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Old 09-24-2003, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you guys think of the NEW 2004 5series..i'm about to get one..first bimmer..

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Old 09-24-2003, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, as I said before in one thread, the front looks evil. It should look more neutral like the older ones.

I read a bit of the technicallity of the car and it's a jungle. That car got loads with options and electronics.
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the only thing i dont like is the headlights
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only thing i dont like is the headlights, front grill, and rear tailights
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i like it, the only thing i dont like is the shape of the rear (the taillights have grown on me)
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I saw a new silver one the other day in calabasas ...at first I thought it was a honda accord.....I'm not crazy about the back end
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They are starting to hit the dealer showrooms so I am going to start calling to see when one comes in. I am already starting to actually like the car and I think it will look better in person. I hated the Z4, until I saw it in person and now I like it too. I think the same will apply for the E60.

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I am sure it will grow on all of us...my biggest beef is the increased cost...they are pushing the price up to the stratosphere...

I am not convinced they have added enough tech to just the increased cost...

Have you looked at the option costs...I think the premium package is now $3300, upgraded sound is $1800(though I hear the Logic 7 is very nice), Xenon are now $800

Remember most who get the car will want auto ..that is $1275..crazy for a car at this cost that the auto/stick should be a no cost option


Also fold seats are still an option, rear airbag why is this not standard..


MSRP: $44500 plus del $695..$45000
add premium package, auto,sound,xenon$6900 in options..the car is at $52000..at this cost personally the value on a E320 is higher...nicer looking

I am not sure whether I like Idrive or not...

The car is just getting to expensive IMHO

I new the 04 was a resedign and bought an 03 because I like the looks better in Late July..the only disappointed(well) no lumbar adjustment (should have been apart of the prem. pack like in 04) and I could not find a prem. sound on the lot...
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They are starting to hit the dealer showrooms so I am going to start calling to see when one comes in. I am already starting to actually like the car and I think it will look better in person. I hated the Z4, until I saw it in person and now I like it too. I think the same will apply for the E60.

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i went to the stealer yesterday. they lost my appointment. i did see 4 530i 2004 E60's
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in person the headlights still piss me off. they should have designed them likek the new 7-series
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Cant stand it. Ugly. Saw one with 20's (see pic)....Still don't like it. Sorry
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I like the car... it's all personal opinion though. I'm happy with my 3er and I don't really worry about BMW tanking b/c a few older BMW guys hate the new cars. BMW continues to sell well.. so we'll see what happens after the 2004 year.
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Was at the dealer yesterday and checked out the 530. It does look better than in the pics. I think they are not ugly...the front and sides look kinda nice (I was trying hard to appreciate it though) but the front is still unacceptable. I sat in the driver's seat and didn't like the dash, console and the door panels.

Overall, I was not impressed. No WOWs at all. If I was a potential buyer, they would have lost a customer that day.
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