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BMW 5-Series Saloon 530i Sport 4d Auto (2005/54)

BMW 5-Series Saloon 530i Sport 4d Auto (2005/54) - Owner Review

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BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Sporty Executive.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Secret Envy.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Had the new shape (2010) as a courtesy car. It was fabulous, a marked improvement on this model, so YES.

What are you likely to buy next?
Maybe a 730d Sport or back to Mercedes I'm afraid.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£14,000

When did you buy the car?
December 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
Trade in value for my Mercedes was not good, but we met at a good retail price on this car.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Pristine example in the right spec.

What was the dealer like?
Very pleasant gentleman. A refreshingly pleasant person to deal with.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Drives like a sports car. Fabulous drive when pushed hard.

What's it like to park?
Fairly simple to park, but would be much easier if the PDC was a little faster at reacting. If you adjust your driving by parking slower, the PDC catches up and then very easy to park.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Battery has been discharged twice for no apparent reason, even though it was replaced 12 months ago! Got a new one under the guarantee and still same problem. 24 hour diagnostic revealed no problem with car. But OK now after a full charge. You wouldn't get this in a Mercedes!

What's most practical about your car?
Size of boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
IDrive

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