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True ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE by Julius, Ontario, CA on 10/30/2012. Trim: 2005 BMW X5 3.0i, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Okay I had this SAV for almost 2 years, now my odometer reads 95k. I drive a lot. It drives like a ultimate driving machine. Trust me!!! Just test drive this one, and you'll take it home. Its super fast, very fast braking, turns like a car; Never felt that I'm driving a big SUV. Drove it in rain, snow and wind, didn't feel anything at all. Love the BMW sound system, panaromic moonroof and a lot of room for five adults. Good size trunk too.
Cons: Gas, wish the price drops on gas. Good freeway gas though. Oh, if you roll-up all the windows and listening music, you won't hear anything from outside. Trust me I almost never pull to the side when emergency vehicles passed me, 'cause I never heard them. Not good!!!
Overall review: Excellent car. Should recommend anyone who does not worry about the gas price too much. And one thing... People don't get rich by saving couple of extra dollar at the gas pump.
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Overrated, Over-priced by Andrew, Markham Ontario, Canada on 11/30/2010. Trim: 2005 BMW X5 3.0i, Owned 5 years.
Pros: - Great appearance - Excellent braking power and very good handling. - Takes corner better then what's expected from a large vehicle - Comfortable seating, capable of handling full capacity without hearing passenger complaints - Love the panaramic sunroof - Decent factory sound system with DVD for the rear passenger
Cons: - Interior design is very boring - No digital display (Cluster) - Many parts are made out of cheap plastic which falls and breaks easily - Had the replace a small piece of decorative PLASTIC on the interior door panel for 600 BUCK! That part cracked after my seatbelt hit it - Curb side mirror works when it wants to. Had that mirror replaced 3 times and the problem still exist! - Air flow sensor had to be replaced along with a few hoses - Consistant transmission problem - Engine has absolutely no power with the 3.0 version - Parts and labour is astronomical but again, its a BMW - WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER! - Buy one if you enjoy spending time at the service centre NEVER AGAIN!
Overall review: This vehicle looks good, but, is FAR FROM GOOD!!! To be honest, it does make me feel safe to be driving in because of it's strong structure and excellent braking system, but, I do not have the time to go visit the BMW service centre every other week. Town and Country BMW l(ocated at Markham Ontario, Canada) has the WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER!!! I will NEVER BUY ANOTHER BMW again due to their poor customer service and BMW's disappointed quality!
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Sports Package X5 by Orangetiger on 11/16/2010. Trim: 2005 BMW X5 3.0i, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Looks, styling and handling, quick on turns for a SUV
Cons: Have the Sports Package ride is to rough. I have owned a 2004 Landcrusier, a 2000 Danalia, they all rode much better but were not as agile.
Overall review: A good looking right size SUV.
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The Ultimate Driving Machine by Teddy on 11/07/2010. Trim: 2005 BMW X5 3.0i, Owned 1 year.
Pros: The handling, overtaking. Safety!!! Size! Looks!
Cons: Gas Mileage
Overall review: If you can afford a quality car get it.
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Sell before 50,000 miles by Two-time beamer owner ONLY!!! on 03/13/2009. Trim: 2005 BMW X5 3.0i, Owned 1 year.
Pros: These are great SAV's at first. Comfort and handling are great.
Cons: Get ready after 50,000 to pay for repairs. This is my 2nd BMW and it seems after about 50,000 miles the electric components go out. Had to replace CV boots at 44,000. Seems that BMW technicans are poorly trained or either dont care. They have replaced door panels w/o properly attaching them,Steering wheel was put on crooked, forgot to reset oil change indicator, serpentine belt replaced at 50,000,Oil reservoir hoses needed replacing at 50,000..Going Japenese next. Want more quality.
Overall review: These are great ego or status vehicles but, get a good warranty. Once you wake up you'll want Japanese for quality.
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