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Best car I have ever owned.
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By Dennis
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2005 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I traded in an 04 Merz C-320 for this car. Best trade I ever made. This is an all around outstanding car. The car handles well is comfortable and quiet. I have the luxury package and the sport package. Both options are worth the money.


Best Features

The brakes, the looks and the handling.


Worst Features

I think for the price, a 6 disc CD changer should be standard.


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A Great Surprise
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By HiHoMike
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2005 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

After owning Mercedes, Lexus, Infinti,
Cadillac, Acura, etc., after driving
the 525i, it sold itself. Handling,
style, comfort, reliability and
service are superior. This is my
first bimmer, and it won't be my last


Best Features

Styling, comfort, adaptive headlights, 6-speed automatic transmission


Worst Features

Make it easier to access HVAC setting without having to go into I-Drive.


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Best Vehicle I've Ever Owned
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By Michael in Florida
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2005 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I've owned Mercedes, Lexus, Cadillac, Audi, Porshe, to name a few, but never had a BMW until I bought the new 525i 8 weeks ago. I was, and continue to be, totally awed by the vehicle. This is a well-built, eye-catching and unbelievably performing machine in every way. The styling is unparalleled; the interior is roomy and erognomically satisfying; the trunk is spacious and can hold 4 sets of golf clubs; the horsepower is deceiving, only 184, but it responds assertively and appropriately to any demand I place on it. I recommend the xenon package with adaptive headlights, the premium package, and the satellite radio. Great surprise and highly satisfying - best of over 40 cars I've owned.


Best Features

Styling, roominess, ergonomics, ride and handling, technology, drivability, smoothness, comfortable seating for 5.


Worst Features

Take vent setting out of I-drive and enable driver to select settings without having to go into the I-drive.


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Fun Vehicle
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By Coaster
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2005 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Only drawback is accepting the i drive
each time you start the car, Its a pain
in the butt. I know the system, took a
little time to learn but You should
have the right to adjust its features,
more than they allow.


Best Features

Seating and drivability, it is a joy to travel.


Worst Features

Allow owner input on the way the I drive computer should work for that individual. I will sign and not hold BMW accountable.


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2005 BMW 525i - a great vehicle
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By BMW 525i impressive
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Vehicle

2005 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Test drove Mercedes E320, Lexus GS300,
Acura 3.2TL, Infiniti M45, to name a
few, but BMW has done some amazing
things with the 5 series. Best car
I've ever owned. Have had it over a
month - surprising fuel economy, and
for a 6 cylinder with only 185
horsepower, it really moves when you
need it. They tell me it's because of
the 6 speed automatic transmission and
the torque.

Very roomy, plush, very comfortable for
me as I am 240 and am over 6'2" tall.
Smooth ride, yet it handles like a
sports sedan should.

Very impressed with the interior
refinements. Don't like the I-Drive
system for changing radio settings and
vent settings - too cumbersome and
distracting while driving.


Best Features

Interior, handling, ride, comfort, styling.


Worst Features

Get rid of the I-drive - don't need it.


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