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By Simon
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2005 BMW 5 Series Sedan 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


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I traded in a 2003 525i to buy the 2005 545i. While it has taken me a little while to get used to the new styling, it has taken no time at all to get used to the sheer driving power and pleasure of the 545i. Über-responsive and just terrific fun to drive, I am very happy with my decision.


Best Features

The new navigation system takes the fear out of touring.


Worst Features

Look again at the internal styling. I really think the 2003 version was warmer, particularly with more use of wood in the doors.


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Love it!
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By anthony Vecchione
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2005 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Maybe I am biased but this is my fifth of my BMW. Three were 3 series (gave my last one to my daughter so the grandchildren were safe), and purchased a Z4 for my wife. I needed a larger sedan than the 3, so the 5 was a natural choice. I happen to like the looks and the I Drive. Yes, it takes some time, but it is worth it. We just got back from a 2000 mile trip and we were comortable and relaxed after doing quite a bit of exploring. It handled wonderfully on the switchbacks of the forest roads, great milage on the highway, and the navagation system was confused only once when new roads had been built. It even found a small hotel we had programmed in in a residental area of town,


Best Features

Handling, comfort, solid feel, navigation and heads up display.


Worst Features

Heads-up display better seen with polarized sunglasses.


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Fun with style and quility
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By alvaro correa
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2005 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Handling, reliability are excellent. The iDrive is very easy to use.


Best Features

iDrive, interior design.


Worst Features

gas/electric engine. Hybrid BMW will be an excellent seller,


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Great Car
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By Marc
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2005 BMW 5 Series Sedan 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


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Fun, extremely fast, and sticks to road as if it's on rails. I love driving this every day. I recommend it to anyone who loves to drive. I had the K40 installed also.


Best Features

Power, handling, and features.


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Happy all around
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By Hans
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2005 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Given that I choose the lowest HP engine, I am impressed how well it still performs, especially on the highway. I don't miss one Hp. I took it for a 1500 mile roadtrip and had the most delightful drive I have ever had. I have owned over 50 cars - so far the only section any other car performed better was in acceleration because I had cars with big engines as well.


Best Features

The handling is out of this world and the seats provide great support and comfort. I like the 26 mpg.


Worst Features

better cupholders would be nice amd the NAV system should be standard at this price


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