2008 BMW X5 User Reviews

2008 BMW X5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 22 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • 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: 4.5 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
"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"rattle" 2 reviews

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Pignolino96 writes:
2008 BMW X5 Review
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Pros

it's confortable

Cons

costs too much, and isn't an off-road suv

Pignolino96
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Bmw X5 — The BMW X5 is a stupid car. First because it isn't an off-road suv, absolutely not, and costs too much. Yes, you can say that is fast, but why i need a fast suv?? i don't need it, so i think that it's better to buy: or a range rover, that is an off-road suv, however better than a BMW X5, also if i must admit that range rover looks orrible...

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Issam writes:
2008 BMW X5 4.8i Review
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Its the car to own

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Nothing

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Its An Amazing Car To Have! — Excellent car, for speed, acceleration, handling and off course sexy sexy looks! You can play around with the body of the car by adding a body kit, exhaust system and super chip! it will transform it and make it a head turner!

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

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Ahmed writes:
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Comfort

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Nothing

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Elegance & Comfort — it's acceleration is quite & easy & the braking system is great while the handling is...AWESOME it has many specifications that is fantastic like the GPS, rear cam, sound system, ABS,........................... & in the other side it's very roomy it's a family car & in the same side it is a youth car

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Dreza writes:
2008 BMW X5 3.0si Review
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5

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Great car to drive it can be really fun and looks great.

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Gas Mileage could be better, but average for its size.

Dreza
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Family Fun — Love the way the car drives and handles. BMW made a great car with this X5. Very roomy, perfect for family or friends and provides an extra row of seating (3rd row.) Sports mode offers the extra performance you may need.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Allan writes:
2008 BMW X5 3.0si Review
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hands free bluetooth

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nothing

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Very Good — Pretty good car perfect for trips, very good stereo, best quality leather, good color, very high tech technlogy built into car, totally worth the money, very fun to drive, especially on the open road or the turnpike, I-95, or anything else.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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kalahari writes:
2008 BMW X5 4.8i Review
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Performance. Styling. Having slower cars move over.

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Few minor rattles. Navigation not the best.

kalahari
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It's Like Driving A Bmw 5-series With A Higher View! :) — I love driving this "car"! It handles so well in both wet, dry, snow and ice conditions. I do have winter tires installed during the winter. The technology installed in this vehicle is great and competes well -- obviously, it gets better every year and I would like to see some of the options that the newer models have.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dav writes:
2008 BMW X5 3.0si Review
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4

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Stylish, tech security featured

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I get an alignment every time I change the oil, constantly troubleshooting rattles in suspention, expensive to fix, very little low end torque and gutless in most times when power is needed.

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Great Safety Features Comfortable Ride — I love the fit and finish of the cars interior, wood and leather, cars luxury comforts, entertainment are great. Panoramic sun/moon roof really are cool on long trips. All wheel drive is there when you need it and least expect it since its all automatic. I got 21mpg in long trip out west but only get about 16-14 in town. I feel safe, and like the room. There isnt a lot of power/pickup that an SUV should have but it does scoot once you get up the revs...its redline is 7k. Its not the original X5 and miss the solid heaviness/sturdiness of the car/doors ect. but all the safety and sensor/monitoring are really great. Glad I bought the extended 3rd party warranty...would not recommend buying this car used without it being pre-certified or adding a 3rd party warranty like Warranty Solutions. (it has died once on road for cracked expansion tank and another time dead starter..both times was rescued , full tow and most items covered...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jamie writes:
2008 BMW X5 3.0si Review
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Mostly Everything about it, its luxurious inside to its sleek and stylish outside.

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Paying for gas. Big 400 mile tank costing over $100 to fill up and only about 16 mpg city and 20 hwy.

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Bmw X5 Review : Owner — The gas mileage is a bit bad though as you have a 400 mile tank but filling up is 100$+. And yo uget onlyabout 16 mpg city. ouch. Other than that it doesn't have any other malfunctions. Watching my brother drive it it looks to be a fun car to drive. The handling is also quite good for a big SUV and it accelertes terrificly. It does make a weird sound when you move the seats occasionally but that may only be mine.

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Golfczar writes:
2008 BMW X5 3.0si Review
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Everything

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Pricey

Golfczar
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Teriffic — Best looking and the most fun you can have driving an SUV. Strong performer in every category - inside and out. With the BMW maintenance plan owning a BMW is very reasonable. Quality materials and craftmanship seperate BMW from the rest.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kosta36 writes:
2008 BMW X5 4.8i Review
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Power, practicality, sportiness, comfort, etc...

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Bmw X5 4.8 — Handles amazing. The engine makes you want to drive faster. If you want an easier temperament, get the six cylinder. If you want balls to wall type of driving, this is it. Comfortable, all the toys you can ask for, practical to a degree...it does drink gas well so don't get it if you're frugal on the tank.

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Reviews From Other Years

2000 BMW X5 Reviews

Very Positive By erisawork

I don't like fact that BMW put battery in back (although it is efficient, stinks if have to get to it). I also don't like fact BMW on all post 2000 cars cheapened out on window parts and as a result ... Read More

Try It, Then You Will Know.... By Severin

World Class interior, and the engine spins like a lioness hunting for wild game, It bites like a Cobra and it drives you smoothly into the sunset of the horison,.... and the day after tomorrow.. It d... Read More

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2001 BMW X5 Reviews

Awesome Vehicle By wogrimes

Overall a great car to drive. Very responsive feel regarding handling, braking and maneuvering. Random issues with electronics operating sporadically. The build of the car is solid, high quality parts... Read More

Worth Every Penny By jaislndgrl

I like the look and feel of the car. I like that I can fit my family and it's great on long rides. My teenager and grandmother both love it! Best thing I can say is that I would buy it again. Read More

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2002 BMW X5 Reviews

X-5 E-53 2002 3.0 Sport Auto All Wheel Drive By bonds1

Such a high-end vehicle with shoddy work in leather trim and electronics! Maintenance and dependability are not to words that go together for and X-5. I love bimmer but if I did it all over I would ha... Read More

Solid Yet Sporty. By jdrapp

The repair bills added up over the nine years I owned it. It is still a solid car with no rust but too many things need replacing: tranny slips bad, driver-side rear door does not open, fan stays on ... Read More

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2003 BMW X5 Reviews

Feels Safe And Comfortable By Thom8888

The 20" low profile tires with wide tread help the ride comfort and do a good job of offsetting the otherwise rough ride of the X5 BMW Sport Package. Has more than enough power to go anywhere you need... Read More

My Horse I Know It Will Always Bring Me Home By SiRavi

The Car performance has not changed! may be i did after all these years its getting old now! May be its time for me to get a newer model! Off course another BMW X5 again... may be with Third row this ... Read More

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2004 BMW X5 Reviews

Ultimate Driving Machine By polo225

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 ca... Read More

My True First Love By badly96

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 differe... Read More

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