2006 BMW X5 User Reviews

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    2006 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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    You Won't Find Another Like It On The Market Today. — This 2006 X5 4.4i is an amazing sports activity vehicle. Smooth, comfortable, a joy to drive. Phenomenal acceleration for its size and weight, and I have averaged in mixed driving 20.1 mpg. I hate to sell it, because this car is fabulous in all respects.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Comfort, handling and acceleration.

    Cons: Nothing.

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    2006 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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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.

    Pros: Baller

    Cons: Get the V8

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    2006 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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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 That interior looks outdated, in fact.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.)

    Pros: BMW is the ultimate driving machine.

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

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    2006 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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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.

    Pros: classy sexy design, dual exhaust, drives like a dream

    Cons: absolutely nothing

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    2006 BMW X5 4.8is Review
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    Very Nice Car — sickest car weve had BMW X6 and BMW 350L they are just amazing . the x5 was 2006 but we sold it last year =( .but then we got a chevy aveo 2006 and a chevy silverado 2500 HD which year was 2005 and there pretty good i like them and were getting a chevy uplander next month

    Pros: very smooth on the road

    Cons: none

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    2006 BMW X5 4.8is Review
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    A Good Criuser, But I Was Hoping For A Rocket. — Drove beautifully, but still didn't have much off the line punch.Had to get it rapped up to about 4000 rpm before real propulsion takes place. Maybe I am spoiled by american cars.

    Pros: looks great, good seats.

    Cons: lack of pick up

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    2006 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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    Bmw X5 3.0d — When BMW released the X5, it set the standards for European built SUVs. And it still does. The 3.0 diesel engine is fantastic. It has an amazing torque, making it very fast shifting between gears. The auto gear is a fantastic piece of work. Unique in its kind, making manual gearing obsolete to be honest. The car is very big and thus very heavy, yet this never turns out to be a burden. That is, keeping the car outside city area, of course.

    Pros: Great engine, Spacious, Building Quality, Great Automatic Gearbox

    Cons: Not Your Average City Cruiser, Expensive Option List, Soccer Mom Car

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    2006 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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    Best Car Ive Ever Had — the birds go weak at the knees at the appearance of this

    Pros: tv, heated leather seats, heated steering wheel, dvd player, sat nav,

    Cons: very expensive to run

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    2006 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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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...

    Pros: Excellent ride, suspension, large gas tank, very spacious, large panaoramic sun/moon roof, luv the bluetooth

    Cons: CD in rear, navigation system not easy/intuitive.

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    2006 BMW X5 4.8is Review
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    Heavy On Juice And Bad Resale — No thanks-boot too small and too high and deep for a woman loading shopping

    Pros: looks and perseption

    Cons: boot too deep and poor service agent n garden route sa

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2015 BMW X5 Reviews

    Powerful And Easy To Drive By Aston_Martin_2005

    The new model BMW X5 is not a pretty as the old model, just more aggressive in its styling. Looks great with the 21 inch wheel options. The engine is power and torque is plenty in the 5.0i model. The... Read More

    2013 BMW X5 Reviews

    I Like It. By Edikam

    Everything is good and I enjoy every minute driving it. I would only recommend when it has V8. Silver and Black, very nice combination. It has a lot of options, and you can customize this car when yo... Read More

    Bmw Rocks With Some Cons! By Dshahpatel

    if you are looking for really good drive go for BMW. Cargo space is limited but look and feel is awesome. If you buy BMW always get tire warranty as performance tires runs out too quickly. If you are ... Read More

    2012 BMW X5 Reviews

    I Love Driving This Car And Feel Very Safe By Vancouver6

    Maintenance costs covered for the full first four years or 80000 kilometers so this has been a real bonus from day one. Amazing car to drive one of the best SUV's on the market. BMW has impeccable ser... Read More

    Solid 10 By chrismonty3

    The x5 defiantly has some pep for what would be called a 'mom car'. The handling is also top notch for a Sports Activity Vehicle. This is about as fun to drive as any SUV could be. It competes with th... Read More

    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

    Exelent Vehical To Own By amerrill80

    We have only owned this car for about a week just bought it. The wife and I Love it so far. It drives very nice and handles the slick roads even with big tires on it. has really good brakes has lots o... Read More

    2010 BMW X5 Reviews

    Refined Beauty By Libertychamp

    This Diesel is amazing. Extremely comfortable and the paint is stunning. The Handling and the brakes are distinctively BMW. The Panoramic Sunroof is a must for the kids especially during sightseeing t... Read More

    Sav Comparison By daven5590

    I have had or currently own similar Audi and Mercedes SAV's with turbo diesel motors and while they have been and are good cars, I am most impressed with the X5. The X5 is a step up in creature featur... Read More

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