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      04-18-2019, 04:46 PM   #1
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E70 X5M

I am shopping in the <21k price range, and I recently was looking at higher mileage E70 X5Ms, and was wondering if in terms of reliability, how it compares to the E9x M3.
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      04-18-2019, 05:11 PM   #2
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The E70 X5M is nicely priced now and sort of interests me as well but I suspect the twin turbo V8 is expensive to maintain in its mid life to old age. I do my own work but would have to learn itís issues.
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      04-18-2019, 05:33 PM   #3
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S63 isnít a picnic. The later ones apparently arenít bad maybe thereís an updated set of fail parts

Every X5M or X6M I tried to test drive used in 2013 was broken. All 4 of them. Never did get a test drive. The x5 50i was enough to convince me itíd be awesome if you could keep one running
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      04-18-2019, 05:48 PM   #4
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N63 and S63 engine variants are expensive to repair/maintain. stay away unless you have an extended warranty
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      04-18-2019, 06:33 PM   #5
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subframe/drivetrain out of vehicle onto a specially jigged platform lift is service position....no thanks.
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      04-18-2019, 06:36 PM   #6
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Common issue I've heard from my friend is a tech at a BMW Dealership is, that the driveshafts fail, mainly the guibos.
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      04-18-2019, 07:50 PM   #7
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These are awesome suvs, but there are a lot of gasket and turbo related issues with the engine.

I had one for 2 years and had gasket issues twice under warranty. 3k worth of repairs.

Unless you are ok with potential issues Iíd steer clear.

I now have a 2012 M sport x5 35i and its a great car. Much more reliable and cheaper to maintain while being a great drive. Itís my dd while I have my m3 for fun driving.
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      04-18-2019, 08:11 PM   #8
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The E9X cars are probably the most reliable sporty cars out there. The X5M doesn't compare
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      07-04-2019, 07:05 PM   #9
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I own both and the X5M is definitely more costly to maintain, but Iíve been somewhat lucky. When I look at my approximate depreciation plus maintenance costs it still put me below most newer leases and it is a blast to drive daily so Iím planning to keep it for a while. Just donít plan on it being your only car because there will be some down time.
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I'd avoid the 1st gen S63
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      07-10-2019, 12:04 PM   #11
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Yeah supposedly the S63TU's are much more reliable, almost N55-level reliable
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