BMW 5-series (1988-96) Reviews
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Customer BMW 5-series (1988-96) Reviews (5)
by - written on 19/07/10 (Very useful, 46 readings)
I've had many Beamers in my time (3,5 and 7) and lets face it, if money was no object I'd have a 730 any day. But money is a big object and the 3 is too wee (for me) so I would happily compromise (lol) for a 5 Series and the 88-96 model would well fit the bill. Having owned a 520, 525 and 530 versions and and older 'shark' style 1980 528I I have developed an affinity with the model. One is immediately struck (or stricken even) by the quality of the thing. It has lovely lines and oozes an understated but bullet proof aire. My 525SE (a 94) was as fresh today as it might have been new, resplendent in light blue metallic paint. The standard BBS alloys set it ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/02/02, updated on 03/02/02 (Very useful, 556 readings)
I have been “smoking” a Ford Mondeo Ghia X V6 for the last few months, until recently when I purchased a BMW 520 SE, 1991 H, 112,000 miles, White 4 door Saloon. I had never owned a BMW before, so I was looking forward to driving her. She turned up in the afternoon and I placed her in the rear courtyard to be cleaned and prepared. Shockingly, someone saw her there, asked if she was for sale, and then purchased her, unashamedly, and without any thought for my feelings! To say I was gutted is an understatement. However, the person, after keeping me waiting for almost two weeks, failed to turn up with the required ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/03/02, updated on 04/03/02 (Very useful, 461 readings)
My car is a 1992 BMW 518i. It just closed 10 years (from new) but the mileage on it is quite low as it was mainly used for long journeys twice a month. Actually this is what the car is designed for, long comfortable journeys. It's a big car and although very agile and easy to drive, could be a pain on the city. Parking is very easy combined with a short turning radius, but in the city you better aim for a LARGE parking space ... Durability is excellent as long service is not neglected.Parts and servicing are quite expensive. Interion quality very good ,expected to be even better though.. Fuel consumption ok for its engine size and refinement ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/10/00, updated on 04/10/00 (Very useful, 354 readings)
I have owned my 525i 24v for 4 years (1991) and nearly 40,000 miles now and have never regretted the purchase once. Reliability has been excellent one small brake caliper problem (£100 to fix) is the total repair bills for the car. Servicing is cheap (local specialist handles repairs etc.) and Oil changes are the easiest I have ever done. Economy is also excellent 30mpg + in day to day driving. The car is comfortable, smooth and the handling is superb. I have driven most of the larger modern mainstream cars mondeo, vectra, peugeot 406, laguna, Omega, Scorpio etc. and I have to say that the BMW is ahead in every area than all ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/12/00, updated on 11/12/00 (Useful, 2615 readings)
Being an accountant at a BMW franchise,when I decided to opt out of the company car scheme the make of car I should purchase was never in any doubt. The only decision to be made was which model? Taking into account the family needs and the finances available I choose a 1990 520i SE. The car is spacious, comfortable and although now beginning to be slightly dated still has style. the two litre engine has now recorded over 159,000 miles yet still purrs like new. BMW have a reputation for quality and reliability and this has been proven over the two years I have owned the vehicle. It has cruised through two MOTs, the bodywork is in very good condition and ... Read the complete review
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