2005 BMW 5 Series Top Comparisons

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan RWDReview
Glenn writes:
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Bmw 545i Smg — Best car I've ever owned so far. SMG tranny makes for improved performance. Car performed exceptionally well at Pacific Raceway Proformance Racing school. I highly recommend taking this class as it does a great job of preparing you for driving extremely fast & safe. :-)

Pros: Always fun to drive.

Cons: Not quite an M5

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan RWDReview
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Great Car For The Driver — Performance - Great handling, brakes and acceleration for mid luxury car. Build quality - No problems or defects on my car. Nice comfort features and Logic 7 sound system is great. Looks- 545 has aggressive stance close to M5. Cost of ownership: (Only gas and winter tires). MPG Highway is 26, City 18, combined 22-23 Fun Factor - THE BEST, smooth acceleration, corners like a 3 series ( make sure you have sports package). i-drive issues are overrated. Once you make the intial settings you only use it of the radio.

Pros: Performance, great ride and handling, comfort features (get Sports Package); super fun to drive

Cons: Having a V8 when gas was over $4.00/gallon

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2005 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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Sure If Someone Is Inetrested In Buying A Good Car Bmw 5 Series Is The Best Option — BMW 530 is the most amazing car in the whole world. I kept it for almost 18 months. Its beautiful, solid and very fast. You could easily say that this car is a head turner. I have sold it now but would surely consider buying it agagin sometime soon. cheers.

Pros: extremely gorgeous, fast and very solid

Cons: very expensive maintanence

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2005 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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A Fun Car To Drive — Having purchased over 26 cars since the age of 15 (Hey,I'm from the Motor City, it's in our blood ;)) this is a passion that is a high priorty for me. Exceptional ride and handling dynamics, smooth and vigorous engines, premium interior furnishings, precision build quality, strong resale value. The BMW 5 Series earned its deserved reputation as the supreme midsize sport sedan almost on driving dynamics alone. Combined with standout styling, a well-appointed cabin and some of the most sophisticated technologies available in an automobile, the 5 Series offers something for everyone.

Pros: Amazing vehicle

Cons: None

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2005 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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Bmw 530d — Questionable looks but unquestionable ability. The 530D will top 150mph and still return 50mpg! Use the slightly clunky gears to propel yourself on a wave of torque in the slightly awkward driving position! It is utterly composed through corners, not the oversteering beast I thought it might be. Acres of room in the back and a decent sized boot too. And people dont want to spit at you or call you a facist because its not a stockbroker wannabe 3 series either....

Pros: Speed, urge, economy, handling, comfort

Cons: Challenging looks

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2005 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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:) — A truly amazing car. It handles perfectly, the styling is some of the best I've seen. the interior is luxurious... best of all, it has a seat extender! this car can be summed up in three legendary letters, BMW.

Pros: everything

Cons: none

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan RWDReview
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I Love This Car! — This car has been a great car to drive for the past three years. It is the only car that anticipates my every move and reacts instantly.

Pros: Fast, Comfortable, Agile, Amazing, Clean Lines, Quiet Ride and you never feel that you are going too fast.

Cons: New Tires every 12,000 miles!

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan RWDReview
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Love It — I know its a V8 but it doesn't guzzle gas as much. I love it, It is an ultimate driving experience.

Pros: Awesome handling and presence on the road

Cons: Everything in this car is an option.  I dont like that about BMW

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2005 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
Cynic writes:
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Too Many Little Problems For High End Car — Mechanically sound. Lots (and I mean lots) of little things go wrong - poor trim, door seals replaced x 3, noisy sunrood, electronic problems, irritating and cheap interior (cupholders - aaaagggghhh). Better value out there for less money. I've driven BMW for over 10 years but this will be the last.

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:8,000

Pros: Brand name.  Fun to drive.

Cons: Resting on their laurels and pandering to the masses at a cost of quality.

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2005 BMW 5 Series 545i Sedan RWDReview
Greg writes:
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Nice Euro Design A Usual — The exterior is amazing, but if you look at all the buttons and commands, you realize that there are alot of distrasctions while you drive for instance the center knob controls almost everything, now imagine setting the clock on that thing :) .Driving wise this car has a smooth acceleration until you floor it, give's you a whiplash like no tomorrow. Extremely amuzing

Pros: style, style, power, power

Cons: annoying center console

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By KabirDhingra

Great styling, excellent interior, and sporty driving! The perfect car! Read More

Review By kevin

The power, the luxury and comfort of it make it worth it. Its a classy vehicle with loads of power, underlying and subtle details let you know this isnt your typical 5 series, But you wouldnt know f... Read More

2020 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Guru9VCVVP

Great ride and performance. Compare to Audi, mb e series and others it is the benchmark. Expensive new. 1 year old less 10000 miles and $20,000 cheaper make it a good deal Owned 2 mb, 3 Audi and 3... Read More

Review By Rymarchyk

BMW is amazing in all of its features; I went from an XI to an I . It seems the 5 of yesteryear was larger/longer. I feel the 5 of today Is compared to the 3 of yesterday in size. I feel a little clo... Read More

2019 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Anthony

For the price and Im not crazy about it Read More

Review By nrecarr

Excellent car. Great condition. Very good value. Read More

2018 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Maxlive13

Wrong color. I want white exterior with black interior and must have M package. Thank you. Read More

Review By Tyrell

I recently purchased a 2018 BMW 530i and I absolutely love it. I traded my 2018 Audi A5 in for the BMW and it was the best decision I could have made. The cockpit is stylish and screams luxury. The r... Read More

2017 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Aarjun

The 540i is a magnificent vehicle, and it looks like a dad car even though it can leave your daily WRX in the dust. Read More

Review By Guru94P13N

Have previously owed a BMW325c, Hondas, Acura, Mercedes, Nissan and when comparing the 2017 530ix against the GS350 , E350 and Genesis G80, the Bimmer wins. I own a 2012 e350 but the 2017 cabin fee... Read More

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