2007 BMW 525 Consumer Reviews

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2007 Bmw 525
4.0
Average based on 6 reviews
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Exciting Car To Drive

by from SC on June 25, 2010

I traded in my Lexus ES to go to the 525i. I loved my Lexus but I have to say that the BMW is definately a lot more fun to drive. This car handles great and I love the power that it has. My 525 came e...
I traded in my Lexus ES to go to the 525i. I loved my Lexus but I have to say that the BMW is definately a lot more fun to drive. This car handles great and I love the power that it has. My 525 came equipped with the Luxury package so I have almost every option imaginable. The only improvements I would like to see are: more room in the center console (it has very limited storage room). A door for the backseat (it has more than enough room once you get in but it is tight getting in and out). The last improvement would be to have the nav system not require a dvd at all times to work (it should be able to load to an onboard computer and then remove the dvd.)
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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As Expected

by from Midwest on March 9, 2010

This car was pretty much as expected. Less power than I thought a BMW would have (210 horsepower), but handling is simply amazing. It's fairly quiet and smooth. The seats could be more comfortable, a...
This car was pretty much as expected. Less power than I thought a BMW would have (210 horsepower), but handling is simply amazing. It's fairly quiet and smooth. The seats could be more comfortable, and the stereo seems to be fairly pedestrian (especially the lack of bass at low volume). I love the heated seats and heated steering wheel, and can't imagine ever not having them. For the original list price ($50,0000), there doesn't seem to be a lot of options (no nav system, no backup camera - things that my wife's $38,000 Lexus IS has). The I-Drive is a joke - adjusting the climate system is ridiculously time consuming, which is the why the new 5-Series is putting many more control buttons back on the dash, where they belong! The sunroof has a bit of wind noise even at low speeds. I like the interior and exterior styling, and the impressive wood dash sold me over the Lexus GS (which has a Toyota-ish dashboard, with no wood whatsoever). These seem to depreciate quite a bit - I've seen several three year-old 5 Series listed at $23,000 - less than half their original price. This car gets a lot of attention, especially when valet parked.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Great car for the Money

by from New jersey on February 13, 2007

This is the first BMW I have owned. The 525 has more than enough power and standard equipment to match and car in its class. The only options I got where Auto, heated seats and I just had to have th...
This is the first BMW I have owned. The 525 has more than enough power and standard equipment to match and car in its class. The only options I got where Auto, heated seats and I just had to have the voice activated Navigation. The ride, quality, looks and just about everything else have exceeded my expectations 10 fold.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Our 1st BMER and we love it. Very comfortable

by from USAF in Germany on December 5, 2006

Smooth ride and very luxurios. Better than any America car made today. The Germans got it right.
Smooth ride and very luxurios. Better than any America car made today. The Germans got it right.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Very spacious and classy. .

by from Florida on October 23, 2009

I like this car lot. Bought it used (certified). The compartment is to small. Need a place for Cds. Other than the car is great.
I like this car lot. Bought it used (certified). The compartment is to small. Need a place for Cds. Other than the car is great.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car

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Money Trap

by from North Carolina on May 31, 2015

We thought we were buying a nice car. We bought a money trap.Superior handling/performance-love how it drives. Takes only premium gas $$$. Parts $$$$$. One problem after the other. Starter cost: $150....
We thought we were buying a nice car. We bought a money trap.Superior handling/performance-love how it drives. Takes only premium gas $$$. Parts $$$$$. One problem after the other. Starter cost: $150. Labor >$600 b/c manifold had to be removed to install it. New tires bought, and 3 rims bent. Rims are aluminum plus low profile tires mean easily damaged. We thought we were buying a nice car. We bought a money trap. Nice luxury car, but very expensive to maintain. Better think twice before buying any foreign "luxury" car. We are getting ready to trade it in!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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