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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 560 Ratings for the 2004 - 2010 models.

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

Best sedan on market. Will replace with another.

By on Sunday, March 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great performer while also comfortable"

Cons: "iDrive takes some getting used to"

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

"-- Grear Driver's car: outstanding performance and handling -- Comfortable, plenty of room, but very sporty feel -- Great power and pickup in 6 cyl. Very little turbo lag -- High quality fit and finish. Mine is 8 years old with 69K miles; people believe it is new -- Rear seats fold down creating tremendous cargo capacity -- Incredible performer in snow. I live in Boston area and have never been stuck -- 23mpg mixed driving -- Spare tire, not run flats Very few cons to car. What exists is minor, at least to me: -- iDrive takes some study to realize full benefits. Occasional drivers may find it hard to master -- Turning radius somewhat large"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Interior not very durable

By on Saturday, March 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 119,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"Love the car. Bought it with 30k coming off being a loaner car. Now with 120k and only replaced tires, spark plugs, wipers, and headlight bulbs. This is my 4th bimmer and all have had mediocre quality of interior. Leather shows wear quickly and cup holders are really cheap. Car drives wonderfully and has been really reliable. X drive is amazing in the snow."

OMG!

By on Sunday, February 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 10,300

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: "Exciting to drive and manuver."

Cons: "Ashtry could be eliminated or position elsewhere"

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

"I purchased this vehicle, 528xi four months ago. This vehicle is awesome to look at and to drive. When I enter this vehicle it makes you want to drive forever. Took it on a road trip to Savannah, Ga. and the ride felt so comfortable and pleasurable that I wanted to keep driving. It handled great,smooth ride was incredible and to comment to gas mileage was simply money savings. I really wish I could afford a newer BMW but until then, I will ride the heck out of the vehicle. I simply love it."

Great vehicle; the pickup/power is amazing

By on Saturday, January 24, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 83,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Awesome pickup/drive; good looking,"

Cons: "costly to maintain"

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

"It's a shame they no longer make the 5 series wagon in the USA. It is an AWESOME vehicle The pickup is amazing and to me is a huge safety feature -- I am able to change lanes in heavy traffic with ease. Plus it is a really FUN car to drive. Very sporty, not bulky and awkward like a large SUV. The only negative is that it is very costly to maintain. I have put close to 5,000 in it this past year and it is only 5 years old with 83,000 miles. The all wheel drive feature saved me during a bad ice/snow storm last year."

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Great card, great ride, mechanically sound with no

By on Wednesday, November 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 83,260

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
9/10

Pros: "Great mechanically,mired super, comfort,parts last"

Cons: "Leather sticky in summer"

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

"An excellent car, rides well and is luxurious. All parts and interior intact, looks great and wears well. Seats very comfortable and adjusts to back problems very nicely. Leather is excellent quality with my only issue in summer it can be sticky. My wife very sensitive to bumps and hard ride and this is the best of the three Bimmers I've owned and superior to my Infinity G35 which truthfully is a beautiful car but doesn't measure up to this 528ix. Great all wheel drive, like driving a plow, gets through tough winters."

15 people out of 26 found this review helpful

Good car, but could be better

By on Friday, November 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great driving car"

Cons: "High maintenance costs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Purchased this car used with 65000 miles. Paint and interior were and continue to be in excellent condition. Car has been costly to maintain. In fact, the most expensive car to maintain I have ever owned. Reliability has been mixed. Battery and electrical problems. Had to replace the CPU that controls navigation/radio at a cost of over $1200. Car handles extremely well as you might expect for a BMW. Wish it had heated seats. Probably would not buy another used BMW. Not sure the pocket pain is worth the sporty pleasure. Really miss well designed and built cup holders. In car storage space is at a premium. Definitely a "sport sedan" without the American V8 muscle."

15 people out of 26 found this review helpful

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