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Understated 01-08-2004 10:53 PM

2001 BMW X5 3.0....thoughts?
Hey whats going on guys?:)

my parents are thinking of buying a bimmer *keeping fingers crossed*

but they wanna know which SUV out of these three is the best one(reliable and loaded)

1) 2001 BMW X5 3.0 V6
2) 2003 Infinti Qx4 3.5 V6
3) 2001-2002 Lexus RX 300

so what do you guys know about the X5.

any known problems that the ride has.

any recalls?

anything i should check out on it?

the kms on the bimmer should hopefully be anywhere from 45 000km all the way up to 70 000km

now the QX4 would be a cheaper choice as we could get a newer version for the same price as an older bimmer and lexus.

so let me know what yo guys think!

///Milk 01-08-2004 11:10 PM

I'd pick X5 3.0 since thats the only one i've been in out of those.
"It never wants to go slow"-my mom
i havent heard of any problems with the X5 before...only that it's one of the safest cars tested in the USA

Understated 01-08-2004 11:11 PM

^^LOL!...thats a nice change from our 02' civic 4door which NEVER WANTS TO GO FAST :eek: we have to kick the thing to top off 100km/h :D

so your mom has an x5 3.0??..what year?

///Milk 01-08-2004 11:14 PM

no my mom doesnt have one
she test drove it when we went to the BMW dealership last month
it was an '03 or '04 X5 3.0 she test drove
i loved it...really fast compared to our minivan :D

Understated 01-08-2004 11:16 PM

betmen 01-08-2004 11:17 PM

you can go for the X5 or the Toureg (VW SUV), X5 and the Toureg, two fo the best SUV's around now

both got grat safety, great features, great quality, great everything
pick one of those two IMO

///Milk 01-08-2004 11:18 PM

o ya...the X3 3.0
its about as fast as the X5 3.0
have ur parents test drive it at a BMW dealership near you :D

FastM3 01-08-2004 11:19 PM

I been in the Lexus and drive the X5 at work all the time...I would pick the X5 over the Lexus anyday!

As for the QX4, they look too much like Pathfinders, well they are really, and Pathfinders aren't better then X5's, therefore, I would take the X5 over all of them. They are very smooth cars, they feel strong and are pretty reliable from what I hear.

Understated 01-09-2004 12:00 AM

thanks for the replies. The x5 leads the polls :cool:

Hardcore328is 01-09-2004 12:00 AM

X5 3.0 all the way..

V-Thang 01-09-2004 12:02 AM

Get the X5 Sport Package!! I believe its the 4.8 or 4.4i liter?

WASABI 01-09-2004 12:04 AM

How about the FX35 ? I think the Murano is nicer than the RX300.

Understated 01-09-2004 12:05 AM

V-thang: we want a V6 because of the gas prices.

Wasabi: i would love the FX35 but it's seriously expensive and rare to find used :(

SickFinga 01-09-2004 12:06 AM

Lexus is just ugly. I hate that car.
I wouldnt bother with Infiniti Qx4, id just get Pathfinder and save some cash. Top of the line Pathfinder is the same as Infinity and cost couple of grand less.

BMW X5, well it is BMW. Looks nice, but 3.0l sounds sloooow.

betmen, best SUVs right now are Tourag and FX45.(not x5) But both out of Echo's budget

///Milk 01-09-2004 12:09 AM


Originally posted by V-Thang
Get the X5 Sport Package!! I believe its the 4.8 or 4.4i liter?
they only have 3.0, 4.4, and 4.6 liters for X5s
the 4.8 liter hasnt officially been released yet
the 4.4i[S] would be way to much on his budget

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