I would like to buy a BMW and have a choice between a 2008 X5 or 2011 5 Series. I need something with a big boot that is also reliable, as it will be family transport for five years. At the moment I have a Nissan XTrail and am worried about going back to driving a low seated automobile. Thats' why I am considering the X5 and also because I don't like the X3. Could you give me some advice please?
Filed under choosing new automobile - Asked by Sinead Murphy (Cork) - Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:49
Without hesitation I would advise you go for the 2011 5 Series over the older BMW X5. The new 5 Series is an absolute gem of a automobile and if you can stretch to the Touring estate model then it'll be even more spacious. The 520d is far better on fuel than the X5 and will cost you less in road tax too. On top of that, being newer, the 5 Series will have more of its warranty intact.
However, I urge you to go to a dealer and drive both, as the 5 Series is much lower down than the X5 and, while that's not important to me personally, it may be to you. Only one way to find out!
Let us know how you get on.