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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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By Douglas Polzin
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Nice Luxury Car (:
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By carguru12
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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We purchased our 525xi secondhand at a BMW dealership and it was certified used. The interior comfort is great, and road noise is minimal. The only thing I don't like about our 5 Series is the iDrive system. It can't be avoided (option up a standard radio like in the 3 Series), and it has radio presets, but there are no preset buttons (you have to use iDrive to get to them). The car also has an annoying "grab" in the transmission, a software issue. The performance is great. I love this car.


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Comfort, Technology, Performance


Worst Features

Annoying "grab" in transmission, iDrive could use improvements (specifically, the preset buttons aren't there)


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Thats the Radio for 50K
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By Andy
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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The car is one of the most sure footed cars I have ever driven. I have two concerns - first there is a rattle in the back deck that the dealer fixed for a few day - it will be going back and second is the radio. I can't believe the tinny distorted sound I get from the radio. I brought it back to the deal and was told it was working as designed and I can't upgrade it. Looks like aftermarked to fix it. Listen well to the radio before you buy.


Best Features

The ride, the lighting package and the heated seats.


Worst Features

Fix the radio - please!!!


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Wish I had More.
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By bmhamlet
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Overall a great car. Smooth ride, quiet and comfortable. The engine in the 525 seems underpowered for the vehicle size which causes the transmission to shift strangely in gears 1 and 2. Very little road noise, great handling and gas mileage. Contrary to many comments the iDrive is not that difficult to learn.


Best Features

Exterior styling. Mileage.


Worst Features

More engine horsepower. The 06 525 has 225 horses but still not enough for the cost. 300 hp should be a minimum. Go for the 550 if you can afford it. If not, the 530 gives better performance. Driver and passenger drink holders are a joke.


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The most fun on the road
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By deb
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This car handles so easily and it has a safe and sturdy feel on the road. Plenty of power for on and off the highway. The iDrive isn't as difficult to operate as some have claimed. Just take some time to learn it; pick your settings; that's it. The heated steering wheel is a real luxury. Interior appointments very nice.


Worst Features

After driving on wet roads the trim at the bottom of the door frame is filled with water/mud/etc. It gets my pant legs dirty as I exit the car. Also, at this price point, I think all BMWs should have automatic trunk lid closures.


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