2008 BMW X5 Consumer Review: Second Thoughts

2008 BMW X5 - Consumer Review

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3.0si 4dr SUV (3.0L 6-cyl. AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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Second Thoughts
By Maurice Brubaker on


2008 BMW X5 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)


When I purchased this X5 it was great. Since then I have had 3 GPS systems replaced, the AC replaced. Best of all it has left we stranded twice. Could not even open the lift gate or glove box to get roadside assistance number. For a car of this price the quality is terrible. If I wanted this reliability I would of purchased a Chrysler. Kia makes better cars than this. The worst part is that I have had many BMW's. From a M5 to a 7-Series to a 3-Series. This is the first BMW that I have had a problem with.

Best Features

The seats are very comfortable considering I paid an extra $1,000. for them.

Worst Features

Better Quality. The AC needs to work better. Very hard to keep the car cool unlike my ML63.
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By raindance74
on 10/13/11 20:05 PM (PDT)

I had the same problems with my x5, especially trying to keep the a/c cold, but its funny you mentioned Chrysler because we also own a Voyager minivan with 250,000 miles and never had any major repairs so you cant knock Chrysler some of their cars are fairly reliable.

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