2006 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Candid Comments

2006 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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530xi Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. AWD 6-speed Manual)

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By M. Walters on


2006 BMW 5 Series 530xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Just purchased a 2006 530xi this past weekend. The car is everything you'd want in a BMW -- styling, speed and sassy. Few disappointments though: No compass, armrest storage compartment is small and a single CD player. I can understand the CD player, but not making the compass standard on the rear view mirro is odd. And, BMW has a long way to go in understanding how to best use storage areas in their cars. In any event, the car rides like a dream and the blue tooth synch into the car phone system is flawless. If you enjoy the open road, you'll love this car! I'll have this car for a long time.

Best Features

Phone connectivity to cell phone is perfect. Heated seats are HOT!

Worst Features

The storage space under the armrest are an absolute joke. There is NO REASON for 2 compartments under the armrest -- give me one large compartment and eliminate the top one, which is basically too small to store anything in other than a pen! Car needs a compass on the mirror.
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