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By rich mikulak
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2004 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Terrific car. iDrive system is not an issue. Most of the stuff it controls you wouldn't change while driving. If you can use an ATM, you can use the iDrive. Candidly, the only thing I miss is the control wheel on the dash that controlled the temp of the air that hits your face.


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If only the electronics were executed!
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By David J2005
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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Great car! However, everytime the car is started, the "mouse" must be pushed to acknowledge the safety warning. This is a pain. I also have a MB which has the same message, but times out in seconds automatically.


Best Features

540i has plenty of power and feels very secure.


Worst Features

BMW needs to let the enginers do their job and get the legal department out of the way!


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2004 BMW 530ia
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By joe91
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2004 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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For 2004 BMW has again produced an excellent, top-of-the-line sport sedan, whic I consider the best on the market. After over 6 months of test driving numerous BMW configurations, as well as competive lines, I again bought a bimmer. So far, I like everything about it (including iDrive and exterior design)!


Best Features

* Good HP and torque from the 530ia. * 6-speed Steptronic transmission. * User friendly i-Drive allows driver control of numerious features * Comfort with sport car handling * Xenon adaptive headlights


Worst Features

Make active steering a separate option. (I did not buy the sport package because I did not want active steering.)


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WOW!!!!!!!
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By RWKramer
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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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My previous car was a Lexus GS400, which I adored. Wanted better handling, performance, etc. and the 545 is IT!!!! I have let several friends drive this magnificient piece of machinery and all have been wowed. The I-drive is a pain in the behind but one can live with it.


Best Features

Sport Pkg., comfort seats, saphire black exterior.


Worst Features

Armrest storage compartment, 86 the i- drive.


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Happy 545 Owner
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By JDN
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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


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Have had 545 SMG for one month and one day as a replacement for 540-6spd. Car was delivered in pristine condition. Absolutely no defects have surfaced in the first month. Car is quieter, smoother, more stylish, more technically advanced, and more satisfying to own than my previous wheels.


Best Features

Active steering has been the best surprise. Maneuvering at low speeds is an absolute pleasure. Ninety degree turns are amazing. Cruise control (not active) has been improved and much easier to change cruise speed. Also would not want to be without HUD ever again.


Worst Features

Make HUD more programmable. Give more options for four or five features in the HUD screen, especially the tach. Add AM/FM button to radio controls outside of iDrive. Improve SMG so actual performs as smoothly as brochures claim.


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