2004 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Not as Great As Expected
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2004 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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525i Sedan (2.5L 6-cyl. 6-speed Manual)

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Not as Great As Expected
By chgomo on

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

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While I love the styling of the new design and it's overall road handling prowess, the performance of the 525i is less than expected. Not much guts in the low end of each gear, but once it ramps up it's fine. I can only imagine how poorly it must perform with an automatic transmission; good enough for little old ladies on a Sunday afternoon, I suppose. Cup holders are of very poor quality and the i-drive system had to be replaced in the first 3 months of ownership.

Favorite Features

Body style and handling are excellent; very solid in the turns. Unexpected bonus in the gas mileage, 29.4 mpg on the road, 27 mpg city.

Suggested Improvements

Increase horsepower on 525i to at least match its competitors or lower the price. Better quality materials for cup holders. (A minor detail but it is important in a 1-2 hour daily commute). BMW needs to deliver the Bluetooth technology, it was promised 7 months ago.
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