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


Review

8k miles so far and loving this car.
Only a few minor computer issues that
were fixed by dealer with software
upgrade. Car drives amazing)


Best Features

Car feels like sports car


Worst Features

Interior could be better, My dealer service is poor


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Happy 545 Owner
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By JDN
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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Have had 545 SMG for one month and one
day as a replacement for 540-6spd. Car
was delivered in pristine condition.
Absolutely no defects have surfaced in
the first month. Car is quieter,
smoother, more stylish, more technically
advanced, and more satisfying to own
than my previous wheels.


Best Features

Active steering has been the best surprise. Maneuvering at low speeds is an absolute pleasure. Ninety degree turns are amazing. Cruise control (not active) has been improved and much easier to change cruise speed. Also would not want to be without HUD ever again.


Worst Features

Make HUD more programmable. Give more options for four or five features in the HUD screen, especially the tach. Add AM/FM button to radio controls outside of iDrive. Improve SMG so actual performs as smoothly as brochures claim.


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going to MB
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By MrBreadToast
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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


Review


trading it in because of all the
electronic problems. Nothing but a hassle


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WOW OMG!
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By bimmerfan
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Vehicle

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


Review

This is the most fun car I have ever
driven. I love the way exterior looks.
It is definately in the top 5 best
looking cars on the road, definately
the car with a serious "PRESENCE"! I-
Drive is very easy and can be learned
in a very short time. The comfort seats
are awesome. Premium sound is awesome.
I test drove MB E500 and it is a very
nice car as well but this new 5 series
is definately more fun to drive,
handles better and to me, it looks way
more interesting.


Best Features

V8, Comfort Seats, Premium Sound, Active Steering, Adaptive Headlights, Active Roll Suspension


Worst Features

More options in the I-Drive. There aren't that many options there. You can't blame BMW for that though. There are still some who are arguing that I- Drive is hard as it is. Geeeeez


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BMW 530i
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By DFWRaider
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Vehicle

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


Review

This is a great car for those who love
to drive. The handling is the best
I've ever driven (better than the
previous model 530), and the car sticks
to the road even in the fastest and
sharpest turns. The interior layout is
a big improvement over the previous
model because of higher quality
materials, more luxurious layout, and
fewer buttons crowding the dash.


Best Features

IDrive is great once you get used to it. It's challenging at first, but very useful (and fun) after a day or two. The steptronic transmission is sharp and responsive. The car is full of creature comforts.


Worst Features

Currently Navigation and Satellite radio do not work together, hopefully this will be fixed soon.


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