by Imiller on Oct 24, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
I bought a 2004 4.4i in October of '07 and just recently sold it in Sept. of '10. I drove this vehicle for 3 years and put about 35000 miles a year on this car, a huge number of miles a year. When I bought it it had 39,000 miles and when I sold it it had 139,000. I think this car was a lemon though. It had a vibration at a hard acceleration that no one could figure out and I was glad to be rid of this car because of that. I did have an '02 3.0 before this one and loved it. I am looking at buy an '04 4.8 at the present though because overall I loved the look and sportiness of this car. Also, both cars held their value when I sold them. I broke even even at such high mileage.
by John on Feb 14, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
We purchased our X5 with approx. 53,000 miles under BMW's Certified Pre-Owned program and bought the service package to 100,000 miles. The X5 has been great. We live in Denver and drive to Vail almost every weekend. Average MPG is 19.2, not bad for 300+ HP, 5,000# car. Run Pirrelli snows in winter and Yokahoma Geolander in summer. The X5 is remarkably capable off road - Hill Descent Control is very impressive. The only funny part is the looks we get from other SUV drivers. Trips to the dealer for unscheduled service have been minimal and not expensive.
by mrd on Oct 12, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
An excellent vehicle. Limited cargo space if you want to move an apartment, but in normal daily living it is more than adequate. Responsive steering, good pick up, fun - everything you would expect out of a BMW.
by Niels Leppert on Oct 10, 2005 Vehicle: 2004 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
I am sooo pleased with my 2004 4.4 X5...Got the Sport pack with 19" wheels...if you are a Town Car person, you may find the sport package too stiff. Great looking body is rattle-free, the brakes and steering are well sorted and it handles like a vehicle half its weight. Tons of sooth awesome-sounding V8 power mate to a tight Steptronic tranny. Articulating xenons are terrific at night. Premium sound with DSP is killer! Panoramic roof is way fun. The Nav takes a few days to sort out; if you can't grasp it, stay home.
by tom holmvik on Dec 6, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
We have now put allmost 15k on this
car since new. We ordered the car with
every option avail.
Love the performance, but have been to
the dealer 4 times!!! for the same
problem in the last 4mo. Check engine
light keeps coming on, very annoying.
Would look to buy something different
next time. And this is our 4th BMW.
Nav system is antique and does not
offer in dash cd... There should be
away to interface ipod or mp3 format.
by edgardaniel on Nov 7, 2004 Vehicle: 2004 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
we were looking for an SUV and this was
really the only option with this much
to offer...all the american models were
out...poor quality and the others
available just did not cut it....lexus,
porsche and Land Rover...excellent car
for the money..too bad they sell them
all and there is little room to
negotiate the price down..but anyway
well worth the cost...
The high-performance X5 4.6is is discontinued. The 3.0i and 4.4i receive an exterior update, as well as a new all-wheel-drive system called xDrive. A six-speed manual transmission is now standard on the 3.0i, and a six-speed automatic is standard on the 4.4i. The 4.4i also receives a new 4.4-liter engine with Valvetronic and a fully variable intake system. Both models can add Sirius Satellite Radio and Bluetooth hands-free cell phone capability as dealer-installed accessories.