2005 BMW X5 User Reviews

2005 BMW X5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 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:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 10 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews
"reliability" 2 reviews

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2005 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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The right balance of power, sporty SUV looks, German design, and excellent used prices for E53's.

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Gas guzzler

v8love
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Big Fun, Performance, And Brutish Good Looks.. — BMW's legendary E53 is an urban beast. V8 power, quad tipped exhaust, beautiful metallic paint, and a nice interior design. The 4.4i Sport package handling is excellent on the freeway, curves, and going up hill. The set back is it is very bouncy going over speed bumps and potholes. It's not the best daily driver, but then again this is a second car. It's an excellent value as a used car because for the price I bought it, you can't easily find a car that's got what this has. Brand new this car cost close to $62k after options and taxes. I paid $8k. That's alot of car for the price. By comparison the 2007-2012 X5 became too tame and lost their urban attitude in favor of a very rounded SUV that look more like a wagon.

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

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2005 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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German technology, all wheels drive. smooth ride

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.navigation is too old

stone22
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. — The X5 has met all expectations. Even gas mileage - I average 21 mpg combined city/hwy. Comfortable, safe, and cool looking. Plenty of power with the 3.0. The free maintenance is great. No charge for the first 50K miles. great looking car. lots of options, ...German technology, all wheels drive. smooth ride. good gas millage.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Plenty of horsepower, great styling, all wheel drive, smooth ride, outstanding stereo.

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gas mileage, can be expensive to maintain.

pzerr
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High End Suv With Great Styling — Expensive to maintain, NAVI is old school with no touch screen. SUV is a solid vehicle with great power (315hp) and comfortable ride. Vehicle is reliable and a pleasure to drive. The 4 yr/50k mile warranty cover just about everything. Would own another one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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power and 6 speed transmission

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expensive parts

dlgertz
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I Love It — There is nothing like a BMW for having that feel that you are in control of the road. Solid construction and incredible handling. A 120,000 mile car still feels like it has 20,000 miles and many more miles to go.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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I am 68 yrs been driving since 15yrs and this is the best, most enjoyable, exciting car I have ever had. I just want to be behind the wheel every day. I tow a 23ft Power boat with it ( 2.5 ton) you wouldn't know its behind it!!  A 5 star car.

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A bit hungry on fuel, and hard to get to know all the things it has as standard eqt.

JD_68
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Absolutely First Class. — I liked everything, power, brakes, transmission, all the driver comforts, lights, instruments, smooth engine, tons of grunt !!! a real head turner. Even at 185,000 Kilometers now there is not one body rattle or squeak !!! I have had 4 Jap Suvs before the X5 and they all rattled and squeaked also most over heated when towing my boat on hill work. The X5 temp needle doesn't move !! I wish I could afford a new one I would certainly buy one.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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sexy, sleek, fast and powerful.

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gas mileage?

jeep4u
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Fun Piece Of Machine — I love everything about it. The only downside is the gas mileage, but who buys a BMW for the gas mileage?! It is full of every kind of luxury and comfort, yet feels light and incredibly maneuverable. It's a BMW.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Powerful luxury SUV

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None

My3000gt94
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Love It — Nothing to dislike about my BMW X5. Acceleration of this car is Awsome. Powerful transmission and flows smoothly and strongly on the road without hesitation. I will be towing my sports motircycle using a hauler/trailer to travel many different places, and enjoy both my car and the motorcycle ride any where I please to do so.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Solid, secure, and great to drive.

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Recurrent transmission problems and frequent need to replace brake pads made maintenance quite expensive

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One Of My Favorites — Great feeling to sit high, and feel secure, combined with great handling for such a big, heavy car. Super comfortable inside and it looked like new for years, despite heavy use and spilling by carloads of kids and dog being hauled around daily.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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Nice to drive everyday.

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expensive after warranty is up

ChicagoX5
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The Best Car That I Have Ever Owned. — Bought my X5 new in 2005 and have loved it. I am now out of warranty and I am walking on eggshells anytime I feel something. I guess I was spoiled when any noise was taken care of. My money doesn't go around like it used to.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Style

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a bit expensive

jcreynolds
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Great Deal For Bmw — THis is a great Car! I am really sorry to be selling it. I would like to give it to someone who will appreciate its worth. Great engine, great interior, and super performance. It really handles great in the snow, as well!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 BMW X5 Reviews

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2011 BMW X5 Reviews

Great Suv For The Driver Type By fazmoto

This is my second X5 (previous one was 2005 E53). A great handling SUV with enough power to get me around fast. I prefer the 6 cyl engine over the 8 cylinder engine, I find the handling better (not ... Read More

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2010 BMW X5 Reviews

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