2004 BMW X5 User Reviews

2004 BMW X5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews

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Richard writes:
2004 BMW X5 4.8is Review
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It's a BIMMER, what more can you say

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Gas prices are killer

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Greatest Suv — This truck is insane, not only are the lines of the truck gorgeous but the truck is a beast on the take off as well. quite simply this truck moves, 3 different ways of driving from manual to auto. Braking is spot on. The interior is a reflection of the exterior and the truck is flawless. gas mileage is to be expected in a big V8, and maintenance, well figure it for yourself it is a Bimmer. i would never sell this truck it is fun for the weekend and practical with the family.

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Greg writes:
2004 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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5

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Exudes quality

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Not much.

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Great Truck! — Nice color. Accelerates and brakes great. No squeaks or rattles. Low-maintenance. Service at dealers is great. Nice design, inside and out. Roomy, good amount of cargo space. Power everything. Decent mileage. Solid, quiet, comfortable, fun to drive. Great on long and short trips.

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Kyle writes:
2004 BMW X5 Review
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Styling, performance, ride, visibility, craftmanship, lack of "fluff" in cockpit.

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Mileage...  it's got a drinking problem.  Low storage compared to traditional SUV's.

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Nearly Perfect Grocery Getter. Drives/feels Like A Roomy 5 Series. — A great SUV (BMW calls it an SAV) that's more of a performance sedan than truck. Tight suspension and very responsive. Tremendous agility considering the weight and center of gravity. Very quick to 60, and fast as hell for its type. Panoramic moon roof makes for a very cool interior vibe.

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polo225 writes:
2004 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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Dependable & Reliable.

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none that I ever experienced

polo225
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Ultimate Driving Machine — This SUV drives like a car. Gives you the safe feeling and will never let you down. It has power and comfort at all times. It is the perfect family car. Both back seats fold flat gives you a lot of cargo space. German Engineering always unquestionable..

Primary Use: Family transportation

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badly96 writes:
2004 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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Awesome power

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Bad mileage in the city

badly96
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My True First Love — This is the one that sealed my fate and made me a BMW guy for life! I enjoyed the X5 so much that I eventually began a career with BMW in the sales department. Now I get to experience ALL the different models every time I go to work.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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LSkrmetta writes:
2004 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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SAFE, sturdy, and great looking SUV.

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No third row seats needed for a growing family

LSkrmetta
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Reliable 2004 Bmw X5, 4.4i — Truly drives like a luxury car, and the stability and "heaviness" of it you can just tell is what makes it safe and an all-around great family car. Only wish this vehicle had a 3rd row of seats offered in newer vehicles.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Dylan writes:
2004 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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nice car

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none

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Great Vechicle — come on its a bmw really nice car and super sensitive throttle and brakes. its like a race car if you were to floor it it would take off it has nice leather seats and interior. a great car to own

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mohamad writes:
2004 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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speed and power

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if you don't wanna spend lots of money on gas

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Great — Performance - acceleration is brutal, braking very powerful, handling very responsive Build Quality - never needed repairs Appearance - interior design is amazing and exterior styling is great Cost of Ownership - gas mileage spends lots of gas, maintenance is a bit expensive Fun Factor - very fast, powerful and fun car to drive

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Arvie writes:
2004 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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Basically everything

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The only issue I really have with this car is the gas mileage and the cost of maintenance, but neither is a deal-breaker for me.

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Steady Rollin' — Incredible handling and acceleration, especially considering this is a 2.5 ton vehicle! A little thirsty and requires premium fuel, but this is an absolute PLEASURE to drive. Long road trip in an X5? No problem! Little Rock to Cleveland was a smooth enjoyable trip. Maintenance can be costly, but it IS a BMW. Gas mileage isn't the greatest... I average about 19mpg in the city and 26mpg on the highway. Great comfortable vehicle. I love it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rob writes:
2004 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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Premium Gas

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Bmw X5 Fun Car To Drive — This car is a lot of fun to drive. It will take off when accelerating from 45-70, but there is a delay in acceleration when you first push on the gas. The braking is great and the car drives awesome in the snow with snow tires. The car takes premium gas so it is more expensive to fill up. I have had no problems with it since I got it 13000 miles ago. I would recommend this to a friend.

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