BMW X5, 2006     

'06 X5
BMW X5, 2006

Jill had been lobbying hard for something not too old, and AWD. After many fights (financial, etc.) we settled on something like this. Though a bit older than she'd wanted, she liked this particular car. A newer X5 was not an option.

It was white, which is practical, and had the 3.0l I6, which is a nice engine, plenty strong, and somwhat more economical to operate than the V8 models. It did not have the heated seats that she wanted, and it had a lame-ass factory navigation system (with cassette player!) instead of an in-dash CD player, which is also not to her liking. (Nor did the factory navigation system work, it was missing the disc.)

This is the last-year E53 chassis. It has the M54B30 engine, which features an electronic throttle (!) and the double-VANOS variable valve timing system.

A log of its life with us.

A list of its repairs and upgrades.


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