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pull up your socks and DRIVE!!!
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By Bradman
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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BMW continues to push the limits of the 6 driving senses with the new 545i. Plenty of power to go round. The handling and off the line power have improved significantly. The sports package rides a little rough but huggs the road like a much smaller car. This car handles and performs like a Corvette with 4 doors and a trunk. Get one on the road and try not to smile when you grip the wheel and mash your right foot to the floor!!!!


Best Features

Improved power. Handling. Premium Sound. Sport Seats. Active Headlights.


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No Regrets
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By Rondell
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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This is a terrific automobile. Looks, handling, comfort and it's as solid as a rock. A lofty price tag, buts it's worth it. I-Drive gives a man that total feeling of control, like that same feeling you get when you take possession of the TV remote. Mr. Long Giang at Vista Motors is great.


Best Features

Exterior design, handling, Sports Package, I-Drive, NAV


Worst Features

XM radio not available yet. I would say better cup holders but I wouldn't allow anyone with liquid refreshments in this beauty anyway!


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Superlative from Start to Finish
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By Anthony2
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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My 4th BMW. They keep getting better. Old purist balk at the new design (my suspicion is that people are mostly upstet because the new design makes the 2003 and older now look dated). I live in Germany, and the car cruises at 120 MPH as smoothly as if it were going 55 MPH on a US highway. The controls are intuitive without being too busy. Always go with leather and the sport package. You will hate me because I got a US Specs 530i, with Steptronic, and leather for under $42K in Germany under the Military Sales Program (Shipping to the USA, and no taxes when I bring it home)--but I'm military and it is a small benefit for spending 12 months fighting the war.


Best Features

Love adaptive steering. Get the sport package and Xenon Headlamps-- invaluable for high speed cruising and cutting through fog (at purchase they cost about $800-- aftermarket installation will cost nearly $2500!).The console "mouse" controller for the computer is a life- saver.


Worst Features

If you like manuals, go with the 6 speed. I like my steptronic, but it does take a little away from the performance. Fuel consumption is about 21 MPG cruising at 120 MPH, but it drinks up a lot of gas to get to that speed. In the USA, you will not need to worry.


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Really "Ultimate Driving Machine"
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By Vladi
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Perfect blend of luxury and performance.Was very interested in purchasing MB 320 but "fun to drive" factor was crucial to make decision.Also, there is reliability issue with MB cars. I-Drive is not an issue at all, it is actually fun! Anyone with basic computer literacy can figure it out in 10 minutes


Best Features

Quiet ride, automatic steptronic transmission, pro-logic sound system


Worst Features

More space in center console.


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By Peri
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Love this car. I had a '99 MB 300TD which I had bought new and loved but this is a more comfortable driving car. Fits nice.


Best Features

THe controls for the volumn and channels on steering wheel.


Worst Features

Mirrors that go down when u back up. I do miss that on my Benz. Standard back windshield sunguard s/b on the premium pkg.


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