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


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Kids got older and wanted a luxury smaller SUV for me. The X5 fit the bill perfectly. It is a sexy, fun, powerful vehicle with plenty of room without feeling like a truck posing as a SUV. BMW thought of everything with this vehicle with a few exceptions. The CD is in the back, therefore I never use it.The tires wear awful! Can not be rotated. Had transmission issues since day 1, and just had replaced by BMW. It would not engage upon takeoff at times and would feel as if you had been rear-ended when it engaged. No problems since. Would not be particularly comfortable for four adult size people. My teenagers get nauseated riding in the backseat.Otherwise I LOVE my X5, would recommend!


Best Features

Upgraded adjustable seats are a must, navigation, awesome power, sensors are great, plenty of cargo room, plenty of clearance, smooth ride


Worst Features

Put CD in front, casette player a waste, fix tire wearing problem


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Lost in translation
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By rem
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2005 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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It may have been a great car. It may have been a great truck. But it's neither. Very comfortable and decent performer with nice interior. Nevertheless, a very busy exterior, awfully heavy doors (watch your fingers), lousy electronics, bad rear visibility, gargantuan gas appetite, tremendous wind noise with open roof, unreadable computer display in most daylight and huge turning radius. Main forte - desirable name tag. Living up to the promised ultimateness - in chris bangle's next life. We are walking away from it for. Thanks, munich, this was our last present to you.


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interior


Worst Features

300 characters not enough, but start with the gas consumption thorough exterior, weight, electronics, built quality and look up date - it's almost 2008! world is changing - cover new grounds.


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New to me X5
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By steveo
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I've owned a couple BMWs before (both M3's)... and have always loved the X5 design. We drove the Volvo XC90 and was pretty close to buying one. After driving the X5, I didnt even have to think again about it. It's still a little pricey for 2 years old... but I think I like this car just as much as my 2003 M3. Crazy.


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Gearing is excellent. Sport suspension is excellent.


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


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I've owned a 4.4 prior to the 4.8is. The the difference is fun. Knowing you have muscle under the hood is exhilarating. Handling is superb.


Best Features

Bluetooth tech, hands free radio.


Worst Features

Touch screen navigation, cd instead of cassette behind navigation screen.


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