2005 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

2005 BMW 5 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 31 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:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 16 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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Solid Ride, powerful engine

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Mileage

bimmerfan
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Awesome Car To Own — This is my 5th BMW. Awesome ride - smooth and quick. The engine is very powerful. The sound system is thrilling. Features that I like - Bluetooth, extended seats, climate package, parking distance system Cons - mileage ; not bad compared to other gas guzzlers

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Great driving machine!!  Handles well, performs well. Love this car.

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Very expensive upkeep.  A set of run flat tires for it cost $1200.  Even a simple oil change is 200 due to the synthetic oil.  Also needs premium gas and gas prices are terrible.

Amandafox
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Awesome Driving Car. — Like everything, love the cost of maintaining it. It looks good it is very comfortable. Has heated seats that are great in the winter., comfortable leather seating. The car drives so smooth you hardly know you are moving. In fact, I have had 8 speeding tickets in 2 years as a result of the how smooth this car drives. Car is fun to drive and it always turns heads!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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drive very well

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no so good in the snow

Dyma82
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Good — i liked everything about this car. it runs great handle really good it a BMW. i love this car. unfortunately i have to get rid off it because i just got a SUV. this car is great for family. comfortable for 5 to four people

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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nice looking car

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broke down too much

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Always Wanted One..sp I Did!! — BMW's are great but when they go wrong they can be a pain, buy a diesel as petrols are thirsty, stay away from high tech ones, you will sit at a BMW dealler more than in the drivers seat. these now look dated as 2011 model looks the biz

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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The ultimate driving machine.....

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If you can't afford one...get a second job.

mc2356
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You Won't Be Sorry. — This car is pure pleasure to drive. Strong and responsive especially with the Michelin Sport AS tires I just put on it. It handles so tight even at 100 mph. You will never be sorry you bought BMW. Jump in and get ahead of the crowd.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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Handling, acceleration and feel.

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Rubber door seals make noise.

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Love The Car, Now I Want An M5. :-) — I love this car, how it feels, handles & accelerates. Braking is awesome and spent a day on the track with a pro on how to drive really really fast. The only think that bugs me about the car are the squeaky door seals. It is annoying.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Can still hang with newer cars in this class

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Expensive upkeep

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Lean Mean Teutonic Fighting Machine — Top notch sport sedan, plenty of power at all revs, excellent brakes and solid handling for a two ton ride. Nice seats, could use a few more features for a car of this price range. 24mpg on the highway, gas guzzler around town. Expensive to maintain, needs good mechanic. 55kmiles in less than 2 years

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2005 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Because its BMW!!!!

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Very Hight maintenance Costs

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Bmw — nice, attractive and fast car... but you need to take care of it toooooo much. driving it is sooo exciting, its like a sport-family car, it's safe car to drive the family... BMW is the BEST for you there is no more words to say

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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The sleek bodylines and curves is as awesome as ur gf body's curve yeah

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Too costly in Malaysia

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Love At First Sight In Austria Sometime Falls In 2003 — The best machine at it's class man ever made on Earth at this present time. Superb sports car handling for an executive sedan with long wheelbase. Fair maintenance cost with efficient fuel consumption as I travel a lot. Thanks to my magnesium engine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Design of headlamp

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Muffler

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Huh? — Nice body design like lines in the body. Nice headlamp design. Its starring at you. Nice acceleration but still slow for me. Better engine sound than M5. But mercedes engines have better sounds. Nice fuel consumption! One of my friend is jealous at me

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Nice Appearance. By stonebay124

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2011 BMW 5 Series Reviews

A Great Family Sedan From Bmw By fazmoto

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2010 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Addicting! By Rqumsieh

This car is fun to drive. Very powerful on the road, people always compliment on how nice the car looks. Since I started driving the 5 series, I dont think I will be able to switch to any other car, s... Read More

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