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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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Lemon
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By A.Ortiz
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

The look of the car is attractive.The looks are not worth the troubles and headaches of the vehicle. It has too many electrical problems.The windows roll down automatically while the ignition is turned off. The car also beeps like it's going to flat line when the car is in motion. The dealers do not know how to fix these problems. They reset the computer for the beeping sound and put a new motor in the doors for the windows and the same problems still occur. I have taken the vehicle to the dealer for service and repairs 7 times and I just scheduled an appointment for an 8th time in 2 weeks.


Best Features

The exterior is the best part of the car.


Worst Features

Recall all the 5 series BMWs


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Best car I've ever owned
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By dtpi
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I traded up from a Merz C-Class to the
525. Both cars are great cars but I
needed a little more room. The 525
offers that and more.


Best Features

Awesome handling and braking. I was no farther than driving it home from the dealer when I suddenly had to emergency brake in Southern Calif traffic. The car stopped on a dime flawlessly. Awesome car.


Worst Features

I cannot imagine.


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Now It's O.K.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Stu from Scottsdale
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I was the first to get my 5 series in
Scottsdale, AZ. I should have waited
while BMW got the minor bugs out.
A "run-flat" tire was bad and until it
was discovered the car was vibrating so
much while driving that the passengers
thought the car was equipped
with "vibrating" seats. Originally the
dealer said that's the way the sports
series drives. The service manager was
NOT very accomodating and I had to
complain loud and often.Then the radio-
C/D player repeatedly would not play,
all that you could hear was static. BMW
after 5 tries finally fiqured out it
was caused by the "phone module". The
drivers cup holder also broke after the
first use. Now I love it.


Best Features

All the new technological driving features. It handles beautifully.


Worst Features

Make the I-driive a little easier to use, improve the cup holder, more interior storage space. Some BMW dealers must get their act together, in my case it was really just the service manager who needed training in customer service and people management. He remains simply rude.


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fun to drive
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By lemont
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

bmw did and outstanding job on the new
04 5 series. the new look is sharp and
the interior is even better. the new
body style is a head turner and i get
so many raves about how good this car
looks. i've only seen two more new 5
series on the street,but once the word
gets out am sure i'll be seeing alot
more of them.


Best Features

the features are end list, first off you have to start with the run flat tires and the motion sensors in the car when its armed. there is the xenon headlights that turn when you turn the steering wheel. also you have thigh supports that you can move to find that just right sitting postion.


Worst Features

i think that bmw hit the jackpot with these new car and they really cant improve anything with the car when its nearly perfect. just continue on being ahead of the game and to keep striving on setting standards for other car companies to see how its suppose to be done


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A must
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By Judah
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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It has been a fun experience. I love
gadgets and the latest trends in
technology, it has it all. It has been
a blessing.


Best Features

i-drive


Worst Features

room for cd's


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