What alternatives should I consider to a used BMW 5 Series saloon?
If you value a sporty drive, then the Jaguar XF is worth considering, because it feels even sharper than the 5 Series. Just don’t expect it to be as fuel efficient or practical.
Alternatively, if comfort is your top priority, look no further than the Mercedes E-Class. It glides over bumps – as long as you avoid models with the optional sports suspension – and like the 5 Series is more practical than the XF. The biggest problem with the E-Class is its four-cylinder diesel engines, because they’re noisy and send a lot of vibration into the car's interior.