This car changes driving from a chore to a pleasure even ruffle your composure. the sound system is great, the insulation keeps out road noise, the seat is comfortable, and the luxury inlay is beautiful. The moonroof is fun, and the remote control key system makes you feel like a spoiled rich man. Unfortunately it has been to the dealer for repairs 10 times in under 2 years, and some of the problems, like water leaking through the back door are serious. After initially being totally in love with this car, I have begun to wonder if I would be foolish ever to buy another one.
Brakes, crash safety, front visibility, comfort, beauty, highway cruising smooth and effortless even at high speeds.
A $40,000 car should not leak persistently, nor have sudden battery failure. It has poor rear visibility due to head rests, and of course everyone who owns one knows bmw owners are expected to smoke in their cars but not to drink coffee.
Love this car. I had numerous VW's (GTI, 2 Passats, New Beetle), and a BMW 325i Touring, but always lusted after the "5". When I realized the 2004 was going to get the Chris Bangle treatment, I went out and bought one of the last 2003 available.
Precise, fast, manual. Tight handling. Firm, but comfortable suspension.
Sport seat not very comfortable. A long-haul GT like this deserves better.
This is the first German car I own. I
totally like its performance and
handling. Unlike any Japanese and
American cars I had before, the BMW 5
is so fun to drive. It feels solid,
comfortable, and excellent build
quality. It is worth the money I paid.
MY FIRST BMW WAS A Z3 FELL IN LOVE WITH
THE WAY IT HANLED ON THE ROAD... NOW I
HAVE THE 525i WITH ALL THE OPTIONS, OF
COURSE THE SPORTS PACKAGE...THE INSIDE
IS MUCH BETTER LOOKING THAN THE NEW
2004 AND THE OUTSIDE LINES ARE ALSO
BETTER....THIS CAR WILL BE A GREAT CAR
TO KEEP FOR YEARS TO COME AND IT WILL
ALWAYS TURN HEADS ON THE ROAD.....
I'M JUST GLAD I HAVE THE 2003! VS. 2004