JEROME MUNRO

What Car? - - Advice -

Age 52 Job Den­tist Drives BMW X5 “I’ve owned an orig­i­nal X5 and a cur­rent one, which we’re now think­ing of re­plac­ing. I like the new model’s de­sign; it looks like a pre­mium ve­hi­cle but isn’t as blingy as a Mercedes. And I pre­fer the more rounded rear end to the an­gu­lar shape of my X5.

“It’s good to see that the lat­est X5 is big­ger and roomier than be­fore. Our chil­dren are grown up now, but we still have guests, so it’s good to have enough space for them to travel in com­fort – which the X5 cer­tainly does. The third-row seats will be handy for oc­ca­sional use, too.

“The new X5 also looks and feels like a more pre­mium car on the in­side, and the seats are com­fort­able, which is im­por­tant.

“Although it’s great to have the lat­est ac­tive safety sys­tems, they re­quire the car to be fit­ted with a lot of cam­eras and sen­sors, and that means there are more elec­tronic sys­tems that could go wrong as the car gets older. This is a con­cern for me, be­cause we tend to keep our cars for many years.

“That said, I’ll be in­ter­ested in try­ing out the new fea­tures, such as the [op­tional] four-wheel steer­ing, which is meant to make the car more ma­noeu­vrable on nar­row streets and in car parks.”

Jerome nds the seats com­fort­able and has plenty of head and leg room in the rear

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