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3.5 out of 5 stars

Buyer Beware!!

musicman9, 01/20/2011
2005 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)
35 of 36 people found this review helpful

I had 3 cars sitting in my garage, one was a BMW 545i (2005) one is a GMC Envoy (2002) and the other is a Toyota Tacoma Truck (1996) The BMW continued to leak oil all over the garage until I finally sold it. The Envoy and the Tacoma have about 200,000 miles each and I doubt that I have even spent $500 combined on the 2 of these cars since I have owned them. The BMW has been nothing but problems with every maintenance bill being at least $1,000. Just a battery alone for the car is almost $500! The car was the best driving car I have ever owned but reliability was the worst of any of the 20 cars I have owned since I first started driving. I traded it recently for a Toyota!

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3.88 out of 5 stars

Fun to drive, not without issues

fango2, 02/07/2012
2005 BMW 5 Series 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)
19 of 20 people found this review helpful

I bought mine in 2008 with 28K miles. I sold my 2003 325i to get this car. Just like the 3 series, I LOVE the way this car drives. The power, acceleration and steering are incredible. It's super smooth at high speeds - you just don't know you're speeding! After about 50K miles I was experiencing jerkiness in the transmission. Sometimes at a stop the engine would race and I'd have to shove my foot on the brake. I mentioned it several times to my dealer and finally, at 99K miles (I had the extended warranty) I asked to have a mechanic ride with me and I got a new transmission :) Cupholders suck; don't like the iDrive and interior is so-so, but I still like the car!

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3.88 out of 5 stars

I love my 5 Series but not the major issue

ddsbmw, 10/02/2012
2005 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
23 of 25 people found this review helpful

I love to drive my 525i, but it would be a lot more enjoyable with some sort of stereo. CCC module went out and is $1700 to replace. Out of my budget and almost inevitable to go out in this model. This controls navigation and all the service lights so I love my car a lot less than I could have. How I wish BMW would recall their obvious faulty CCC module so this car could be the great car it was meant to be.

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4.38 out of 5 stars

Great Car, but not Cheap to maintain

amg0507, 12/17/2012
2005 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
29 of 32 people found this review helpful

I've had my car for a few years now and put a good bit of miles on it. I've got 120,000 miles. I've changed the battery, tires, oil, spark plugs, all the regular maintenance and it drives great. But it's a BMW and parts are not cheap. . . it's also not cheap to have someone put them in for you. If you want a car that is Cheaper to keep going, drive a Toyota or a Honda. If you want to enjoy driving your car get a BMW. Previously I've had an Rx-8, MiniCooper Sport, Lexus SC430 and a Honda Accord.

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5 out of 5 stars

Here is why the BMW 2005 530i is the Ultimate car

Elijah Cooley, 03/08/2016
2005 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
28 of 31 people found this review helpful

This car rides like a dream little to no problems. I had this car 5 years and it was almost maintenance free besides the normal oil change, brakes and fuel and fluid flush. This car is a must buy if you want a great driving and looking BMW for a great price.

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