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2005 BMW X5

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Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 403 Ratings for the 2000 - 2006 models.

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  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.5/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.1/10
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Awesome Luxury

By on Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 146,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun, sporty, luxury, versatility"

Cons: "Only con is expensive to repair and maintain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

At the beach

"This car is another great example of German engineering. It is excellent in all weather conditions but is still sporty and a blast to drive on curves. The features and luxury are awesome! I love this car and look forward to another 100K miles (currently at 150K). It is expensive to repair and maintain but is worth it (note: The 4.6iS model is prone to transmission issues - which mine had, but repaired now)"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

At the beach

Good (if you can afford it)

By on Sunday, November 13, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 149,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Beautiful interior/exterior. Drives awesome."

Cons: "12 to 15 mpg - city and hw! Very expensive to fix"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I bought my X5 2001 used, it now has almost 150K miles, and the mechanic repair bills topped $3000 this year alone. The power windows (2 of them) went out also, each costing 400 to repair. On top of that 14mpg city and 15mpg highway. I really like this beemer, but it is just too much to maintain."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Very expensive vehicle to maintain

By on Sunday, August 14, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
3/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"I would never recommend this car to anyone. In the passed 3 years I have spent over $8,000 fixing one problem after another. Will never buy another BMW again."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Quality

By on Monday, November 24, 2008

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"Drives like a fast car, feels like a luxury vehicle, utility for any task."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

It's a lifesaver

By on Saturday, June 28, 2008

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

"My 2006 X5 replaced my 2001 X5. There was no other choice to replace the SAV that literally saved my life. My '01 was hit on the NJ Turnpike - a little Nissan clipped me under the back right (she was doing 90 mph) and the BMW rolled twice, then spun for a quarter of a mile - on the driver's side! When the car finally stopped, I popped the sunroof open and climbed out. I had cuts on my hand, but no other injuries. (I was alone, thank God). The state trooper could not believe that I was alive after he saw the car. Until then, I had driven it for 60,000 miles with no trouble at all. When it came time to replace it, I just did not feel as safe in any other vehicle. So far, the '06 is great. And, I will not drive anything else as long as I can climb into an SUV!!"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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