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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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By E60_90024
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

You must drive this car to appreciate
the blend of sporty performance and
luxury. The full size appearance belies
actual performance characteristics.
The handling and performance are
nothing short of awesome.

iDrive takes a little time to master,
but you soon realize that you have
ultimate control over systems and have
access to information that in any other
car, you'd have to rely on the dealer
service department for. The ability to
create custom settings for the steeing
wheel control buttons is a great
feature.

And Bangle bashing aside - The styling
is both sporty and elegant, and unlike
anything in it's class.


Best Features

Active Roll Stabilization, Active Steering, Active Headlights, iDrive, Balanced weight.


Worst Features

Standard stereo should be better.


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What a Hassle!
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By SLVRG35Coupe
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Beautiful car, but has caused me nothing
except problems! One day the engine
wouldn't start and when it finally did
the engine would rev and the Service
Engine Soon light would be on. Also, the
Passenger Airbag Off is always lit. To
top off the trouble, today the car
completely broke down! Less than 3
months old, and it is dead. Engine
wouldn't start, emergency lights
wouldn't work, dead! Unbelievable,
nobody can believe it, this is a BMW
we're talking about! I have no clue what
is going to happen, but I am being dead
serious. I hope and am pretty sure that
this doesn't and won't happen to anyone
else, but there's always a chance, so
beware buyers!


Best Features

Exterior design


Worst Features

See review. Also, speedometer doesn't work properly. There's a letter in the storage compartment stating that the speedometer reads 50 when you're actually driving 57.5 mph. BMW told me they can't even fix it, I just have to deal with it.


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


Review

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


Review

This car is really stylish, comfortable
and fun to drive. I have owned a 3
series before but after this experience
I will always be a BMW fanatic.


Best Features

Active steering, interior roominess


Worst Features

Cut the price


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530i good mid size sedan
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By karen Pollock
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2004 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This BMW is the best value os all the 5
series. It hugs the road like a Porsche
yet can easily take the family from Los
Angeles to Palm Springs in style and
comfort it also handles the freeways as
well as the canyons.


Best Features

Easy to use dash, radio, air cond. etc. execellant pick up for low horse power.


Worst Features

Fron leg room which seems to be better in the new modle year. Poor quality GPS system


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