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


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I bought this SUV almost 3 years ago and already have had problems!! It needed a new transmission at 54,000 miles and just recently had 2 sensors go out that cost $1,000 to repair. I really had hoped to keep this car for many years, but now don't want to take my chances with any more repair bills. Love my car, but not that much. I prefer reliability over repair bills!


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Disappointed in BMW
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By Don't buy one.
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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We were very excited to buy the X5, it had stellar safety ratings and was fun to drive. The problems started shortly after we bought it. First the lights didn't work right. Then the AC had problems. We had to replace several window motors. I got to be on a first-name basis with my service rep, as we have been in the shop almost every other month since we bought it. The quality of the materials in the vehicle was poor as well, the door handles are cheap plastic. All in all, not a very pleasant experience with what we thought was a quality German brand.


Best Features

Nice styling, seats are comfortable and the sound system is great.


Worst Features

Replace the cheap plastic in the interior.


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Great SUV
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By tom
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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This is my first BMW X5 that we purchased and we absolutely love this car. The handling of the car on the road is just pure fun. The car sticks to the road like clue. Beautiful interior design and the seats are very comfortable. The interior is much better then the MDX we drove before this X5. Fuel economy is not great, but then its an SUV and not a hybrid. If your looking for a ride with some zip and fun, the X5 fits the bill thats for sure. I absolutely love this car!


Best Features

Full sunroof, tons of power, very comfy interior, the way the car handles on the road, makes me smile every time.


Worst Features

If anything, I would recommend better fuel economy.


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Might Move In To My X5
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Eric
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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The X5 has been outstanding. I've got the sports pkg and performance pkg. The 4.4 engine is a must for this heavy, solid vehicle. Not only is it powerful, but it sounds great. I was looking for an SUV that acts like a sports car and this is it! My wife calls it a motorcycle on 4 wheels because of its performance (I ride sport bikes). I've only owned it for a few weeks and I just drive it around for no reason because it is so fun. I average around 17 mpg driving it hard. It actually gets the same gas mileage as my previous SUV that only had a 3.5L V6. This is my first BMW and I am hooked.


Best Features

Performance, handling, comfort, looks, engine sound. Oh yeah, I am 6'3" so I really like the thigh support in the sport seats.


Worst Features

Weak stereo system and near impossible after-market audio integration. Still not used to the console layout for things like cell phones, wallet, etc.


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Very Bad BMW
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Adam
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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From day one this vehicle was a major disapointment. Spent almost 60K on vehicle that went through brakes every 3000 miles after the first service. Was in dealership almost every 2-3 weeks. Very noisy and very poor in snow. Most dissapointing was dealer response. Said I must be driving with two feet. Have two other 5 series with a total of 100,000 miles on them and no brake problems. Dealer has refused to honor warranty after only 24,000 miles.


Best Features

Power


Worst Features

Too many to list.


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