Why You Should Buy A BMW E53 X5 And What To Look For When Buying, in this video i show why you should purchase a bmw x5 as the prices decline as they get older,

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    • shane cunningham
      shane cunningham

      Maybe more common then the front driveshaft is the transfer case chain stretching and slipping. I've had 2x5 with this condition. And a new chain fixed it. The splines and or cogs looked fine on each side.

      about 17 days ago
    • Angelo Felix
      Angelo Felix

      Also what is the best oil for the motor

      about 2 months ago
    • Angelo Felix
      Angelo Felix In reply to Angelo Felix

      Thank you

      about 1 month ago
    • Coldslam221
      Coldslam221 In reply to Angelo Felix

      Liqui Molly 5w-40 is the only oil to use. Synthetic and used by BMW. I've owned 14 BMWs In varying years. Currently have a 2004 and a 2006 E53 X5 3.0i among others but two in this generation as I just mentioned! Great vehicles and best of luck!!!

      about 1 month ago
    • Angelo Felix
      Angelo Felix

      How are you sir? I got a 2006 X5 3.0i with 76xxx miles on the dash. I know I have to replace the rear upper control arm, but What else do suggest?

      about 2 months ago
    • Umar Sabtu
      Umar Sabtu

      What do you think of E70 X5 2009? Please give your honest opinion. TQ

      about 2 months ago
    • Lukas Meyer
      Lukas Meyer

      I fix a 180k miles E53 owned by a friend. Every 2 months something breaks.

      When they got the car it had some major problems and we fixed all of them. But still it does not want to be reliable.

      about 4 months ago
    • julian Estrada
      julian Estrada

      Title should be why you shouldn't buy. Lots of problems with leaks oil and coolant problems with transfer case and .................

      about 5 months ago
    • Six Side
      Six Side

      I bought a x5 3.0 and it is amazing, and the rear upper control arms are bad now you mention it. I'll be sure to take care of that. And do you have a link to the catch can install.
      P. S your video's are very helpful 👌

      about 5 months ago
    • 89five3five

      Never buy a used BMW if you cannot verify its maintenance record. These vehicles will go on forever if they are properly maintained with OEM or better parts.

      about 7 months ago
    • Russian Bot
      Russian Bot

      Devil car! I bought a 2006 3.0i last year. Here's what I had to replace (so far...)... Front control arms $500, all four shocks $1500, all four wheel bearings $3000, four sets of brakes & rotors $1500, a "tune up" $250, fuel filter $250, Front bumper repair $1500. Including purchase price, I'm $15,000 into this nightmare... Say a prayer for me!

      about 8 months ago
    • Coldslam221
      Coldslam221 In reply to Russian Bot

      @Russian Bot I'm on Long island in New York and you are being BEYOND ripped off.

      about 1 month ago
    • Russian Bot
      Russian Bot In reply to Russian Bot

      @Kardan Ferreira Really because I've taken the car to three different mechanics and I just don't see how people are getting work done for $200 here and $100 there. It's like the dealer who told me "yeah you can replace the front control arm bushings for $50." then I'm told you can't just replace the bushings, you have to replace the control arms, tie rods and several other components...

      about 8 months ago
    • Kardan Ferreira
      Kardan Ferreira In reply to Russian Bot

      Russian Bot your getting waaaay over charged

      about 8 months ago
    • Joeri de Haas
      Joeri de Haas

      I have one, it is the worst car I ever worked on and I have seen a lot. Every component but the engine and transmission have issues. It is the from the last model year and there are many issues in the car that were known by BMW but they still kept putting them in not giving a fuck.

      about 8 months ago
    • Justin Vogt
      Justin Vogt

      You talked about the washer fluid reservoir. What parts needed replaced to stop it from emptying. I did some of my own looking on a parts list and didn't find "seals, gaskets...to be replaced"

      about 8 months ago
    • DespacitoBurrito

      If you have a BMW X5 that has air suspension you can replace it with a spring system but at the same time its about $2,000. Ouch. What's great though is that if you get that upgrade it saves you a lot of pain in the back and cash in your pocket.

      about 9 months ago
    • John Deyarmond
      John Deyarmond

      I purchased on but how do I read codes? what do I need?

      about 11 months ago
    • Uzi Panti
      Uzi Panti In reply to John Deyarmond

      I think carly

      about 3 months ago
    • Jim Polk
      Jim Polk

      Wish this video was done with car on lift pointing out all the part issues discussed. But nice vid.

      about 11 months ago
    • Hendy Rukman
      Hendy Rukman

      is there any problem with the crankcase, burning oil, disa, etc?

      about 1 year ago
    • Adam N
      Adam N

      Still a good looking car. I like that it's related a bit to the E39 and I think the drive train is not as complicated (mechanical transfer case I think?) as later generations. DIY friendly.

      about 1 year ago
    • auto monster
      auto monster

      These old bmw suv's looks better than the new one's they make

      about 1 year ago
    • Cam23

      Hold the sunroof to reset it so you can close it again... For 30 second's

      about 1 year ago
    • Isaac Reinböld
      Isaac Reinböld

      Just bought a 2006 with 130k miles, the front upper control arms are on their way out and it has the infamous crank case vent leak issue. I'm hoping after those two issues are taken care of, it'll be an ok ride. I only paid $4k for it from some older dude. I only plan on putting a few thousand miles a year on it.

      about 1 year ago
    • Kevin Huguet
      Kevin Huguet In reply to Isaac Reinböld

      What does the crank case leak sound like and will it pop a code?

      about 1 month ago
    • Adem1981

      Everyone stop complaining x5 is the best!😒😏🤨

      about 1 year ago
    • Dontavian Bell
      Dontavian Bell

      I have a BMW

      about 1 year ago
    • Essential Defense
      Essential Defense

      These are great cars! Very well made vehicles. In 2014 I bought a 2001 3.0 used for my 16 year old son. It had 207K on it. That did not concern me as the Carfax showed the car had one-owner and was taken back to the dealer for EVERY recommended service. Very safe and reliable vehicle. I wanted AWD under him and I liked the weight of the vehicle too. While big and heavy, these vehicles are quite nimble and easy to park. Be sure to check the Carfax when buying any BMW. Run from any car with 4 or more owners. Trust me on this one, keep looking and you will find one with less.

      Back to the one we bought. We lost a belt tensioner at 216,000 miles. That part slows you down fast as the car will only run until the battery dies. (About 10 miles if you are lucky)

      Another issue with these cars is oil leaks. First the oil filter mount (to the engine) gasket goes bad. To replace it's a ton of labor and a $4.00 part. About a $300.00 job or if you are VERY handy you can do it yourself. Second, is the oil pan gasket. Sounds easy right. Just drop the oil pan...NOPE. The Frame blocks the oil pan from being dropped. This is good for protecting the oil pan for sure but once it starts leaking, you'll need to jack up the engine to get to it. I say let it leak. I would guess that would be about a $500 job. I just buy oil and let it drip.

      He's right about the door handles, they will go bad. If yours goes bad, DO NOT buy an after market one. Buy the genuine BMW part. I bought an after market one and it did not fit quite right and had to be "fitted". We still have the truck and to date we have 259K on it. Still runs strong and looks great.

      One more thing that goes bad is the rear wheel bearings. You will know when it goes bad because of a loud hum coming from the back. This is a major pain to change as the rear axle needs to be disassembled. I highly recommend you take your X5 to a good BMW tech for this repair. It will be $250-$350 in labor. The part is $80.00 from BavAuto. Good luck in your quest. These are great cars. The style is classic BMW and still looks fresh today.

      about 1 year ago
    • Scott Blanchard
      Scott Blanchard

      Hi Nathan. I'm deciding between used X3 and X5. I've watched both of your videos. Does the X5 have the same interior quality issues as the X3 with cheap plastic pealing and A pillar fabric loosening?

      about 1 year ago
    • Sv A.
      Sv A.

      Window regulators not breaking too often? Yeah right, ive changed 4 and have always used genuine bmw regulators.

      about 1 year ago
    • Essential Defense
      Essential Defense In reply to Sv A.

      I don't EVER slam my doors and have never needed to replace one. 256K miles.

      about 1 year ago
    • chamberlin1

      I have a super clean 2001 Oxford Green E53 3.0i that I just got, and the previous owner ordered it as a sport package car with air ride suspension... So that suspension does exist on the M54 cars.

      about 1 year ago
    • Vas P
      Vas P

      inherited one of these...... Love my Tacoma, simple truck that takes a licking and keeps on ticking!!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Stanley Plock
      Stanley Plock

      Our 2005 X5 lit up some dash lights and gave a code for a Transfer Case Problem.
      The mechanic recommended $1,800 in parts and labor including replacement of the entire motor unit and reprogramming the computer.
      After watching a few YouTube videos, I realized it was most likely a PLASTIC GEAR that I could buy for $10 on Ebay.
      But I splurged and bought a $50 Aluminum gear. It cost me about $70 labor to install.
      That was several months ago and I haven't had the light come on.

      This gear controls the internal clutches that switch power between the front and rear axles.
      They must make a lot of money from using cheap parts.

      Then the Firestone shop said I needed $4,000 in front end parts.
      We had just had it inspected when we bought it.

      My regular mechanic re-inspected it and said there were no problems. Just a little normal wear.
      He said that some shops give commission to their techs for changing more parts.

      about 1 year ago
    • Giggidygiggidy12

      If you think a used BMW is bad try a used MB that's a real money pit

      about 1 year ago
    • Arthur Esclamada
      Arthur Esclamada

      hey Nathan, I just bought a 2001 x5 3.0 with 150k miles, I want to change all the fluids.. do you have recommendations on the differential, transfer case and transmission. On the transfer case it says to reset the adaptations after the fluid replacement, how is it being done or this applies to newer models only?

      about 1 year ago
    • Jeff Williams
      Jeff Williams

      Just about every used X5 with more than 130,000 miles will have the gaskets fail on the alternator bracket causing a significant oil leak. The repair is typically $1400 or more. It's known as the 'dreaded alternator bracket oil leak". I had an air spring 'bag' on the rear go bad, easy do it yourself repair.

      about 1 year ago