2012 BMW X5 Consumer Review: good car
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2012 BMW X5 - Consumer Review

2012 BMW X5

Average Consumer Rating

21 Total Reviews

xDrive35i Premium 4dr SUV (3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo AWD 8-speed Automatic)

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
good car
By tommyycar on

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2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)

Review

As with all BMW's, the quality of the car is good.
I think (especially compared to the Lexus LS I traded for this) that the Idrive is very easy to use.
The only thing I don't "get" at all is the electronic transmission shifter.
Instead of clicking into gear, it's basically a switch.
You have to squeeze the buttom on top and one on the side to put it in park rather than just shifing to park.
Sometimes I don't push the buttons right and it doesn't go into park and I lurch forward.

Best Features

Just a solid car

Worst Features

Again, for a company that bills itself as building "driving machines," I don't get the electronic switch instead of a solid shifter feeling on the transmission.
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By elaga
on 02/24/12 14:22 PM (PST)

Hi. Actually you don't have to squeeze side button to park. Just press P on top. And even that is not necessary. You can just push stop/start key and it will go into park automatically.

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