2005 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
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.
The handling is out of this world and the seats provide great support and comfort. I like the 26 mpg.
better cupholders would be nice amd the NAV system should be standard at this price
2005 BMW 5 Series Sedan 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)
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)
It's fast. Design and location of buttons and controls around steering wheel is acceptable. Sports suspension and handling is good.
Make it more reliable. Make it more reliable. Make it more reliable.