2006 BMW X5 User Reviews

2006 BMW X5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"handling" 7 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"big car" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"service" 2 reviews

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Austin writes:
2006 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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BMW is the ultimate driving machine.

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Maintenance after the 4 year/80,000 km worry-free warranty will be expensive.

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Amazing Suv But Wish It Could Be Bigger. — Pros: The heated steering wheel is amazing in the winter even when you have gloves on. The panoramic sunroof is a great addition as well. It brings in so much more light into the vehicle, and the rear passengers can enjoy the sunroof too. I like how the Hockey Edition package included the Executive Package as well. The xenon headlights swivel and come to level when you first start-up the vehicle. The 3.0 L I6 engine is very powerful for being the smallest one offered for the X5 range (I've often found myself braking to slow down because I didn't realize how fast I was going). BMW's 4 year/80,000 km worry-free maintenance is heaven-sent. Everytime the BMW had to get something checked up or fixed, it was free. Since this BMW is based on the 5-series sedan platform, it drives like a much more refined sedan than SUV. There is minimal body-lean in cornering which is great for an SUV. Cons: The interior dashboard and console come straight from the previous 5-series generation. The current generation 5-series includes iDrive with a revamped interior, so I wonder why that interior didn't carry over until the 2nd generation X5 (2007 - present). That interior looks outdated, in fact. The "premium" sound system didn't sound so premium, but it was pretty good. Overall, this SUV is segment-leading. I only wish the plans for the X7 went through, because this SUV is only a mid-size. I would really much prefer a full-size SUV, but you do really get a lot of "sport-car" in this one.

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

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Desirée writes:
2006 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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classy sexy design, dual exhaust, drives like a dream

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absolutely nothing

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Ultimate Driving Machine — Surprisingly good gas mileage, excellent acceleration, sleek design inside and out, very spacious both front and back seats, soft supple leather and woodgrain throughout, easy to use navigation system, BMW no cost maintenance nice bonus, truly the ultimate driving machine.

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Adam writes:
2006 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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Excellent ride, suspension, large gas tank, very spacious, large panaoramic sun/moon roof, luv the bluetooth

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CD in rear, navigation system not easy/intuitive.

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Bmw X5 - The Ultimate Driving Machine — I just purchased the BMW X5 last year. It brought a huge smile to my face when I went to go pick it up. The SUV serves its purpose. I've transported people, supplies, luggage, and I've even off-roaded with this vehicle, and it has proven to be worth its salt while maintaining style and image. I also chose the option of having heated seats and this has retained some good friendships for me in the winter. The panaramic sunroof is huge and is the largest I've seen in any vehicle. Bluetooth has been so helpful with handsfree. Basically, I'm loving my car...

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nomalleyrdc writes:
2006 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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5

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Beautiful exterior and interior design, roomy, powerful, lots of amenities

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The only negative I ever experienced was that the battery is located in the back, underneath the spare tire. This makes the cost of replacing the battery higher, and you should definitely have all your service work done at a BMW service center.

nomalleyrdc
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Best Car I've Ever Owned — The 2006 BMW X5 has by far been the best car I've ever owned. It is so powerful, yet luxurious. We purchased a 2010 Cadillac SRX and the BMW X5 is still the preferable car for us to drive. It is a beautiful machine. It has so many attractive ammentiies, from heated seats and steering wheel, to a vast panaramic moon roof. The back seats have privacy shades that were great for blocking the sun.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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RondaNHondo writes:
2006 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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Great looking vehicle with smooth ride and very comfortable.

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Only uses premium gas and expensive repairs.

RondaNHondo
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Love My Suv+ — The fact that it only uses premium gas and it is very sensitive even with premium gas. Best to trade these vehicles in before the warranty runs out unless you have the money to make repairs. A very comfortable vehicle for long trips and I cant hear any road noise even at higher speeds.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Leiter12 writes:
2006 BMW X5 4.8is Review
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5

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Looks are sleek and more sporty than other SAV's.  Great power, comfort seats that are heated (front/back), power seats in the rear, 6 disc CD changer, towing package, N2 in the tires.

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Repair , maintenance, and fuel cost.

Leiter12
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I Would Buy Another One At Anytime. — This car has great power and handling. Good safety feel. Love the heated seats and the full moonroof is great. I like that it is already prepped for long trips with the roof bars and a full size matching BMW roof box along with the towing package. Only things that aren't so great is the maintenance and repair costs and BMWs only use premium fuel. This car lives up to the BMW quality and sportiness.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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americanswatman writes:
2006 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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Very reliable, quality vehicle, a lot of features, great handling in the snow

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Expensive to repair and fill the tank. Also BMW's can't have car starters because their security systems are too high tech.

americanswatman
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Great Overall — See above, love the huge sunroof, GPS, power everything, drives amazing in the snow! Decent trunk worked well for a family and our belongings. Has heated seats and steering wheel which are nice in the winter. I love it and definitely recommend it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steven writes:
2006 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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4

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Baller

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Get the V8

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Get The V8 — Excellent braking and handling, throttle response and acceleration adequate, needed fuel pump mods to get acceleration comparable to larger engine. No repairs needed but electronics are temperamental and parts expensive. Interior and exterior are beautiful. Cost of ownership is relatively expensive, but it is fun.

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raphael2727 writes:
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every thing about this car is awesome/great in gas

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does not have the third seat road

raphael2727
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A Nice Ride — this is a very nice car,very safe and is very good in gas,a family car but at the same time very strong and safe, and reliable your family will love for ever this car it will last for ever.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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arichard89 writes:
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Great family car! Handles great and a fun SUV to drive!

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Older model

arichard89
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Great Family Car! Also Fun To Drive! — This car is a great reliable family car. For an SUV it is fun to drive and extremely responsive! Interior is extremely sharp and the seats are comfortable. Great for long drives and commutes. Safety features are top of the line!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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