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The all new F15 BMW X5 started production August 2013 as a 2014 model year. The new X5 arrives in sDrive35i (RWD), xDrive35i, xDrive50i and a diesel xDrive 35d.

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Old 01-23-2020, 01:03 PM
Submariner2009 Submariner2009 is offline
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2014 -- Problems Ahead?/"Kick or Stick"


Would love some folks input on forecasting my next steps with my 2014 X5, a few inputs:

** 2014 X 5 xDrive, 3 rows

** Purchased 9/17 as a CPO

** Currently has 68K miles

** All maintenance up to date, have all records from Day 1

** Tires ~2.5 years old, ~18,000 miles on them

** Major recent maintenance/repairs in 2019: new battery, rear suspension (air struts and compressor ($$)) and oil filter gasket replaced (was leaking)

** Prior to the above, no major repairs and was just in for an oil change and everything checked out

** I do ~7.5K miles/year, ~2/3 in city

** Balance of a BMW maintenance contract through 1/2021 and tire/wheel 9/2022 (already used, tons of potholes here)

** Looks great, runs great, very clean

I'm getting the slight itch to upgrade, but love the look and drive of this car and inclined to keep it for another 18-24 months. Of course, at its age recognize that a major repair could emerge in the coming years. That said, given I dealt with two of the big ones already, hoping that won't be the case.

So, wondering if others here have had major meltdowns at this point or in the near future to suggest time to move on or not be surprised at a big but necessary repair.

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Old 01-23-2020, 06:19 PM
Tommy D Tommy D is offline
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I would keep it awhile longer. Though you might have to replace the water pump, thermostat and hose for a tune of $1000 to $1200. They usually fail between 70 and 90K. miles.
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:36 PM
53007s1lv3r 53007s1lv3r is offline
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Yes, if I were you keep it.

You don't drive as much, you will know when you have to release it...
My family 2013 X5 with 75k miles was not kept bc I yearly drive more than you. Thus, I bought a 5series sedan.
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Old 01-24-2020, 10:33 AM
OnlyGerman OnlyGerman is offline
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Just keep it and get a warranty if you're considered about future repairs
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:43 PM
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well, financially, it it is an i50, sell it otherwise keep it. You already replaced a lot of things. Mine bought from the factory 9/2014, i35 3 row, I'm in 50k mls now and things keep running great except for very minor leak in windshield washing fluid (no more than water condensation from the AC). Maybe just some aging rubber grommets that I dont bother to fix.
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Old 02-01-2020, 03:31 PM
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You drive so little that even if you get into new ride depreciation will cost you more than any small repaits you may encounter. My X5 has close to 120k miles and so far I am not even thinking of getting rid of it. When buying extended warranty please remember that there is NO 100% guarantee repairs will be covered 100% as this is insurance and those companies are set for profit.
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