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By Lorne
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 4.8is AWD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 6A)


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This vehicle has style, class, and enough horses under the engine to do what ever you would like. It's very versatile. One day I'm going to business meeting and next I'm pulling a 6600lbs boat to go fishing.


Best Features

My favorite features is the way the vehicle performs altogether.


Worst Features

The navigation screen need to be easier to read. It's at a bad angle and has a very bad glare.


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Amazing
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By Bimmerman
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 4.8is AWD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 6A)


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Traded in a Lincoln Navigator for this little sports car. Best car I've ever owned or driven. Makes driving fun, wife & I look for excuses to drive. Amazing the way it handles, accelerates and brakes. Almost feels like it anticipates your next move. Takes corners like it is glued to the road. Love the passing acceleration at all speeds.


Best Features

Handling, fantastic night lighting with super bright steerable headlights


Worst Features

Add heads-up display option. Provide audio hands-free telephone interface, not just Bluetooth.


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X5 outdoes my expectations
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By Bill
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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I have not been able to find a flaw in the design or structure of the 2005 X5. Everything works and in one year I have not had any problems. The new 4.4 engine is extremely responsive and very smooth. Holds the road like a vette. The price is high but worth it. I traded a 2003 for the 05 and am glad I did.


Best Features

The new sky lite roof is amazing. The radio and sirius sat work well together. The GPS is simple and easy to use, but the manual is needed to get started. The pull out deck in the back is convenient. Front and rear heated seats are cozy.


Worst Features

I would like to see remote auto start on all cars. On a cold day, it's nice to get in a warm car. Also a greater distance radio signal lock would be nice for honey, "did you lock the car?" The rain sensor wipers are great. I hope eventually other automakers will take notes on competitors.


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Best of both worlds
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By Kristyn B
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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The BMW X5 4.4i provides SUV stability and versitility without losing the performance expected from a BMW. Whether commuting, car pooling, taking a weekend family trip (with the dog), or moving furniture from one place to another, the X5 is the perfect vehicle. Really recommend the 4.4 engine upgrade for better power transfer -- the gas mileage is virtually the same as with the smaller engine.


Best Features

What's not to like . . . .


Worst Features

Better gas mileage on the highway -- tops out at about 24 or 25 miles on the highway.


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One X5 is enough
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By Kay
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Had my 2002 X5 since new. At 3000 miles experienced overheating problems. At 17000 miles the entire HVAC unit had to be replaced-water flooding the interior P/S. Speedo has a 5mph error (slow) that I was told was inherent in BMWs - dealer quote "BMW does not want their owners driving too fast". I/P center stack has a severe rattle at the radio cover, console has a severe rattle at the cupholder cover, to date the dealer has not been able to repair either. When I use the heated seats the headlamps dim. Steering is very heavy feeling, difficult in tight, low- speed turning. Would not recommend this car to anyone.


Best Features

Driver's commanding view. Great feel. Handling in snow.


Worst Features

Dealer education on difficult issues. Assembly plant quality.


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