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2005 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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Here is why the BMW 2005 530i is the Ultimate car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Elijah Cooley
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2005 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This car rides like a dream little to no problems. I had this car 5 years and it was almost maintenance free besides the normal oil change, brakes and fuel and fluid flush. This car is a must buy if you want a great driving and looking BMW for a great price.


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Fragile buyer beware
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By vimba
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2005 BMW 5 Series Sedan 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.


Best Features

power,idrive,speed,and Bluetooth.


Worst Features

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


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Doesn't age well
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By spice4
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2005 BMW 5 Series Sedan 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.


Best Features

Exterior design


Worst Features

Include more outlets for electronics


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Great Car, but not Cheap to maintain
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By amg0507
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2005 BMW 5 Series Sedan 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

cup holders are horrible. I Drive is not user friendly


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Im depressed
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By wjja47
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2005 BMW 5 Series Sedan 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.


Best Features

I love the sporty design and the interior.


Worst Features

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


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