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ITS ABOUT TIME
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By DELRAY BCH,FL.
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2004 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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VERY IMPRESSIVE. I TEST DROVE THE FX45 AND THE LEXUS GX470. ALL GREAT SUVS,BUT THE BMW IS ASTEP UP FROM THE OTHERS.


Favorite Features

NEW V8,310HP,SPORT PACK.,19 WHEELS


Suggested Improvements

NONE


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Rides like a 5 Series sedan, NO WAY!
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By GregM27265
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2004 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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The X5 will leave most other SUV's in the dust including the VW Toureg, especially climbing up a twisting, winding mountain road. However, it will bounce you along like an 18 wheeler. Fun to drive, yes; on a long trip though, it is pure agony. Styling, it excels. Safety, that is one of the primary reasons for buying it. Would I do it over again, no way, not since I have driven the VW Toureg V8. Although the Toureg is not as fast, it rides like a car, handles like a sports car, and unlike the Porsche Cayenne, it has better trim, and cost tens of thousands of dollars less.


Favorite Features

Rain Sensor Wipers and extremely strong V8.


Suggested Improvements

Replace the rear storage area cover with retractable spring loaded cover like the Lexus RX. The gear and track system on the X5 is not typical BMW engineering.


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BMWX5
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By Ann Meurs
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2004 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Best car I have ever owned, most useable features. Holds the road at any speed,leaves everyne in the dust.


Favorite Features

Rear mirrors accomodate when in reverse, automatic windshield wipers acording to precipation,digital ability to calculate distance, arrival time, range of gas mileage, great sound system, fast and smooth.


Suggested Improvements

Rear privacy panel difficult to adjust


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Even better than hoped!
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By chrisg
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2004 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Love it! Handles great, good power, sturdy feel, plenty of leg room. I do agree with the Editors review in that its not a great utiliterian vehicle, but who buys a BMW to haul lumber. Drives like a car, not a truck.


Favorite Features

Great handling, good power, good stereo, power rear seats are nice touch


Suggested Improvements

more horsepower! Disappointed they discontinued the 4.6.


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


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Great, the pick up is out of this world. This truck is smarter than most people I know.


Favorite Features

Everything.


Suggested Improvements

Put lock on gas refill tank. Put directionals on outside mirrors.


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Best SUV Ever Made!
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By aoninc
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2004 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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I have never driven a finer SUV, including my Range Rovers, Mercedes G500, and my father's Porsche Cayenne Turbo.


Favorite Features

The handling is exceptional. I also love the Steptronic transmission.


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Buy it for the tax benefit
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By dogdoc
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2004 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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The X-5 is clearly the best handling SUV, has all the BMW virtues (without the awful IDrive) and in 04 reasonable gas mileage. But the car is not as comfortable as a comparable sedan, and doesn't carry as much asthe new X-3! Consider the X5 a personal luxury vehicle that is stiffer and less comfortable than the comparable sedans but because its GVWR exceeds 6000 lbs, it will get you a helluva tax break if it is a business vehicle. If you are spending after tax dollars you should look elsewhere (e.g. the RX330 is much more comfortable and holds a LOT more stuff). Check with your accountant before buying!


Favorite Features

build quality, power, handling, comfort seats


Suggested Improvements

ride is too stiff, even without sport package, CD changer should be standard.


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poor customer support
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By nassershariati
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2004 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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I have only 1200 miles on the car transmision is broken. BMW has offered to replace the tranmission with a refurbished one...wait list of 8 months. Dealership was not willing to help. Apparently this is a problem on this model.


Favorite Features

Nice exterior, fun to drive.


Suggested Improvements

fix the transmission. dealership needs to be more helpful.


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


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Best handling suv on the road. Saftey a deffinate plus along with engeniering excellance and the best luxury and class look interior on the market.


Suggested Improvements

storage space


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***** I LOVE BMW'S *****
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By PARK CITY, UTAH
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2004 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Great car/suv.


Favorite Features

Everything. Except for "SEE BELOW COMMENTS"


Suggested Improvements

Bigger / Better tires for snow driving would be a nice added option / feature. Need a full size protective cover for back when seats are down. (example.....large dogs in back of vehicle with snow / muddy paws.....snow shovel wet etc.........)


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