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9 of 14 people found this review helpful
Unload it before the warranty expires !
By junkyard2 on
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2004 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
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I bought my 530i automatic with around 100K miles. First off DO NOT believe BMW that the Auto Trans fluid is "lifetime" fluid (mine was black in color) Theres no such thing. I used to do 100% of my maintenance until I bought this car. Had to have a shop do the trans ($840) I did the front brakes ($540) At around 115K it was one issue after another. At 117K at 75 mph the trans downshifts into 4th gear. The i-drive states that there is a trans malfunction code. Had the codes checked and the car was diagnosed with a bad trans. $4200 for a used one ! I loved driving the car and the mpg but WAY to expensive to maintain after warranty is out. I lost $4500 in the 7 months that I owned it !
Favorite Features
Handling, I-Drive, Fuel Economy, Body Lines
Suggested Improvements
Cup holders in the front stink, Make more reliable ! Lower prices on genuine BMW parts would be nice
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