2006 BMW 5 Series User Reviews
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- $11,440 - $15,494
- Technology leader, superb performance, high fun factor
- run flat tires a little rough
I traded my E46 M3 for this car and have to admit I don't miss it. The 550i is a perfect blend of performance, luxury and quality. The sport package and logic 7 sound system is a must have. The japanese have outstanding luxury cars, but they didn't excite me. My 350Z was tons of fun, but the quality and luxury were missing and the price reflects that. If you have the money,the BMW is worth every penny.
I test drove both the 545i and 550i and felt the 550i had noticeably more power. Not that the 545i isn't powerful enough, but the more ponies the bigger the thrill. JD Power predicts this sedan to have the best resale for the next 5 years and I would have to agree. BMW typically will change body styles every 6 years which will keep this one current til 2010....read morehide
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- Good fuel economy, very smooth and quiet, excellent performance, looks different
- No preset buttons for the radio
My wife's car, replaced a 2001 540 wagon. I was concerned with the smaller engine, but have been very impressed with the new six cilynder. Has good get up and go as well as being very economical, getting about 22mpg in city 30mpg in highway.
Got it at the end of June 2005 and it has more than 8k miles. No problems so far.
I-dirve is different and didn't have a hard time learning it. Like the tuning feature for the radio. The trip computer is a lot easier to set up and monitor than that of the old 5 series....read morehide
6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Handling, Styling (sinister-looking headlights), power...so much passing power
- Idrive can be slow, jerky cold starts, mileage--no effort to save gas...get yourself a raise.
Great car...all things considered, nothing better out for '06 available for under $100k.
Powerful start. This car corners like it's on rails, and stops on a dime. Good Premium Sound system...
7 out of 15 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- High class, 48K with several packages, monaco blue attractive
- 525 i weak engine, go for more 545i ( 8cy) feel the power
I live in a small town I bought this car by phone from austin 300 mile away, through Aple Leasing company, smooth transition, free delivery
attractive: almost entire town awaited to see the car, all impressed
when pass on street way attractive than Mercedes (now Chrysler) or Luxus.
Ride: smooth need more power just when take off on fast
Expensive: yes but it retain a good market value
Luxury: interior best material, all computerized feel like airplane
Safety: you feel the extra haviness on the doors when you open and close them. I have a mazda the door feel like a paper light...read morehide
5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great fuel econ,2 weeks old and 25 MPG...better than my Passat
- Ride and body sold me on car
I did NOT want to by BMW....the whole neighborhood is filled with them.I drove Infiniti M, Lexus GS and then the 525i....what else can I say but you have to drive it to believe it!!No grandmas slushy ride here.I give this car an 11 out of 10.
4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- A lot for car for the money. It offers comfort,good gas milage and sports car proformance.
- The middle arm rest do not offer any storage and lack comfort. Need a redesign on the arm rest.
Good old fashion German engineering. The car is a total pleasure to drive. BMW should continue down the current path. So far I have had no problems, you would be happy with your purchase. Good car and excellent service!!
3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Looks (Interior and Exterior), Performance, Classy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- None so far!!!
Let me tell you: This car is extremely handsome. I've received so many compliments. If you're looking for a CAR, this is it!!! Too bad you find pessimistic people out there that criticize the way this vehicle looks. Go back to your accord and camries/lexus (same thing). Man...this car runs great and has plenty of interior room and power. If you can afford to, get the XI for those snowy and rainy days. THIS CAR ROCKS!!!...read morehide
11 out of 15 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Much better than the previous generation BMW
- When braking the car has a tendancy to jump, but that's the stronger engine!!
As the owner of the previous generation 2002 525I BMW I finally made the decision to dump it at 50k and get the most bang for my buck towards the 2006 525I. I have been thrilled with my decsion as the 02 car mainatined its value after 4 years and 50k so that I was able to trade it in without money down, get the new car and enjoy all that technology and a much stronger engine has to offer.
When I parked the car at work for the first time it happended to be next to several old styl M's and 5 series cars, mine makes them look tiny on the outside and the room in the back is much better according to friends and family!
This is my 4 BMW and I am happy to have I Drive and a 215hp engine!!...read morehide
4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Sharp steering, Enthusiastic engine, wider rear seats, dynamic looks, run flat tyres
- Rear seat visibility, ride quality not up to Mercedes E350, not that refined
Traditional BMW with truly rewardinbg driving experience by an excellent chasis and a sharp steering. Run Flat tyres add up excitement by sacrificing a bit of the ride quality. The bumps are often felt and here the E350 wins. The gearbox is also fast and easy and also multiples the power excellently. The adjustable under thigh support add up to the comfort of the driver. The i-drive system is a touch complicated. The interior materials used are very good and of very fine quality. Being a four seater family car it pumps up the adrenaline of a serious driving enthusiast...read morehide
2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
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