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Fun with style and quility
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By alvaro correa
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Vehicle

2005 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Handling, reliability are excellent. The iDrive is very easy to use.


Favorite Features

iDrive, interior design.


Suggested Improvements

gas/electric engine. Hybrid BMW will be an excellent seller,


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Great Car
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By Marc
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Vehicle

2005 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Fun, extremely fast, and sticks to road as if it's on rails. I love driving this every day. I recommend it to anyone who loves to drive. I had the K40 installed also.


Favorite Features

Power, handling, and features.


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Happy all around
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Performance
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By Hans
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Vehicle

2005 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Given that I choose the lowest HP engine, I am impressed how well it still performs, especially on the highway. I don't miss one Hp. I took it for a 1500 mile roadtrip and had the most delightful drive I have ever had. I have owned over 50 cars - so far the only section any other car performed better was in acceleration because I had cars with big engines as well.


Favorite Features

The handling is out of this world and the seats provide great support and comfort. I like the 26 mpg.


Suggested Improvements

better cupholders would be nice amd the NAV system should be standard at this price


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BMW545i
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By 545i
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Vehicle

2005 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I love everything about the car but the iDrive control. Gas mileage is far less than stated on the sticker.


Favorite Features

Steering control is great and pick-up is really fast.


Suggested Improvements

Go back to the old type of controls for the radio, heater, etc. Much less confusing and far easier to maneuver.


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Is it a Lemon?
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By 1stBMWLastBMW?
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Vehicle

2005 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Took ownership end of Feb. Less than 12 hours later the car said I had a flat. Had to wait 1/2 day to diagnose myself and reset. A week later the computer reboots while doing the voice commands. A week or two after that Navigation tells me I'm driving in the ocean. Took it in and a week later it's fixed but after the s/w upgrade the computer rebooted twice (after it went to sleep a 2 days). Locking the car doesn't blink the lights nor chimes (intermitent). Going up the hill, it feels like it wants to stall (but doesn't). And now the latest: Steering wheel is pointing right. I feel like I'm driving a very expensive, very poorly designed car. Current mileage (1700)


Favorite Features

It's fast. Design and location of buttons and controls around steering wheel is acceptable. Sports suspension and handling is good.


Suggested Improvements

Make it more reliable. Make it more reliable. Make it more reliable.


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