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The best car I've ever owned
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By DaTB
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2007 BMW X5 SUV 4.8i 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl 6A)


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I need to preface this by stating that my previous car was a 2002 745i, so I can handle anything gremlins can throw at me. So those individuals complaining about a few service issues are just whiners to me. So let's get to the heart of this. This car is a beast: It growls and snarls with the ferocity of a caged dragon. It throws you back into your seat and gives you butterflies in your stomach yet acts with the utmost refinement when traffics forbids its potency. The way its sport mode flies through its rpm bandwidth is breathtaking. It does everything extraordinarily & nothing mediocre. Its technology is prolific so glitches are par for the course. Drive one; it is truly beauty and the beast.


Best Features

Impeccable service, head-turning styling, racecar-like handling & acceleration, throaty V-8 growl that sounds like a Mustang, plethora of technological features, a sport mode that actually pins you in your seat - all with the practicality of an SUV.


Worst Features

Back up camera is a bit hesitant to come on, computer is somewhat sluggish when running through the never-ending functions, can't disengage my nav once it's dialed in, interior trim work is peeling back - not acceptable for a car of this caliber!


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07 X5 Transmission issues
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By kblaxx
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2007 BMW X5 SUV 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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Beware the 07 BMW x5 re-designed 3.0 model has major flaws with the transmission. BMW has admitted to the issue and does not have a fix therefore recalls have not been sent out. A $60k car should not have a major fault. The car runs sluggish especially going up hills - it has a hard time shifting into the correct gear. The X5 does not accelerate well from a stopped position and it feels as if it is going to stall before it recognizes you are trying to accelerate. In the past 2 months my car has been in for service 5x times for a week at a time. I have been in contact with BMW North America at this point. BEWARE.


Best Features

Navigation, tons of room, comfortable ride, handles well in snow but not ice.


Worst Features

Navigation screen freezes often, Apple Iphones have issues pairing to the bluetooth.


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SUPERB. BUY THE DIESEL
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By x5dreamer
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2007 BMW X5 SUV 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I am amazed at how good the X5 is. A completely different vehicle to the old shape and to my surprise (didn't think it was possible to better that one) much, much better too. The iDrive is a little tricky at first but it's child's play once you get the hang of it. I test drove the Audi Q7 before and it drove like a tank with noticeable gear changes. All-in-all this is a great 4x4. I would recommend it but then again mine was made in Germany.


Best Features

the comfort and handling


Worst Features

nothing


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No start
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By no start
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2007 BMW X5 SUV 4.8i 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl 6A)


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Great riding car. Great design. Terrible starting problems. Have had 4 random no start situation. Two in garage, but two out on roads where tow truck was needed. Car has been in shop 8 days with this problem and have not been able to find problem to date. Scary, as you don't know when it will not start. Am getting rid of car now and will buy a Lexus for dependability. I have been a BMW owner for last 20 years. They have over the teched the car. Was told it has over 50 computers in it. Problem is, how many work properly. Do not buy.


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PARKING BRAKE MALFUNCTION
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By PAM PALAAD
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2007 BMW X5 SUV 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


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I have owned the X5 for only a year and twice now I encountered a parking brake malfunction. The first time this happened was on Thanksgiving day! Had to get the SUV towed from the gas station, manual hand brake feature would not work. Just today, just went to buy groceries and the parking brake malfunction went on again! Had to wait for tow truck for over 2hrs. No other options but to have SUV towed. Very inconvenient! And have to wait until Monday for dealership to open! Even more inconvenient! Other than this, had to change 2 tires twice due to nail punctures, run flats cannot be patched, spent over $1000! Changed one tire, SUV not even a month old! Not safe for long drives! DO NOT BUY!


Best Features

Long panoramic sunroof, bluetooth, bi- xenon headlights


Worst Features

"SOS/Roadside Assistance"...BMW needs to hire more courteous and sympathetic roadside assistance reps! Instead of repeating things over and over again with attitude, reps should give "assistance" to driver to help resolve situation in some way! NO HELP, EVER! I regret buying a BMW X5!! SERIOUSLY!


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