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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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57 reader reviews for BMW 5 Series Saloon.
  • 520i 2.2 SE 4dr

    Ian Melican Date: 12/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A great drive but after one year of ownership I have chronic lower backache and a dead right leg.

  • 528i SE 4dr

    Tim Adshead , Cheshire . Date: 24/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's an excellent driver's car but around town it can be heavy on fuel, even if driven carefully.

    It's very reliable - just get in and go be it a trip around town or a blast down the country.

    All in all a great buy.

  • 528i SE 4dr

    josh jones , staffs . Date: 22/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The 528i is great in every way. It has great handling and performance. The looks are spectacular inside and outside. I have recently brought some new 18 inch alloys which make the car look even better.

  • 520i 2.2 SE 4dr

    Luiz de Lezameta Date: 14/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Great to drive - especially on a long journey; when you get out you feel relaxed. It is very quiet and the engine is very responsive. I find that third gear is very addapable to most speeds and picks up quickly from slow speeds.

    I have had this car for two years now and will find it very hard to replace with another vehicle unless it is another BMW. I will probably replace it in 1 to 2 years with the slightly later model with the 170bhp engine. Although I find that the critisism that this model is slightly underpowered is a bit harsh as at higher revs its OK.

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