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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Amazing vehicle

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A Fun Car To Drive — Having purchased over 26 cars since the age of 15 (Hey,I'm from the Motor City, it's in our blood ;)) this is a passion that is a high priorty for me. Exceptional ride and handling dynamics, smooth and vigorous engines, premium interior furnishings, precision build quality, strong resale value. The BMW 5 Series earned its deserved reputation as the supreme midsize sport sedan almost on driving dynamics alone. Combined with standout styling, a well-appointed cabin and some of the most sophisticated technologies available in an automobile, the 5 Series offers something for everyone.

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2005 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Speed, urge, economy, handling, comfort

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Challenging looks

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Bmw 530d — Questionable looks but unquestionable ability. The 530D will top 150mph and still return 50mpg! Use the slightly clunky gears to propel yourself on a wave of torque in the slightly awkward driving position! It is utterly composed through corners, not the oversteering beast I thought it might be. Acres of room in the back and a decent sized boot too. And people dont want to spit at you or call you a facist because its not a stockbroker wannabe 3 series either....

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2005 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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everything

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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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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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Fast, Comfortable, Agile, Amazing, Clean Lines, Quiet Ride and you never feel that you are going too fast.

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New Tires every 12,000 miles!

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I Love This Car! — This car has been a great car to drive for the past three years. It is the only car that anticipates my every move and reacts instantly.

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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Awesome handling and presence on the road

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Everything in this car is an option.  I dont like that about BMW

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Love It — I know its a V8 but it doesn't guzzle gas as much. I love it, It is an ultimate driving experience.

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2005 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Brand name.  Fun to drive.

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Resting on their laurels and pandering to the masses at a cost of quality.

Cynic
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Too Many Little Problems For High End Car — Mechanically sound. Lots (and I mean lots) of little things go wrong - poor trim, door seals replaced x 3, noisy sunrood, electronic problems, irritating and cheap interior (cupholders - aaaagggghhh). Better value out there for less money. I've driven BMW for over 10 years but this will be the last.

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:8,000

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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style, style, power, power

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annoying center console

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Nice Euro Design A Usual — The exterior is amazing, but if you look at all the buttons and commands, you realize that there are alot of distrasctions while you drive for instance the center knob controls almost everything, now imagine setting the clock on that thing :) .Driving wise this car has a smooth acceleration until you floor it, give's you a whiplash like no tomorrow. Extremely amuzing

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Very Nice Car... Smooth Ride A Lot Of Girls — just one problem with todays new car>> the run flat tires,, a very stupid technology.. the tires so expensive... and you have to go the bmw dealer because regular tires shop don:t wanna deal with it>>>

Owner for 3 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:20,000

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2005 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Smooth ride

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Could be too spacious for some people

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All Around Great — This car is beautiful! It rides very smooth and is incredibly comfortable. The only reason I traded it in was because I felt it was a bit too big, but then again I am pretty small. Very spacious and elegant.

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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the ultimate driving machine...

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cost to maintain goes with the cost of a new bmw.

allthefineprint
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A Full Size Sedan That's Really A Full Size Race Car — an amazing car to drive every time you sit down in it. excellent handling in both city and highway situations. but truly, this car handles BETTER when you get it up to speed. it's at home between 90-110mph while getting excellent gas mileage (23+) at cruising speed. with every option except for rear camera, comfort is king and built in nav and Sirius make for easy trips, no matter how long. not for snow, ice, and would never treat to salt of any kind.

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

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2014 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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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

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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

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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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