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


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Love this car. I had a '99 MB 300TD
which I had bought new and loved but
this is a more comfortable driving
car. Fits nice.


Best Features

THe controls for the volumn and channels on steering wheel.


Worst Features

Mirrors that go down when u back up. I do miss that on my Benz. Standard back windshield sunguard s/b on the premium pkg.


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If only the electronics were executed!
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By David J2005
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


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Great car! However, everytime the car
is started, the "mouse" must be pushed
to acknowledge the safety warning. This
is a pain. I also have a MB which has
the same message, but times out in
seconds automatically.


Best Features

540i has plenty of power and feels very secure.


Worst Features

BMW needs to let the enginers do their job and get the legal department out of the way!


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By rich mikulak
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Terrific car.

iDrive system is not an issue. Most of
the stuff it controls you wouldn't
change while driving. If you can use
an ATM, you can use the iDrive.

Candidly, the only thing I miss is the
control wheel on the dash that
controlled the temp of the air that
hits your face.


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2004 BMW 530ia
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By joe91
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

For 2004 BMW has again produced an
excellent, top-of-the-line sport sedan,
whic I consider the best on the market.
After over 6 months of test driving
numerous BMW configurations, as well as
competive lines, I again bought a
bimmer. So far, I like everything about
it (including iDrive and exterior
design)!


Best Features

* Good HP and torque from the 530ia. * 6-speed Steptronic transmission. * User friendly i-Drive allows driver control of numerious features * Comfort with sport car handling * Xenon adaptive headlights


Worst Features

Make active steering a separate option. (I did not buy the sport package because I did not want active steering.)


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WOW!!!!!!!
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By RWKramer
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6A)


Review

My previous car was a Lexus GS400,
which I adored. Wanted better
handling, performance, etc. and the 545
is IT!!!! I have let several friends
drive this magnificient piece of
machinery and all have been wowed. The
I-drive is a pain in the behind but one
can live with it.


Best Features

Sport Pkg., comfort seats, saphire black exterior.


Worst Features

Armrest storage compartment, 86 the i- drive.


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