This car is nothing short of amazing,
the ride makes you literally feel like
you floating in a leer jet. The build
quality doesn't get any better than
this, I mean there is hardly any
plastic used in this car whats so ever
it's all high quality vinyl. The
leather is so buttery soft makes me
never want to exit the car. I had
previously owned a Mercedes before
this, this 5 Series compared to the
Mercedes is like night and day.
Mercedes needs to learn what quality
and reliability is then they will have
more customers, like BMW..
This is my first BMW. I was intent on
the 530 but couldn't find exactly what
I was looking for. The dealer gave me
a 525 Sport for 3 days. SOLD. Still
after 6 months, I'm impressed with the
giddup-and -go! My next BMW (2006)
will be a 530 and I'm sure I'll have a
renewed excitement but this 2.5 is
more than fine.
Caution: you will have to learn to
drive all over again. Super tight
handling can throw you a loop when
avoiding road debris, etc.
Don't worry about the cupholders. I
now only allow bottled water in my
car. They're low and a bit flimsey but
available on eBay cheap. 6 mos. no
problems and no messes; front or back.
Auto everything - lights, wiper speed,
temp. VERY tight and quiet. Just
The 5 Series 2003 model is the apex of
design and build excellence. The six
cylinder (an engine BMW has perfected)
is smooth, quick and dependable.
The sport package (with rims and M
steering wheel) is well worth the
price. Buying this vehicle in 2003,
before the new controversial style, was
the smartest auto purchase I've ever
The 2004 has considerable shoes to
fill. Keep in mind that this version of
the 5 series scored the highest rating
ever in Consumer Reports. Ever.
Automatic rear window sun screen.
Brushed steel, wide spoke rims.
Leg extenders on both front seats.
Style and elegance.
Removable glove compartment light.
Keyless entry buttons directly on key.
Consider cup holders.
Consider 7 series type key or flip out
key like VW.
This is the only 4 door sedan to own.
Look no further as I have test driven
the competition. Save your $$ and opt
for the 2.5 engine as it is as quick as
you ever need to drive after 40 miles
per hour (not a jack rabbit start, but
who needs one). Luxury abounds with
interior appointments. Handling is a
dream. With the sport package, this is
the best looking car on the road in
Right side door mirror tilts down when
you back up. On board computer is
practical and usefull. Seats are
extremely comfortable as is the drive.
You could offer a bit more of a sporty
exhaust system with the sport package
like Audi, Mercedes and Lexus. Looks
like it came off a Camry.
All i can say is that the BMW 5 series
IS the untimate driving machine...I
have driven it from San Francisco to
Mexico and have never had a bad
experience....the comfort zone is
amazing..The seat adjustments alone are
worth the price...Take it for a test
drive and find out for yourself...you
will not be disappointed.
My favorite features is the
security/locking system....It is
virtually impossible to lock your keys
in the car...Everything is designed for
the comfort and convenience of the
driver and the passengers.
If i HAD to suggest an improvement It
would have to be a better selection of
chrome rims...The selections is limited
if you want original BMW wheels.