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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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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5

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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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4

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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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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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David writes:
2004 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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handling.

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navigation is terrible.

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4.4 Love It — not fast enough, and eats gas. i love it tho'. The DVD nav is absolutely terrible. and it has a tape deck!?!?!? and cd + dvd?!?!? odd. ipod connection is a hassle. This thing handles like a dream, compared to other 'trucks'. It really will move when the gas is turned on. At speed it sticks to its line, and never leaves me hanging on for dear life in over steer or understeer. I have taken 30mph corners at over 70mph and it did it unflinchingly.

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Stephanie writes:
2004 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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Safe, strong, great handling and response

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Gas guzzler

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2004 Bmw X5 3.0 — Absolutely love it- just hard on gas. But it's comfortable, strong, heavy, smooth, safe, responds well, is reliable, looks great and very roomy. Fantastic road trip vehicle. Not too good for city driving but hands down the best SUV in its class! Handles remarkably well on curves and a very stable ride. Steering may be a bit tight for some women; it accelerates quite well for a 3.0 and has awesome bakes. Had very little issues in 4 years of ownership. Aside from astronomical gas bills, have never paid a cent to maintain this vehicle. BMW covers nearly everything! Still get a lot of compliments on it! All in all, its a fun ride and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Ryan writes:
2004 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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good

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few... heavy

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Bmw X5 — HEAVY and solid bc of steelframe but safe, very excelent brakes, and performance, light are LED very good, engine runs smoothley, a SUV with TRIPTRONICS-very nice feautre

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2009 BMW X5 Reviews

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