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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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Feels like wind on wheels
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jdman10
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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I bought this car at a great price after someone took the hit of depreciation. I have never been more pleased with a car. The only problem I had with the car is the SES light came on after 2 months, gave me a P0102 code. Changed the MAF sensor for $150 and it hasn't complained till now. Dealer wanted 400 bucks for a 10 minute job. Can be expensive to fix, but well worth it if you can afford it. The car handles awesome and you are always under control, even when you think you are not. The engine is smooth and surprisingly quiet. I have low profile performance tires and road noise from them is way louder. I usually change my car every year, but i think this one is gonna be with me for a while.


Best Features

I like the i-drive. Styling Driving it feels right.


Worst Features

As always, cup holders are useless. Traction control is a bit too aggressive. Engine temperature gauge required, the car is a portable garage heater after a drive.


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Transmission fault
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By daisy2
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Transmission fault came on and then i have to stop in the middle of the road to restart for light would go off . This is the worst BMW ever the car only have 85k . and my friends has a kia with more miles and there no problems with his car even the BMW shop tried to fix the car but they fix the wrong thing, i hate i ever got this car


Worst Features

new car


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Great car but unexpected problems
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Fouad
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Bought brand new in 2004 and I still use it now. At first fule smell inside and dealer couldn't fix the problem till now also annoying sound from the roof like plates hitting 1. After 2 years I had to replace my suspension system for a cost of $2,200 (done by dealer) but I had to change all rft tyres because of that on my account for aboutt $2,400 2. After 3 years gearbox had to be replaced for a cost of around $7,000 (done by dealer) 3. After 4 years again I had suspension sys problem 4. Ac not cooling and compressor should be replaced for a cost of around $2,200 5. Oil level is always low according to computer screen but oil level is ok 6. Left front passenger window doesn't close any more


Best Features

nice sporty exterior looking and real fun to drive, handling, accelerating, breaking, it's enjoyable when you don't face fixing and replacing parts


Worst Features

1. RFT tyres are very bad idea each time u need to change a tire it costs around $600 2. give it more useful space in the interior i didn't find any space for my mobile, pen, papers, and the side console is really tight 3. bmw should make a car to last for at least 10 years without problems !!


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1st 5 Series
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Olson
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Bought this car used, I adore this vehicle. I smile and actually giggle every time I click the door open. I have had a 3 series in the past and was hesitant about going to a car so much bigger. I was wrong. It handles like a demon when accelerating. The rear wheel drive in Wisconsin does require special care, but the way it conforms to me and the heated seats and steering wheel more than make up for it. I have every intention of holding on to this car for many years to come. The previous owner took such care of it, one would never believe it was used. Love, love this car, just pray it does not break in any way, expensive to fix.


Best Features

Heated seats and steering, The beautiful logo that shows others royalty is coming;-)


Worst Features

Steering "squeaks" a bit, but fluid says fine and turning is not issue at all.


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DON'T BUY ONE
11 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By rusdswan
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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I bought this 2004 545i in Oct 06. It had 48k miles on it and was in near perfect condition. I had problems within a month of driving it. The default light for almost every system alarmed. After 4 visits I bought a new $170 battery which fixed all the problems BMW could not. Recently the transmission default light came on. BMW offered to fix it for $8200. Ridiculous!


Best Features

heads up display voice activated nav and entertainment


Worst Features

Quit charging so much for service and parts.


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