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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 588 Ratings for the 2004 - 2010 models.

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  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    8.9/10
    Performance
    9.4/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Wish I could keep it!

By on Sunday, June 26, 2016

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

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fast,dependable and beautiful. Needs nothing"

Cons: "Has clean title. Carfax shows accident in 2008."

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

"I bought this car two years ago for my wife to drive back and forth to work. Since then we've bought a new vehicle. This car is fun to drive and I have done all the preventive maintenance myself. Ignition coils,plugs,sensors,and tires. I could go on. The car is fun and fast."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great road car

By on Thursday, May 5, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 143,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "handles & looks great, great road car"

Cons: "not reliable beyond 100k miles, high repair costs"

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

"I have enjoyed driving my 530I, looks(better than newer models),handles and rides great. The negative is that for the cost I expected many more miles than I got before major mechanical repairs, which are not cheap! I currently have 143,000 miles on the car and have had major repairs in the past 2 years-headlight unit replacement($1,500 FOR THE UNIT-headlights rotate with direction car is steered),rack and pinion, automatic transmission. A person should consider leasing one for 3 years or if buying trade in before 80,000-100,000 miles, or if buying and planning on keeping the car(as I did)for more than the warranty period buy an extended warranty;not cheap but cheaper than paying to repair(but do not wait until last minute to purchase). While I like BMW I will not purchase another;I am disappointed in the longevity of this vehicle, plus most new 5 series have 4 cylinder engines."

9 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Great BMW 530i 2006

By on Sunday, April 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 143,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Drive great and good Stereo"

Cons: "Seats not to good but 10 years old"

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

Just had the windows tinted

"I had been wanting a BMW for a while now so I sold my car and headed to Dallas for a few days. I had decided on 530i but wanted the factory GPS with it, At first I thought all of them had one until I found out about idrive. No dip stick to look at oil but was able to open the cap and see engine oil before I purchased it. After I took it for a ride on I30 near downtown Dallas I fell in love with it. I installed new brakes and wear sensors for a $100 on all four wheels and changed the oil to Mobil one. The GPS was updated to a 2010 DVD and I ordered a full BMW shop manual off Ebay. I dont think I will ever look at another Ford, GM again after seeing how well these German cars are built. Good look to as everyone says nice bimmer. Buy one but old requires some work and if you do it yourself, its not bad at all.It is really simple to work on"

11 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Just had the windows tinted

This is the best car I have ever had

By on Thursday, March 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Elegant, sporty, quality, reliable"

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

"What an experience to drive it, what an experience to own it. Tip: Sport package does make a material driving experience in these cars."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

The best driving vehicle.

By on Thursday, March 3, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 173,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great look and drive"

Cons: "sometimes too pricy."

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

"I have been driving the BMW since 1994. I found it to stand up to its name - the ultimate driving machine."

12 people out of 27 found this review helpful

Excellent Car

By on Wednesday, February 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"I bought this car brand new in 2006, and I live in the midwest so this car gets a significant beating from weather (snow, salt, ice). This car has been incredibly reliable, and the all wheel drive handles better than any other car I have ever driven in the snow. I would buy this car again in heart beat."

5 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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