2001 BMW X5 Overview

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3.0i
Avg. Price: $7,422
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Avg. Price: $7,688

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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 22 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

Overall User Score

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Based on 22 reviews

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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BMW X5 Questions

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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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Where Is The Hood Sensor Located In The X5

Hi, I have a 2001 X5, need to locate the hood sensor to change it because my alarm keep on going off

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Dionp973
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Where Is Bank 1 Sensor 1 Located And Bank 2 Sensor 1

Looking for the o2 sensor location

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Jang69
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I Use My 2001 Bmw X5 Last Night. The Next Day I Gonna Turn On But Is Death,...

It's completely death

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FenwickC
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I Have An X5 3.0. Replaced A New Clutch And Pressure Plate, Master Cylinder...

Clutch is so hard can not go down even to touch the safety switch under the pedal to start the car. What could be the problem?

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