2005 BMW X5 User Reviews

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v8love writes:
2005 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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4

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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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Ride is bouncy and you can feel the potholes too much.  Plastic kidney grill.

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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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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bkin626262 writes:
2005 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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Eye catcher.

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None

bkin626262
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Excellent — I have nothing bad to say about my car . It has been a great car. It has class style sporty roomy. Handles like a sports car. You don't even realize you are in a suv.. It is a pleasure to drive. It is very quiet inside you don't here all the road noise from outside.

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.

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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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pzerr writes:
2005 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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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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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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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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stone22 writes:
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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dlgertz writes:
2005 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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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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Mike writes:
2005 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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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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