Added: 11th of June 2022
Bought this at 18 months old with 12000 miles now owned for over 4 years and mileage reached 43500 miles. So thought it was time for an update. Car still trouble free which is exceptional but to be fair I drive it like a grandpa ( I am 68 and not in any hurry to get about ) The engine still purrs along nicely but I notice it sounds very slightly louder than when I first got it. But it’s a pleasant sound and the difference is hardly noticeable. Still averages over 32 mpg in normal mode ( economy mode is unpleasant to use as I hate stop start ) economy mode only adds 2 to 3 mpg anyway. Sport mode turns it into a bit of a tiger but uses more diesel and I am too old to bother. The BF Goodrich urban terrains that I fitted at 17300 (ish) miles just never wear out ( they have covered 26000 miles and they still have 7 mm of tread remaining!! )The BF tyres don’t wear out but I suspect grip is deteriorating as they age. I could be wrong as I don’t push on hard enough to test them out. I find that the traditional standard suspension is a little harsh now compared to cars with air suspension so comfort marked down to 4 stars. Servicing very reasonable at bmw specialist in Hayes Car road tax £220 each year No repairs in over 4 years and now reached 43500 miles. The x5 f15 is an exceptionally well built car and has served me well. I shall keep it until it drops as I would not know what EV to buy at this time. I shall update in a few more years
Added: 25th of September 2019
Purchased with 12000 miles now 29000 miles Long term fuel economy 32 mpg in comfort mode no problems or issues but had to replace michelin sport runflats at 17300 miles I replaced them with BF goodrich non runflats + skinny spare which have since covered 12000 miles still have 8mm tread so should last 60000 miles that was a good move i think. I am very pleased with car which suits my use but SE trim would not suit all in the looks department. running costs low now that i have sorted tyres road tax £180 P/A service cost £230 at BMW specialist. service interval 20,000 miles next major service will be £430 at 40,000 miles insurance £420 so all in all a lot of car for very little money to buy and run for a luxury prestige SUV I feel that this is the best value for money car that I have ever owned - very impressed
Added: 14th of March 2019
I have now owned the car for 12 months and taken it from 12000 to 24000 miles SE model is probably grandpa spec but I like it for softer ride with 18 inch wheels 32 mpg comfort mode and 34 in economy mode no faults or hiccups in past 12 months ultra low running costs for such a large car - tax under £200 plus cheap insurance still highly recommended
Added: 14th of July 2018
bought 2016 x5 3.0d se used with 12000 mles very pleased with quality of car in every respect only completed 6000 miles since i purchased but fault free so far have bought spare wheel from bmw as I am not a fan of runflats and I shall replace tyres with non run flats XL tyres when worn long term fuel consumption = 32 mpg in comfort mode 34 mpg in economy mode. I use comfort mode and disable stop start cos I find it irritating. very powerful secure car which I am quite taken with. my previous car was 2016 qashqai tekna 1.5d which I disliked and traded in for same age x5. best thing I ever did. highly recommended
Added: 3rd of May 2017
In my opinion this is the best all round roomy family car on the market. although a little pricy. Loads of extra's and really economical considering the size of the car, and loads of sip when needed G.C. Ness
Added: 28th of April 2017
Had a very pleasant time at RDM Direct Ltd. and we were treated correctly. Good sales rep. who gave all the details we requested. We have some slight teething problems but have been in contact and RDM who are dealing, with little or no hassle. we would recommend to anyone.
Added: 30th of December 2016
Bought 10 Year Anniversary Edition (2010 model at 40k miles) a couple of years ago. Big and roomy with beautifully appointed interior. Quick when necessary and handled superbly. Well equipped with rev. camera, multi-adjustable seats and terrific opening pan-roof. But - noisy, rough engine (sounded like you'd just started a Transit) - I usually drive an Audi 3.0 TDi which is so much quieter and smoother. However, the biggest drawback was the truly dreadful ride on 20inch runflats. Driven mostly by wife who said it got better the faster you went (true enough)- but being a passenger was a painful experience, particularly in town, when it thumped and crashed over every bump and hole. Looked good and so wanted to like it, but not sorry to see it go.
Added: 19th of November 2016
Good afternoon,do you think it will be posible to give you my Peugeot 407 from 2004,diesel,automatic,engine 1998 as a deposit?
Added: 11th of October 2016
Best car I've ever had! - and I've had a lot..... I've had 2 Range Rovers, Audi, Vauxhall, Peugeot, Renault, Citroen, Volvo, Seat, Ford and this beats them all. I've also had 2 Saab 9-3's which were, and 1 still is, superb but my X5 is my favourite. Spacious (even as a 7 seater), comfortable, reliable, great driving position, huge road presence and OK on fuel (considering the size and weight). Performance is enhanced with a Racetech tuning box which means it now embarrasses many smaller, supposedly faster, cars and 4x4's and still does 30 mpg. I would only ever part with it to get another X5
Added: 11th of October 2016
I bought this car second hand. It was eight years old but had less than 8000 miles on the clock. It was like a new car; there wasn't a mark on it. Eleven years old now and 20000 miles but still in excellent condition. The build quality is excellent. I love the way it drives. It is reasonably economical for such a big car. The leg room in the back is disappointing for such a big car. The luggage capacity with the seats up and the load cover in place is also disappointing. On a long journey with four people with luggage I could get more in in greater comfort with my Saab 9.5 saloon. It is, however, very good if you have to move a lot of kit or a large load with the load cover off and the rear seats down; then it has a huge carrying capacity.
Added: 11th of January 2016
Only had it 3days
Added: 24th of August 2015
nice solid clean car , i was ready to slide in and out rather than climb in, suits my needs perfectly plenty of power , all the gadgets , tv doesnt work on this year of manafacture as they switched of analog years ago so if you want digital freeview then gonna cost you about 800 quid , but hey every thing else is perfect , opps except the sat nav , works but is old style , my htc can take me anywhere in half the time of this built in one ,
Added: 11th of March 2015
Hi have just sold my landrover td5 and replaced it with the x5. Why did I have the disco so long when I could have been driving the x5 . It's done 188.000 miles and still drives like it's done 30.000 . Only had it a short time but loving it.
Added: 2nd of February 2015
I bought my X5 30d Sport through the trade about 2yr ago. It had one owner and FBMWSH. with just over 55k miles. It cost me £8500 without warranty, tax or fuel! It has every option barr sun roof. At the time of writing (0215) it has covered 70k miles and has cost me very little. Two front outboard drive boots, a parking sensor and front drop link. It did need some tyres at the time of purchase and these are wearing very well, although I drive carefully and NEVER go off-road. My only other 4X4 was an X-plate Range Rover 4.6 and the X5 is nothing like it. Forget the off-road prowess of the RR - it had covered about the same mileage but had lworn nowhere near as well. It drank fuel like a cruise liner, returned moderate performance and was always going wrong - the list was endless. The X5 is a heavy vehicle but it feels much lighter than its 2 tons would suggest. This is thanks, in no small way, to a superb 3 litre diesel and 6 speed auto box which is a real jewel of a combination. It provides power and torque in abundance - sufficient to give many hot hatches a tough time in the 0-60 sprint (<7s). Not only does it travel quickly in a straight line but, thanks to sports suspension, massive tyres and superb steering, it corners with ease and never feels unsettled. The only downside is a choppy ride on some unrefined roads. Drive carefully and 30mpg is easily achieved. Everything about the X5 is 'heavy duty' except its trim and instrumentation, which is lifted straight out of a 5 series, so nothing more to add there! I have only one criticism and it relates to the rear seat backs. These do not fold flat and so the large rear platform is compromised. Buy one with good history and you will not have any regrets.
Added: 18th of January 2015
For a big 4x4 this car is the best one I've owned, great in every aspect
Added: 1st of November 2014
Excellent dealer and car well presented
Added: 18th of June 2014
Just collected - beautiful condition, very well equipped and just what I was looking for. Excellent service from Harrogate Car Company thank you.
Added: 19th of March 2014
This is my third X5 since 2004.This all new model is very comfortable especially with Comfort suspension an additional but unfortunatly they have not mastered over the rattle from the rear bumper/tailgate. It is very irritating and now going in to have it sorted within three months from new. Had similar problem with the others which eventually got sorted.Keep in mind about this problem to face when going for an X5. Also mpg is not what they no matter how careful you drive.
Added: 18th of November 2013
Power,space, comfort and added extras all well up to expectations. Thoroughly recommended.
Added: 16th of November 2013
I have had 3 of these vehicles, and prefer them to other 4x4's. They are a very practical all round general purpose suv.