Click to go to Forum Home Click to go to maXbimmer Home

Go Back   maXbimmer Forums > General > General Discussion
User Name
Password


Welcome to Maxbimmer.com!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 01-17-2009, 01:15 AM   #1
ShortShifter
Sex Wagon
 
ShortShifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Burlington
Posts: 1,471
Post Advice on X5

Hey guys,

well the wife wants to get an X5 and I wanna know what years and models to stay away from. Which ones have the most problems and which are the best for reliability. My wife will drive it most of the time but I will be pulling waverunners and small boats with it for recreational fun. So I think I have ruled out the 3.0 but I don't think I need to go as big as the 4.8. Which leaves me with the 4.4 and the 4.6. Can anyone suggest which year and engine I should go with and or which years I should steer clear of?

Thanks.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by alpine86 View Post
Do we really need an Ipad???
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigD View Post
Only if you have an iVag.
ShortShifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 10:42 AM   #2
Mystikal
Moderator/Event-Coordinator
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Stance
Posts: 12,748
The ONLY year that the 4.4 was rated as anything near average reliability was the '05. And even still, it's not great.

The 3.0 was average from '03-'06.

You don't want to hear this, but the Acura RDX, Infinity FX, Lexus RX, and so on are all much better choices if you want a reliable SUV.
__________________

@stancejay
Mystikal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 01:02 PM   #3
$500bimmer
6th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: brampton
Posts: 1,465
^^
__________________

$500bimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 03:21 PM   #4
TNation
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto/Calgary
Posts: 1,908
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mystikal View Post
The ONLY year that the 4.4 was rated as anything near average reliability was the '05. And even still, it's not great.

The 3.0 was average from '03-'06.

You don't want to hear this, but the Acura RDX, Infinity FX, Lexus RX, and so on are all much better choices if you want a reliable SUV.
Very true. The X5 drives much greater than most of the competition though. I do like Infiniti FX45 (what a beast).
TNation is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2009, 11:55 PM   #5
ShortShifter
Sex Wagon
 
ShortShifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Burlington
Posts: 1,471
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mystikal View Post
The ONLY year that the 4.4 was rated as anything near average reliability was the '05. And even still, it's not great.

The 3.0 was average from '03-'06.

You don't want to hear this, but the Acura RDX, Infinity FX, Lexus RX, and so on are all much better choices if you want a reliable SUV.
Wow...thats crazy. Any idea whats so unreliable about them? Maybe it's time to shop around to different manufactuers for an SUV.

Thanks Jay.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by alpine86 View Post
Do we really need an Ipad???
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigD View Post
Only if you have an iVag.
ShortShifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2009, 03:58 PM   #6
j0nblayz
3rd Gear Member
 
j0nblayz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: calgary, alberta
Posts: 538
i went through the samething when i was buying my x5, i ended up getting a 2003 x5 4.4i, had the car for about 2 years, still runs solid. I've done some maintenance on the car, but so far its been very reliable. When i was researching, people were saying get 2003 or above. 2005 if you got the cash.
__________________
j0nblayz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2009, 04:24 PM   #7
T.Dot_E30
Classifieds Moderator
 
T.Dot_E30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: T.Dot
Posts: 9,232
One thing i know about the 4.4 is the self-leveling rear suspension. 3.0 didn't have this feautre, just regular shocks.
__________________
T.Dot_E30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2009, 12:13 AM   #8
maxevo
4th Gear Member
 
maxevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Richmondhill
Posts: 871
I have a 3.0 Sport Package for sale , if your intrested shoot me a pm.
__________________
maxevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2009, 08:42 AM   #9
ShortShifter
Sex Wagon
 
ShortShifter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Burlington
Posts: 1,471
I sent you a pm maxevo...I found this one on autotrader...02 with 185k km...km are too high but it looks nice

http://www.trader.ca/Search/Details....2&ADS=7436172|
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by alpine86 View Post
Do we really need an Ipad???
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigD View Post
Only if you have an iVag.
ShortShifter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2009, 09:09 AM   #10
maxevo
4th Gear Member
 
maxevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Richmondhill
Posts: 871
pm'd
__________________
maxevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.