i'm with stevef, get a toyota, japcrap is always the best no problems with them
     
  21. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

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    yes i use the rangie,keeps the ferrari in the dry:D
     
  22. Modena Scotland

    Modena Scotland Karting

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    Has anyone lowered the suspensions on the X5 for better road handling?
     
  23. murph7355

    murph7355 Formula 3

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    BMW did - they called it a 5 series :)
     
  24. Dale

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    :D
     

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