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The best car yet...
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By samsam
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2006 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Recently purchase CPO with only 28K on it. Absolutely love it. You can't beat BMW CPO - they had the car ready in mint condition, the warranty is excellent, and I still have over 20K left on included maintenance and 0.9% financing (unheard of for CPO!). The X5 handles like a dream and I personally think this model is better looking than the redesign in 2007. The interior is top notch and the power seems way stronger than the HP rating - that speaks to great engineering. No rattles, solid like a tank. I'm actually getting up to 26mpg on highway trips and 18mpg average overall.


Best Features

The best thing about this car is that it puts a smile on my face every time I drive it - something I didn't get with my last Acura.


Worst Features

The blower seems to stay on pretty high even when the temp is reached on auto climate control. A lot of brake dust, but not really big deals.


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2006 BMW X5 4.4 CPO
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By Steve
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2006 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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This X5 has been great so far. Had 26,500 miles on it fully loaded. Absolutely pristine condition inside and out. Excellent driving on winding roads and certainly plenty of power for the freeways. Gas mileage could be better so still getting used to that. Only design flaw I find is the Navigation unit and its location for glare and the cup holders. Both were rectified in the 2007 but getting this for $35K I consider a good deal versus pricing of new models.


Best Features

I like the whole X5 experience. Everything has been good.


Worst Features

Placement of navigation/radio unit, Ipod adapter should have been included and cup holders redesigned.


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2006 X5 4.4
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By Rick
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2006 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Leased the beast for 36mo with 3 months remaining. Prior SUV was the Infiniti FX45...X5 is superior in all aspects. No pops, leaks, squeaks or rattles...not one repair. Still drives like new. A perfect all around SUV that performed very well on our icy mountain roads. Average 18mpg. I hope to buyout this X5 at lease end.


Best Features

Heated steering wheel, X drive.


Worst Features

2007 model took care of any shortcomings.


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Great Ride
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By Ken
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2006 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This is our second BMW, the first was a 328xi, and although this doesn't have the same get up and go it definitely drives better than any other SUV on the market.


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Everything BMW does well and poorly
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By Pleasanton
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2006 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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I have had the following items serviced since I have owned the vehicle - valley pan, panoramic moonroof, and AC headunit. All items were covered under warranty. The interior personal space is extremely generous. The door openings are large and make getting small children in and out of car seats very easy. Rear cargo area is somewhat limited as a result however. I do like the clamshell hatch. Driving this vehicle is so much fun. It handles like a sedan and has plenty of power. It puts a smile on my face every time I get in. The styling is timeless, subtle but distinctive, I love it. The CPO warty, extd service, BMW 2 payments, and 0.9% financing made this a very attractive purchase.


Best Features

4.4L V8, Handling, Panoramic moonroof, Styling, 19" sport wheels, Exhaust note, Clamshell hatch, BMW service, extended warranty. Driving experience!


Worst Features

Eliminate the tape player w/ Navigation, Move the CD changer up to the front, Eliminate the redundant hot cold dial and dual temperature zone controls. Improve fuel economy (not bad, not great 17mpg).


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