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X5 Rules the fun-to-drive SUV Market
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By elstone
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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The X5 is a joy to drive! Fun, fast, agile, and driver-intuitive. All the reasons you buy a BMW to begin with. But, you also get the benefits of an SUV - more space (though it's not a huge cargo area) and solid off-road capabilities. A perfect marriage, in my book. If you are looking for an SUV and don't want to compromise in the driving department, this is a great fit. Looks great too!


Best Features

Handling, Great mix of luxury and sporty, Practical, yet fun.


Worst Features

Interior door handle showing signs of wear and tear unlike any other area of car. The coating is starting to Peel slightly. Everything else is still pristine.


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Overcomplicated Undependable 4th car
1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By RaySmay
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Car was back in the shop for carburetion problems from the time it was new. Brakes are replaced with 50% + of pads left due to poor sensor system. Sunroof hoses pinched during assembly and as soon as a minor amount of dust collected in them water filled both front floor wells. Water ran down over fuse boxes while draining to the floor. Now the lights keep kicking out. Rear wells filled with water (behind access panels to rear light bulbs). All the wiring "boxes" filled with water and now all the junctions are corroded. Rear tail lights go out whenever they feel like it. This car is about the poorest engineered vehicle the devil could have designed. Need a Buick to get parts and make trips.


Worst Features

Start over and get away from all the fancy sensing devices since they are half the problem. Don't you understand basic water tightness and the need for dependability.


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Excellent SUV
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Volkan
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Drives like a car, great control, great handling, great brakes, great quality car.


Best Features

Everything. Fully loaded.


Worst Features

Navigation glares under sun. Cannot see.


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Nicest SUV at the Trailhead
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By John
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2004 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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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.


Best Features

Heated steering wheel and seats in winter. Icy A/C in summer. x-Drive year-round. Transmission is brilliant when descending in the mountains.


Worst Features

Better heater warm on feet.


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Awesome Vehicle
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By Mike
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2004 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Best driving midsize SUV on the market. Fast and stylish enough for male and female drivers. Handling is second to none in this weight category. I can only imagine the 4.4 or 4.8 really gets down the road if my 3.0 drives this well! This is my second one and I am very happy with the updated features of the 2004. Must get the extra large sun roof and xenon lights.


Best Features

Driving, dash, stereo, heated seats, large sun roof.


Worst Features

Gas mileage... possibly hybrid. I get about 18 to 19 on the highway, which is much better than my suburban.


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