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2011 BMW X5 SUV

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2011 BMW X5 50i
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Accolades
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2011 BMW X5 SUV xDrive50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)


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Has been a great SAV so far. Apart from regular maintenance, no issues (knock on wood).


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By all means, stay away from the x5 50i.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Marvin
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2011 BMW X5 SUV xDrive50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)


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Bought this vehicle with only 9K mile on it, and by far has been the worst reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Mind you, this is my wife SUV. Not even a month of owning it and maybe around a thousand mile, my low oil light indicator turns on but there is still another 10k miles until next oil change, so decided to do an additional oil change at my expense since BMW refused to do one for me. At about 2-3k miles again, going to Austin for the weekend from Houston, and my low oil light come back on again. Took it back to the dealer and they added over 2 quarts of oil. I asked them why the oil consumption, and their response was it's normal. A month or two, rolls out and the Aux. Pump goes out. No problem since it's still under warranty and your driving on a brand new loner car for 3 weeks, since they were on backorder from Germany. A couple of month go by without any issues and then the high battery consumption light come. They replaced the battery and a couple of module and returned the vehicle back in a couple of day, no problem. A couple of months go by again, and bam, the battery light come back again, took it back to the dealer, they kept the vehicle for over a month this time, saying they couldn't find the issue and when they finally did, it turned out to be a right front door handle, that would not dormant. Happy to get the vehicle back, when I get a letter from BMW about a big campaign(another word for a RECALL) and to bring the vehicle in to the dealer. Brought the vehicle to the dealer, and they tell me that it will stay in the shop for a couple of weeks since it's a big campaign for Injector, Vacuum system, Etc. So again, they kept vehicle at the dealer for a month. I'm beginning to get aggravated with vehicle already and am thinking of replacing it already. But instead, decided to keep it, after all, it's a very nice SUV, M-packaged with all the bells and whittles. Just about 2 weeks ago we decided to take a road trip for spring break, and drive to California. Long story short, we broke down in between Bakersfield and San Jose, ruined our Vacation and cost me over $2000 in unexpected repairs bill. The Starter went out, the coils went out and this is ONLY with just a little over 30K MILES!!!!! Folks, I LOVE BMW, having and owing 135i, (2) 335i, x5 3.0, and now the X5 50i, By all means , Stay away from the X5 50i.


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Great looking car, but costs.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Daniel o sarabia
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2011 BMW X5 SUV xDrive50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)


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Gas mileage is terrible. Great power and handling, but for the money spent, they should have better multimedia.


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My 3rd X5
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By dborlando1
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2011 BMW X5 SUV xDrive50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)


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(Previously leased 2003 4.4 and 2008 4.8 X5 models).
By far, this 50i model is my favorite X5.
Improved satellite navigation system lets you speak the entire destination at once, instead of bit-by-bit, and is usually accurate.
Sound system has both an equalizer and surround sound.
Excellent back-up camera that shows not only the rear view, but also view from above, which is great for back-in and parallel parking.
8-speed automatic is noticeably smoother than the earlier X5's 6-speeds transmissions.
Fuel economy is slightly better than the earlier X5's (averaging 13.5 to 15.0 MPG).
The 19" tires help.
The '03 and '08 X5's both had 20" tires (and were more expensive to replace).


Best Features

(1) 8-speed automatic (2) interior and exterior design (3) driver and passenger seat comfort (4) an extra and spacious cargo bin in spare tire well replaces optional 3rd-row seats (5) quiet interior (6) optional Head-up display (7) great handling (8) improved A/C (9) improved I-Drive (10) x-tra large moon roof (11) reliable (12) Auto Park (13) sound system (14) iPhone 3GS and 4S models work seamlessly with i-Drive technology. Top-rate BMW dealership in Winter Park, Florida.


Worst Features

(1) fuel economy (2) run-flat tires (3) lots of expensive options (4) lots of expensive packages (5) lots of expensive accessories


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My 3rd X5 SAV
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By dborlando1
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2011 BMW X5 SUV xDrive50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)


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(Previously leased a 2003 X5 and 2008 X5 4.8i).
By far, this is my favorite X5, except for the inferior premium sound system compared to my 2008 X5.
Improved NAV system, but takes getting used to.
Cargo space is decent.
Fuel economy at 13.5 MPG average is unacceptable.
Although the 8-speed automatic transmission is smooth, lower engine acceleration for city driving is annoying sluggish.
Great back-up camera that shows actual image of vehicle from above and in the rear.


Best Features

(1) 8-Speed Automatic, (2) Interior and Exterior Design, (3) Driver and Passenger seat comfort, (4) No 3rd-row seat option makes for extra cargo bin in spare tire well (5) Quiet interior (6) Optional Head-up display (7) Great handling (8) Improved A/C (9) Improved I-Drive controls (10) X-tra large moon roof


Worst Features

(1) Poor gas mileage only 13.5 MPG average (with 19" wheels). (2) Hate the run-flats. (3) choppy and stiff ride around city (4) Premium sound system is inferior to 2008 X5 Premium sound system (5) 19" rims are ugly (6) Very awkward placement for iPhone


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