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Total LEMON, will never buy BMW again
By purdue_flunkie on
2005 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
Spent more time in the shop than on the road. Very cheaply made, tons of Chinese plastic.
Engine misfires, coolant leaks, vacuum leaks, broken sunroof, door handles, door windows, and even cup holders broke… just to name a few issues during the 4th and 5th year of ownership. BEWARE repairs and parts are extremely overpriced and time consuming.
Other than reliability and dependability, powertrain performs very well and acceleration is impressive considering the car’s weight. However Xdrive sucks, yes it can pull you out of a deep snow, but when it comes to cornering on a wet and/or icy surfaces it performs much worse than FWD vehicles. Summary: fun to drive while new, falls apart after 50k