Cons: "Only con is expensive to repair and maintain"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This car is another great example of German engineering. It is excellent in all weather conditions but is still sporty and a blast to drive on curves. The features and luxury are awesome! I love this car and look forward to another 100K miles (currently at 150K). It is expensive to repair and maintain but is worth it (note: The 4.6iS model is prone to transmission issues - which mine had, but repaired now)"
Cons: "12 to 15 mpg - city and hw! Very expensive to fix"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"I bought my X5 2001 used, it now has almost 150K miles, and the mechanic repair bills topped $3000 this year alone. The power windows (2 of them) went out also, each costing 400 to repair. On top of that 14mpg city and 15mpg highway. I really like this beemer, but it is just too much to maintain."
"Overall this has been an excellent vehicle. I purchased an extended warranty, and it was worth every penny. These are great cars if you can afford the upkeep as well as the price of gasoline. I can definitely say that although its now well over $80.00 a tank of gas, I'm still a fan and will continue to drive this vehicle."