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I would buy another
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By smith and jones
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

No problems whatsoever. It handles like
a sedan and manuvers extremely well. It
is comfortable and suitable for long
road trips.


Best Features

heated seats


Worst Features

put the cup holder in front of the car !!


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Not your Soccer Mom's SUV
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By Cinvinman
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Not wanting to sacrifice driving
experience (I've driven a 1997 BMW 5
series for the past 8 years) but
needing to buy a 6,000+ lb. vehicle for
my business, I settled on an X5 with
the sport suspension. It has been a
great vehicle. If you weren't up so
high, you'd hardly know that you
weren't in a sport sedan. In addition,
despite the extra weight, I average a
shade less than 19.5 mpg, a mere 1 mpg
short of what I was getting from my 528!

The panoramic moonroof is excellent as
are the sport seats. The only things I
dont like are the body molding that
runs under the doors - it is a dirt
trap and my pant legs seem to always
rub it and the lack of a super large
cargo area.


Best Features

Suspension, engine, advanced headlights, sport seats, lumbar support, stereo with iPod adapter, climate controls, moonroof, 4 year total maintenance program


Worst Features

Fix side molding problem


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My BMW
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By Len51
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I always had a 4runner which I loved
but I wanted to move up to BMW and keep
my SUV feel so I purchased a BMW x5. I
love it. The drive is smooth and the
3.01 has a lot of kick on the freeway.
On long drives the interior is
comfortable and relaxing. The seat
memory is a great feature. The ride is
smooth and a blast to drive. Steering
is steady and it handles great changing
lanes and on unexpected moves. The
option to drive in the sport mode makes
a fun change when you are bored. The
gas mileage isn't great but what I
expected for an SUV and when I
purchased it. The price was not much
more that any other high end SUVS and I
feel like I got maximum value.


Best Features

Power everything and the onboard computer. The dual air controls are a must and ability to drive in sports mode is fun. The back window automatically locks when you lightly lower it and the computer tells you everything so you always feel safe. The 4 year maintenance is great.


Worst Features

Make the 12 disc changer standard and a bigger glove box. There's a little blind spot when you look over your shoulder so improvement can be made in the design to eliminate that.


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100 Days in the Shop. It's a lemon.
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By X5ers
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Nice drive, when it works. My car
spent 110 days in the shop during a 2
year lease. And BMW refused to help!


Best Features

Nice drive


Worst Features

Make it work, especially the suspension. Get BMW to understand what customer service is. Don't leave customers with a lemon.


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Love my new 05 X5 3.0
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By Laurenxesq
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2005 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Just traded in my 04 X3 for 05 X5.
Roomier, better handling, better safety
rating then the X3. Love the xenon
lights. Went for the base model with
all the bare minimums. It was the only
black 05 X5 on the lot.


Best Features

xenon lights, roomier then the X3, love the dual zone air.


Worst Features

none yet, maybe the gas. Maybe 3rd row seat, enough room for 7/8 in the future?


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