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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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Love my 550
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By Jodi Wallace
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 550i 4dr Sedan (4.8L 8cyl 6M)


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I have had this car close to a year. The only negatives: driver side window down is NOT aerodynamic, and wind is all over one's face. My phone is not picked up on the bluetooth (my phone is a brand new LG), and lastly, gas mileage is abysmal. However this car is fast as can be. 140 feels like 100. So get a good ticket attorney. I have had a lot of issues with the very very low front end on the sports package. The front bumper easily comes off bc it is so low and it catches on everything. Therefore, I park as if I drive a large SUV. This car is comfortable and very very fun to drive!


Best Features

I love the Sirius satellite. I love the power, and the driver friendly dashboard arrangement is fantastic.


Worst Features

Bluetooth needs to be upgraded. No iPod link avail either. Can't drive with windows down bc the car is not aerodynamic enough. It blows wind right into one's face.


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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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BIMMER
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By hooperlauderdale
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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First Bimmer ever owned and never going back... most likely an M5 in a year or two as I crave more raw power!!


Best Features

COMFORT COMFORT COMFORT--Overall an incredible car and I even like the i-Drive (although I do work in technology and like a challenge).


Worst Features

CD ROM Operating instructions - Most people never even bother to read their owners manual and then that's even more likely as the price of the car goes up!


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530xi
13 of 16 people found this review helpful
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By Joe
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

The BMW 530xi: Motor - Smooth throughout entire RPM range although it lack the ummphh you would expect. Handling - You'll back down before the car will - outstanding Interior - Quality throughout-seats can wear on you on a lengthy trip. IDrive a snap for the computer literate generation, definitely not for you Mom. Lack of storage, center console useless. Cup holders work better than you would expect. Exterior - Germans can't match the Japanese for fit and finish, gaps large enough to fit your pinky in. Car is drop dead gorgeous but paint is very soft and scratches easily. Run flats are a no no - no tire life and flats abound, stick with stock.


Best Features

The most copied car in the world. Secure in knowing that I'm driving one of the safest cars on the road. I've never pulled up to a traffic light wishing I had the other guy's car.


Worst Features

In-line 6 in need of a horse power boost. Clanky manual transmission with long overthrow needs to be improved on - difficult to provide passengers with a smooth ride, especially second and third gears Overall and awesome driving experience.


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3rd Bimmer
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By al privitera
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This is my 3rd BMW, two 3s and now the 530i. Had to have tires replaced at 2000 miles, car was shaking, sun roof malfunctioned, other than that ,car is great, nice handling, braking, great looking very quiet. The iDrive is not as bad as most people say.


Best Features

Handling, bluetooth, headlights, styling, great gas mileage well over 30 mpg on highway.


Worst Features

Cup holders are useless, back seat should fold down as a standard option.


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