Worst car I have ever owned
In my 32 years of motoring,this motor vehicle has been without doubt the most unreliable and expensive car to service I have ever owned.
According to my mechanic(who services mainly European cars)BMW cars are notorius for having major mechanical problems once it reaches 100000km.
These problems are:
Power steering oil leaks
Numerous oil leaks from different section of the engine ie.rocker cover,sump,front seals
Cooling system issues
All of the problems are expensive to repair.As an example the oil leaks ended up costing $6435.while all the components and labour for the cooling system cost $3984.
A handbook service will set you back between $900-$1100 ...This was was first ever European car I bought and I will be going back to a Japanese make Good acceleration,nice internals
Overall a very expensive vehicle, to purchase and to maintain. Poor fuel economy, always computer and tyre problems. Everything is so expensive to replace. Not worth the money just to sit and drive a "nice car"
Powerful car, great for towing, very good safety rating. Good paintwork never seems to scratch
Suspension so bad, so bumpy and noisy in the back seat, poor fuel economy in petrol model, tyres wear so fast and are bloody expensive, computer features are so confusing to use, car doors so heavy, not enough boot space, everything is so damn expensive to fix, service costs ridiculous
I occasionally test drive other makes and I am happy to recommend my 2004 X5 4.4 as the best in it's class. It is a great car to drive and can go most places using highway tyres but Michelins must be fitted for performace and noise. The engine is powerful and feels more than adequate for the vehicle. I bought the car new and do not think the updates have justified another new purchase. The 2004 model is currently great value.
Great car to drive - 4.4 petrol, steering good, good on petrol when using 95,I get around 11 ltrs/100, low fatigue on sh...
A great car but for the electronic complexity and problems.
Comfortable, powerful, solid.
Spares and replacements expensive - tyres about $3,000 per set.
Good solid vehicle. Diesel drives & performs well
Too complicated electronically means too many computors to go wrong.
Mine turns its headlights off when stopped at lights or intersection - very disconcerting. Also uses power somewhere when in garage. Battery flat after 3-4 days.
We love the car, we had a Mercedes coupe before it and it drives just as well. We have found the BMW service to be excellent throughout Australia. It's powerful, comfortable and very easy to drive. Top of the line safety!
Great to drive, excellent tow vehicle, safety and comfort, economical (Diesel) but powerful
Bit on the expensive side
This vehicle is a successful cross between a luxury car, sports car and 4wd. It surpassed my expectations in terms of performance. However it is time to move on to a greener alternative. I have switched my energy over to jackgreen, now it is time they bring out a truly green car (electric? hydrogen?). I will be waiting.
Low cabin noise, excellent vision, spacious interior.
Running costs due to increased price of diesel
Questions & Answers
When sitting at the lights for a short period the car will start miss firing have to pull over turn off the engine wait a minute and start again and will run fine till you have a stop again , what could be the cause
I'd start by inspecting the battery connections it sounds simple but being lose or poor connections can cause grief,check all connections around the engine for something not right and are the spark plugs overdue to be replaced? if so change them it could be that simple and a set is only around $90 (Bosch) unless anyone else has better ideas you'll need a computer diagnosis after that
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