2011 BMW X5 User Reviews
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- $37,042 - $44,510
- No trim specified for this review
- BMW BADGE , with bad performance
- too noisy at low speeds and in traffic NOT A GREAT BUY
Purchased As New
I BOUGHT MY BRAND NEW X5 2011 CAR FOR USD 83,000 not cheap ..... At first I was happy with it , THEN PROBLEMS STARTED, FIRST THE BOOT will not shut ,unless you force it, the showroom changed it after a delay till a replacement arrived to the repair shop... Then somehow a computer fault made the hand brake jam and yellow signal showed , sent IT again to the garage for COMPUTER re -programing , took them three days to do a simple reprogramming repair job... Then although it has done less than 2500 km, things started to go drastically wrong , noises comming from the drive system at low speeds/ low gears ,so far three times it has been in the garage over the last month only , with attempts to fix the problem and trace the reason of the noise, have compared it with other NEW X5 , there is no such noise only in my car this bad noise persists, the garage technicians changed the twin turbo , it did not work, they changed the dynamo it did not work, they checked the drive belts it did not work ; the garage admits there is a bad noise, and they cannot put there finger on it to fix it, trail and error and many checks did not reach to any conclusive reason to why such wrong sound of a bad bearing is coming from ???
I bought a brand new car and so far it has been 5 times in the garage, I do not recommend anyone to buy such a machine unless you have plenty of time to spend at the garage , while they try to fix the teething problems it has... without having the guts to admit that it is a faulty car and it needs to be replaced. So far I have done 8500 km and still living in the pain of waiting for the garage to call me again to try another solution ??
Some how in the rush of things BMW has commited grave design errors and thought they will get away with it, hidding behind the BMW badge? well it has not worked and I am demanding that they take back the car it is still under warrantee and it is a pain to drive, the pleasure is not there any more, every time I sit behind the wheel , I feel sad that such a probllem persist and BMW has not done anything about it yet.... I used to own a 2003 x5 4.8i before this one ; it was more comforatble and less noisy .. would BMW SOLVE MY PROBLEM? AND WHEN ?
Some times we work hard to make a dream come true , in my case it is a nightmare and I AM LIVIVNG IT .... IT IS A SHAME , I AM SO SAD :)
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