Hello all, I am trying to decide on a new (to us) vehicle for my wife to drive. I am deciding between the E53 X5 or a E60 5 series. My question is what kind of issues are you seeing with the X5 from a reliability standpoint. I own a euro import repair shop so I'm not worried about maintenance or repairs per se. The only time I see the cars are when they are broken. What are they like to live with day to day? Fuel Economy? I want the newest E53 I can afford and will probably go for the six cylinder. I am familiar with BMW quirks, having owned a couple, and working on them daily. My E36 325i is getting too old for family daily use. She just hit 286K last night and that 2-3 gear flare is getting worse. Gotta make a decision. Any thoughts?