2001 BMW X5 Overview


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4.45 stars

Based on 23 reviews

5 Speed Manual Bmw X5 by Christopher
 — Performance - Acceleration not bad for a 3.0l SUV, the handling is amazing the x drive system does its job and allows this suv to handle better than alot of cars. Guess thats why BMW calls it an SAV. ... Read More
Looking For A Car That Holds It Vaue; But Provides Style, Luxury And Reliability by rrakel
 — I like evertything, I can not complain, no worries.Some people won't buy BMW's because they think that maintenance is really expensive but the truth is that is not expensive. I have owned this car for... Read More
Bmw X5 by Mujtaba
 — Good handling, quick, strong and sexy. My Girl loves it. She drives it all the time. She doesn't let me drive anymore. But in driver or in passenger seat, I must say, this car is a real eye catcher. ... Read More

2001 BMW X5 Overview

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2001 BMW X5

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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2001 Bmw X5 No Crank Not Even A Click,wont Start

Car was fine, nothing wrong but time to do fluid change ,jacked up the front and did the change .now car wont crank not even a click in steering wheel but i do hear the rear relays power. had a new ba...

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2001 BMW X5 3.0 VIN WBAFA53551LM62028

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2001 X5 Going Thru Oil, No Leaks, No Smoke, What Is Going On?

I bought this with 114,000 have 139,00 went thru 3 oil changes and in the last 500 miles went thru at least 2 quarts of oil! no blue smoke, no drips, brought it to shop, they can't find out why. HEL...

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My Car Won't Start

my car seems not to start when is cold and after a while that i have tried start it it will go on ; what is this ?

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