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Although it was very expensive it was definitely worth the money.
The sport model means that it is extremely fast and has great performance. for instant on the motorway one would be able to do say 120 and it does not feel fast at all. this could be a pro or con but if you buy the sport chances are you want speed.
the build quality is excellent. we have had the car for almost 3 years and so far there have not been any serious problems or faults. It also has the electronic system that warns you of any faults. yes other cars have this but not to the same extent. this system warns you of engine oil, brake pads, tyre pressure ect. It also has the run flat tyre system that luckily we haven't had to use yet but its nice to know that if we have to we can.
The only downside is because it is the sport model the rear tyres are extremely wide like ferrari tyres. this therefore renders the car not great in snow or off road but in theory ( because we haven't tried it yet) should be good in sand. It also has tightened suspension which makes it uncomfortable to ride in over bumpy roads.
overall it is a very good car
The BMW X5 is a really great car that has the advantage of size that is not for everyone. It is really spacious and great to drive as well as having a large boot and lots of space to put things which can be very useful as I found out when I went skiing. It is a great practical car that is perfect for those with children, dogs or just those who like a big car.
The car is quite expensive to buy new and depreciation can be quite steep and so I would advise people to look at a second hand X5 that you could pick up much cheaper and with very few miles on the clock. However the insurance is not too bad, a category 16 and the miles to the gallon is also not bad for the size of the car.
Overall I think this is a brilliant car and would advise anyone looking to buy one that they should.
I've recently bought my first BMW. It's a N reg X5 and I love it. I was lucky to find one with only 34k on the clock, as they're mostly used as fleet cars. Although I might not understand all the technology, and anything is an improvement from the Orion I had before, I couldn't rate the car highly enough. Firstly, it has the excellent build quality you can expect from BMW. The car feels like it was built to last. The interior is devoid of crappy plastic facias, and although the main display is starting to look a little dated, everything is easy and clear to read. The seats are comfortable, although I find it more comfortable to drive a long haul than be in the passenger seat. There is plenty of space, with no trouble having 4 adults, and only minor squashing with 5. The boot space is more than ample, managing to fit in all our tent and gear when we went to the Grand Prix earlier in the year. When driving the car feels responsive, and accelerates really well for a car of it's size and class. (I read another comment about hot hatches easily out accelerating them, they're bound to though, think of the weight difference). I thought the insurance cost was going to be astronomical, especially as I'm only 22, but it was affordable. I also haven't found the running costs to high, doing about 35mpg. It had it's first service (well in my ownership time anyway) and the guys at the BMW garage were extremely helpful and had the car ready and polished on time. More than anything it feels right though, and runs a very close second to my husband for my affections!