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2005 BMW X5 User Reviews

2005 BMW X5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 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" 9 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"reliability" 2 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews

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InfinitiG writes:
2005 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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Fun to drive

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a Yugo is more reliable!

InfinitiG
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Be Ready To Shell Out Big For Maitenence And Repair Unless You Can Wrench Yourself. — Fun and comfortable to drive. Horrible reliablity.Hose broke on tranmisson bottle,alternator failed all at 40k miles. Eats brakes, poor sensor and engine design. I work in the industry and can repair things myself. Alternator would have costed $1500 as quoted by dealer!Dealer misdiagnosed problem the first time and we only took it in because they said they might warranty it. That was a scam! If you cannot repair on your own it will cost you tons!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JD_68 writes:
2005 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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5

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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.

Cons

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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Roccov writes:
2005 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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5

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Excellent power and handling. Makes you feel safe, and you are, X5s are built like tanks! Reliability is excellent!  Turning radius is amazing. Excellent visibility. An outstanding performance SUV.

Cons

Not as good fuel economy as a Prius or Economy car. It is not American made.

Roccov
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Absolute Luxurious Car With Power & Safety That You Can Haul You Family Or Gear In Effortlessly! — If you are looking for a reliable SUV which will give you outstanding safety, performance and agility, a BMW X5 will get you that. Acceleration is exhilarating. Stopping distance is astounding. The vehicle is built super sturdy. Cargo space can handle bicycles, camping gear, the kids toys, you name it. Check one out, you won't be disappointed!

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Mike writes:
2005 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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4

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Great handling on dry and wet roads, confident driving.

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base inline 6 engine is a little underpowered, and very poor reliability.

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2005 Bmw X5 — i really like the XDrive AWD system, i feel very confident with it in the snow. The driving position feels good because it is high, but the car has a lower center of gravity due to the 50:50 weight distribution so it feels like a much smaller and lower vehicle.

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Glen writes:
2005 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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If you have a passion for the BMW Service Dept

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List is way too long!

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Avoid It, Save Your Money — I must have got the lemon of the bunch. In 3 years this thing was in the shop at least 25 times. I saw my service rep more than I saw my family. It was a nice ride for about 2 months before the problems started. I would never buy another one

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Zuhdi writes:
2005 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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its fast and flashy

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who can avoid a car like this

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Its A Great — best car ever made ... BMW for life as a proformance its really a great car essp. the gear when u put it into sport its keeeps the same transmmition so u dont lose ur speed its fun to drive but it cant be used off roads cuz of the low profile tires but who cares on the road its gr8

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

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Saad writes:
2005 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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Great sporty drive  and build quality.

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Hard ride quality

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Sports Sedan Meets Utility Truck. — strong, excellent build, powerful engine and perfect track control. There is absolutely no shortage of power in any RPM range, it could do with more interior space, overall an excellent car to own with minor flaws. Strongly recommend it. Avoid buying pre 2003 Models.

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

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Ham writes:
2005 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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big, four wheel drive,comfortable, strong image, economical

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many of them around, gangsters like them

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I Would Very Much Recommend The Car To A Friend — one of the best cars i have owend. i love the power, solid build and the size. you sit high above most cars. its a very big car but handles like a sports car, has leather interior with sat navigation and tv. i bought the car with 25000 on the clock. being a diesel car, its extreemly economical averaging 35 miles to a gallon of fuel

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Dave writes:
2005 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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quick and comfortable

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too technical for its own good

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Fantastic Car And Generally Well Built — had big problems with the self levelling suspension, spent more time in the dealers than on my driveway, fortunately everything was covered under dealer warranty. I sold the car after 8 months. I would consider another one but would make sure It was still under warranty for a good period of time.

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JunisLLC writes:
2005 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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5

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sophisticated, powerful, Sharp. Reliable German engineering. Panoramic Visibility

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Gas Mileage

JunisLLC
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It's A Suv That Makes A Statment — I loved driving in this car, I feel tall and I can see everything. The comfort of heated seats, navigation, and performance sound system is just another few little add-on that makes the vehicle more appreciative. I particularly love the build-in pull up shades for all windows, that is a big plus when it comes to blocking blazing summer sun. The color was one of a kind, very rare, nice earth tone mossy green.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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