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BMW 5-Series Saloon 525d M Sport 4d (2005/05)

BMW 5-Series Saloon 525d M Sport 4d (2005/05) - Owner Review

Outstanding balance and body control spoilt by a hard ride - Run flat tyres are a nonsense.
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BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)

Value

3 out of 5

Company Car - Very high fuel consumption for a diesel.

Costs

3 out of 5

Poor fuel consumption. 26MPG urban - 38MPG Best so far.

Driving

3 out of 5

Outstanding balance and body control spoilt by a hard ride - Run flat tyres are a nonsense.

Performance

3 out of 5

Annoying turbo lag which is completely flat at low revs and then catapults you into the back seat when the turbo cuts in - Not pleasant.

Reliability

2 out of 5

Broken down 3 times so far. Loose trim. Parking sensor has just developed a fault. Clutch rubber (pedal cover) fell off last night. Amazing array of warning lights which disappear if you turn it off and turn it on again.

Image

3 out of 5

Looks the part with the M styling pack (a huge mount of people think it's an M5). Too much interest from thieves and car jackers. Not worth the hassle - Buy a Primera!

Comfort

3 out of 5

Sports seats are good. Very low seating position. Not easy to get in and out of.

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Insurance group: 35

Security

4 out of 5

Someone has already tried a screwdriver in the boot lock. It was deadlocked - They didn't get in.

Service

2 out of 5

BMW dealers remain as arrogant and incompetent as ever.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
Fuel injector failed - Recovered to dealer.

Gearbox
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Other
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Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No