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Old 01-30-2013, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by bpblick12 View Post
Hey everyone,

I just joined the site today. I love the X5 model...I had a 2005 X5 3.0 and currently have a 2007 X5 3.0

Anyway i saw a 2006 X5 4.8is for sale today...have a bout 50k on it so pretty reasonable...Anyway i was wondering if these cars are generally reliable like mine have been? I have heard some stories of the air suspension being a nightmare and the tires(big ol things) being pretty pricey....Any other unusual costs associated with the 4.8 over the 3.0?
You have to pay to play. A bit more issues. One more bank means twice the valve covers, twice the Vanos, twice the valvetronic. You just have to take care of it just as you took care of your other X, and the current one. The only main difference is the engine and the 4corner suspension (as far as E53 goes), everything else would roughly be common practice as far as scheduled maintenance goes.
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