2004 Bmw 545
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Simply Outstanding

by from Calgary on June 24, 2008

I'm a big merc fan but i must say the double vanos and just the pure driving pleaseure that i get out of the 545i or any BMW for that matter can not be touched by Audi, Mercedes or any other premium c...
I'm a big merc fan but i must say the double vanos and just the pure driving pleaseure that i get out of the 545i or any BMW for that matter can not be touched by Audi, Mercedes or any other premium car brand. The car handles great especially with the dynamic drive. The power is always there when you need it and it is a very comfortable ride still feeling the road. The i drive system i must say was hard to learn but once you learn it, it's great (bluetooth, I pod and vehicle status)
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best BMW ever had

by from Boston,Ma on August 14, 2012

545 is my 4rth and by far most favorite bimmer i've had.I got it after driving an E39 M5 for a few years,so in in a way it was a step down(it's not as fast and feels less sporty overall). BUT, ride co...
545 is my 4rth and by far most favorite bimmer i've had.I got it after driving an E39 M5 for a few years,so in in a way it was a step down(it's not as fast and feels less sporty overall). BUT, ride comfort,gas mileage,ext/int design makes it an amazing vehicle to drive and to have! not to mention the maintenance costs; had the car for a couple of years and put 20k miles on it and it needs nothing. and contrary to popular believe the IDRIVE is very easy to use-love it.I would prob keep it for as long as i can.
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Most stylish design of any car on the road!

by from Los Angeles, CA on February 20, 2010

This vehicle allows you to conquer the asphalt in sleek sophisticated style with passing power and on-rails handling. The 545i possess power and agility, and it looks better than the newest 5-series o...
This vehicle allows you to conquer the asphalt in sleek sophisticated style with passing power and on-rails handling. The 545i possess power and agility, and it looks better than the newest 5-series of 2010. The 545i has better handling and fuel economy than the 550i because of its smaller and lighter motor, and is sheer driving pleasure. Skip the navigation on used cars; a hand-held unit is much more up to date.
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Performance + Comfort + Style = ULTIMATE!

by from Shawnee Valley, PA on July 7, 2011

My wife an I have also a 2007 335i Twin Turbo, which is an amazing car, so upgrading our 99 528 was a challenge. I was going to get an M5 e39 (2003), but had a change of heart and I don't regret for a...
My wife an I have also a 2007 335i Twin Turbo, which is an amazing car, so upgrading our 99 528 was a challenge. I was going to get an M5 e39 (2003), but had a change of heart and I don't regret for a single moment! The 545i V8 has tons of power and performance that almost equals the e39 M5, but with the new body, and gadgets . . . plenty of them! As for all BMWs, I believe that the sport suspension is a must; With that said, the 545i manages to deliver an excellent performance suspension without loss of comfort. The comfort seats are absolutely unbelievable! The engine purrs (if you make an effort to hear it from inside the super quiet cabin). I have the Head Up Display, to which I became addicted. Mine is a manual 6-speed transmission and shifts like butter! I did have the CDV altered, so no jerky shifts from 1st to 2nd gear. The sound system (Logic 7) rivals my recording studio! I always go check the mixes in the car! The active suspension is truly remarkable. You can put that big comfy car on a pin curve and it doesn't even tilt! It is a dream car. Better than that, just an e60 M5 ... or the new M5, for that matter! As for the reliability, this is our 11th BMW. From a 1984 320 to now, there is no other way to go, but BMW. Cost of repairs? Which repairs?
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2004 BMW 545i w/ sports package

by from Western Maryland on October 30, 2014

Very nice car. I purchased used with 30k on it, and have put nearly 100k on the car over the past 5 years. I have only had to replace a battery & brakes. Expensive repairs, but wear items that you hav...
Very nice car. I purchased used with 30k on it, and have put nearly 100k on the car over the past 5 years. I have only had to replace a battery & brakes. Expensive repairs, but wear items that you have to replace on any car. Very important point with these cars. If you change oil at the manufacturer's 15k interval, you will develop oil leaks prematurely in seals. I have replaced oil at 7-8k interval throughout, and had no seal issues so far. Seals go, eventually on all cars, and some can be expensive on this car, so make sure you know the cars history first! Understand what you are purchasing. If you are looking for a car that is cheap to repair, you shouldn't be looking at any German manufacturer. Having said that, at speed, there are very few cars you will ever drive with the capabilities of this car. And if you must have good handling, and feel, you will not be disappointed. 130k and cruising. Hoping for at least 200k.
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Love the Comfort Seats - Great for tall drivers

by from Atlanta, GA on May 14, 2012

I wasn't sure if I should get the big V8 with the current gas prices, but I am sure glad I did. I have a lot of fun using the power, and I am still getting 21.5 MPG in Atlanta trafic with my 545i. Don...
I wasn't sure if I should get the big V8 with the current gas prices, but I am sure glad I did. I have a lot of fun using the power, and I am still getting 21.5 MPG in Atlanta trafic with my 545i. Don't buy a BMW without trying the comfort seat option, because they are awesome. The comfort seats have the wings that wrap around your neck, and the side support. Awesome power, handling, and comfort! Nothing beats a BMW!
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Most Reliable Car I've Owned

by from Washington, DC on January 22, 2013

Very reliable, great suspension, very comfortable. You have to keep your eyes on the odometer it is so smooth you forget how fast you are travelling. Great bang for the buck, I love it so.
Very reliable, great suspension, very comfortable. You have to keep your eyes on the odometer it is so smooth you forget how fast you are travelling. Great bang for the buck, I love it so.
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Absolutely Stunning Sport Sedan

by from Atlanta, GA on January 20, 2012

My 540i got totalled after 5 years of ownership and I just couldnt see myself straying far away from the 5 series. So I decided to buy the e60 2004 BMW 545i and man have I been loving it. Its much big...
My 540i got totalled after 5 years of ownership and I just couldnt see myself straying far away from the 5 series. So I decided to buy the e60 2004 BMW 545i and man have I been loving it. Its much bigger than my old car yet its lighter and has more power. It is a joy to drive! The seats are very comfortable and the features list compared to other cars is quite extensive. Just like my 540, it has been quite reliable as long as you take care of it. Its only been little sensors here and there but nothing major and all but 1 I've been able to do change myself. If you're looking for the ultimate when it comes to a 4 door car that can play its part in sport, there is nothing that beats the 5 series!
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The Ultimate Driving Machine... the E60 5 series

by from Irvine, CA on January 23, 2012

As one of the most powerful 5 series ever made, this BMW E60 comes with a 4.4 liter V8 engine that produces 325hp/330tq, seats 5 full sized adults, and can haul 4 ppl and overtake any fixed up wannabe...
As one of the most powerful 5 series ever made, this BMW E60 comes with a 4.4 liter V8 engine that produces 325hp/330tq, seats 5 full sized adults, and can haul 4 ppl and overtake any fixed up wannabe's. Comfort, styling, and interior room are high points of this car; of course, since it is a V8 the gas mileage suffers unless you go lightly on the gas pedal (but every BMW begs to be driving hard, and this one is no exception). Overall it is a great tourer and a family sedan that has the character!
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SERIOUS Performance Vehicle

by from Suffolk, NY on March 31, 2011

this is the Best of the E60 models.. Power, Performance, Comfort. Best BMW Model ever.. I luv 545i better than 550i.. drive both and you will know..
this is the Best of the E60 models.. Power, Performance, Comfort. Best BMW Model ever.. I luv 545i better than 550i.. drive both and you will know..
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