"short of PM items which many will complain as expensive, (compare cost to other cars and it is nearly the same) this car rocks. 175,000+ miles and this 2001 3.0 just wont die, 85mph daily on the frwy for 40 miles (80 round) and i never worry . safe and solid when my wife and i have kids the little ones will be rolling in one of these for safety and solidness. (note the 4.04.4 will have problems past 100k miles, compression and seals BUT the 3.0 engine rocks its what BMW knows and has perfected X5 3.0 is by far the best new car and beater in the snow!)"
"bought this car for my wife and she loves it, before buying did alot of research and heard about electrical problems , we have had none at all. only had to replace front outer axle boots, other than that love the vehicle and has been very reliable."