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The best car I've owned so far
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By Antonio
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2013 BMW X5 xDrive35i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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It handles everything like a true BMW, in a very sporty way. The way it sounds, accelerates, brakes and steers. The only personal issue that these twin turbo engines have is that it burns a lot of oil (yearly I have to add one quart of oil).


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Great diesel powered SUV
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By PeterJ
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2013 BMW X5 xDrive35d 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6A)


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I bought this car primarily for it's performance and towing capability. It's hands down the best combination of engine and towing capability out there in a small SUV. It gets consistently good mileage, has a ton of torque, and is fun to drive. Overall, a great car for what I'd consider a 'small' SUV. It's got plenty of interior room, the 3rd row seat is pretty small.


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Very over-rated, rough, not luxurious, safety
5 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By Rm
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2013 BMW X5 xDrive50i 4dr SUV AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)


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After owning 15 cars over 9 brands, I wanted to try BMW. Unfortunately, it is a big disappointment. X5 5.0 plus is acceleration (it has the best acceleration among the cars I owned. The rest is disappointment: the ride is harsh (reviews praise it for good feel of the road, but it feels like nearly no suspension, after a while it feels punishing), it is very noisy (it sounds like 1970s cars or old delivery vehicles), the layout of the features is ridiculous (yes, you can learn which feature is where but any time you forget, you have to think hard where it was), it is very difficult to drive precisely (you release the breaks and the car jumps, moving forward by 2-3" is close to impossible), reliability is not good (we right away went back to the dealer with malfunctioning hatch, the light staying on, the lift mechanism broke, the battery drains at a crazy pace), the running boards make it extremely difficult for me to get into the car (I am above 6') and very uncomfortable for my wife (5'4"). The position of "Park" on the shift knob makes driving this car a big safety hazard: in all other cars you put the knob forward to "Park", but this car has "Rear Drive". When tired, the well-learned behavior kicks in: you push the know to the end and the cur starts going backward. I twice nearly hit two people, my wife has done it twice. I would bet that many serious accidents/injuries have happened and maybe even people got killed. I am going back to Lexus or Mercedes SUV. Sorry but after 1.5 years of owning it, I only convinced myself how bad this car is.


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Great mid mid-sized SUV
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By Liz Ryan
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2013 BMW X5 xDrive35i Premium 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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Great performance. Very pleased with MPG. Repair cost are high relative to other similar SUVs. Navigation screen/system is pathetic relative to other nav systems I have used; no touch screen, not very intuitive, traffic is unreliable and inaccurate at times, travel directions are very basic/lacking in functionality - very disappointing in what is otherwise a very well engineered vehicle


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Great
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Gene
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2013 BMW X5 xDrive35d 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 6A)


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Great performance and super mileage for a 5000 pound car.


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