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Owner Reviews: BMW / X5

Average Rating

2006 BMW X5

Trim: 4.4i
by oxkart on 10-17-2012
Great car to lease, not reliable enough to buy
For such a big SUV the ride is amazing. Acceleration, cornering confidence and overall sportiness are among the best in class. The 6 speed automatic transmission with manual override was a lot of fun too but a little sluggish. Also, the thing produced a beautiful powerful exhaust note making you feel like your driving something very powerful. I have driven older BMW 540i's with the same basic engine and they sounding boring in comparison.

Reliability is a problem with most BMWs and this one is no exception. The 6 speed automatics are actually not bad at all for reliability. The same goes for the 4.4l v8 engine. The problems are in the details. Front suspension bushings gave out, power mirror retractors failed, adaptive headlights malfunction, rain sensing wipers malfunctioned.

There was a clunking under certain types of acceleration they never was able to be fixed.

It was fun while it lasted.
Overall
3.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
1/5
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2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

2008 BMW X5

by Stickhandle on 10-11-2012
A little pricey but a great vehicle
I know the margins are too high on this one but it is a great car. No complaints at all...although would like to have paid a little less.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2012 BMW X5

by ryu on 10-11-2012
Love this Car
This car runs like a tank. It is quite spacious and comfortable.
This car is good for long driving and camping as it can hold a lot of items in the trunk.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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