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Old 01-19-2004, 10:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking of buying a '01 x5 3.0 with 48k miles. It's a certified pre-owned with a warranty up to 100,000 miles. Does anyone have an x5 with really high mileage??? What problems/maint. can I expect after 100k miles? What's the life expectancy for this vehicle?
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x5's are very reliable. Very few problems with them.
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Id say thats not bad mileage at all, while its semi-high for an 01, its not rediculous, ive seen 03 vehicles with 25 - 30k and with the 100k warranty your covered for another 50 anyway.
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A late model with high mileage is better than an early model with high mileage. If most of the driving is freeway, you're better off.
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how much did they quote you on the X5? where do you live?
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Thanks for the replies! I live in Houston and the dealer quoted $30,700 (they came down 2k from the asking price) What do you guys think?
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Thanks for the replies! I live in Houston and the dealer quoted $30,700 (they came down 2k from the asking price) What do you guys think?
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On both my X5s, I encountered these identical problems with a lot less mileage:
Rear tailgate pops open on its own. Factory is aware of common problem
All 4 door locks imoperable in winter: Factory is aware of common problem
Both front ends had to be rebuilt
Rotor and pads at low mileage
O2 sensor problem in 2001 X5.

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On both my X5s, I encountered these identical problems with a lot less mileage:
Rear tailgate pops open on its own. Factory is aware of common problem
All 4 door locks imoperable in winter: Factory is aware of common problem
Both front ends had to be rebuilt
Rotor and pads at low mileage
O2 sensor problem in 2001 X5.

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Anyone aware of these issues with the 2004 X5's?
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