X5 outdoes my expectations
By Bill on
2005 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
I have not been able to find a flaw in the design or structure of the 2005 X5. Everything works and in one year I have not had any problems. The new 4.4 engine is extremely responsive and very smooth. Holds the road like a vette. The price is high but worth it. I traded a 2003 for the 05 and am glad I did.
The new sky lite roof is amazing. The radio and sirius sat work well together. The GPS is simple and easy to use, but the manual is needed to get started. The pull out deck in the back is convenient. Front and rear heated seats are cozy.
I would like to see remote auto start on all cars. On a cold day, it's nice to get in a warm car. Also a greater distance radio signal lock would be nice for honey, "did you lock the car?" The rain sensor wipers are great. I hope eventually other automakers will take notes on competitors.