by flcarfanatic on Jun 3, 2012 Vehicle: 2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
This is one amazing vehicle!
Everyone that complains about this car obviously does not or can not afford to do regular maintenance. If this is your case maybe you should go buy a KIA or Hyundai.
I have owned many performance vehicles from many different car brands but the quality can not compare to my 2004 BMW 545i.
Acura GSR coupe - 1997
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 - 2006
Chevrolet Tahoe - 2007
Honda Civic SI coupe - 2008
My car now has 118,000 miles and I drive it every single day. I do not push the car hard to its performance limits, I just simply put a lot of miles on it and it takes care of me.
BMW's and this 545i is truly the ultimate driving machine.
by jdman10 on Sep 1, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
I bought this car at a great price after someone took the hit of depreciation. I have never been more pleased with a car. The only problem I had with the car is the SES light came on after 2 months, gave me a P0102 code. Changed the MAF sensor for $150 and it hasn't complained till now. Dealer wanted 400 bucks for a 10 minute job. Can be expensive to fix, but well worth it if you can afford it. The car handles awesome and you are always under control, even when you think you are not. The engine is smooth and surprisingly quiet. I have low profile performance tires and road noise from them is way louder. I usually change my car every year, but i think this one is gonna be with me for a while.
by rusdswan on Dec 13, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
I bought this 2004 545i in Oct 06. It had 48k miles on it and was in near perfect condition. I had problems within a month of driving it. The default light for almost every system alarmed. After 4 visits I bought a new $170 battery which fixed all the problems BMW could not. Recently the transmission default light came on. BMW offered to fix it for $8200. Ridiculous!
by Mau on Jan 19, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
Was able to get hold of a 2004 545 IA with 24k miles for US $28k. After having a couple of Impreza WRX rally cars and STI I decided to go comfy. I have found that the 545 is just superb. Great power (miss the turbo though), a little slow on the take offs due the heavy weight but more than happy with all the equipment and comfort. Tried the 525 and 530 - simply no comparison. V8 all the way!
by ourtime on Aug 26, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
Bought my low mileage 545i not long ago and fell in love with it the first drive home. By far, the best car I've driven and owned. With the equipped sport package it corners like no other and never leaves you questioning it's abilities. Body roll is almost non-existent. The heated steering wheel and seats are great on chilly days and everything is laid out nicely. Interior materials and build quality rival anything on the market. Love the iDrive. To combine the amount of luxury and performance this car offers is pure genius. Nothing out there like it.
by ERM on Jul 24, 2008 Vehicle: 2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
I have the 545i with the sport package. It truly is a fantastic car. I have owned it for 24 months and still have a lot of fun driving it every day. It is fast, responsive and really connects with the road beautifully. The car really performs well at higher speeds. My mechanic said "It really doesn't start breathing until it reaches 80 mph. I highly recommend this car, It is a pleasure and a joy to drive.
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