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      04-17-2024, 11:56 AM   #1
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Lightbulb New 2018 X2 Ownership Questions

Sup y'all! First post here as I've been looking to purchase a used 2018 xDrive model from a private seller.

The car is exactly how I want it, white, M-Package, sunroof and all the goodies. It's sitting at roughly 37K miles at the moment.

In regards to ownership and maintenance, I'm coming from a 2005 M3 Convertible with 100K miles. It essentially needed tons of preventative maintenance and lacked the daily comfortable practicality that I wanted, so I hopped onto the X2 train since I absolutely love on the looks, etc and it would be a big enough change coming from a 2005 convertible.

For current and previous owners, how was the reliability? Repairs? Please feel free to throw me any info my way!

From what I've read, brakes seem to go rather fast (no biggie), and engine mounts being a point of interest as well.

Aside from those two, how reliable has the car been for you guys?

Thank you!
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I’m a fan of the 2018 X2. I agree, it looks great!! I’m sure you are aware it is fwd and has a transverse mounted motor with a transaxle transmission. It is an Aisin transaxle, not a ZF unit that is most common in BMWs. Even though it is technically xDrive, the xDrive system is not the same system as in the rwd architecture vehicles. The awd ONLY kicks in when wheel slip is detected. Otherwise it is 100% fwd all the time.
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      04-23-2024, 08:27 AM   #3
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Oh wow, good to know! I'm in South Florida so really, the sDrive is more than enough, however! I do plan on taking the car either upstate or west coast, so xDrive would be perfect. As far as reliability, what's your take on the car?
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Oh wow, good to know! I'm in South Florida so really, the sDrive is more than enough, however! I do plan on taking the car either upstate or west coast, so xDrive would be perfect. As far as reliability, what's your take on the car?
I don’t follow the X2 closely, but I can tell you I have not read a lot of complaining about the X1 or X2, so my assumption is they have been relatively reliable. Also, I would definitely recommend getting an M35i model. Much better looking and more fun to drive than the 28i.
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      04-23-2024, 05:43 PM   #5
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2018 BMW M2  [7.74]
Here are some reviews: https://www.cars.com/research/bmw-x2...sumer-reviews/
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there's a dedicated x2 section.
my '19 m35i is past 57k and running strong.
just did front pads for the second time this past winter.
rear pads and rotors were done for the first time around 50k.

guessing i will need front pads and rotors around 80k.
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The B48 four cylinder engine is as close to bulletproof as BMW can make it, it's a good engine. Keep the oil and all filters changed. Change the transmission fluid, ignition coils and spark plugs around 60k miles.
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