2006 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

2006 BMW 5 Series Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 15 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"comfortable car" 8 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"oil" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Abed writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 525xi Review
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5

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Loaded with just about every

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No actual oil or temperature gauge, all electronic!

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2006 Bmw 525xi Awd — This is a wonderful car ready for any type of weather circumstances equipped with AWD technology for top safety and pleasure.The interior comfort is great, and road noise is minimal.The performance is great. I love this car. It's so fast and so smooth. Love the idrive.

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HOBBSAUTO writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 530xi Review
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5

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NAVIGATION SYSTEM EASY TO USE, VERY RELIABLE

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HEADRESTS COULD NOT ADJUST TO MY HEIGHT, WOULD NOT TILT FORWARD

HOBBSAUTO
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Unlike Any Other, Powerful And Classy — I loved this car, from the moment I saw all of the technology, Blue tooth, Navigation, Heads up display. This one was loaded. It drove amazing, a little big for city driving, but the parking sensors made it easy to fit into tight spots. The best car for the highway, but needed to watch my speed constantly, as it was so comfortable.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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pburke911 writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 550i Review
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4

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Steering and handling like no other. Plenty of pedal when you need the power to pass.

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After 100,000 miles there are things that will need attention, and usually these things will require you bring out your pocketbook

pburke911
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Awesome Ride! — I love the performance and asthetics of this car. It has a good body style range, meaning from years 2004-2009 there wasn't much change, and it gave enough of an updated look that it stayed relevant in the mid 2010's.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eric writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 530xi Review
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5

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Stylish, powerful, and handles like a dream.

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Don't plan on carrying many people or things

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Amazing — I love driving this car. I feel very safe and I love having heated seats, a heated steering wheel and all the other bells and whistles. I love driving a BMW and i don't know if I can ever go back to driving anything else.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jass writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 530xi Review
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hell of a reliable car !!!!

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sometimes has a power lag.

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Great Great Car. — Overall, i like the car a lot. This car has good amount of power to get you through the traffic without a sweat. It has all heated seats, nav, good sound system. It is a great car to own. I am proud of it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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99AcuraRL writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 550i Review
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Power, Handling, Technology, Features, Seats and Voice Command (550i)

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Not a M5

99AcuraRL
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The 5 Series Is Thee Ultimate Driving Machine. — Great power and handling. I've owned a 2000 528i and a 2006 550i. Both had the manual transmission. The 550i was 71k new back in 06. It had Heads up display and transferred your contacts via bluetooth into the car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jonathan writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Great shape; smooth performance; comfortable cabin

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None yet.

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Looks Great From All Angles; A Technology Tour-de-force — Great car. Not as ubiquitous as the 3-series. The Auburn interior (the orangy one) is a head- turner. No problems with the iDrive -- I love it. Roomy, huge trunk, good cabin storage. Looks good from all angles (though I wasn't crazy about the Bangle-styled 5-series when it came out a few years ago). The 525i has been adequate and then some. Decent mileage.

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Timo writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Just the best car in this class.

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All extras cost a lot in Europe... as known for all Beemers and Benz.

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Great Car And Absolutely Valueable! — Me personally I would need more power, but it is just the 525.. therefore everything is just great and it anyway runs 245km/h on the speedometer. Handling couldn't be better for a sedan. Electronic deviced are just great as e.g. the voice control, the headup-display and whatever you say: the iDrive works perfect to me! Better than the reportedly better Audi-system! And for sure better than Mercedes. The design is angry and different.. I like it, cause Audi is great from inside, but boring from the outside.

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chadld writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Best handling sedan- period, exterior styling, engine response and sound, luxury features

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This model will do 150 but acceleration is a little weak, interior styling, iDrive takes forever to learn

chadld
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Best In Class Driving Experience, Some Questionable Design Choices, Balanced Fun And Fast — Had my 2006 525i just over a month now. Bought with 63k miles on it. The handling with the sport package is unreal. True sport sedan that hangs with sports cars through the twisties. The 215 hp engine is smooth, sounds great and provides decent acceleration, but could still use more power. Comfortable, roomy and fast, this car is a joy to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Eddie writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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The ride

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Doesn't have iPod/AUX connection

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The 2006 530i Is A Great Car — This is a really great car. The ride is awesome and it is so fun to drive. It's also a really good-looking car. The car has kept its value pretty well. I will be quite sad when I have to sell this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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