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Old 09-24-2007, 12:38 PM
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Reliability: X5 made in US vs Germany

Is the X5 made in Germany more reliable than the one made in US? Bought a 2001 X5 made in Germany (70.000 miles). I have two kids and scared about all the "scary" stories that I find online related with this car. I should have done some research before and not after buying the car. If you have an answer for me please post the year your car was made and the country of assembly (if that doesn't show in your signature).
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My understanding is that ALL X5 are made in the U.S. although all the parts, assembly, technology, engineers, etc. are from Germany. In terms of Reliability, I think these are great SAVs. They will run a long time if you do the proper maintenance. Unlike many other cars, the X5 has predictable problems which are easy to fix if you are on the look out for them (i.e., CV boots, window regulators, etc)

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Old 09-24-2007, 12:41 PM
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You didn't buy a X5 made in Germany. There weren't any built there. They are all built in South Carolina USA.
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:46 PM
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You didn't buy a X5 made in Germany. There weren't any built there. They are all built in South Carolina USA.
CARFAX report shows "Country of Assembly: Germany"
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CARFAX report shows "Country of Assembly: Germany"
The X5 you're referring to are the ones built from 99 to 2002 I think, where the VIN starts with a WBA which I think is the factory code and was determined inaccurate since ALL X5's are built in SC, USA. Newer models have the correct factory codes in their VINs.
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All street legal X5s have been built in US.
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CARFAX report shows "Country of Assembly: Germany"
my brothers 2001 x5 show the same!
my 2002 shows it was build on the USA
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The X5 you're referring to are the ones built from 99 to 2002 I think, where the VIN starts with a WBA which I think is the factory code and was determined inaccurate since ALL X5's are built in SC, USA. Newer models have the correct factory codes in their VINs.
just called BMW-NA and you're right. all are made in USA. I don't have any open recalls for my car. the previous owner took care of all
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All street legal X5s have been built in US.
My is from Schweiz, legal, and olso built in USA...
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is it not more about how its built than where?
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