2006 BMW X5 3.0 from North America


Drives good. Feels like a tank


Bought this X5 2006 with 120000 miles.

The car looks and drives well.

Feels a little bigger for short trips (I am a sedan lover).

Drove about 5k miles so far with an overall very good experience.

Fuel economy is not bad for that big car (I am in Texas).

I love the panoramic roof, heated seats, and Dakota Leather and its color.

Handling is really good; was very good on the highway.

Brakes are sharp.

Both front regulators died few days after purchase, so changed them.

Steering is hard; tried with the change of fluid etc, then I found that these in cars the steering U-joint goes bad.

Am very happy so far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd January, 2018

2006 BMW X5 3.0i In-Line 6 from North America


The best luxury SUV for BMW


Nothing has gone wrong so far.

General Comments:


Most people say these BMW seats are very hard, and I don't really see how they are hard. The seats are rather comfortable, mine has the premium package, so I got the Dakota Leather, or I think it is, either way it's nice. Also, the interior is pretty silent, all you can hear is your inline-6, very good sound as well as the exhaust.


Looks beautiful in every way, looks sorta like a Range Rover in my garage, the cars pretty big, interior is very simplistic yet sophisticated, love the panoramic sunroof, and the red gauges at night. Rims, even though it's a 3.0i look fantastic, don't let pictures deceive you.


The adaptive xenons are awesome at night, do not skip out on them if your buying any car.


This car, although haven't been in a crash (knock on wood) the build quality is wonderful, from the big heavy doors, to the many airbags the brochure shows is amazing, makes me feel very very safe.


Big backseat, could probably sit like 5 people if you tried. Trunk is rather big as well, although I don't really carry big loads of objects in it.


Rock solid, all I can say.

Only bad thing about it is that you're gonna feel so far away from the person next to you since like I mentioned before, this is a big car. And if you don't like people staring at you, then don't purchase this SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2009

5th May 2011, 10:28

Can you update us on the status of your X5? Do you still own it? How is the vehicle doing now? Have you done anything outside of the regular maintenance?

Please let us know.

2006 BMW X5 from North America


Never again!


We have owned a BMW X5 since 2006.

Just recently the wheel starts to shake when we reach above 70mph speed. While we were out at night, the X5 would not start until several tries; and all settings (blue-tooth, stereo, etc.) reset. Two days later the X5 was totally dead.

The dealership states that the battery is not recharging fully and needs to be replaced. The warranty does not cover the replacement because the SUV was supposed to have 1000 miles per month in order for the battery to recharge fully. We travel about 10 miles a day on the X5; about 300-500 miles a month. Does that mean that the battery has to be replaced so often? Never had that problem with previous cars & SUV.

General Comments:

There is something seriously wrong with the battery and its connections, and with the electronic/computer make up of X5.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th July, 2008

17th Aug 2008, 13:13

You should be thankful the only problem was the battery! I'm certain that BMW buys their batteries from a 3rd party, and as for the wheel shaking, if you bent the rim that would be your fault (wheels don't just go from smooth to shaky without the driver having done something to change it's behaviour).

As for the not charging because it hasn't been driven 1000 miles a month is pure BS. I would challenge the intelligence of the idiot who quoted you with that rebuttal and demand they change it on the spot without question.