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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Displaying 11 - 20 of 31 2005 BMW 5 Series reviews.

Dyma82 writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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4

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drive very well

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no so good in the snow

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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

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Glenn writes:
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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Sham writes:
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

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Karam writes:
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

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Soo Kheng writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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5

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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.

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Grayson writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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everything

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none

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:) — A truly amazing car. It handles perfectly, the styling is some of the best I've seen. the interior is luxurious... best of all, it has a seat extender! this car can be summed up in three legendary letters, BMW.

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Kouichi writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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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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Thareeq writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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engine's sound, interior

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fuel consumption

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... — acceleration and handling are good build quality is premium appearance is nice costs are relatively high due to large engine the fun factor is high :D i can recommend this car, but my fav is the new 3-series coupĂ© =)

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Steve writes:
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the great 6 cylinder diesel

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sloppy handling for a BMW

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Brilliant In Sport Spec — Big diesel performance the best thing about the 530d. Build quality good; paint poor Handling not up to the "ultimate driving machine" moniker on the SE even with the optional sport suspension option; you need the Sport. Fuel consumption high 30s if you cruise; low 30s if you're pushing on [auto]. Plenty of seating room, but bot not the biggest.

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Andreas writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Tremendous handling, braking and comfort

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Not much in the way of aftermarket parts

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Best All Round Transportation You Can Put Your Mitts On! — Performance - very adequate but not outrageous Build Quality - It's a Bimmer for g-ds sake Appearance - Orient Blue Mettalic... it looks gorgeous with the tan interior and tinted windows Cost of Ownership - most everything is still under warranty and the service from the dealer has been nothing short of outstanding Fun Factor - a blast to drive fast... the car gets smaller and tighter as you get to highway speeds but it's never frenetic or fidgety.

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2012 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2011 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2010 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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