I have driven the X5 several times and was very impressed BUT what is it trying to be? It is too high to be a sports car but there is no way it could ever be called an offroader!!! [/QUOTE]
It's actually fairly poor at being both of those things. but as a long distance on road towing tool, only the lastest Range Rovers come close. If I didn't tow with it and occasionally need four wheel drive, I'd go for a 5 series diesel estate like a shot. When we chuck the kids in and drag the boat 100miles to the sis's in Devon, the X5 is a great bit of kit. Pure off-roader? Poor.