2005 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

2005 BMW 5 Series Review Ratings

  • Review your car

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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

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

User Reviews

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

Sham writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

nice looking car

Cons

broke down too much

35

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
5 Series
Looking for a Used 5 Series in your area?
CarGurus has 16,426 nationwide 5 Series listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP:
Glenn writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Handling, acceleration and feel.

Cons

Rubber door seals make noise.

35

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Kouichi writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Can still hang with newer cars in this class

Cons

Expensive upkeep

25

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Karam writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

Because its BMW!!!!

Cons

Very Hight maintenance Costs

25

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Tan writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

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

Cons

Too costly in Malaysia

25

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Thareeq writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

engine's sound, interior

Cons

fuel consumption

35

... — 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© =)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Steve writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

the great 6 cylinder diesel

Cons

sloppy handling for a BMW

45

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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Andreas writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Tremendous handling, braking and comfort

Cons

Not much in the way of aftermarket parts

45

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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Omar writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Drives amazing

Cons

Style

25

Good Car For Any Situation — Its pretty fun to drive in any weather condition, but it can make do with a better soundtrack from the engine and more torque. It looks like every other 5-series too. The brakes are pretty good, but this is not a track car.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Cristian299 writes:
2005 BMW 5 Series Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

a car that makes you smile

Cons

buy a mercedes if you want a confort ride

25

Best Car I Had — performance - good speed and cornering build quality - nothing repaired, quiet diesel appearance - flashy exterior, depends on the taste, good interior cost - expensive car, good gas mileage (diesel) fun - yes, rear weal drive is fun, it make you smile everytime you drive it

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

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

Review your car

Reviews From Other Years

2014 BMW 5 Series Reviews

A Pleasure To Drive By Joeadp

awesome drive with all the bells nd whistles...takes about a week to get comfortable with bmw idrive.......seems intuitive after a week. great gas mileage n added bonus for a car this size. love the... Read More

Read all 2014 BMW 5 Series reviews

2013 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Perfect Marriage Of Luxury And Performance By ajlatsko

I absolutely love my 550i. On the outside it looks like a sexy beast, and once you step on the accelerator, your impression is confirmed. This is the absolute best car I've ever driven, and I'm in the... Read More

A Luxurious And Fun To Drive Family Car. By essgee

I knew that I would enjoy the car, but I keep being surprised by how much I really love to drive it. It is sporty without drawing attention to itself. It gets pleasingly aggressive in sport mode. I... Read More

Read all 4 2013 BMW 5 Series reviews

2012 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Nice Appearance. By stonebay124

Not what I expected the vehicle to be.Though attractive in appearance, handling is more of a performance vehicle than a performance/leisure vehicle. Though brand in name is fine, in the future I thin... Read More

Great Vehicle! By Country860

It is a great vehicle and very comfortable and reliable. The 4 cylinder is great on gas but could have a little more pickup power. All the options on the car are great. Plenty of power once you are up... Read More

Read all 3 2012 BMW 5 Series reviews

2011 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Awesome 4 Door Rocket By jcbuncc

BMW quality, maintenance included and warranty is great. AWD is great. Comfortable ride. Plenty of room for most families. Tight with 2 cars seats and lots of kids stuff though. Gas mileage is gr... Read More

Excellent Car By eamin1

loved the luxury and comfort in the car. Starting 2011, BMW focused more on bringing whats in the 7 series down the 5 series, vs before, were they were focusing on expanding the luxury of the 3 series... Read More

Read all 16 2011 BMW 5 Series reviews

2010 BMW 5 Series Reviews

A Sporty Sleeper In Disguise By Longtimer

Tight as a drum, reliable, fun to drive easy or hard, corners like it is on rails - and of course, monumental German engineering through and through, this baby is fun as heck to drive and use as a dai... Read More

Love This Car By tjohannesson

Love the car, great engine, don't need to worry about the turbo, or injectors it just runs smooth, keep up the maintenance and never have any issues. It is a great car, the only downside I would say i... Read More

Read all 11 2010 BMW 5 Series reviews

People researching a 2005 BMW 5 Series contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2005 BMW 5 Series 545i, exterior
BMW 5 Series
32% of the time
BMW 3 Series
18% of the time
Audi A4
6% of the time
BMW X5
6% of the time
5 Series
Looking for a Used 5 Series in your area?
CarGurus has 16,426 nationwide 5 Series listings starting at $1,500.
ZIP: