2004 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

2004 BMW 5 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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"ride" 15 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"style" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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illiamw writes:
2004 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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5

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Handling, styling, room

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Gas mileage

illiamw
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The Ultimate Driving Machine... The E60 5 Series Sedan — As one of the most powerful 5 series ever made, this BMW E60 comes with a 4.4 liter V8 engine that produces 325hp/330tq, seats 5 full sized adults, and can haul ass and overtake any fixed up wannabe's. Comfort, styling, and interior room are high points of this car; of course, since it is a V8 the gas mileage suffers unless you go lightly on the gas pedal (but every BMW begs to be driving hard, and this one is no exception). Overall it is a great tourer and a family sedan that has the character!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jason writes:
2004 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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4

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MPG, Style, wow factor

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slightly underpowered, idrive is overcomplex

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Bang For The Buck! — Bang for the buck in the used car market is unparralled. 30mpg, current body style, $50k new $20k now, BMW knows how to build an inline six, feels like much more than 190hp, ZF 6speed is always in the powerband. Excellent handling, braking and road manners.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Douglas writes:
2004 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Quality, safety, performance.

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None so far in 73,000 km.

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My 530i — After driving domestic for over 40 years I switched to BMW and experienced the pleasure of driving a quality vehicle. The 3 litre engine is powerful enough on the highway and economical when driven at, or about the speed limit to give me 39 mpg. The overall quality is superb and the ride is very comfortable on long trips. The dealership is top quality and they treat you with due respect. The 5 is very much a great car to drive and handles well on all road types. The multitude of features makes it fun to operate. I'm always looking for a reason to drive anywhere so that I can enjoy it more.

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Rightcoronary writes:
2004 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Superb handling, very precise and responsive brakes.

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Very low clearance, climate control could be better.

Rightcoronary
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Ultimate Driving Machine In New Mexico — Like riding on rails and training wheels, I love that. Acceleration is nimble, cornering stability is excellent. Climate control could be better especially as the weather warms. I would like to bring outside air at any temperature without having to open windows. Replaced the ac compressor at 98k miles which was still under warranty so I only dished out 50 bucks. Replaced all air hoses at 130k parts 75 bucks. 6 hours labor, no sweat. Easiest car ever to work on. I'm out of warranty obviously so I do all my maintenance. Replaced all front lights from time to time a little tedious but easy. Added first replacement new battery from Walmart 118 bucks December 2012, no problems whatsoever. When working on the brakes it is cheaper to put new rotors and pads from Bosh. Did all 4, cost 155 bucks. At 130k miles. It runs like new. I do all my oil changes now and general service. It's almost fun to do..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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cpk writes:
2004 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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5

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6 speed manual trans makes it fun to drive and great gas mileage
Handling is excellent

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Not very good in snow, although the transaction system works and all round snow tires help.

cpk
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Great Car — One of the best cars I've owned, reliable, comfortable, sporty and easy to find information and parts. Car has great acceleration and rockets up to 100mph. Ride is incredibly smooth and quiet at all speeds, and brakes well. Styling is very appealing and still gets compliments after 10 years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jesse writes:
2004 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Build quality, design, technology, handling, performance

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Price, perfomance could always be better, no xenons in this one, dvd play
needs another slot-load drive

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The Best Out Of This Class, But Needs A Bigger Engine. — Interior is one of the most greatest I have ever been, everything is rock solid, and "half-leather" interior is stunning. Only problem is that I can't really relax and enjoy it, because I'm always making sure, that interior isn't getting messy. Exterior is known about its quite different style and it's splitting peoples opinions. I think it looks gorgeous but still very agressive and elegant. But, it isn't that good from every angle. There are few angles where from I don't like to see it. Believe me, it's not that pretty, looks something like a sandwich. Handling isn't anything new, the feel is really nice and sharp, but when you deactivate DSC, the fun begins. Sport chassis stiffens it up nicely and it's not too hard on this kind of vehicle. Back end of the exhaustion has been changed to alternative from Remus and it sounds nice and low. I have to admit that I have pulled about ~400m drifting from corner to corner in closed area, on a bit chilly, not icy road. It's so easy to keep in good angle and it gives just right amount of power to kick more out of it. But hey, more power is always needed and that's what this also needs. Overall impression is maybe the best car I have driven since now, but there's more yet to come. Just blowed front tyre from it and it's now standing on a donut, because there's no wheelshop open before christmas. Thank god, RPA warned me and pulled on side of the road. So no damage to the car or rim, only tyre got punctured. This didn't happen when I blowed tyre from our Renault Megane, I didn't realise it before it was empty.

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Joe_Mo writes:
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4

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Fun to drive, handles great.

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Power is average but I knew that i wasn't buying a race car (not a V8).

Joe_Mo
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Love To Drive It. My Own Ultimate Driving Machine — Bought is used in Nov. of 2011 - had 79,000 mile - $13,599 (With sports package). I had to travel 200 miles to get it but it was worth the trip. The only major work to be done was on the brakes...Engine is solid with NO leaks. Appearance - I love the E60 body style. Accelartion is more than adequate for daily driving. Handles great and brakes are great. Average 30MPG on the highway and about 22MPG in town.

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jsmckune writes:
2004 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Great driving and looking car

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Rear wheel drive

jsmckune
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Great Car — I have loved driving this car. I drive it mostly on I-25, and at the end of the day, I feel great . It has the most comfortable seats of any car I have driven. Thei car handles like a sports car and ride like a luxury car, and give s the milage of a compact car. What a combination. You can't find that with too many cars.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jsmckune writes:
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This is a great looking and driving car.

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It is rear wheel drive

jsmckune
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Great Car — I loved everything about this car. Comfort, Performance, economy. I have used this car for driving to customers, so mostly on I-25. It is one car that you can get out of at the end of the day of driving and your back does not hurt. Gret comfort and performance in a luxury car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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dllamado writes:
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One owner, clean title. Pristine condition. It's a BMW!

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High mileage

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Luxury — The car can go really fast since it's a rear wheel drive. Leather seat is very comfortable on long drive. Moon roof is a nice touch when the sun is out. Very luxurious look and feel to the car. Great gas mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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