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My BMW
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By Len51
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I always had a 4runner which I loved but I wanted to move up to BMW and keep my SUV feel so I purchased a BMW x5. I love it. The drive is smooth and the 3.01 has a lot of kick on the freeway. On long drives the interior is comfortable and relaxing. The seat memory is a great feature. The ride is smooth and a blast to drive. Steering is steady and it handles great changing lanes and on unexpected moves. The option to drive in the sport mode makes a fun change when you are bored. The gas mileage isn't great but what I expected for an SUV and when I purchased it. The price was not much more that any other high end SUVS and I feel like I got maximum value.


Best Features

Power everything and the onboard computer. The dual air controls are a must and ability to drive in sports mode is fun. The back window automatically locks when you lightly lower it and the computer tells you everything so you always feel safe. The 4 year maintenance is great.


Worst Features

Make the 12 disc changer standard and a bigger glove box. There's a little blind spot when you look over your shoulder so improvement can be made in the design to eliminate that.


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100 Days in the Shop. It's a lemon.
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By X5ers
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Nice drive, when it works. My car spent 110 days in the shop during a 2 year lease. And BMW refused to help!


Best Features

Nice drive


Worst Features

Make it work, especially the suspension. Get BMW to understand what customer service is. Don't leave customers with a lemon.


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Love my new 05 X5 3.0
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By Laurenxesq
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Just traded in my 04 X3 for 05 X5. Roomier, better handling, better safety rating then the X3. Love the xenon lights. Went for the base model with all the bare minimums. It was the only black 05 X5 on the lot.


Best Features

xenon lights, roomier then the X3, love the dual zone air.


Worst Features

none yet, maybe the gas. Maybe 3rd row seat, enough room for 7/8 in the future?


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X5 2001 BMW
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By Landmark
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Drives like a sedan. I have had the car for 3 years and been very pleased.


Best Features

Sports package, nice attractive design.


Worst Features

Gas mileage, upgrade navigation system and have onstar as an option.


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Excellent Vehicle
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By Nanlees
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This vehicle is the best one I have purchased and drove. It handles superb in town and on the highway. It gets excellent gas mileage for a SAV. It is quality built inside and out. My next vehicle will be a BMW.


Best Features

Quality of the interior and exterior.


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