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2004 BMW 5 Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 28/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2004 BMW 5 Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 527 Ratings for the 2004 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.3/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Great driving car. Could be more comfortable, dri

By on Wednesday, March 05, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "great driving car"

Cons: "cockpit deficient"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Great driving car. Could be more comfortable, driver and passenger friendly. Great handling and road stability. No back seat leg room with tall driver. Ridiculous excuse for front cup holders. Difficult getting satisfaction from dealership."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

A great car, Or get a Bentley

By on Friday, February 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 49,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Had been looking for a 4 cyl car and ended up getting this 8 cylinder beast that purrs. This car had a HUD - and that compelled me to test drive it and the rest is history. Smooth power on tap with Sport Pkg, Cold Weather Package, HUD,Active Steering, NAV, Parking aid, heated mirrors and all that jazz. But the V8 is powerful, and can it corner. I drive moderately and I get these hotheads tailing me on off ramps and then I just get miffed and step on it and these hotheads just drop away - they may have V8's in the truck or whatever - they cannot cope with BMW's ability to laugh at curves and if I have DS mode selected, well they fall away so fast, its funny. That is so much fun right there. AND the car is QUIET - whisper quiet refinement in the cabin. A fire truck with siren blaring stuck at an intersection is not agonizing to the ear drums, merely irritating to the psyche. The HUD posts direction on the windscreen , warnings, speed etc. one cool gadget that. All in all this car is real fun thing to drive. All that power is sheathed until needed, and then the thing roars & sprints off without skipping a beat. The rest of the time its refined interior and 10 speakers invite you to listen to Smooth Classics on the radio or CD, or SAT if you like to pay."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great car but EXPENSIVE to repair

By on Friday, February 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very stable and handles great"

Cons: "Make sure it is under a warranty."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Nothing better on snow or ice than the X drive BMW. Great to own under warranty but be prepared to dig deep, real deep for repairs. Decent MPG from the standard engine (26-32)."

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Best Car for the daily commute

By on Thursday, February 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Handling and performance. Styling and sleek look"

Cons: "Repairs can be pricy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this car for 6 months. It's the third Bimmer I have owned. I drive 28 mikes to work everyday and this car simply is a joy to drive. The handling is precise and it rides comfortably. No matter what weather I drive in I feel safe and secure in this car. The all wheel drive can run through the heaviest monsoon with no hydroplane. I love the sound of the engine as I accelerate from every traffic light or stop sign. The brakes are great too as I can stop suddenly if I need to. The seats hug me and are so comfortable. The heated seats and steering wheel is a nice luxury to have especially on very cold mornings. The iDrive system is easy to use and it's easy to control everything from the radio to the climate settings. Any computer literate person won't have a problem using the iDrive system. Night driving is easier too with the Xeon headlights that swivel to the left or right in sharp curves making it easier to see what's ahead. Overall this car is a pleasure to drive and is truly one of the best sport sedans on the road. It's a true machine that is a work of art."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

The perfect sports sedan

By on Thursday, February 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "World known as the perfect sports sedan"

Cons: "No nav, 08 nags antiquated. Chose 2014 Garmin tech"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Smart, sophisticated and sports performance

"Hands down the finest all around vehicle, handling, comfort, appearance. Under warranty from day 1, perfectly maintained. Warranty expired 2/20/14. No accidents, new tires. Wife has MS and totaled minivan. Need to get into an SUV for equipment. Our 535xi will be sorely missed."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Smart, sophisticated and sports performance

extremely pleased. will buy another.

By on Monday, February 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 39,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "it is the ultimate driving machine"

Cons: "Was $74k msrp. Now 6 yrs old and worth 42%. ouch."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have friends that think 4 doors rules out the "sport" in a car...but not the case here. The 550 M-Sport is one of the very best sport sedans available. Quick, planted, classy, it is the total package. This now 6 year old car always gets heads turning. For those unfamiliar, the 550-M Sport is basically an M5 with a V8 rather then V10. HP is stated as 360 but BMW understates their HP and torque figures...this one is around 415. Zero to 60 in 5 seconds. Handles like it's on rails and stops quicker than alsmost anything in its class."

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