For 2004, the X5's look has been freshened, with a redesigned front end, new taillights and new wheel designs. And the height of its cargo area makes loading more difficult. In fact, the X5 is not capable off road, not when measured against sport-utilities that are capable. In fact, the X5 is not capable off road, not when measured against sport-utilities that are capable. This car is a lot of fun to drive, and feels very safe. Suspension, f: independent Suspension, r: independent Ground clearance: 7. For that reason, Park Distance Control is valuable.
This seemingly limitless convergence of high-performance hardware continues to blanket our highways and whet our appetites. Despite the X5's greater exterior height, however, headroom is nearly identical to that of the 5 Series wagon. Moreover, the X5's unit-body has been design for maximum energy dissipation in heavy impacts. For 2004, the standard manual transmission has been upgraded to a six-speed, while the leatherette vinyl upholstery remains. Standard equipment includes adjustable power front seats with driver's position memory electronically tagged to the key, remote keyless entry, power windows that can be opened with the key fob, cruise control, cabin-air filtration, a universal garage door transmitter, 17-inch alloy wheels and a tow-hitch receiver. Getting yourself in or out is more difficult as well.
Reliable, great to drive and comfortable. This can also make the X5 a bit inconvenient when dropping passengers at the airport. The X5 offers nearly all the bells, whistles and high-tech gizmos that you'll find on the most expensive sedans in the world. For 2004, the X5's look has been freshened, with a redesigned front end, new taillights and new wheel designs. I would recommend this to a friend.
This recall affects certain vehicles where the original steering wheel has been replaced with the optional sports steering wheel. The 5 Series wagon is more practical. The dealer was willing to negotiate on the price, which made it more affordable. The contours of the X5's hood are more pronounced, the grilles are wider and set higher, and the headlight clusters are reshaped. It's quicker away from traffic lights than most cars, and capable of nearly 150 mph, though we certainly don't recommend driving a vehicle this tall that fast.
Bottom line: It delivers optimum response and fuel efficiency in all situations. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. The salesman talked me and my partner into this monstrosity of a vehicle. The X5's cargo deck stands about 35 inches off the ground. Its steering is precise and it's exceptionally stable at supra-legal speeds.
The new six-speed automatic further enhances the outstanding performance of the 4. Now, Porsche, Volkswagen, Infiniti, and others are joining the party. On the road, the X5 does not ride, handle, or accelerate as well as the 5 Series wagon. The automatic transmissions are also not known for exceptional longevity, so if buying used I would certainly pay close attention to the shifting behavior of the transmission during the test drive and try to get some sort of warranty if purchased from a dealer. The car takes premium gas so it is more expensive to fill up. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. Improvements for 2004 are more extensive than any since the X5 was introduced five years ago.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. The simple, uncluttered layout, accented with touches of wood or aluminum, lends an air of elegance. When they say German engineering, I get it now. And a new high-performance 4.
An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. If you feel you have received this message in error, please view our customer care or access your here. The heated steering wheel is a nice feature in the Minnesota winter. It does offer a 6000-pound tow rating, however. I will probably keep this one for awhile if it continues to be dependable. All X5s come with full-time all-wheel drive and Dynamic Stability Control, which includes traction control, electronic brake proportioning, an electronic stability program, and Hill Descent Control. X5 buyers don't seem to care about any of that, however.
The front bumper has new contours and fog lights. Model year 2004 Year of manufacture 2004 First year of ownership 2004 Most recent year of ownership 2006 Engine and transmission 3. A remote release opens the rear window, but this only led to a frustrating sequence of events: We'd press the release, climb out, and close the driver's side door. Despite the X5's high seats, many drivers will drop the bottom cushion down, and that can obscure much of the exterior from view, not to mention stuff located a few feet around it. Off-road, it falls behind any serious 4×4 sport-utility. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers.
It offers the commanding seating position many drivers prefer. The slope of the tailgate matches that on the 5 Series wagon. From its kidney-shaped grille to its multi-segmented tail lights, the curvy X5 is all Bimmer. This unit-body construction provides a much stiffer structure, which improves handling, reduces noise and allows better fit and finish, though many consider the design less rugged and durable. Mechanically, both manual and automatic transmissions have been upgraded to six-speeds, with a more powerful V8 and a new, more sophisticated all-wheel-drive system called xDrive. A Good Ride, If You Can Maintain It. I have a 2003 X5 4.