2005 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: 545: Drive it, buy it.

2005 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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545i Sedan (4.4L V8 6-speed Manual)

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545: Drive it, buy it.
By Salberts on


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


I did. I was bored. It was rainy. I had the kids. I decided to test drive the new 5. Since I owned (and loved) a 530i (2002), I had no intention of buying the new model. Long story short, I test drove a 545, and I was sold. Not only is power, cornering, and ride vastly superior to the prior 5, the interior and trunk is larger, and the interior is better laid out. After a few minutes of minor haggling, the papers were signed and I was behind the wheel of a new silver grey 545i beauty. I drove it all weekend. Even the kids enjoyed it.

Best Features

I-Drive, and cup holders. I have even grown to like the way it looks.

Worst Features

A coin holder.
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