2004 BMW 5 Series Top Comparisons

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2004 BMW 5 SeriesReview
Andrinita writes:
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Great car hugged the road perfect and heat/ ac works

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Guru9YXX3Z writes:
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Its very comfortable very beautiful, and so fast love it

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GuruD81SF writes:
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Really beautiful car, nice exterior color, clean inside, stylish and sophisticated

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2004 BMW 5 Series Review
justinlm99 says:
Second dream car...second only to the 3 series coupe...
vs2004 BMW 3 Series
2004 BMW 5 Series winning categories:
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  • Value
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Power Ranked 2004 BMW 3 Series worse.
"V8 engine"
Handling Ranked 2004 BMW 3 Series better.
"Sport suspension"
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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2004 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
Genat writes:
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This Car Takes Money, But It's Worth It. These Emotions That It Gives To A Driver Incredible. — I was driving this car on the different speed. I always feel safety. It has sport brakes. Shocking speed. It takes a few seconds to reach a high speed. You must be ready to spend some money on this car.

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

Pros: When you drive this car you feel happiness. You forget everything. I can't compare these feelings with something else. It's unbelievable. This engine is one of the best that BMW have ever made. It's very strong and reliable.This car runs awesome. It takes any speed amazingly easy.  

Cons: It's 2004 BMW 525i. You need to care about it and use a good gas.

11 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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2004 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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Great Car — One of the best cars I've owned, reliable, comfortable, sporty and easy to find information and parts. Car has great acceleration and rockets up to 100mph. Ride is incredibly smooth and quiet at all speeds, and brakes well. Styling is very appealing and still gets compliments after 10 years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: 6 speed manual trans makes it fun to drive and great gas mileage
Handling is excellent

Cons: Not very good in snow, although the transaction system works and all round snow tires help.

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2004 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
dllamado writes:
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Luxury — The car can go really fast since it's a rear wheel drive. Leather seat is very comfortable on long drive. Moon roof is a nice touch when the sun is out. Very luxurious look and feel to the car. Great gas mileage.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: One owner, clean title. Pristine condition. It's a BMW!

Cons: High mileage

15 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan RWDReview
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Very Good Car And No Major Problems — I liked everything about this car. The only downside for me was how ofter I had to replace the rear tires and the maintenance cost when I needed to take in the car for routine maintenance. The gas mileage is good for the amount of power.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great Performance and Handling along with good styling features.

Cons: Maintenance cost are higher of the OEM parts

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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan RWDReview
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Best In Class Sports Sedan — The benchmark for mid-size luxury, sport sedans in the world. World-class styling, thoroughbred performance DNA. Will not disappoint the serious driver. Truly the Ultimate Driving Machine. Must be one of the cars on your bucket list. Do not overlook it.

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

Pros: Outstanding drivetrain and handling!

Cons: Expensive to own/operate/maintain.

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2004 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
Joe_Mo writes:
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Love To Drive It. My Own Ultimate Driving Machine — Bought is used in Nov. of 2011 - had 79,000 mile - $13,599 (With sports package). I had to travel 200 miles to get it but it was worth the trip. The only major work to be done was on the brakes...Engine is solid with NO leaks. Appearance - I love the E60 body style. Accelartion is more than adequate for daily driving. Handles great and brakes are great. Average 30MPG on the highway and about 22MPG in town.

Pros: Fun to drive, handles great.

Cons: Power is average but I knew that i wasn't buying a race car (not a V8).

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