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BMW X5 - 3.0i
By BMW Lover on 10/07/08 16:54 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 BMW X5 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Recently purchased a new BMW X5 after test driving Lexus GX, Toyota Highlander and other. BMW by far was the best to drive. The handling is smoothest of any car I have driven and really gives you confidence. The front interior cabin was the largest of all I test drove. The iDrive takes some getting used to but now I love it. I got the 3rd row seat as that is the only model they had thinking it was not a big deal as it would be folded down most of the time, but it also means you have no spare tire and have run-flats. I would suggest negotiating the extended tire warranty in the deal with a third row seat. Gas mileage is ok.
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Nice SUV
By TN on 09/09/08 18:25 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 BMW X5 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I looked at and test drove MB-350, Q-56, Escalade and found the BMW to ride the best. I am a previous BMW owner (335I) but wanted a SUV this time. The ride is smooth and I had mine custom ordered. Only have had it for a month but so far I am very happy.
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Love the X5, hate the running boards
By JH on 08/29/08 13:50 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl 6A)

Review

After years of traveling to Europe on business and having Mercs and BMWs as rental cars I finally bought one for my daily drive. I absolutely love my X5. I test drove the 4.8 and 3.0 and came to the conclusion the 4.8 was well worth the loss in gas mileage. At 5'7 getting in and out is a bit difficult, the vehicle is exactly the wrong height for me, and the running boards get in the way more than they help. The power and performance is fantastic, this vehicle corners better than my Acura TL. The throttle response can be a little quirky at times. Having the CD changer in the glove box takes up room and is a clunky location. The plastic on the fold down tail gate scratches too easily.
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Very satisfied.
By LG on 08/11/08 11:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 BMW X5 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)

Review

Replaced our LR3 with a 2008 X5 3.0si. Test drove Acura MDX, Mercedes GL and R classes, Mazda CX9, Toyota Highlander and Audi Q7 before making our purchase decision. 3.0 engine has more than sufficient power. It is actually quicker than my 2002 325i.
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One of a kind
By One of a kind on 08/07/08 16:29 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 BMW X5 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)

Review

This is my first BMW and I'm loving every inch of it, from the exterior to the interior. I can't say enough when it comes to its quality, I would say BMW engineers really did a good job. But the gas mileage is just too much for a V6. Other than that, this car is awesome. Maybe next time I will get the 4.8i version and see the power difference.
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On my Third X5 and loving it.
By Barbie on 07/24/08 16:09 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl 6A)

Review

I really enjoy this vehicle and find the control and handle is excellent. Driving in bad weather either snow or heavy rain doesn't worry me anymore because the vehicle really hugs the road. As a woman I find it has been worry free and have enjoyed driving the X5. It is the ultimate driving machine.
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Better than GL
By Cristine on 07/20/08 12:02 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 BMW X5 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I just got a BMW X5 3.0 and I can't say enough good things about it. My lease on a 2007 Mercedes GL is about to expire. I can't believe that for almost $20,000 less, BMW offers so much more! The biggest difference for our family is that the 3rd row is more accessible in the BMW. We have car seats installed on both sides in the 2nd row and the 3rd row in the GL was difficult to access. In the BMW, the entire seat can be lifted (even though the car seat is installed) to access the 3rd row.
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BMW X5
By Billy C on 07/12/08 04:41 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 BMW X5 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)

Review

I have owned many American and Foreign SUVs in the past, but the BMW X5 far surpasses my expectations with comfort, technology, gas economy and just plain fun to drive!
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It's all about the ride
By Pete S on 07/11/08 07:41 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl 6A)

Review

I recently upgraded to a X5 4.8 with Sport Package from an 2005 Touareg V8 with the air suspension. The X5 is so flat and stable in corners, even at high speeds its unbelievable. The dash layout is nice, but the VW's MFI/gauge display shames the BMW. The iDrive system is nice, but lack of touch screen entry is SORELY missing and the navigation interface leaves a lot to be desired when I compare it with my wife's Buick Enclave which is simpler to use, more elegantly designed, and is so much more functional. The real time traffic data is nice. The 3rd row space is a waste, I'd rather see more legroom in the second row. The comfort seats are great and don't forget - it's fun to drive!
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Awesome!
By flwink on 07/10/08 11:03 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl 6A)

Review

I've owned a number of BMWs including two M series & they have been a joy to own. The X5 is big enough to load up & take to the beach & comfortable at highway speeds. It is a truly a joy to drive. I unfortunately only drive 3 miles to & from work so we make it a point to drive to the coast on the weekends. It handles incredibly with go-cart like feel in a 4000lb + vehicle. I highly recommend. My only slightly negative is the gas mileage in the city which is 15 mpg vs 20+ on the highway loaded with people. I have had no problems what so ever since owning.
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