2006 BMW 5 Series User Reviews
525xi Sedan shown
- $11,440 - $15,494
- 51 K for a 3.0 liter engine, Gizmo laden,
- Just, don't look at it from behind, and try not to foucs on the panel seams.
Other than the rear end, this car if perfect. I mean this is the teutonic German sport sedan with the patented C pillar. The rubber isolated suspension sub frame is an imitation but only a BMW CAN MAINTAIN that soul, if you know what I mean. Still the engine sounds rough and unrefined, but in return you get that perception of power. But, in reality you are getting more noise, more vribartion, which indicates less refinement. Same goes for windnoise. But still somehow this is the Ultimate Driving Machine. The iDrive is just too much electronics for BMW. They are just trying too hard with electronics. Better stick with your basic suspension tuning expertise. How to make a strut suspension 'feel like it handles reaaly well." The variable timing valves only control the intake ports, and the construction looks very old tech. The engine displacement are generally small. Your avg BMW on the street runs on a 2.5 or 2.8 liter engine. As far as build quality, the panel lines are just gaping gaps like the Grand Canyon. Maybe it has more to do with the design, but the panel seams just look a mile wide, even wider than Dave Letterman's incisors. But having said that, I still think this is the bench mark. I think it "handles really well."...read morehide
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- The new rear end looks awesom.
- Switch and bait small engine. Not same one reviewed in countless magazines.
Not sure why, but ever since the rear end got redesigned all the CAR magazines think that my beLUVed Beamer is no longer the "ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE." I cannot understand. Maybe it's the active steering, that helps bad drivers counter steer when they don't know how. Kinda scarry to think that a machine could steer for you. How does it know which way to REALLY steer? Maybe its the cost cutting iDrive. Perhaps the styling? Wait, can't be, that has nothing to do with HANDLING nor PERFORMANCE. Well the small outdated engine could be the problem. Anyway, I don't care what anybody says, I LOVE my BMW, it is no question the "Ulitmate Driving Machine." I think. Yeah, even my friends who know nothing about cars know that BMW is the "ULTIMATE HANDLING MACHINE." There you go. The proof....read morehide
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