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Really good alternative to the 7 series
Pros: The improved i-drive is great
Cons: The car is not as quiet as the 7 seriesI turned in my 2007 LI looking for a lower cost BMW and settled on this car. I use it with my wife on trips and wanted the carrying capacity of 60 Cubic feet, as I always liked the LIs trunk and wide back seat for use on trips. Also wanted the latest instrumentation. Plus I was trying to replicate that feeling of the 7 series luxury cockpit...this was very close. I had a 7 series with sport suspension, and my GT is also a sports model, but although I like the added maneuverability in the city, the GT is no match for the 7 series on the road in high speed driving..
BMW X5 50i M Sport
Pros: 400 HP engine 0-60 in 5.3 seconds
Cons: A little high to get intoThis vehicle has everything. It's fast, beautiful and has every feature a SUV could have.
Pros: driving it at any speed is enjoyable
Cons: the run-flat tiresThe 328 is a great sedan. It's quiet, quick, handles great, it's gorgeous, and is comfortable for long drives. No, it's not as fast as the 335 or the S4, but it's faster and quicker than 99% of drivers will ever need. It's also very reliable and a joy to drive. Suspension is firm but not jarring and the steering is very precise. The cockpit is attractive and the car is well-made, but without the sea of buttons and switches that some manufacturers add. I love my 328.
Won't buy again.
Pros: I like the control panel. everything is at your fingertips
Cons: It would be nice if the back seats reclined a little.This was our first (and last) bmw. After owning a 500 sl, i fell in love with the german cars. I like the fact when you touch the gas pedal the car goes and it goes fast.. smooth and comfortable ride. so when we got the X5 I was hoping for the same perfomance. The problem is when i press on the gas pedal, it stops to think, should I go now or wait a few... One time my husband almost got into an accident thinking he could quickly cross, which he did but the other car had to stop sharp. I have taken it to the dealership and they find nothing wrong with it.. I use the premium gas with no cleaners and still no performance. If I wanted a more efficient car I would have looked at others. I wanted a car with some pick up and go, not with mine. They also have a storage area under the trunk cover. You hold up the cover and their is nothing that holds into to place. Kind of hard packing things in there with one hand holding it up, kind of like you were working on under the hood and had to hold the hood while working on it.. they didn't think that one out.
Power and fuel 'efficiency overrated
Pros: looksA great vehicle ...but 14 MPG ...driving conservatively Power- ok on low end ...blame transmission 1/2 gear switch...expensive tire replacement Kind of 'plastic' for money
Run Flat Tires are a disaster
Pros: hard top
Cons: Bridgestone run flat tiresI have had my BMW 3 series hardtop convertible for a year and a half. The car handles very well but the suspension can be jarring and the run flat tires are a disaster. I have been driving for almost 30 years and have never had one tire blow in any car until the 3 series BMW convertible with Bridgestone run flat tires. I have had 2 blow outs on 2 separate occasions by hitting pot holes. At over $300 a tire to mount a new tire it is getting expensive to drive this car. Also when accelerating from a near stop there is a pronounced hesitation by the engine (328 V6 model). I did not expect either of these two major flaws to crop up on a car that cost this much $$$. My 740 il had none of these problems.
Pros: The body style, STILL looks current!
Cons: Window creaks!!!! Fix that tho!I have owned them all!, Buick's, Chevy's, Old's, Ford, Lincoln,Honda, Volvo, Mercedes (2), And bought this puppy used with 53,000 miles, By FAR the best of the bunch, have owned this for almost 3 years and I am in love! Quality, reliability and FUN, all in the best SOLID made package! Sure I could nit pic at the small things , but NOWHERE near what I could make a LONG list of the others!