Advice on buyinga 2004 BMW X5?
I have never owned an X5 but I am looking at a 2004 x5 3.0 with 130+k miles. I LOVED it, it had a great feel to it, the inside was in need of some TLC. I have heard they have a history of major engine issues. Anyone have advice on getting into an X5 at this point? Thanks for your input.
I'm a big fan of BMWs, but an old X5 is likely to be a money pit. Especially with 130K+ miles. I advised a friend on buying a similar model about 5 years ago... He only made it 9 months and traded it on a Lexus. He loved the vehicle, but couldn't hack the repair bills.
The M54 engine in that model is not really a trouble spot. That's the same engine they used in a number of models, for years. It's everything else about the car that you'll have to worry about.
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