2005 BMW 5 Series
There are 26 user reviews for the 530i Sedan trim shown below
- Good-looking car both inside and out, great premium sound system, and a safe car.
- The iDrive is very complicated and not reliable. 225 HP is not enough to move the car.
I have a 2005 530i with all options and the vehicle MSRP came to 60,170.00. A very expensive car, but safe and good-looking. The 225 HP is not enough to move the car. I am very disappointed that Germans don�t have a way to create a better engine with more power to push the car around. The same engine in the 530i is in the 330i, X5 3.0, and X3 3.0.
The iDrive is very complicated, the Bluetooth doesn�t work properly, and the voice navigation doesn�t understand when talked to....read morehide
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- first time with gps. great feature. car gets the looks from everyone. Beautiful ride.
- cup holders. Soda cans when empty fall out.
I leased this car after owning a Jag s type. Probably will end up buying this 5 series for my son.
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- Responsive, agility, it's all about the drive.
- Quarters are a little tight. Kinks with the homelink and bluetooth phone.
This is my first BMW and I don't know what I waited so long for. I don't know what all the hubbub about the I-Drive was all about. Are people computer illiterate? The vehicle drives like a dream. It does everything I ask it to do. The quality is hard pressed to be matched. It's a little bit of a tight fit getting in and out, and I'm still working the kinks out of the Homelink for my garage door opener, as well as programing my bluetooth phone. I think I know more than the salemen at the dealership! I'm ready to give up my day job, and sell these babies....read morehide
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- Great power and comfort
- Horrible cup holder
After filing "Lemon Law" on our first 2004 525 my opinion of BMW was not good. We had it in the shop 13 times over 6 months for trouble with the i-drive!!! However, trying to choose a replacement wasnt easy. I test drove many others (Mercedes, Lexus, Infinity, Acura......I tried them all) nothing could compare to the BMW. This time we purchased the 530 and have been quite pleased with it. My only real complaint is that cup holder!!! Ive had water bottles shoot out of the holder because the spring is too strong. They need to seriously consider a replacemnt for it. Other than that Ive been quite pleased with this BMW....read morehide
12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- BMW name
- Styling, out performed by "lesser" names like Volvo, body dents easily,
In the eyes of many people, people admire this car only for its name. Take off the badging and i can guarantee you know one will blink as much as twice to look at it and it could be mistaken for anything but a BMW. You must be a die hard BMW enthusiast to gobble up any BMW.
Come on, BMW, you can do better! Good engin, but everything else is crab!!...read morehide
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- Unbelievable handling with the Sport package, it has taken me awhile to get used to how hard you can
There is nothing I can find about this car that I don�t like it has everything.
6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Ballsy exterior w/ performance to match
- takes time to perfect handling of navigation system/electronics
The ultimate driving machine is not an overstatement here. Beautiful ride on the highway(smooth/quiet), yet impecable handling and acceleration when in a sporting mood. New body has the familiar class of BMWs of yesteryear, but also has a hard-edged look to it. Interior has much more leg and shoulder room. This car wins its class hands down. Drove the rest, now I own the best....read morehide
8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- great looking ,easy to park
- the idrive ,stereo.and heating control are a bit confusing. cupholders are not strong
i fell in love with it the moment i drove it out off the dealership
I would buy it again
we also have a 318i
highly recomment bmw
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- Exceptional handling, performance, exterior, sporty feeling
- options expensive for competitors, body not as solid as expected for a 50000$ car
i had it for a month, amazing when you get to drive it on low as well as high speed, great gas mileage, however i had my first dent last week after bumping it with the BFI plastic trash can, Mercedes Benz E-class has more solid body as you expect, still the driving experience is uncomparable to BMW. But it at the end of the season and get 2.9% APR. you can't beat that. Buttom line 530i is a supperior machine and closer to perfect than eny other. The only car that could stand a chance is the new 320 CDI....read morehide
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- Excellent handling on curves, very comfortable
The best car I have ever driven in 40 years.
The best response on corners, and stopping in a pinch.
Everyone who sees this car drools!
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