2004 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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    2004 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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    85

    My 530i — After driving domestic for over 40 years I switched to BMW and experienced the pleasure of driving a quality vehicle. The 3 litre engine is powerful enough on the highway and economical when driven at, or about the speed limit to give me 39 mpg. The overall quality is superb and the ride is very comfortable on long trips. The dealership is top quality and they treat you with due respect. The 5 is very much a great car to drive and handles well on all road types. The multitude of features makes it fun to operate. I'm always looking for a reason to drive anywhere so that I can enjoy it more.

    Pros: Quality, safety, performance.

    Cons: None so far in 73,000 km.

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    2004 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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    Bmw 2004 E60 525i — Love the car, there is nothing wrong withe car so far, only ware and tare stuff. For a big saloon the car is the best handling in its class. With a few mod the car is faster than alot of smaller cars. There are squeaks and other nosie but that what BMW do cos they make the best handling saloon cars. I love line of the E60, it will not out date for many years to come. Petro is very good cos the car is very light only 1550kg. I say the car is very fun and lively to drive would not drive any thing elas

    Pros: very good handling, loads of room in the boot

    Cons: the car will have some nosie over the years but hay it a BMW

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    2004 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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    Great Car! — Have loved this car since purchased new in late 2003. Love the way it drives, looks and feels. Use it for commuting to work and for travel. I put clients in my car all the time and it works great for showing real estate.

    Owner for 4 years, 4 months

    Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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    2004 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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    The Best Out Of This Class, But Needs A Bigger Engine. — Interior is one of the most greatest I have ever been, everything is rock solid, and "half-leather" interior is stunning. Only problem is that I can't really relax and enjoy it, because I'm always making sure, that interior isn't getting messy. Exterior is known about its quite different style and it's splitting peoples opinions. I think it looks gorgeous but still very agressive and elegant. But, it isn't that good from every angle. There are few angles where from I don't like to see it. Believe me, it's not that pretty, looks something like a sandwich. Handling isn't anything new, the feel is really nice and sharp, but when you deactivate DSC, the fun begins. Sport chassis stiffens it up nicely and it's not too hard on this kind of vehicle. Back end of the exhaustion has been changed to alternative from Remus and it sounds nice and low. I have to admit that I have pulled about ~400m drifting from corner to corner in closed area, on a bit chilly, not icy road. It's so easy to keep in good angle and it gives just right amount of power to kick more out of it. But hey, more power is always needed and that's what this also needs. Overall impression is maybe the best car I have driven since now, but there's more yet to come. Just blowed front tyre from it and it's now standing on a donut, because there's no wheelshop open before christmas. Thank god, RPA warned me and pulled on side of the road. So no damage to the car or rim, only tyre got punctured. This didn't happen when I blowed tyre from our Renault Megane, I didn't realise it before it was empty.

    Pros: Build quality, design, technology, handling, performance

    Cons: Price, perfomance could always be better, no xenons in this one, dvd play
    needs another slot-load drive

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    2004 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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    Great Saloon Car — Loved it, great spec, reasonable performance. Slightly harsh ride if you have the standard run flat tyres

    Pros: love the looks

    Cons: the idrive is a nightmare

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    2004 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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    Lots Of Pheromones Emanating From This Car! — Not to much to say since I am looking to buy a 525i and my observations are from the test drive only..

    Pros: WOW! Lexus is a more reliable car, cheaper to maintain but the BMW makes you want to wake up in the morning just to take a drive. Sheer fun at any speed!

    Cons: Weird joy stick radio control that is not intuitive to the passenger. I am assuming that a passenger can turn the radio volume down! I have heard that the 2004 model had problems with electrical accessories that were fixed in 2005. I called the dealer and he said ther were no recalls or service bullitens addressing this. So either consumer reports is wrong, or you just got to live with a higher service cost.

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    2004 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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    Ultimate Driving Machine In New Mexico — Like riding on rails and training wheels, I love that. Acceleration is nimble, cornering stability is excellent. Climate control could be better especially as the weather warms. I would like to bring outside air at any temperature without having to open windows. Replaced the ac compressor at 98k miles which was still under warranty so I only dished out 50 bucks. Replaced all air hoses at 130k parts 75 bucks. 6 hours labor, no sweat. Easiest car ever to work on. I'm out of warranty obviously so I do all my maintenance. Replaced all front lights from time to time a little tedious but easy. Added first replacement new battery from Walmart 118 bucks December 2012, no problems whatsoever. When working on the brakes it is cheaper to put new rotors and pads from Bosh. Did all 4, cost 155 bucks. At 130k miles. It runs like new. I do all my oil changes now and general service. It's almost fun to do..

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Superb handling, very precise and responsive brakes.

    Cons: Very low clearance, climate control could be better.

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    2004 BMW 5 Series 545i Review
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    Good Car, Great Drive. — Love the handling, the power, the style and the overall value of the car. The brakes are the best of the best.After warranty is up, maintenance can get a little pricey vs the market value of the car. The back seat leg room is not ideal for long trip but workable

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handling, Power, Comfort, Style

    Cons: The I-Drive could be better, Rear legroom, Need more standard features, less in option packages.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 BMW 5 Series Reviews

    Excellent, Safe, Quick Enough, And Large Storage. By sjcdal

    wifes daily driver. She says just about once a week..."I love my car". After a long time away from BMW, this car has been a pleasant surprise. Nice looks, fairly quick, safe, solid auto. No compl... Read More

    A Pleasure To Drive By Joeadp

    awesome drive with all the bells nd whistles...takes about a week to get comfortable with bmw idrive.......seems intuitive after a week. great gas mileage n added bonus for a car this size. love the... Read More

    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

    Its The Best By ashishbrar

    I have no complaints with it. I am sold on a BMW and would never get anything else. Its just amazing. Its drives, handles and runs perfect. Its also great on gas mileage and its roomy. Enough space fo... Read More

    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

    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

    Bmw By bmerguy

    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

    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 Jack

    Fun driving, sports sedan ONLY as BMW can formulate such a delightful balance between form and function. Tight as a drum, reliable, fun to drive easy or hard, corners beautifully and sticky. Rigorou... Read More

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