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chrisflipmd
06-05-2004, 09:51 AM
After seeing many threads talking about the reliability and longevity of an X5, I'm curious as to how many miles you guys have put on your X5's. I've put about 58,187 miles on my 2001 X5.

Chris

Emission
06-05-2004, 09:54 AM
2003 X5 3.0 - 19,208 miles (0 problems, 0 trips to the dealer)

suzer
06-06-2004, 02:17 PM
I'm probably a contender for the low mileage award.

2003 X5 - 9100 miles, and it's not a garage queen - I drive it every day!
2 trips to the dealer - one weatherstripping clip on door on passenger side let go, and 1 voluntary oil change.

mkh
06-06-2004, 11:49 PM
2001 X5 3.0 5sp. - 48,950 miles.

I lost track on the number of times to the dealer. I had replaced ALL four window regulators. That said, nothing was major and nothing was related to the engine other than the infamous "radiator fan" recall.

PropellerHead
06-08-2004, 10:37 PM
After seeing many threads talking about the reliability and longevity of an X5, I'm curious as to how many miles you guys have put on your X5's.
ChrisJust turned 19K on the 04, today... :eeps:

Mother in Law's '01 has 40K.

Vonhasch
06-09-2004, 09:55 AM
2001 X5 3.0; 39,000 All scheduled Maint. and several trips :( for air bag warning. Turned out to be the harness. :) Also a trip to replace the Aux. Fan. :(

2004 X5 3.0; 3,000 No trips as of yet. But I'm thinking of getting the car phone box installed. :dunno:

X5-4-fighting
06-10-2004, 12:54 PM
After seeing many threads talking about the reliability and longevity of an X5, I'm curious as to how many miles you guys have put on your X5's. I've put about 58,187 miles on my 2001 X5.

Chris

I'm right up there with you, Chris! My 2001 X5 3.0i is currently at 60,911 miles and counting! As you can tell, I like to drive... a lot!!! :drive:

With continued proper maintenance and luck, I hope my X5 will continue to perform well since I still have plenty of driving adventures/trips planned. This one's a keeper! :thumbup:

profalan
12-14-2009, 06:01 PM
I have a 2001 4.4 bought new, now have 130K. Some of the usual stuff but I keep on driving.

petener999
12-14-2009, 07:53 PM
I'm probably a contender for the low mileage award.

2003 X5 - 9100 miles, and it's not a garage queen - I drive it every day!
2 trips to the dealer - one weatherstripping clip on door on passenger side let go, and 1 voluntary oil change.

:bs:

soldmystang
12-15-2009, 07:00 AM
never mind.

AlsX5
12-15-2009, 06:06 PM
'05 4.4, 61K miles. You guys should be driving this thing more often. It doesn't start falling apart until 50K miles.

Beemer606
12-15-2009, 06:13 PM
125000 miles and it just passed Maryland state inspection today with no problems. It is my E53 2001 3.0 not the 07 E70.

hunterz4
12-15-2009, 11:04 PM
Turning my '07 3.0 in this weekend. 45,000 miles. Blown water pump and ipod/usb shorted out but no other problems. Overall very satisfied with the X5.

rehostman
12-16-2009, 08:10 PM
2007 E70 4.8i with 13K kms (8K miles for our southern neighbours). Regular maintenance, O2 sensors, ignition coil failure on one cylinder.

Clarke
12-17-2009, 12:21 AM
2002 with 131,000 miles.4 Window regulators only non normal wear items.Will need front C-V joints replaced shortly.

sfcl
12-17-2009, 10:01 AM
2001 3.0I with 190000 km (119000 miles). Parts replaced: Oil separator and hoses, intake boot, window regulators, front CV rubbers.

ftgambit
12-17-2009, 06:30 PM
2001 3.0i
with SPORT,PREMIUM,COLDWEATHER packages
149,000 miles
change the oil every 5,000 to 7,000 instead of the recommended
had to replace alternator last month
engine oil and air hoses
CV Boots twice in the front only, rear boots seem to last forever
Camshaft Position Sensor
DISA VALVE, most costly single replacement part Ive had to do so far
one brake job, its about due again

other than little rattles in the steering wheel, and blower motor behind dash humming a little no major problems with the engine or the transmission, I will probably do the tranny filter and oil change soon to save it.
the Burl Wood trim is slightly cracked around the center console probably from leaning on it over the years but when detailed the car looks much newer than the year and mileage indicate
Ill attach some pics if I can figure out how

tonywintn
12-19-2009, 07:03 AM
2005 X5 3.0i
50400 miles
Car is perfect- as of this minute...

ncsucarjock88
12-19-2009, 04:11 PM
2004 4.4i, 63k and change. Bought in Jan '09 with 30k on the clock... I plan on running her till 200k. A few issues, mostly maintenance. It went in for warranty work on the door actuator, while in there, they replaced a leaking transmission seal, and a front half-shaft, and the left rear taillight. Other than that, it's just been routine maintenance (brakes, tires, oil, fluids, filters). Averaging 110 miles/day right now on her, and none of them are easy miles. Very happy.

1nar
12-19-2009, 07:57 PM
75k miles and running perfectly.
Replaced water pump, driver side CV boot,
camshaft sensor, and spark plugs.
Also replaced front brake pads and rotor.
Planning to keep it forever.
Satisfied with it. :):):):thumbup:

driftingricegod
01-02-2010, 06:57 PM
2001 X5- 114600 miles

finnbmw
01-02-2010, 07:33 PM
Seems like nobody is really putting miles on their X5's. Our 2004 Volvo XC90 has already 170,000 miles...

KOPrice121
01-03-2010, 01:27 PM
I have two:

2006 X5 3.0: 103,500
Usual maintenance stuff, oil changes every 7500 miles, very reliable car.

2010 X5 35D: 2,400

You guys should all drive your cars more!

BobKingerman
01-05-2010, 02:31 PM
2004 E53 3.0 53000 miles
No major problems outside of regular maintenance. Replaced the O2 sensors today, also replacing the intake boot elbow in the coming days to get rid of the whistling noise.

joncolyer
01-05-2010, 05:08 PM
2001 x5 3.0 with 181,323 miles. replaced the alternator last week and that's it beside normal maintenance. lucky so far i guess

GOODFOOT
01-05-2010, 06:47 PM
2004 z4---38,000 miles
2010 x5 35d---248 miles
2006 ford expedition 125,000 miles (work car)

nothing like enjoying my cars for weekend drives and the company car for the commute meat grinder...

astrohip
01-06-2010, 07:40 PM
You guys are wimps. :rofl: My wife's X5, barely 14 months old, has 21,000 miles.

beavers
01-16-2010, 04:57 PM
Knock on wood, but working great right now. Have had some minor issues over the years but not many

Luxuriousgocart
01-19-2010, 11:06 AM
I'm currently borrowing a 2002 w/ 119k and the service indicator light is on. I don't have any of the manuals, is there a 120k service? If so, what should it entail?

x5blacksapphire
01-19-2010, 11:16 AM
2010 X35d - 1 month now- 2K miles. Love driving it.

werewolf
01-19-2010, 11:59 AM
2001 3.0i stick shift
93k

BMC530i
01-19-2010, 09:50 PM
2003 3.0ia 60k runs like a champ for the last 2 weeks of ownership hopefully she'll give us lots of trouble free miles. I just need to figure out where the whistling sound is coming from during acceleration from the standstill.

Deacon3.0
01-20-2010, 04:26 PM
2005 3.0 with 78,000 miles. Working great until today. Now need to fix leak in power steering, and rear brake light harness. Overall have loved every mile of ownership.

Crash1976
02-14-2010, 01:39 PM
2001 4.4 X5 just over 118500 miles
just weird things
Radiator
Steering lower colum
one window regulator and drivers side front CV joint
of course brakes and tires and acouple of window washer pumps they just start leaking

X5 M package
02-14-2010, 02:26 PM
3000 miles. Had to repaint rocker panels and rear wheel skirts. One month of ownership! :-(

x54.4
02-14-2010, 06:31 PM
just bought it last week with 84k. Soooo happy with it , I love beamers.

e60lover
02-14-2010, 06:54 PM
My '08 4.8i already has around 45,000 miles :eeps:

chococat
02-14-2010, 07:23 PM
101,100 on my 2003 x5 interior is perfect except driver mat and passenger door lock always sticks after being repaired numerous times...exterior stayed really nice...black on black makes that easy...no real issues but I spend alot having my brakes constantly repaired but that is my fault I guess...I kept my 325is for 8 years and I put 138,000 miles on it. These cars last.

BigWalmac
02-16-2010, 05:51 AM
157,000 miles 01 X5 3.0...

Lots of repairs along the way, but the truck drives strong... nothing beats a bimmer.

Yelof Mot
02-18-2010, 11:41 AM
Original owner 01 X5 3.0. I put $4,000 into it each of the last two years. That includes brakes and tires.

Had the oil separator cold weather problem, replaced CV joints and boots at 100K. Replaced 3 or 4 "control arms" under the car, whatever they are.

Park distance control is acting up. I leave the cjheck engine light on as my mechanic days it's $300 to replace the part and it "doesn't matter"

Still drives great and looks new.


---Minnesota

andrew062
02-18-2010, 12:05 PM
09 X5 - 7000miles
99 - Ford F150 - 170k miles - hurray for work truck

Brooklynbeamer
03-12-2010, 12:24 PM
110k on my 2001 4.4

///M Blitz
03-12-2010, 01:53 PM
Our 2009 X5 diesel just turned 13,000 miles on a ski trip yesterday. No problems whatsoever. :thumbup: Has been to the dealer only once for oil change (did the other oil change myself). They picked up on a flat bed in the morning and brought it back in the afternoon. Looks like this is going to be another flawless BMW.

barbja
03-13-2010, 10:01 AM
2003 X5 3.0i + Sport. 77,500 miles.

I've put $6800 into it since it went out of service (the latest was $2k in August). It needs $2700 to repair 3 oil leaks, replace front lifters (or something), and 4 wheel alignment (because of replacing the lifters). So that would be $4700 in less than a year.

Also, the A/C compressor needs to be replaced to the tune of $2500. That'll be $12k (if I pay the $2700 and $2500), so I've decided to cut and run; I'll be getting a 2011 X5 35d really soon.

NewGTGuy
03-13-2010, 12:46 PM
1 month and 1800 miles on my 2010 35d. No issues. Loving it!

PropellerHead
03-14-2010, 05:22 PM
Just turned 19K on the 04, today... :eeps:

Mother in Law's '01 has 40K.The '04 has 89K on it, now. Just changes all four pads and rotors. Tomorrow is the SS lines and Eibach sways.

Let the modding begin!

bselman
03-15-2010, 01:14 PM
You guys are wimps. :rofl: My wife's X5, barely 14 months old, has 21,000 miles.

My '08 4.8i already has around 45,000 miles :eeps:

07 E70 4.8i (August Delivery)

T-Bone accident (the other guys fault,) SAV was out of commission between Oct 07 and Feb 08.

As of Today - 82,XXX miles.

windsor027
03-16-2010, 07:41 AM
2008 X5 4.8i 20,134 miles

I forgot to add. The car has been to the dealer 3 times for non maitenance idems including a "crazy" transmition which still shifts whenever it wants to, a stuck parking brake, a complete change of the electronics as something was shorting everything, and a flat tire which made me change the other side also.

For me the transmision is the main problem, and naturally BMW is just saying its the adaptive transmission nothing we can do.

SnoCat
03-16-2010, 04:55 PM
2004 - 130,000 ...No major issues to date. Knock on wood!

tigger67
03-17-2010, 10:35 AM
Just traded my 2003 4.6is with 105,800 miles. It was CPO'd and I bought the maintenance for a song. I did one set of brakes, 2 sets of tires (my dime) and a complete BMW transmission @72,000 miles due to serging while stopped all on the plan. Otherwise, very satisfied with its time with me. :thumbup:

automan
03-18-2010, 09:37 AM
2003 X5 3.0 with 107K miles. Problems with LCD display, but other than that the car is perfect!

davidy1688
04-01-2010, 04:32 PM
12000 miles on my 08 X5 3.0si. Been in dealer for annual year maintenance service. No issues so far.

DCExpress01
04-01-2010, 09:56 PM
110,000 on my 2002 4.4i, sport premium pkg. I've owned it for five years and am enjoying it more every day. Parts replaced: front cv axles, radiator expansion tank, one window regulator. If you're mechanically inclined at all, most issues can be DIY. I do my own brakes, spark plugs at 100k, belts, battery, oil changes, etc. Total maintenance cost over the last five years for me has been around $1,5000.

thomasbrown24
08-23-2011, 11:11 PM
148k miles. SEVERAL repairs

Bought October 17, 2009

Dec 2009 - Broken door handle $600
June 2010 - Drivers side Mirror (Accident) $300
July 2010 - New Battery $300
Aug 2010 - New Brakes $12000
Sep 2010 - Engine gasket $1300
Nov 2010 - Glove Box Lock $300
Dec 2010 - Fog light $150
Feb 2011 - Broken Gas Pedal $350
Mar 2011 - More brake work $600
April 2011 - Window regulator 1 $500
July 2011 - Tires $1200
Aug 20I1 - Window Regulator 2 $500
Aug 2011 -Rear window side shade hooks $20
TOTAL - $7,320



Reapirs still needed :tsk:

Heated seat over heats, drivers side
Gas tank fuel motor ($500 for both left & rt side)
Rear Washer replaced
Radio turns off consistently / randomly
Radio missing LEDs
Washer blades
CV Boots front
Engine Service / Big Tune Up (belts etc.)

Emission
08-23-2011, 11:13 PM
148k miles. SEVERAL repairs

Bought October 17, 2009

Dec 2009 - Broken door handle $600
June 2010 - Drivers side Mirror (Accident) $300
July 2010 - New Battery $300
Aug 2010 - New Brakes $12000
Sep 2010 - Engine gasket $1300
Nov 2010 - Glove Box Lock $300
Dec 2010 - Fog light $150
Feb 2011 - Broken Gas Pedal $350
Mar 2011 - More brake work $600
April 2011 - Window regulator 1 $500
July 2011 - Tires $1200
Aug 20I1 - Window Regulator 2 $500
Aug 2011 -Rear window side shade hooks $20
TOTAL - $7,320



Reapirs still needed :tsk:

Heated seat over heats, drivers side
Gas tank fuel motor ($500 for both left & rt side)
Rear Washer replaced
Radio turns off consistently / randomly
Radio missing LEDs
Washer blades
CV Boots front
Engine Service / Big Tune Up (belts etc.)


Don't feel bad. I leased a brand-new X5 for $620/month. Over a 24 month period, I will have paid $14,880... and I don't own it! :thumbup:

It feels painful, but you are winning this game.

- Mike

thomasbrown24
08-23-2011, 11:22 PM
Maybe on paper you are right Mike... but the time, and multiple trips to the dealer, on the phone, cancelled plans, etc., etc. cost far far more emotionally then the cumulative financial cost on paper.

There is definately something to be said for the cost of "peace". I may not have any car note... but I feel like I'm $20k in the hole emotionally. Definatley time to get a more current model (2006-08?). If not... the new Ford Explorer is looking reall good right about now lol! :cry:

Emission
08-23-2011, 11:25 PM
Maybe on paper you are right Mike... but the time, and multiple trips to the dealer, on the phone, cancelled plans, etc., etc. cost far far more emotionally then the cumulative financial cost on paper.

There is definately something to be said for the cost of "peace". I may not have any car note... but I feel like I'm $20k in the hole emotionally. Definatley time to get a more current model (2006-08?). If not... the new Ford Explorer is looking reall good right about now lol! :cry:

I'm trying to make you feel good. ;)

I'm in the camp that gladly pays $600+/month to ensure my car is "reliable" and under warranty at all times. It's peace of mind for me. But, I do have a couple old cars that nickel and dime me to death... so I feel your pain.

- MIke

thomasbrown24
08-23-2011, 11:32 PM
:wahwah:Guess if you want the big toys, you gotta write the big checks lol.

It's all good. Just needed my 30 secs to vent lol as the 2nd window regulator just went out yesterday... while I was on the freeway 40 miles from home... in the rain lol. :wahwah:

bigwave
08-24-2011, 07:30 PM
2005 3.0d sport 112,000 km bought used at 63,000km only had to do scheduled maintenance, tyres brakes etc, had a steering rack replaced under wty.

ultra economical diesel , i drive it about 100km every day

love it

Maildrop
12-08-2011, 04:27 PM
110,000 on my 2002 4.4i, sport premium pkg. I've owned it for five years and am enjoying it more every day. Parts replaced: front cv axles, radiator expansion tank, one window regulator. If you're mechanically inclined at all, most issues can be DIY. I do my own brakes, spark plugs at 100k, belts, battery, oil changes, etc. Total maintenance cost over the last five years for me has been around $1,5000.

I am interested to do DIY. What skills/service manual/tools do you suggest?

I just got our best friend's 2002 X5 with only 11k miles on it. I need to do a smog check first before the title can transfer. I am reading the forum from the top page till now. I saw you have the same car as mine. I am learning while I am typing here. :)

Thanks,

Maildrop

bigwave
12-08-2011, 07:10 PM
how do you find a 9 year old car with only only 11,000 miles on it ??? i think half the problems reported on x5 forums is due to lack of use

get out and drive that sucker

oh and as far as costs go, you should try boats, including depreciation my 32 footer as lost me $50,000 in two years, makes the X5 look cheap

hehe, as said you have to pay to play

Maildrop
12-09-2011, 11:58 AM
Considering friends have had a mansion at B.H. as a vacation home, money is not an issue. :-)

boramkiv
12-09-2011, 02:34 PM
2002 4.4i with 164,000 miles. Need some front CV boots. (those thing don't last 100k) I have a very slow leak in the rear self leveling suspension. It all goes down together so i know its not any of the air springs. (replacing those soon). Everything else is good, hoping to hit 300k maybe.

Rogerrpb
12-13-2011, 05:55 AM
I have 105k on my 04 4.4, so far only major repairs were water pump, alternator and transmission pan seal... Oh and driver side window actuator

Roger
04 X5, 03 Z4 dinan
(rip 01 x5, 96 740 IL, 86 325 I, 83 320)

badboyt
12-13-2011, 07:13 AM
02. - 4.6is with 125k, still running strong, i think there it is going to need some trans work soon and steering angle sensor is out as well. Apart from that its a beast for sure with DINAN upgrades (software & CAI). Major work is usual CV Boot, Battery, alternator, Brakes ( i have after market rotors and pads) which last longer than OEM and less dust. Love it.. :thumbup:

golferjohnm
01-07-2012, 08:21 PM
Seems like nobody is really putting miles on their X5's. Our 2004 Volvo XC90 has already 170,000 miles...

just surpassed 180,000 on our trip home from the CA. Desert. The transmission is starting to act-up...the torque converter struggles finding 4th gear under light accelleration/load. I'll try a fluid/filter replacement in the next week or so...hope it fixes it :thumbup:

otherwise, I had the alternator replaced @ 80k, battery at the same time, valley pan and valve cover gaskets at 100k...routine oil services.

it's been a great car, it does go through tires abnormally though

interior/exterior look like new

boramkiv
01-07-2012, 08:30 PM
just surpassed 180,000 on our trip home from the CA. Desert. The transmission is starting to act-up...the torque converter struggles finding 4th gear under light accelleration/load. I'll try a fluid/filter replacement in the next week or so...hope it fixes it :thumbup:

otherwise, I had the alternator replaced @ 80k, battery at the same time, valley pan and valve cover gaskets at 100k...routine oil services.

it's been a great car, it does go through tires abnormally though

interior/exterior look like new

Are you or did you have air suspension issues? Not intended to jinx, just wanting to know what time to start expecting as I am at 164k.

astrohip
01-08-2012, 04:49 AM
Seems like nobody is really putting miles on their X5's. Our 2004 Volvo XC90 has already 170,000 miles...
My wife sold her E53 at 100K, now she has a 2009 E70 with over 60,000. That's averaging over 20,000 a year. That's not a lot (esp by Texas standards), but it is above average for X5 owners.

badboyt
01-09-2012, 10:28 AM
just surpassed 180,000 on our trip home from the CA. Desert. The transmission is starting to act-up...the torque converter struggles finding 4th gear under light accelleration/load. I'll try a fluid/filter replacement in the next week or so...hope it fixes it :thumbup:

otherwise, I had the alternator replaced @ 80k, battery at the same time, valley pan and valve cover gaskets at 100k...routine oil services.

it's been a great car, it does go through tires abnormally though

interior/exterior look like new

:thumbup: - When you do the fluid/filter replacement on the X5, would love to know if that would fix the slipping, as I am seeing similar symptoms on my X5. THX!

golferjohnm
01-09-2012, 02:42 PM
I'm going to try and get it done next week...I'll let all know the outcome

The only issue I had with the air suspension turned-out to be one of the fuses in the rear cargo area...no problems before/since

bimmercountrygirl
12-04-2013, 12:07 PM
:mad: Anyone having problems with misfire in 3rd and 4th geer. 2 BMW mechanics shops can not find the problem.

bimmercountrygirl
12-04-2013, 06:00 PM
2003 X5 4.4i has 199,098 miles

bimmercountrygirl
12-04-2013, 06:02 PM
What kind of oil do you use?

itechbimmerfest
12-05-2013, 02:09 AM
2006 X5 3.0 with 97,000 miles. Daily Driver in all weather. Routinely pass other vehicles in snow/icy roads without issue.

Replaced:
ignition coils & plugs
Front/Rear shocks/struts
FrontDriverPassenger control arms
Oil Seperator
A/C Condenser
Passenger Airbag sensor (warranty BMWUSA)
Rear brake lightbulb sockets burn out (replaced few times)
Fan Clutch
Transmission fluid change
Transfer case leak (seals replaced)
Steering pump reservoir replacement & fluid change
Steering pump leak fix (hoses)
Fuel pump replacement

Next week:
tie rod replacement
brake fluid flush
Front/Rear Differential Fluid change
Oil Change (every 3000-5000 miles because I drive frequent short trips)

jljljl
12-05-2013, 11:02 AM
2002 e53 3.0i w/ 173000 KM
, which is about 106k miles, to my American friends :)

tmvE39/E53/Z32
12-05-2013, 11:22 AM
06 DINAN 4.8iS with 105k miles.
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/nn3/tmv75/X5%20Album/DSC_6079_zpsaa3d777b.png

bimwad
12-06-2013, 04:02 PM
I sold my 2001 x5 in 2010 with 203,000 miles on the clock without any engine issues at all. It was replaced with a 2010 X5 that now has 70,000 miles and my 2003 X5 has 139,000 miles.

puddinboo
12-06-2013, 06:56 PM
I just started a new thread like this one didn`t even know there was a thread started oops but heres my km

DGC92
12-06-2013, 08:57 PM
2004 3.0l diesel with 183,000 and a very clean history of work needed for it, Only just bought her but last owner had to do airconditioning pump that was it (Apparently) :)
but she needs her wheels fixed last owner clearly didnt know how to park rims are all scuffed :(

Prometheus
12-07-2013, 03:37 PM
76000km - 2006 e53 3.0i. Going like a dream but after 160000km, I guess I will start getting big problems!


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flyace20
12-07-2013, 06:22 PM
2002 X5 4.4L I have 128,000 miles (206000km) which puts me in the top 5 in this forum so far. Great vehicle just regular maintenance and an odd repair here and there. I'll drive mine into the ground, should be about 300,000 miles or more hopefully.
I agree not to many people are driving their X5's much.

jagarundi
12-08-2013, 11:05 AM
97k 2003 3.01 Automatic

Bought it used when it was already 7 years old. I've had several problems with it that were more annoyances than something really major, knock on wood:

Radiator fan - Crook auto mechanic ripped me off with inflated repair bill. Took it to my reputable mechanic and not only was everything repaired correctly but at a reasonable price.

Driver side door handle - Common with these models. Had it repaired for $300

Passenger side door handle - Debating on whether to shell out another $300 to fix

Coolant recovery tank - Fixed it myself

A/C & Heat - Replaced Radiator fan and final stage resister. Fixed the A/C problem, heat problem still remains

Auto lock, unlock - Over time, the auto lock/unlock has stopped working on driver side door
I now have to unlock the driver side door with the key

Brakes - Brake pedal suddenly sank to the floor last week. Taking it to get checked tomorrow

Like I said, nothing really major and it has never left me stranded anywhere.

puddinboo
12-08-2013, 03:59 PM
jagarundi " Auto lock, unlock - Over time, the auto lock/unlock has stopped working on driver side door
I now have to unlock the driver side door with the key" possibly your lock actuator needs replaced = about 260.00

CO_roadie
12-10-2013, 07:12 AM
2005 X5 3.0 with 155,000 miles on it - bought it during the past year from the original owner and used by our au pair (nanny) - not planning to keep it too much longer, but it is surprisingly solid (although I believe a wheel sensor must have failed recently)

2011 X5 3.5d has just shy of 30k mi

ganges69
12-10-2013, 09:38 AM
Just hit 98888 today so should get to 100,000 about Christmas time its a 4.4i E53 which hit the road in 2000. Changed the original battery last week & the gearbox has gone really smooth so low current obviously confuses the ECU. Runs like a dream now over 99k & still rock solid

bmw_jeff_325i
12-10-2013, 06:11 PM
06 3.0 with 36,600 miles.


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rcolbya
12-13-2013, 07:07 AM
2006 X5 4.4 110,000 miles. fine

joel737
01-05-2014, 08:05 AM
2006 x5 4.4 just hit 50K.

royrender
01-05-2014, 12:26 PM
2003 x5 3000 i black 140,000 changed original plugs 110,000 still runs superb and looks like new have fitted up dated head lights It has had the usual service but nothing major I had It at 70,000
ROY UK.

rcolbya
01-06-2014, 07:00 AM
2006 X5 4.4 110,000 miles. New front end, tires, rotors/pads, coils & spark,
valve seals, pvc. I had it at 70k or miles.

2004M3JMF
01-06-2014, 04:31 PM
2005 X5 3.0 120,000.
Replaced oil filter housing, auxiliary fan and valve cover gaskets plus tranny flush. Running great!


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maintainer747
01-07-2014, 07:39 AM
2001 X5 4.4i 175,000 miles, replaced valve cover gasket, condenser fan, brakes & rotors and it is currently down for the alternator replacement....it has just been to cold to tackle right now. I bought it with 166k miles, it had been well taken care of and was running very strong until alternator issues popped up. Overall I am very happy with it and plan on keeping it until the wheels fall off.....lol

Carsly
01-20-2014, 10:45 AM
'02 X5 4.6is, just crossed 40K miles.

Owned it just over a year putting on about 4K miles, it's a great vehicle. Only minor issues thus far, a minor leak with a power steering hose (that was uncovered on the PPI), torn CV boot and the final stage resistor went out on me.

I've done a lot of preventive maintenance, put on new tires all around and replaced all fluids when I got it, just put on new front brake rotors and pads a few months ago due to my own paranoia (I always swap brakes, tires and fluids on any used car I buy).

I don't drive much (8-10 miles/day) so do hook it up to the battery tender every few weeks in the winter. In the warmer months this isn't usually necessary.

x5alpine
01-20-2014, 02:28 PM
2002 x5 4.6is with 130,000 miles on it. Chain guides+ all seals and gaskets (106k) DSC module (118k) alternator (127k) Radiator (130k)

dsp9
01-20-2014, 07:57 PM
06' X5 3.0 just hit 93K, got it at 73K absolutely zero problems. Knock on wood. I really want an X6 soon


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Opie81
01-21-2014, 11:00 AM
Just picked up a 04' 3.0 with 105k. Near perfect condition inside & Out. Only a few minor imperfections ie dings and a couple interior light covers missing. Runs strong.

DirtyDan
01-22-2014, 06:52 PM
2003 x5 3.0i has 142k now. Runs strong but likes oil.... needs oil filter housing gasket and transmission shift lever seal. Just had a minor coolant leak and it was the passenger side temp sensor small gasket seal. I do love my X5!!!!

zMarih0e
01-22-2014, 09:52 PM
2002 X5 3.0i... 168,000 miles.

And it looks like it is about to go straight to the dumpster (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=748464)

Mike Gardner
01-23-2014, 08:47 PM
2001 X5 3.0 - Bought in April 2004 with 42,000 miles. NOW - 204,000

Work - Both front axles (CV joints went bad), all front end parts (they wear), brake rotors and pads X 3, water pump X 2, alternator, window regulator (front and rear, 1 each), DISA valve (a few weeks ago, changed transmission fluid and filter X 3 (last time about 2 months ago), 02 sensors, radiator expansion tank.

Seems like a lot but I've had it almost 10 years, have done most of the work myself and the parts total is probably less than $3,000. Paying someone else to do all this work would have easily cost $10,000 more just for labor (easy). Many thanks to this site for great info.

P.S. Runs as strong and shifts as good as the day I got it (or nearly so). I get about 19 MPG around town and about 22 on trips (but that's cruising at 80 MPH +/-). She will still easily hit 110 and be smooth as silk. Got to love them even if you have to work to keep them up.

joel737
02-09-2014, 05:47 PM
just hit 52000 on my 06 e53

lahermano
02-13-2014, 10:41 PM
2005 X5 3.0 120,000.
Replaced oil filter housing, auxiliary fan and valve cover gaskets plus tranny flush. Running great!


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I have the same year and model X5.
Just wondering how did u get tranny flush ?
what did it cost ?? and is it safe to get it done...
I have 128k miles on the car.
please share experiences

puddinboo
02-14-2014, 05:08 AM
oh no the question has been asked again lol , in my opinion tranny flushes are good ,in others they say no so do what ever you feel is right.

leejim
02-14-2014, 08:38 AM
Hi , my 2005 4.4 X5 has done 194,000 ks . I have had it for a year now and other than auto filter and oil change and motor oil and brake fluid changes, the only thing I had to do was the engine oil pressure switch started to leak ($25) I do all my own work( I am a mechanic) and just love this car , it is the best car I have owned in my life and I have been driving since 1960 !!! When I get a bit more spondoolies I will buy a latter model one but a petrol not the troublesome Diesel model.

Bhave53
02-22-2014, 04:44 AM
Just bought my first 4x4- 04 E53 3.0 D 2 days ago and yesterday registered 40,000 miles. It's time this baby stretched its legs- (or released the handbrake) !!!


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leejim
02-22-2014, 09:08 AM
Hi my 05 4.4 has done 194,000 kilometres and runs like new. The only non service item I have had to replace is the oil pressure switch. Not hard to do myself , cost $25nz. Used 1 litre oil between changes. Had new battery (Bosch) 800cca, brake pads . Cant understand all the trouble people have with window winders, door handles , I believe they break the door handles by holding your hand the wrong way, holding down on top instead of lifting from underneath, train your family? I get 12.4 L/100k ( 22.6mpg) fuel usage which is dam good for a 4.4 V8 with this much grunt!!! A mighty car, love driving it. It pays to be more of an enthusiast rather than just treating it as a mode of transport, I have an old 94 2.8 D turbo Pajero that I use for all my rough work.

gpmac
03-08-2014, 02:49 PM
Great post. I have been reading a lot of posts as well thinking the same thing. I've had a 2003 x5 4.4 for 3 years. It's got 163km (101m) and other than reg service (brakes, tires, oil and air filters) it has been a great ride. I just changed the precat o2 sensors as preventative but all this reading has me nervous to begin a boatload of other preventative items like belts, hoses, cvv, maf sensor, valve cover gasket, etc.
Thoughts?


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ksmoove757
03-12-2014, 09:04 AM
2003 X5 3.0 with 129,325 miles. It had the same issues everybody had with this model from window regulator having to be replaced to a new transmission. The transmission was replaced only about 2 years with the car. Besides all the problems earlier with the car, its riding smooth and new. Hopefully I'll reach the 200k mile mark!!!!!

04e53x5
03-12-2014, 11:16 AM
I have a 04 x5 3.0i with 181,145 on the clock!!

acenasir
03-17-2014, 08:14 AM
2002 BMW X5.3.0i Just clicks over the 190.000 MILES Mark. at 190044 atm :). So far no serious. According to Car Fax I am about the 7th owner. The car was in the US bought over to Canada. now runs absolutely fine in -30C Degree Temps. Love it!

brodaga
03-18-2014, 08:59 AM
2006 X5 3.0 with 160 000 miles lots of small issues. engine still Good :)

BMW_E53_OWNER
03-19-2014, 01:36 AM
2002 BMW X5 4.4i - With 210.000 Miles. Repaired Transmission last week.

Eurobahn Motorsports
03-19-2014, 03:01 PM
We have serviced many E53 X5 with over 100,000 miles on the odometer. The overall vehicle is quite reliable. A common issue we see with this vehicle is a failure of the Crank Case vent valve along with the accompanying hoses connecting it to the engine. Especially during the winter months, this component can fail unexpectedly and leave the vehicle incapacitated. Following regular inspection of these parts, along with checking for any potential leaks from the drive-train should give this vehicle a reliable lifespan beyond 100,000 miles.

grussell
03-19-2014, 08:07 PM
168,xxx miles here. Does not look 12 years old!

martymoose
03-27-2014, 05:47 PM
112k on my 2005 X5 3.0i.

x6cx3
03-28-2014, 03:37 AM
I have a 2001 Bmw x5 with 225k miles on it. Engine runs perfect, had normal issues for Bmw, but with proper maintenance and correct diagnose you can drive this thing for a long period of time.

J.eary
04-28-2014, 02:35 PM
2003 X5 3.0
219,250 miles as of this morning...still runs like a top.
Drive 90 miles a day to/from work daily.

tmvE39/E53/Z32
04-29-2014, 08:28 AM
Just pass 110k miles.

joel737
05-24-2014, 07:26 AM
My 06 x5 4.4i just hit 58000. Still a baby


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