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AN INEXPENSIVE WAY TO LUXURY AND FUN!!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Robert
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2006 BMW X5 SUV 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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Where i went wrong
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Larry
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2006 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Bought a 06 Bmw x5 6months ago within the first two weeks i knew where i went wrong BOUGHT A BMW Here's the thing about it Yes it runs rides and handles awesome but that doesn't make up for the lemon it is Within the first two weeks the mirrors started going crazy then the rear wiper wouldn't stop honestly it ran until it stripped the splines the headliner started falling and when i push nearly any button on the dash as soon as i lift my finger the buttons fly off at me then the driver window fell next the passenger fell followed by the right rear im like lmao $13k just thrown away not to mention burning a quart of oil every 1k miles As far as traveling yeah i trust it but im worried about the electrical system but who knows what part Will [non-permissible content removed] next By the way FOR SELL $8K My loss your gain


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Beware the 4.4i N62 engine- known issues
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Adam
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2006 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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The N62 (X5 4.4) is notorious for a valve stem deal issue which is a $4000 repair. For more evidence search "X5 white smoke cloud." This happens around 130000 miles, which I just reached. Avoid this model at all costs, and stick with the 6 cylinder which is a much more reliable vehicle. Such a shame and a waste of money in my case. The car is awesome with the exception of this fatal flaw.


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Do not buy
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By g1adi80r
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2006 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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BMW X5 is an excellent SUV... when it's new. When it gets older, it's got all sorts of problems, both big and small. AVOID this vehicle


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great ride... when it works.


Worst Features

Improve BMW long-term reliability.


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Unreliable and horrific repair costs.
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Lisa Davis
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2006 BMW X5 SUV 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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