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Yes to BMW X5
10 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By jpe123
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2012 BMW X5 SUV xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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The 2005 BMW X5 is my first BMW. I was amazed at how fun this car was to drive. The X5 is a sports car, not an off road vehicle. Don't buy this car if you intend to do a lot of off road driving. The X5 handles like a dream even at high speeds. The top speed is about 128 MPH. At 128 MPH the x5 handles like my Land Rover did at 70 MPH. Speed and handling are definately the X5's best features. The X5 is dependable. If you have any problems it will be with the electrical system. BMW has power plant, drivetraine and suspension down pat. They have a few things to learn when it comes to electronics. I have had problems with tail lights and electric door locks.


Best Features

Engine, suspension, transmission and braking system.


Worst Features

Electrical systems.


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Very Nice
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ee64
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2012 BMW X5 SUV xDrive35i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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Just bought my x5 2/3/12 and simply love it. Drove the SRX, and Q7 and when I drove the X5 it sold me right on the spot. Great handling, though a bit tight in the steering but the rest of the pros were great. Ken


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Fun to drive but have software issues
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By will1over
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2012 BMW X5 SUV xDrive50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)


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I took delivery of my X5 4.4L V8 in January 2012. The performance and body design of this vehicle are without a doubt awesome. It's interior layout and idrive system are equally impressive. Nonetheless, I am disappointed with the rear entertainment system. My DVD player will activate when initially placing a DVD in the player (when the vehicle is on), However it will not resume play using the DVD play button. Additionally, the DVD player volume control button does not work. I was informed by one of the local BMW service departments that the problem is a software issue and that BMW is seeking a solution.


Best Features

My favorite features include the vehicles accelerating prowess and its handling ability.


Worst Features

My suggestive improvements includes reducing the cabin noise and resolving known malfunctions in a timely matter.


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Great vehicle!
4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By drsevrin
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2012 BMW X5 SUV xDrive35i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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I have had my X5 for 4 months now and it is a dream to drive. I get approximately 18.3 mpg in mostly city driving. It handles the snow very well. The x-drive is amazing. Great handling, great acceleration but there is a slight turbo lag which does not bother me. The iPhone hookup is great. Music sounds great on the premium sound system. Seats are very comfortable and supportive with the comfort seat option. The vehicle is very "smart" and has lots of electronic customizations available through the iDrive. The iDrive is abit overwhelming at first but after a week or so one can figure it out with ease. Ventilation is great in front and back. Exterior fit and finish is impeccable.


Best Features

iDrive is great feature to access all of the options available on the BMW. Ride handling and acceleration. Exterior and interior fit and finish.


Worst Features

Lose the turbo. BMW should be able to get 300-400 hp without a turbo and the liability and expense if the turbo goes out.


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New X5
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By stevemn1
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2012 BMW X5 SUV xDrive35i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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Just purchased my first BMW. Previously drove Infiniti M35X. Also considered new Mercedes M Series, Porsche Cayenne, and Mercedes E Class, but liked X5 too much to wait for the new Mercedes M. IDrive system has been relatively easy to learn. Owned car for several weeks now. Great freeway vehicle. Good overall comprise between sporty ride close to a typical german sedan and interior room of SUV -- all in a medium size overall package that is reasonable to park/maneuver in an urban environment. Very satisfied so far.


Best Features

Bluetooth iPhone Integration Handsfree Mic / Speaker Quality High for phone calls Roomy Back Seat - much more room than 5 series Firm/sporty ride for SUV Quiet Cabin High Build Quality Side Parking Cameras Wife appreciates the 3rd row for kids


Worst Features

Lot's of brake dust, but knew this was typical of BMW Standard stereo system unimpressive. Went with upgrade. Would like to lock car by touching door handle Navigation is not top notch Turbo lag - this was also expected based on other reviews, not unreasonable


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