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2004 BMW X5 SUV

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Great Ride, Interior could improve
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Loncar1
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Vehicle

2004 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

The car's performance and design is stellar. The main drawbacks are the fuel economy and the interior styling and functionality compared to less expensive SUVs and cars. Performance on the highway is excellent with plenty of power at higher speeds. Cornering is solid, and the responsiveness is very good. There are a lot of blind spots towards the rear of the car and I have had (and heard from others) problems with the rear hatch closing properly and staying shut - ughh. AM radio is terrible, climate control is not very good, trip computer is slightly old technology that needs updating (e.g., trip timer, real time fuel economy, etc.)


Favorite Features

No question about it, it is the handling at highway speeds and its auto-leveling feature. This SUV drives like a car.


Suggested Improvements

Update the interior, a lot. A climate control that really works. Why BMW cannot make an AM radio worth a damn is beyond me. And, improve the functionality of the steering wheel controls.


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Great Car
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Fuel Economy
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By Admir
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Vehicle

2004 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

Great car, everything is fantastic.


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Awsome
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
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Reliability
By milano-michigan
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Vehicle

2004 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

Truly magnificent.Smooth ride as one can not imagine.Powerful engine that is great on the highway and in the city. Fun to drive...one feels "at home" right away. getting 21.5 MPG on the highway, around 15 in town, only 500 miles on it. You need to watch yoyur speed, though ...since you don't realize how fast you are going.


Favorite Features

Engine. Reatively good MPG. Good "solid" feeling all around.Ride.


Suggested Improvements

No compass on a 55,000 +....? (BMW....you must be kidding.) Storage space should be a little bit bigger.


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BMW, X5 3.0
Performance
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Fun To Drive
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Build Quality
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By wingersoll
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Vehicle

2004 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

I went to the BMW Center at Spartanburg to pick up the vehicle. It is a great experience and I had the opportunity to drive an identical vehicle on both the road track and off-road track at whatever extremes I had the nerve and capability to handle, so I can guarantee it is stable and will peform as I have come to expect from a BMW. It is exceptionally smooth for an SUV.


Favorite Features

The engine, drive train and AWD combination are perfectly integrated. The split rear hatch, the perimeter sensors, the quality of the interior appointments and the exterior design are exceptional.


Suggested Improvements

The cup holders are bad. They will not hold two cups of any shape at the same time. The audio system should offer a cassette/CD combination. The front passenger seat should fold foward for loading long objects.


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Fun to Drive - Reliability Issues
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By khalsamd
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Vehicle

2004 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

Vehicle is fun to zip around in. The ride is stiff/sporty compared to other Luxury SUVs. The biggest problem I had with the vehicle was that its AC broke down 3 times during the 1st year. Only thing hotter than the Texas temperature was my temper during this period. To have plunked over $50K for a vehicle with an unreliable AC is unthinkable. Once this problem was resolved, I have had a very nice experience overall with the vehicle. The standard Audio system for this vehicle is a joke. Its the worst in this category of vehicles.


Favorite Features

Tiptoronic Transmission, External styling, Power, Handling


Suggested Improvements

Audio system, Airconditioning,


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