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By Bama
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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If you are into cars, you owe it to yourself to own a BMW 5 series. The technology is seemingly endless. One can set the temperature to cool off the car 30 minutes before you are scheduled to drive off. It has a motion detector as part of the anti-theft system. How about being able to check the oil from inside electronically? It is a little pricey but if you can afford just a little more, don't hesitate. The iDrive actually becomes intuitive after a while. With so many ways to set the personal settings, the iDrive is a necessity. Don't let it turn you off.


Best Features

Blue tooth phone technology - it increases safety and convenience.


Worst Features

None.


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The Best!
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By Arth
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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By far the best vehicle I have ever owned. Fast, reliable, and fun to drive.


Best Features

First I was worried since there were so many bad reviews on iDrive - but now I can not imagine the car without it. I have never had any problems with it.


Worst Features

Less plastic to be used for interior pannels, especially around the heavily used areas, like window control panel.


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Beautiful Car - The ULTIMATE SLEIGH
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By 530xi - Exceptional
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Wow - what a car. took delivery on 11/05. It was the first one on the showroom floor. I had a 330xi before and this just blows it away. The ride is super smooth and much more powerful than you would guess. Plenty there to get you in trouble with the State Patrol. I live in the Rocky Mountain high country and this car can go anywhere and do anything in any sort of weather. You don't even notice the X- Drive handling the car it's balanced so well. Put a good set of snow tires on - Blizzaks- and you're good to go. IDrive is a breeze for the computer literate set. Set it and forget it.


Best Features

X-Drive, smooth acceleration, Steptronic, satellite radio, automatic wipers, heated seats/steering wheel, VERY roomy trunk. Great handling.


Worst Features

None I can think of except maybe a supercharger - which will never be available. Dinan upgrades. 18" wheels might be nice.


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2006 530i Disappointment
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By helodrive
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I have taken the car back 7 times in a little over a year for repairs. I am very disappointed with BMW and will not buy another. The day I picked the car up I had to return it because the SOS system was not working, iDrive went out, the sunroof had to be repaired to work correctly, warning for high battery drain (2 times), window anti-trap warning, rough idle.


Best Features

Heated seats and steering wheel which is a option. Auto wipers.


Worst Features

Take the radio function out of the iDrive.


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A whole different level
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By Jim W.
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2006 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

This car is a real pleasure to drive. Dead quiet without a bit of mush. The 525i won't throw your head back into the powered headrest but it does get you onto the interstate just fine. Once there you can cruise at 70mph/2400rpm and watch your mpg gauge hover above the 30mpg mark. I often find myself seeking out corners to carve. If I was forced to complain... it takes a little bit more time to zip between radio bands and stations or ejecting and inserting CDs. IDrive would be rough on the techno challenged among us. I'm not used to a car without a dipstick either. Don't let any of this stop you from experiencing the craftsmanship and engineering excellence of this car. Even if it's a test drive


Best Features

Built in rechargeable flashlight w/logo, passenger mirror automatically tilts down to view curb when in reverse. Cruise control indicator mark magically appears on the perimeter of the speedo in a most cool way.


Worst Features

A few discreet buttons for radio presets or band. Easier vent and heat routing changes.


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