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Good solid SUV

by from minneapolis on January 19, 2011

I have owned this car for 4 years. driven it about 50,000 miles and still love it. I have the manual transmission..lets you enjoy the engine more. I have to say that it is spendy when things break..i...
I have owned this car for 4 years. driven it about 50,000 miles and still love it. I have the manual transmission..lets you enjoy the engine more. I have to say that it is spendy when things break..i had to replace the radiator, battery ( normal), tires, pads and rotors as well as belts and lights. so all together it was a big chunk.. car drives well..get the packages..they add value like the tech pack ( navigation parking sensors ) or the winter pack ( heated wheel and seats).
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Best car I've ever owned

by from Wash, DC on July 7, 2011

My 2002 X5 is the best car I've ever owned. Very reliable, stylish and comfortable. I have the 6 cyl. with stick, which is not for everyone. It is a truck transmission, and it has the sport suspension...
My 2002 X5 is the best car I've ever owned. Very reliable, stylish and comfortable. I have the 6 cyl. with stick, which is not for everyone. It is a truck transmission, and it has the sport suspension, so it is a stiff ride. the 6 cyl, only makes 225 hp, which in my view is slightly underpowered for a 4500 pound vehicle, but overall this is a great car. I have 140,000 miles and I"ve only replaced the brakes once and it is still the original clutch. It is still going strong. BMW has the best balance of performance with luxury and style on the market today, IMHO.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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BMW X5 4.6is - Wolf in Sheeps Clothing

by from SLC, Utah on June 21, 2006

The BMW X5 4.6is is an awesome drive. It is fast, responsive and the handling is super tight. You would think you are driving a sports car. I love the fact that it has all the advantages of a sport...
The BMW X5 4.6is is an awesome drive. It is fast, responsive and the handling is super tight. You would think you are driving a sports car. I love the fact that it has all the advantages of a sports car in an SUV body. With the seats folded down I have tons of cargo space and the AWD makes it feel even more solid. It is certainly pricey but it also holds its value better than any SUV I have researched and the 4.6is has every imaginable option. Love this car!
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Great Vehicle, Great Value

by from Raleigh, NC on September 5, 2012

This is my daily driver with 187,000 miles! I have been pleasantly surprised by the limited amount of money I have spent on maintenance/repair with this vehicle. The LED display did require repair whi...
This is my daily driver with 187,000 miles! I have been pleasantly surprised by the limited amount of money I have spent on maintenance/repair with this vehicle. The LED display did require repair which I had completed by an independent provider and only cost $100. The key to these vehicles is to PROPERLY maintain them at the recommended intervals. I've owned other SUV's and this is by far the best.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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Fantastic Vehicel

by from lawrence, kansas on May 25, 2011

these are 'king of the road' in terms of handling. a very safe very good view of the highway with excellent road feel. only problem areas ever were electrical.
these are 'king of the road' in terms of handling. a very safe very good view of the highway with excellent road feel. only problem areas ever were electrical.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Love my '02 X5 4.4i

by from Chicago, IL on May 22, 2006

Bought my 2002 X5 4.4i a little over a year ago as a Certified Pre-owned vehicle. My wife and I love the car's overall design, performance and reliability. I believe that the X5 is still the best look...
Bought my 2002 X5 4.4i a little over a year ago as a Certified Pre-owned vehicle. My wife and I love the car's overall design, performance and reliability. I believe that the X5 is still the best looking and best proportioned SUV on the road--especially with the available 19" or 20" wheels. The Range Rover and Cayenne (Turbo model only) come in a close second. The X5 is a heavy vehicle, but the 4.4i, in particular, has great acceleration and torque. Handling is also one of its strongest qualities, especially for an SUV--limited body roll, and it doesn't dive during braking or squat during acceleration. The X5 is absolutely rock solid and stable on the open highway (showing it's Autobahn roots), and resists strong cross winds. Braking is excellent (be ready for copious amounts of brake dust, though!) The interior is gorgeous, with beautifully polished wood, excellent materials, and top notch fit and finish. It has held up well over time. Negatives are few. Gas mileage is one (about 14 mpg), but I was willing to make the tradeoff for better performance. Also the rear hatch has a tendency to rattle over bumps. In addition, the turn signal was stuck in the on position during one winter drive home. It was fine the next day, though. And one of the teeth in the front cupholder has disappeared from it's foundation. Overall, however, the car seems to be very durable and well made. In sum, I would highly recommend the X5 to anyone looking for a sporty SUV.
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Poor quality

by from Los Angeles on May 13, 2009

Have had a lot of problems with A/C, radiator, booty's for brakes, etc...BMW does a poor job of standing behind hte vehicle....we only had 40,000 miles on the car when problems started to occur
Have had a lot of problems with A/C, radiator, booty's for brakes, etc...BMW does a poor job of standing behind hte vehicle....we only had 40,000 miles on the car when problems started to occur
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car

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Bad buy

by from California on February 13, 2010

I have own this car now for 8 years and had to replace the window rotors twice. Oil we have to check every 500 miles making sure there is no oil left because light does not turn on till it is complete...
I have own this car now for 8 years and had to replace the window rotors twice. Oil we have to check every 500 miles making sure there is no oil left because light does not turn on till it is complete empty. Car drives stable. Beautiful car exterior and interior. Would not buy it anymore after all problems we have had.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Expensive, Fast, and Bad Economy, THE BMW X5

by from Philadelphia, PA on October 8, 2007

This is a great car, but if you do buy this car or any BMW, BUY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY!! I swear I spent way too much money maintaining this thing. This car is very reliable, but when it goes into the ...
This is a great car, but if you do buy this car or any BMW, BUY THE EXTENDED WARRANTY!! I swear I spent way too much money maintaining this thing. This car is very reliable, but when it goes into the shop its taking your wallet with it. Another thing I don't like is the windshield fogs up all the time and there is no sure fire way to stop it. I figured paying 45 grand for a car and it doesn't come with something to defog my windshield, but i can open all the windows from the outside of my car GREAT!!! not! However, this car is great for saftey performance, and reliability...........but expect to put alot of money into this vehicle. I would recomend this car for anyone with alot of money, who wants to have utility with style and performance.
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Stay away from this car

by from Cary, NC on April 19, 2009

I bought this car for my wife to drive around during the day and it has been nothing but trouble. The number of times it has been in the shop for electronic problems is incredible. Right now, the mech...
I bought this car for my wife to drive around during the day and it has been nothing but trouble. The number of times it has been in the shop for electronic problems is incredible. Right now, the mechanics cannot figure out why it will turn off in the middle of a left turn. Plus the LED lights for the time/temp/odometeter/operating information screen are burning out, so you can't read any thing the car is trying to tell you. The problems with this car have gone from troublesome to dangerous. The car only has 125,000 miles. I thought it would hold up better than it has. Stick with a Toyota or Lexus. Do not make the mistake of buying an X5.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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