The 6 speed automatic shifts so smoothly that it's barely noticeable. For a Sunday morning romp in the California foothills, you might choose a low-slung Corvette or…. Interior is extremely sharp and the seats are comfortable. Its automatic transmission has no low-range gearing for tough off-road driving -- not that many would want to scratch its paint or dent its shapely body during such use. But only for about a week.
Despite its extra power, the 4. Dan Jedlicka Dan Jedlicka joined the Chicago Sun-Times in February 1968 as a business news reporter and was named auto editor later that year. Just recently the wheel starts to shake when we reach above 70mph speed. Safety features are top of the line! On top of all that the car's 4. Handling is really good; was very good on the highway.
The sport-suspension option was satisfying, combining great roadholding with a relatively compliant around-town ride. Faults: Bought this X5 2006 with 120000 miles. Primary Use: Commuting to work. Fuel economy isn't a strong point with an X5 because all models are powerful and weigh more than 4,600 pounds. The redesigned 2007 X5 will likely adopt iDrive for control of cabin systems, and for once, we can say this will be a big improvement.
Yes, a cassette tape deck. Rust-perforation protection extends to 12 years with no mileage limit. Most people name reasons such as a higher seating position, all-wheel drive though many cars have this option now , increased load capacity — due to higher rooflines, easy-to-load hatchback designs and larger overall dimensions — and better ground clearance. Am very happy so far. The 2006 model hardly feels dated and gets a standard onboard computer that previously was part of a premium package. Great for long drives and commutes.
That's one reason why sales of the X5 last year totaled 37,598 units, up from 35,225 in 2004 despite a decline last year in sales of larger sport-utilities. I have a wife and two toddlers and we have space in the back for a double stroller and groceries on the weekend or the stroller and overnight bags when staying at grandma's. For more reviews from Dan, visit. The X5 felt stable and secure on our track with very balanced behavior at its limits of adhesion, with appropriate help from its stability control program. Various electronic driving aids and options such as Bluetooth enhance safety and usability.
Primary Use: Family transportation Sporty Ride With Benefits — Engine oil leaks are a problem and expensive to repair; to the point of being ridiculous!!! Primary Use: Utility towing boats, transporting cargo, etc. There are 2 cup holders in the center console and a small storage area under the arm rest. The Jeep's Brembos, with oversize 14. While continuing his auto writings at the Sun-Times, he served as assistant financial editor of that newspaper from 1970 to 1973, when he began his automotive column. All registered in England and Wales. Trunk is rather big as well, although I don't really carry big loads of objects in it. Top-line features are available as options for 3.
It is tough,safe, sporty, fast and predictable. There's no third-row seat, but the X5 has plenty of room for four tall adults, or for five in a pinch. I love the panoramic roof, heated seats, and Dakota Leather and its color. I have had heated seats in the past but they never heated up as fast as the X5. Already I have had to replace power mirrors, and the stock stereo. Instead, the front gives way first in a nice, safe manner, though a bit sooner than expected, what with those huge tires.
He was a member of the U. Also transmission clunks that has been there since new. I took the car to the dealer, they replaced the alarm module and couldn't figure out what was wrong with the other things. It's arguably… Its predecessor paved the way for a brand-new type of vehicle. Rims, even though it's a 3. The X5 has a firm but compliant ride, with the 3.
In 1995, Jedlicka was the recipient of the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois Inc. Gauges in the high-quality interior can be quickly read, but audio system and climate controls should be larger. I felt safe in the vehicle because being an X5 model it is spacious and comfortably sits 5 people. Most vehicles aren't worth much after six years. Overall I am very happy with it and look forward to any chance I get to drive it.
The breaks and handling were superb. Both engines, but the 3. Size: Big backseat, could probably sit like 5 people if you tried. With that said, I've had a few cars but the 2006 X5 3. These buttons switch between major commands with further input via a small twist-and-click knob.