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

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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

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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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Jass writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 530xi Review
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5

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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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GermanCarFanMA writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 530xi Review
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3

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Competent, solid all-around sedan; reasonably quick with decent power, good brakes and steering; outstanding all-weather capability with snow tires; good ride quality and long-trip comfort

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Feels larger and heavier than it is, not much sporting pretension, controversial design, doesn't seem to want to play the same way my previous-generation 5-series did

GermanCarFanMA
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Competent, Solid, And...not Terribly Interesting Or Exciting — The 2006 BMW 530xi is a very good car. No question - a very competent comfortable all-weather-capable large sedan. But I was expecting more than that. Why? My previous 5-series, a 2000 528i wagon felt stronger and lighter than it actually was, handled very well for a large wagon, and felt like a BMW should. My 530xi runs well, rides well, accelerates well, brakes well, steers well, feels comfortable and luxurious, gets through any New England weather, accommodates 5 people and all their stuff easily, and feels incredibly solid. It's just not nearly as fun as the previous generation 5-series. I know the design is a bit controversial, but I happen to like it.) Just like every other BMW I've owned, not much breaks. But when it does, it's probably going to be more expensive than most Japanese or American car. In over 3 years, I've had a grand total of 1 unexpected repair cost (other than post-warranty oil changes, etc.) Of course, it was a fairly substantial $800. However, if all this is what you are looking for, then you certainly won't be disappointed.

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Fayoubi writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 525xi Review
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Great car, not 1 problem..great handling

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None that I can see

Fayoubi
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Bmw 06 535xi Great Deal — Great vehicle, price is great , driving it is great..overall awsome car. Even the fuel economy is impecable. Id get it for myself. If your into import cars , this is def the one for you. Test drive it and you'll see what I mean.

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Andrei writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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I love everything about this car!

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Can't think of a thing that I hate about that car.

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Awesome! — A very quality car! Very nice interior. The materials used are just great. The driving is awesome. Looks great and has tons of equipment. It's not very costly to own it. Very much fun to drive! Recommend it to all!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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josie138 writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 525xi Review
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Great handling

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Repairs cost a bunch

josie138
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Darn Good Ride — Reliable and not repair-prone, but when something has to be done it costs a fortune. Like other day I had a small part for the carburator and it cost over 200+ bucks. So it's important to treat Big Bertha right.

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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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Sumera writes:
2006 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Its a head turner

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Its too good looking

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Its Mine! — It's a black M5 sport facelift model so quite rare! diesel so very economical. tinted windows, alloys. very good road handling, part leather interior. what can i say its a lovely car to drive and sooo easy to park......its also got parking sensors!!!!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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