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2005 BMW 5 Series

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Fragile buyer beware
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By vimba
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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


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My 2nd 5 series in 7years; This car is fun to drive,power and performance cant be matched, but it comes at heavy price. Oil leaks,check engine signs,transmission glitch all expensive repairs occurring before 100k. All repairs average $1200, because of the name BMW.


Favorite Features

power,idrive,speed,and Bluetooth.


Suggested Improvements

engine design,transmission,interior quality its a bmw it has to good quality.


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Doesn't age well
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By spice4
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2005 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I've pretty much had problems with this vehicle every since I've had it, namely cam sensors needing constant replacing, placement of fuels in trunk panel, and my CD player has eaten the CD. It's not worth the money spent.


Favorite Features

Exterior design


Suggested Improvements

Include more outlets for electronics


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Great Car, but not Cheap to maintain
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By amg0507
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2005 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I've had my car for a few years now and put a good bit of miles on it. I've got 120,000 miles. I've changed the battery, tires, oil, spark plugs, all the regular maintenance and it drives great. But it's a BMW and parts are not cheap. . . it's also not cheap to have someone put them in for you. If you want a car that is Cheaper to keep going, drive a Toyota or a Honda. If you want to enjoy driving your car get a BMW. Previously I've had an Rx-8, MiniCooper Sport, Lexus SC430 and a Honda Accord.


Favorite Features

the overall feel for driving and the silence in the interior.


Suggested Improvements

cup holders are horrible. I Drive is not user friendly


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Im depressed
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By wjja47
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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


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The Ultimate Driving Machine sucks in terms of reliability. I bought my first and last BMW 3.5 years ago while it was still under their their Warranty/Maintenance plan. However, I have had leak after leak before and after the warranty expired. I think I have replaced the whole cooling system and oil system. Every day before I drive my car, I have to check the undercarriage plate to see if I got another coolant or oil leak. Plus the "engine malfunction, increased emissions" light always come on and the engine start shaking and its always caused by a different part. Do not buy unless you plan to buy several extended warranties and pray the parts are covered.


Favorite Features

I love the sporty design and the interior.


Suggested Improvements

Build a better engine but I does not matter cause this my first and last BMW.


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I love my 5 Series but not the major issue
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ddsbmw
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2005 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I love to drive my 525i, but it would be a lot more enjoyable with some sort of stereo. CCC module went out and is $1700 to replace. Out of my budget and almost inevitable to go out in this model. This controls navigation and all the service lights so I love my car a lot less than I could have. How I wish BMW would recall their obvious faulty CCC module so this car could be the great car it was meant to be.


Favorite Features

Used to be stereo and navigation system.


Suggested Improvements

CCC Module!!


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