2005 525

Consumer Reviews

2005 BMW 525

$3,481 - $9,953  MSRP Range
2005 BMW 525

Review Score

4.6 out of 5 stars

4.6

7 Reviews
86% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.6 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.6 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.6 out of 5 stars Interior Design
3.9 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.7 out of 5 stars Performance
4.9 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Beautiful Car/ Not Reliable

by BMW FAN from New York, NY on Sat Oct 16 2010

I have this car for about four years now, and I think I was at the dealer eight times a year for a electrical problem. It is a great car but the time spent at the dealer is SO not worth it, waiting for hours or leaving the car with them, VERY inconvenient, and the cost of repairs is outrages. You go to the dealer to repair one thing, they come up with a few more. I LOVE the way the car looks and the drive is awesome, can not be matched by any. The only thing I do not find attractive is the dash, it is OK but does not suit/match the beauty of the car.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Fun car to drive

by Autobahn driver from WI on Tue Jul 22 2008

This car is a blast to drive. While it's not the 300 hp model, it has the feel of much more power than you would guess from the engine size and output. With the 6-spd, it gets well over 30 mpg highway and around 20 mpg city.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Fun car to drive

by Catman from Orange County, CA on Sat May 17 2008

2005 BMW 525i is the best handling car I've ever drove for a passenger sedan. It gets great gas mileage highway driving at between 75/80 mph. Decent power for a 184 hp engine.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a New car

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Nice but unreliable

by Svinaldo from Oslo, Norway on Sat Dec 26 2009

I have a 525 wagon, and while it is a blast to drive, it has proven very unreliable. I have owned it for a year and the following have needed repair: - New turbo (I have the 525 diesel). BMW reported this to be a common problem. - Airbag symbol started to light up twice, two different problems - License plate lights went out, first one then the next. Replaced the bulbs, but it was due to broken wires by the hinge. Cost > $1000 to fix! - Rear wiper stopped working and then I could not open the trunk! Also due to broken wires by the hinge. I should have replaced the harness when the license place lights went out, but shame on you BMW that you have such stupid design issus. Trunks must be designed to be opened and closed without breaking the wires!! - While cruising on the freeway, the main display went RED with a big warning "General electrical failure. It is not possible to continue your journey. Please stop and call BMW". The engine did not stop, and after 10 seconds the warning went away and has never been seen again. Spooky! - There is a clunking sound in the drive train in the short moment between accelerating and decelerating (and reverse). BMW checked it out and said it was normal, but I don't think it is. Great car to drive, but BMW should be ashamed of the reliability.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Very reliable car

by Great car on Thu Feb 15 2018

This car served its purpose and some. It has been very reliable for 8 years. No major repairs at all. Still looks great especially for a 2005.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

good enough car

by HDx from Peshawar on Thu Jul 13 2017

car was out fit but the consumption is not as good as i thought any how car is best in performance as well in style and options

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best experience

by hotbody from Houston on Thu Jan 23 2014

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5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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