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      01-26-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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E92 to X5 4.8is?

how crazy would i be if i traded my car in for an 06 x5 4.8is..obviously the X5 is cheaper...has the same mileage but no warranty...i love the look of it and the exhaust is like sex..i could get used to 4 doors since my son is getting bigger and having him full time now may get annoying pulling up the seat and what not...the but the bad is...no warranty...or maint package....and suckkyyyy gas mileage...

Would you do it?

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      01-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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As a former owner of an X5 4.4i that nearly kept me away from BMWs forever I would say no. Especially without a CPO warranty. Go look up the X5's repair record on Consumer Reports and know that the V8s are far worse than the I6 for repair record.
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I have a 02 X5 3.0 and I love it, however be ready to spend some $$$$ of repairs. I have 110,xxx miles on my x5. My motor and tranny runs great, its the other parts that need to be replace.
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As a former owner of an X5 4.4i that nearly kept me away from BMWs forever I would say no. Especially without a CPO warranty. Go look up the X5's repair record on Consumer Reports and know that the V8s are far worse than the I6 for repair record.


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      01-26-2012, 12:23 PM   #5
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I will post a list this evening for you when I can pull out my records and type on a real keyboard instead of my phone.
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I owned a X5 4.6 a long time ago, it was another love/hate relationship. I spent far too much money on maintanence. The new models are more reliable, however, I'd most likely get the 35i for better fuel efficiency and just as much power (when tuned).
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Hot car. I'd pull the trigger mysef if I had tons of money to blow.

I have a friend who makes bank and bought a 4.8is. He had to spend so much on repairs that he eventually sold it and is now driving a Mini Cooper.
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As a former owner of an X5 4.4i that nearly kept me away from BMWs forever I would say no. Especially without a CPO warranty. Go look up the X5's repair record on Consumer Reports and know that the V8s are far worse than the I6 for repair record.
+1

its a ridiculous gas guzzler plus repair costs are crazy!

CPO only!
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downgrade imo. i love the new x5. i loved that x5 when it was new too. but to get rid of a newer car to one thats a higher model but older and a generation behind, to me it just looks like someone trying to front like they got money. its like buying an e46m (still badass) but telling everyone "i drive a $60k car."

uh yeah. no.
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Why not go to an E90 for 4 Doors? If you like your E92 so much, might as well keep the driving experience the same with some additional utility?
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damn, i didnt know they were such bad cars...I drove one a few years back and it was amazing. Granted if i could really afford the newer one i would go that route..but im in the market for a SUV with a good amount of power with the pano roof...and that truck came to mind...it was really between that and a 07 Range Rover..from what i heard is worse on maint.
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damn, i didnt know they were such bad cars...I drove one a few years back and it was amazing. Granted if i could really afford the newer one i would go that route..but im in the market for a SUV with a good amount of power with the pano roof...and that truck came to mind...it was really between that and a 07 Range Rover..from what i heard is worse on maint.
they are great cars but CPO, so u dont break the bank every time something goes wrong.

it doesnt break often but when it does, its an arm and a leg to fix
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Yea lots of problems with that model X5. I'd try and get one of the newer generation X5's.
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Yea lots of problems with that model X5. I'd try and get one of the newer generation X5's.
^ Definitely

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As a former owner of an X5 4.4i that nearly kept me away from BMWs forever I would say no. Especially without a CPO warranty. Go look up the X5's repair record on Consumer Reports and know that the V8s are far worse than the I6 for repair record.
As true as your advice is, nobody here ever listens LOL My friend paid 11k to repair his, and that was after he argued and BMW offered goodwill. BMW and their goodwill, more like we've got you over a barrel.
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if you get an e70 x5 then absolutely, but anything older than 2007 is way too dated imo
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Ok, I promised I would post my former 2003 X5 4.4i's non-scheduled maintenance repair history (this was about an 18 month period)...

Drive Belts - $193
Alignment - $150
Transcooler and Transcooler lines - $561
Seat Mat / Air Bag sensor - Covered under CPO
Valve Cover Gaskets
Fuel Tank Breather Valve - CPO
Tank Venting Valve - CPO
Oil Separator - $525
Left Front VANOS seal - CPO
Coolant Galley gasket - CPO (involved removing the transmission)
Sealing Flange for Solenoid Valve - CPO
Rear signal light assembly replaced - CPO
Replace heat exchanger for auto tranny - CPO
Replaced front axle - CPO
Replaced Starter - $552

Scheduled Maintenance:
Tune up including tranny flush (100k miles), Iridium Spark plugs, FI cleaning, coolant, ignition cap, rotor, PCV Valve, etc - $1454
Brake pads & rotors front and rear - DIY for $500
4 new tires - $1100

We bought it in Jan. of 2009 which makes it about the same age (higher mileage) at the time of the purchase as the one you are looking at...
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Had a 2005 x5 4.4- piece of shit, rough shifts, overall bad car
Had a 2009 x5 4.8-no problems. Was an amazing SUV

Save up for an e70, or just keep the e92...old x5s look so old now..
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