2006 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: First...maybe last. Great to

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First...maybe last. Great to drive. Post-warranty fears...
By vengefultick on


2006 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


I bought my 525i as a CPO with ~32,000 miles on it.
By the second day I had an appointment to get the rotors replaced as they were warped.

November '10 I had to have the radiator replaced as it developed a sizable whole.

The transmission engages rather hard from near-stop or even a full stop at times.
It occasionally shifts hard at speed.
The dealership swears this is my driving style.
I find it commical that I did not have this problem with a '99 Ford Escort, '98 Suzuki Sidekick, '98 Toyota Tacoma, '04 Mazda Protege5, or an '05 Chevy Silverado....but I do with the expensive BMW.

The car is fun to drive, the stearing and handling are great.

Best Features

Interior details. Handling.

Worst Features

Better storage & cup holders. Better iDrive (already in place now). Less chip-happy paint. Better build quality.
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