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Be careful, Grasshopper! Regrets... by Prof from Dallas on 10/05/2011. Trim: 2005 BMW 530i Sedan, Owned 6 years.
Pros: Roomy interior. Kid-friendly leather
Cons: Ate tires for breakfast. Replaced radio unit at 35K. Drives divine, very hard to maintain. I will say this once: Get extended warranty.
Overall review: This BMW is only one I have owned that could not stay away from the service department from 50K to 100K.
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Love my 5 by Steve Walker on 01/01/2009. Trim: 2005 BMW 525i Sedan, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Everything. When they say Ultimate Driving Machine, they mean it :-)
Cons: Not one thing
Overall review: Excellent choice. The only thing I would replace it with isw another 5 Series
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A good performance midsize sedan by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/01/2005. Trim: 2005 BMW 545i Sedan, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The car drives like its on rails. I test drove the M45, GS430, and the CLK500, and although the CLK was the most practical size for me, the 545 out drove them all. I was rear-ended hard (his truck was totaled) by a drunk driver, and amazingly suffered little damage (the bumpers have their own shocks). The body shop said that these cars are built like tanks, and will withstand damage that a Lexus and Infinity will not (although all these cars are rated good in protecting their occupants)
Cons: The whine of those big low profile tires at times made me wish for the Lexus smoothness and quietness, but you can't have everything. I have been told my many body shops that this car has a defect (that I had previously) where the doors are too heavy for the hinges, and will droop and bind in time.
Overall review: If you like performance handling and saftey, this car is hard to beat.
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3rd BMW and this is the best. by Road Rage on 09/25/2008. Trim: 2005 BMW 525i Sedan, Owned 1 year.
Pros: Incredible handling, braking and speed. Be careful, this car likes to go Autobahn fast on American highways.
Cons: I did not trade in my last BMW earlier to get this one.
Overall review: Outstanding car that is in the great tradition of BMW road cars. This is not your mother's grocery getter and should not be confused with that. It truly is the ultimate driving machine.
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Is It The Ultimate ?.......well maybe by An MSN Autos Consumer on 08/25/2006. Trim: 2005 BMW 525i Sedan, Owned 2 years.
Pros: performance, its very easy to say.......BMW. the cars quality has always been in question but, it has been holding up for the 2 years ive had it. the car is at the same time a great looker....and kinda....? well i don't get. but i find it over all attractive. i have been getting over 33mpg.
Cons: the back windows failed after 2 mon and the doors make funny crunking sounds at speeds below 50mph. all i do is clean up the window frame and it makes it alittle better. i can only fuel it up with 91!
Overall review: i give this car a recommendation. the money game is easy to play with on a bmw... it has a price tag of over $47,000, but its easy to lease it and no cost oil change for 4 years
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