2012 BMW X5 xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
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.
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
High Build Quality
Side Parking Cameras
Wife appreciates the 3rd row for kids
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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