By M. Walters on
2006 BMW 5 Series 530xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
Just purchased a 2006 530xi this past weekend. The car is everything you'd want in a BMW -- styling, speed and sassy. Few disappointments though: No compass, armrest storage compartment is small and a single CD player. I can understand the CD player, but not making the compass standard on the rear view mirro is odd. And, BMW has a long way to go in understanding how to best use storage areas in their cars. In any event, the car rides like a dream and the blue tooth synch into the car phone system is flawless. If you enjoy the open road, you'll love this car! I'll have this car for a long time.
Phone connectivity to cell phone is perfect. Heated seats are HOT!
The storage space under the armrest are an absolute joke. There is NO REASON for 2 compartments under the armrest -- give me one large compartment and eliminate the top one, which is basically too small to store anything in other than a pen! Car needs a compass on the mirror.