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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan RWDReview
illiamw writes:
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The Ultimate Driving Machine... The E60 5 Series Sedan — As one of the most powerful 5 series ever made, this BMW E60 comes with a 4.4 liter V8 engine that produces 325hp/330tq, seats 5 full sized adults, and can haul ass and overtake any fixed up wannabe's. Comfort, styling, and interior room are high points of this car; of course, since it is a V8 the gas mileage suffers unless you go lightly on the gas pedal (but every BMW begs to be driving hard, and this one is no exception). Overall it is a great tourer and a family sedan that has the character!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling, styling, room

Cons: Gas mileage

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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan RWDReview
Jay writes:
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Great First Bimmer For Me :-) — Solid all around car, above average in all categories, not a top performer in any category. Solid build quality and lasting too. The M-Tech body kit definite improvement over stock. Just fun enough to compliment it's sedan platform, almost as if it has dual personalities.

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

Pros: Well balanced car, great for a sedan.

Cons: Paying for the gas

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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan RWDReview
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Brand New Car But In Used Car Price — I love my car and I owned BMW for years , This is different , It has great Mileage and driving is unforgettable . It has Navigation but no DVD .It is fun to drive. I have about 2 years warranty left on it too.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: handling

Cons: just scratches

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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan RWDReview
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Silver 545 Ib Saudi — Simply great car. Loved the active steering eventhough it takes time to get used to. Powerfull yet smooth. Fun to drive everyday and best of all my kids loved it. My next car would be either a 550 or M5. Depending on the budget....

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: V8   Grrrreat

Cons: Only if you cannot afford it.

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2004 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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Nice And Solid Car — Very good car and reliable, we didn't have problem with the car for the 3 years we own it. Gas mileage was ok, the handling was good and I will buy another one if the next generation is available this year.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Good looking and reliable

Cons: the back doors are too high, so when the back seat passengers sat in the back, it is hard for them to see outside.

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2004 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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Bang For The Buck! — Bang for the buck in the used car market is unparralled. 30mpg, current body style, $50k new $20k now, BMW knows how to build an inline six, feels like much more than 190hp, ZF 6speed is always in the powerband. Excellent handling, braking and road manners.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: MPG, Style, wow factor

Cons: slightly underpowered, idrive is overcomplex

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Yeah! — Nice engine with 610nm and at least 260 hp. The best dieselengine ever made. Doesn't take a lot of fuel but is fast. It is a car that you can use as a familycar and to drive and hace fun with

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

Pros: Ajon iloa

Cons: The price

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2004 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan RWDReview
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Go For It. — Had a MB S500 before...This car smokes it...best car I have ever had. Like a race car and lots of fun to drive...word of caution...watch your speed as is very fast. It handles like no other car I have ever owned..awsome.

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

Pros: Brings out the bad in you

Cons: None.

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2004 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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Bmw 525 With Full Mods — This has to be the best mid size saloon on the planet so far. Performance - acceleration, braking, handling Build Quality - squeaks/rattles there are some Appearance - both interior and exterior are very good apart from cup holder which I hate. Cost of Ownership - maintenance is ok Fun Factor - alot of fun to drive

Pros: Handle very well for a car this size and fast too

Cons: Just the cup holder and Run Flat Tyre are very bad for the handling

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2004 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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Bmw 525i — This car was amazing. It is my friends car and it has extreme handling and acceleration. No needed repairs. In excellent shape both interior and exterior. Very fun car just get into and drive. I would recommend this car to most people I know.

Pros: Performance, Appearance, Fun Factor, Reliability

Cons: Price, Car Dash and Steering Wheel Controls

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