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BMW 525 SE Luxury for no money now!
BMW 525i SE Saloon
Member Name: Petrolheadguru
BMW 525i SE Saloon
Date: 17/06/10, updated on 21/06/10 (197 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap and plentiful lots of gadgets top quality build
Disadvantages: Expensive to run lots of abused examples out there be careful!
BMW 525 SE 1998,my wifes car for a few years,just sold about 18 months ago,not much wrong with it,just wanted something newer.I used it as often as I could though,lovely quality,excellent performance from that straight 6 190 HP gives more than enough entertainment for the average driver.Handling at least rates 4/5,economy was fair mid to high 20s mpg,but what do you expect when you drive like a hooligan?Ours was a well maintained 2 owner car with business miles but looked immaculate.We chose well,the car ran brilliantly,just needed a new water pump and radiator by the end after clocking up almost 150,000 it was still good for many more miles!It ran sweetly,regular oil,fluid changes every 10,000 miles and I am sure it would have lasted forever.Very well built,quality materials,plenty of gadgets,a spot of luxury for no money.We paid about £4k and sold 5 years later after putting 40K miles on it for just £1500,I think it cost around £30K new so it was really great value.We regretted selling it but 5 years is along time and it was starting to look really dated.Expect to bag a bargain now but still be careful,check it has a service history to back up the miles,these cars can take it and 250,000 miles or more is possible in one of these.Tyres can be very expensive and other items are not cheap either but remember its not a Honda Civic so expect higher than average running costs.No cambelt to worry about,bullet proof engine and performance is great,Highly recommended!
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Summary: Luxury rocket ship with plenty of toys find a good one and hang on to it