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2006 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
chadld writes:
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Best In Class Driving Experience, Some Questionable Design Choices, Balanced Fun And Fast — Had my 2006 525i just over a month now. Bought with 63k miles on it. The handling with the sport package is unreal. True sport sedan that hangs with sports cars through the twisties. The 215 hp engine is smooth, sounds great and provides decent acceleration, but could still use more power. Comfortable, roomy and fast, this car is a joy to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Best handling sedan- period, exterior styling, engine response and sound, luxury features

Cons: This model will do 150 but acceleration is a little weak, interior styling, iDrive takes forever to learn

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2006 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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Waaaaaaaaaw — its an awesome car luxury sport and high stability high performance nice body kit strong chassis and engine fully loaded with sun roof black glass one and wounderful sound system customized by me :) so you have to try it yes

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

Pros: cause its bmw

Cons: costly service

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2006 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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5 Series Diesel's The Way Forward — It's actually the m-Sport 3lt Diesel - wicked good all round - and at 35mpg+ you cannot complain Sporty enough to have fun, relaxed enough to drive distance and not be tired, bullet proof reliable Inbuilt TV handy for when Marielle's shopping, I can keep watching sports on freeview ;-)

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: blend of performance, comfort and economy

Cons: cost of tires, brakes

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2006 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
Ahmed writes:
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Great Car That Is Fun To Drive — It has great mpg on the highway if you use the cruise control, does about ~28mpg on a gas of tank for me. I like the comfortable ride and the looks of this wonderful car. It is a stable and well built car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its overall performance and appearance

Cons: It sometimes gets stuck in a gear on the downhill

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2006 BMW 5 Series 550i Sedan RWDReview
Spencer writes:
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A Family Beast — if you can't afford an M5, this is not only close to that, but in the Sport version you get a great suspension without being overly firm and comfortable for the family to ride in. Another big bonus is that the cost for maintenance is much lower than the M version. At 365HP, you are just 34 short of the E36 M5, and the gas mileage I have been getting is above 22mph!

Pros: HP, HP, HP, (did I mention HP yet?), Style, Blue Tooth, Interior Room and comfort in a sport package

Cons: Too much computer controlled, no Oil Temp guage or Water Temp guage.

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2006 BMW 5 SeriesReview
Trefor writes:
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Bmw 5 Touring — Fast and fun to drive. Alive with technology which is why it often doesnt work. To be honest not the cars fault but the so called BMW technicians who invariably break it when its serviced.Also mentally expensive to run due to rip off merchant BMW Dealerships In Conclusion buy a Mondeo instead

Pros: powwwwwwwwwwwwer

Cons: Dealerships

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2006 BMW 5 Series 530xi Sedan AWDReview
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Great Car — I love this car, my dad just got it for me and its so smooth. you can't feel any bumps in the road and it still has speed, also if the interior is so nice when you get the premium and sport package, packages that are worth it are premium, sport, and nav

Pros: Elegent, Fast, and Very Useful

Cons: price is a little expensive

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2006 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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2006 Bmw 530i — What can I say? It is a BMW. Drive like on a rail, but at the same time it is comfortable. Not like my 2.5” dropped Integra with Tokico shock. Soild car. Incredible mid-range torque. Pass any car in the freeway effortlessly. Driving dynamic is very good. Bad stuff: back seat leg room is smaller than Maxima, the I-drive system learning curve is longer than other luxury brand and it is hard to use, and the 6 speed tranny has some problem on the 2nd gear (sometime it feel like it is stuck and need to push the gas more than other gear). I would have gotten a 5 speeds manual tranny, but I have wait for 3 months. (forget it).

Pros: It is a BMW

Cons: i-drive system and 2 gears.

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2006 BMW 5 Series 530xi Sedan AWDReview
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They Call This Progression? — So i've only driven one base model of the new 5 series, but my experiance with that one wasn't wonderful. I mean it was still nice...it'd better be for 45 grand... it was bigger and fancier than the last model. it also didn't handle or just feel as good as the previous model. I was sad to see some of the cloth trim already comming off! then again it was at the volvo dealership so they could demonstrate/compare how much nicer the volvos are! so i'm sure they didn't chose the best one. I wasn't as impressed as i thought i should have been but i'll reserve judgement till i've driven another.

Pros: feels solid. fairly quiet. comfortable seats. fun electronic toys

Cons: doesn't feel as good on the road as the previous model. funny looking.

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2006 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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Great Car And Absolutely Valueable! — Me personally I would need more power, but it is just the 525.. therefore everything is just great and it anyway runs 245km/h on the speedometer. Handling couldn't be better for a sedan. Electronic deviced are just great as e.g. the voice control, the headup-display and whatever you say: the iDrive works perfect to me! Better than the reportedly better Audi-system! And for sure better than Mercedes. The design is angry and different.. I like it, cause Audi is great from inside, but boring from the outside.

Pros: Just the best car in this class.

Cons: All extras cost a lot in Europe... as known for all Beemers and Benz.

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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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