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 530i Review
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It looks nice.

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the gears are a bit slow.

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Bmw — Its a luxyrious car with high comfort. The acceleration is good and the car has some coool features. Its always nice to drive a 6 geared car. The negative thing is that It uses much fuel, but its still a very fun car to drive!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Performance

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Cupholders!

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Bmw 5 Series Is Everthing It's Cracked Up To Be... — Cupholders suck! The I-drive takes some getting used to. Mileage is good, I average 27 mpg, car handles very tight. It's a very good car and I would buy another BMW. Service department treats you like a queen! Havent had to pay for a thing!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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 coupé =)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 BMW 5 Series Review
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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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Drives amazing

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Style

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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.

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a car that makes you smile

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buy a mercedes if you want a confort ride

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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

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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Always fun to drive.

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Not quite an M5

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Bmw 545i Smg — Best car I've ever owned so far. SMG tranny makes for improved performance. Car performed exceptionally well at Pacific Raceway Proformance Racing school. I highly recommend taking this class as it does a great job of preparing you for driving extremely fast & safe. :-)

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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Performance, great ride and handling, comfort features (get Sports Package); super fun to drive

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Having a V8 when gas was over $4.00/gallon

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Great Car For The Driver — Performance - Great handling, brakes and acceleration for mid luxury car. Build quality - No problems or defects on my car. Nice comfort features and Logic 7 sound system is great. Looks- 545 has aggressive stance close to M5. Cost of ownership: (Only gas and winter tires). MPG Highway is 26, City 18, combined 22-23 Fun Factor - THE BEST, smooth acceleration, corners like a 3 series ( make sure you have sports package). i-drive issues are overrated. Once you make the intial settings you only use it of the radio.

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2005 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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extremely gorgeous, fast and very solid

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very expensive maintanence

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Sure If Someone Is Inetrested In Buying A Good Car Bmw 5 Series Is The Best Option — BMW 530 is the most amazing car in the whole world. I kept it for almost 18 months. Its beautiful, solid and very fast. You could easily say that this car is a head turner. I have sold it now but would surely consider buying it agagin sometime soon. cheers.

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2014 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Excellent, Safe, Quick Enough, And Large Storage. By sjcdal

wifes daily driver. She says just about once a week..."I love my car". After a long time away from BMW, this car has been a pleasant surprise. Nice looks, fairly quick, safe, solid auto. No compl... Read More

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

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2013 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Love The Msport By bmwfan917

Overall nice car. Looks good, handles very well, plenty of features... Decent factory warranty. The runflats give us a peace of mind for long drives. Gas mileage is not bad for a sports car. Around... Read More

Its The Best By ashishbrar

I have no complaints with it. I am sold on a BMW and would never get anything else. Its just amazing. Its drives, handles and runs perfect. Its also great on gas mileage and its roomy. Enough space fo... Read More

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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

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2011 BMW 5 Series Reviews

A Great Family Sedan From Bmw By fazmoto

The larger size of this model 5 series (known as F10 body style) makes it a better choice for families than previous generations. The 3.0 liter turbo engine has enough power to make this a real perfor... Read More

Bmw By bmerguy

I love this car, the best car that I've ever owned. It's fast, it has a good looking design, excellent comfort, good acceleration, excellent handling, good fuel economy, equipment is so easy to use, t... Read More

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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

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

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