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2006 BMW X5 - Consumer Reviews

2006 BMW X5

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terrible never buy.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By bruce
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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I recently bought this car. Engine service soon light make me crazy. Spend more than 3000$
Still light on.
crazy maintenance cost. Never recommend.


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Only paid $4500 for it
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By The educated consumer
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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Purchased my 06 X5 5 months ago from an online seller for $4500 (one of those car lot dealers would've tried to charge me $8000) it came with 160,000 miles. Didn't want to buy a new BMW but wanted the BMW experience and this was the perfect vehicle for me. Recently spent $1150 on front end work and now the car drives even smoother. Next up is the valve cover that needs to be replaced....read a few recent reviews before purchasing my 06 X5 and the one thing I kept reading is the ridiculously HIGH prices ppl paid for 9, 10, 11 even 12 year old X5's and when the SUV needed repairs they had no more money left due to the insane price they originally paid for their X5. My advice DO NOT over pay for any used luxury vehicle and find a BMW mechanic shop that does good work for a reasonable price.


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AN INEXPENSIVE WAY TO LUXURY AND FUN!!!!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Robert
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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I purchased my BMW X5 6 speed with 94K miles on her. She's a 9 out of 10. The truck has every possible option. Navigation is simple to use, the heated seats keep my back relaxed, the tight steering is awesome, the gear box is smooth and easy, and the truck rides like a dream. I also purchased a 4 year and/ or additional 60k mile bumper to bumper warranty that covers everything, including the clutch. This is hands down the best SUV I have ever owned, and will look for another one real soon to store away for future use, which I will use, once I drive the doors off this baby I'm in now.............If you want an incredibly fun SUV to drive; a 2004, 2005, or 2006 BMW X5 is your truck. But a manual transmission is the ONLY way to go. They're hard to find; but once you do your research and acquire one, you will not look back. And 20 miles per gallon doesn't hurt either. HAPPY HUNTING!!!


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Unreliable and horrific repair costs.
8 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By Lisa Davis
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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I certainly get the fun to drive and German engineering concept. It is. Other than that, the experience has been nothing short of pathetic. I just don't know how BMW can build a car this poorly. Read the blogs because there is so much common ground with what you can expect. Fan clutch, gasket failure, window regulators, taillight failure, door handles, , etc... It just never stops. To make matters worse, BMW built this car for 6 years and never addressed these problems. I will never take this car on a trip for fear that Ill be stranded and stuck paying thousands to get it running. Cant wait to unload it. Bad company and bad car. Don't buy.


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Styling.


Worst Features

Engineering without attention to quality is horrendous.


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very intriguing sav
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By minghi
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2006 BMW X5 3.0i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I purchased it exactly 15 months ago as a cpo with the 6yr/100k warranty but hardly ever needed it during the 30k i put on it. very few things have gone wrong like a minor rattle from the engine bay turning out to be a/c fan plastic clips and failed driver side window switch after i left it open in rain by mistake (my fault). dealer fixed both, no questions asked. other than that, its been excellent & trouble free and i've taken it on numerous long trips since i owned it. the interior comfort and materials fit & finish is top notch and exterior looks good too. I've the 3.0i which has excellent low end torque (take off) but OK highway torque (you need to step up to the bigger v8s for better)


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i've the factory base model, no options other than auto transmission. i really didn't care for options as i need reliability more than anything else (i drove a 07 toyota prius before this and couldn't stand it anymore (boring)- but then it was 100% reliable for the 2yr/60k miles i owned it - i never ever took it to a dealer for anything other than oil changes) and i'm very happy to say that this cpo'd x5 has been super reliable too. I avoided the bigger v8s since i used to have a few bmw 7-ser v8s (2005/2008/2003) and there was always something wrong with the engines in them. Also, if you plan to get any bmw cpo, check the service records & certification report just to make sure they add up


Worst Features

lol, nothing can be improved now since its last year was '06 but i wish it had more trunk space and oh, the stock stereo/speakers sound like crap. maybe germans don't care about listening to music on the way to work but we do. i'll try getting the speakers changed sometime.


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