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2001 BMW X5 Overview
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Based on 16 reviews
In it second year of production, the 2001 BMW X5 was still getting quizzical looks from BMW purists and professional care reviewers. "Must every carmaker build a sport-ute?" groaned the editor of one automotive magazine. "It's as ridiculous as if every manufacturer were to field a full-size pickup, or an econobox, or an armor-plated luxury sedan. I think the X5 represents the wrong direction for BMW."
But then again, was the 2001 X5 even a class SUV? It had a unitized chassis, not a ladder frame. It had a sophisticated independent suspension, not a live rear axle with leaf springs. It also lacked a low range in its transfer case, "which some SUVs wear as a badge of honor."
The SUV - or is it a car - was built on the successful 5-series sedan chassis, and, as a result, handled beautifully according to owners and reviewers. But the X5 does lack cargo space leaving some to wonder if they'd have been better off just purchasing a 5-series.
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BMW X5 Questions
When Should You Sell Your Car Vs Repairing It?
My car has a couple engine leaks that require the engine to be removed in order to repair it. The total amount of the repair is under $2K. It is an BMW X5 2001 with 125k miles.
Leak In Engine Rear Main. How Costly?
leak in rear main. also leak in valve cover. dip stick thank you gary
2001 Bmw X 5 Ac Blowes Cold Drivers Side ,hot On Right Side
ac blowes cold on drivers side and hot on passanger side
My Radio Stop Working Suddenly Bmw X5 2001 Model
my radio stop working , you can see the stations but no volume on it
Just Bought X5 3.0i 2001 And Have Been Told It Has A Rear Main Leak.
It is supposed to have a 30 day warantee dealer says no lets wait and see if it gets worse but in the mean time I LOSE THE WARANTEE. there are several other leaks valve gasket cover . oil filler. s...