By Holly R.
- Head-up display is a gem, and should be included on every single car in the U.S.
- Given it’s size (and mine) I had no trouble at all seeing out of the car, on ANY side
- Bluetooth® is really easy to program
- Brilliant use of the interior space for cubbyholes and storage spaces
- X5 is really fun to drive and the 350hp 4.8L V8 engine is a monster
- The V8 has its disadvantages however: gas mileage was really bad @ 14.6 mpg
- The seats had nice features, but I was unable to get comfortable in them
- Given it’s size, the interior size seemed much smaller than it should be
- Whoa! Sticker shock if you choose all the options
I actually had quite a few first impressions. “Oh my God, it’s gorgeous.” “Wow, I get to drive a BMW!”. “This is a really BIG vehicle!”, but nothing compares to actually driving one. The X5 4.8i has a snarling 350-horsepower V8 engine, yet it’s stylish, technologically advanced, sexy and has some really great features. At first I thought it was snarling at me (it sounded like it was growling when accelerating), but I found it was actually snarling at the other cars on the road. “Pass me, I dare you.”
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