I think this is the perfect family car. It drives and handles exceptionally well, very impressive considering its bulk and its weight. The car is very well designed inside and out, with beautiful styling and well laid out controls and panels. Just like an iPhone or a Mac Powerbook, you can easily tell by using it that the designers & engineers have thought of EVERYTHING when they made this vehicle. I think of it as an understated high performance luxury car that got everything right. I bought mine fully optioned AND with 3rd row seats, so it can haul a lot of people if needed but still handles very well. It has been a pleasure driving and using it.
We are very much enjoying our new to us X5. The interior seems to be durable, which is good for our family. It feels like a very safe, sturdy, riding car. It has a fluid ride for a SUV. The sun roof is amazing! I will give a heads up it did not come with a CD player, but does include a lovely cassette player. My understanding is, it is quite common for BMW to not include a CD player for this year. I would also like to say this is our second time buying from Carmax and the customer service before and after the sale has been stellar. I highly recommend this company. They stand behind their word and work very hard to make and keep the customer happy. We feel like we were treated fairly throughout our whole trade in/purchasing deal. We will definitely make a third purchase!
This SUV is just the perfect family car. It is loaded with all main features you can expect from a trustable and reputable luxury brand as BMW is: powerful still gas saver engine, which works smoothly every single time. You can see the reliability of the BMW in any aspect of the driving experience. This X5 has room for 5people comfortably seated. Leg room on the back and front seats is big enough to road trip for hours! Size wise this SUV is the perfect vehicle out there in the market. Not so small, not too big. Just Perfect!