Two of the best outlets for buying used luxury cars, including the BMW X5, are CarMax and dealerships offering certified pre-owned cars. CarMax is structured around offering used cars that meet its condition standards without hard-selling tactics often associated with used car dealers.
Dealers offering certified pre-owned BMW X5s are official BMW dealerships selling used cars that have been inspected for quality and condition. This is an effective way to ensure that the vehicle is in excellent condition. However, buyers typically must pay a premium versus a non-certified used car. Additionally, BMW dealerships often offer new warranty terms, maintenance services and loaner cars.
Other ways to buy a used BMW X5 are dealerships offering non-certified used cars, independent dealerships and private parties. However, these generally have less strict condition standards relative to CarMax and certified pre-owned car dealerships.