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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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113 reader reviews for BMW 5 Series Saloon.
  • 525i SE 4dr

    Alpesh Patel , Surrey . Date: 12/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      3 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

    I ve owned a 525i in the past 6 months. Bought from approved used BMW dealer. The 525i has a beautiful 6cyl. engine, which can waft around OR be driven sportingly. The ride,comfort and handling is good. But, the particular BMW, i had, fell fowl of an electrical gremlin - that BMW dealer(s) were unable to resolve (It brokedown 6 times in 7 weeks for the same fault). I had to "reject" the car and get a refund of the initial purchase price. At prsent, i am trying to decide whether to buy another BMW 525i OR a more reliable brand - i,e Lexus GS300 ???

  • 520d SE 4dr

    Don O Neill Date: 24/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    Bough a 2006 Model from local Dealers Kearys Cork ireland , Grey with Leather .A big jump up from the Audi A6 , more taut on the road , precise steering, a slightly harder ride than the Audi, Has more pep in the mid range.

    Curiously, other drivers are more agressive towards me on the road compared to Audi , Audi seemed to be non descriptip but particularly white van man , tends to get closer on the bumper and on the horm more often -- but who cares abiut them then !!!

    Idrive is fine , have read various magazines where people found it strange.If you come form the PC / Mouse generation then its a breeze.

    Ipod system fitted by dealer as part of the sale works a treat , have 2900 songs on the go , great for the longer drives

    The MPG was 45-50 on paper but real world driving motorway and secondary reoads returns a good 42-45 which is fine . A lighter foot might be handy when the diesel prices goes back up .

    Happy so far , its due a service but this is covered by the service pack taken out

  • 535d M Sport 4dr

    Tom Liddell , . Date: 20/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      26

    My car

    Hi. I have just bought a 2006 car (used at 30,000 miles)in last 4 weeks. Already have done 2,500 miles. Disappointed in mpg. Did not expect to get quoted mpg 42 mpg but, on careful motorway driving, only getting 26mpg. Experienced 5 series driver having taken 3 E39's to 200,000 miles (also have Z4 and 320i). Would be interested in feedback from other 535d drivers

  • 525i SE 4dr

    John Lloyd , West Midlands . Date: 24/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've owned my 525 auto for almost 4 years, and have driven 36,000 miles without a problem. The only repair has been a new driver's door seal. It has 'conveyor belt' smoothness on the motorway; a lovely 'surge' around town; with excellent handling and 'kick' when I want it.

    There are many options available when the time comes to replace it but, if the financial deals are not advantageous, then I would be happy to run it for another 2 or 3 years.

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