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


Review

We ordered our 5 series from the
factory in Munich and had it deliverd
to the US in June. This is our first
sport luxury sedan and are very pleased
with the ride, handling, and
appearance. The comfort of the interior
is outstanding and allows for 6-8 hour
drives with no discomfort. Sound system
is great. We use the owners manual to
figure out the iDrive and have most of
our settings finally completed. Will
return to this web site in a year to
update our experience.


Best Features

Suspension is fantastic. Level smooth ride and quiet.


Worst Features

Side door columns are thick and obstruct views when lined up with headrests.


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so far, so good
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By citizeningermany
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I'm an american living in germany, and
I've been able to drive some very sporty
cars. I settled on the 525i since the
real performance beasts just weren't
worth the extra money for me. If you
like comfort, get the comfort seat
option, heavenly. Really enjoy the
sport package, although $800 for the
xenon lights is high. I love the solid,
responsive handling on the tight, twisty
roads of bavaria, and it really unwinds
on the autobahn. Still does very well on
gas mileage (and over here, it REALLY
counts). I'm gonna hate to bring it back
to the states!


Best Features

Comfort seats, sport package, i-drive (once you figure it out), fold down rear seats, very roomy for a sport sedan, much more so than the 2003


Worst Features

the cupholders are useless. need better use of the space in the center console. a soft-close trunk would really be appropriate considering the price. Same for the doors.


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My 2004 525i
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By DHCorvette1970
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This vehicle is all I expected in a
car and more. The handling and comfort
and the ride is exceptional. The style
and design of The BMW 5-series has
delivered many a "WOW's & WHOO'S" to
my family and friends. My BMW is
primarly used to commute to work in
the morning, commuting has never been
so pleasureble. One thing I would
request in a BMW is better cup
holders. I need to put my Starbuck's
coffee some where.


Best Features

The 6-speed sequential transmission.


Worst Features

Need better cup holders.


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Envy of all
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By livlif525
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I've owned my 525i w/sport/premium pkg
since 4/04. This is probably the best
handling sedan i've driven to date. Lux
but sporty. Expected gas mileage to be
better around town. Avg 35mpg on the
highway. Couldn't justify spending the
cheese for the 530. The extra hp is
only noticably missing at low speeds.
Not a factor on the highway. Finally
getting used to the stares at stop
lights. If you're thinking of
purchasing - stop 2nd guessing and get
it. You'll be glad you did.


Best Features

Sport Pkg (well worth it), PDC, BiXenon lights, Styling.


Worst Features

6 disc cd changer as a standard feature. Also, larger wheels. Other than that the car is perfect.


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ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE!!!
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By MShadle.
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Vehicle

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


Review

I've never owned a BMW before and now
that I have (2004 5Series) I understand
why they use the slogan "Ultimate
Driving Machine"...I am thoroughly
impressed with the handling, the pickup
and the overall driving...I look forward
to driving every day!!!


Best Features

i-Drive, MPG meters, rain sensor


Worst Features

There's no place to store CDs


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