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BMW 5-Series Saloon 530i SE 4d Auto (2004/53)

BMW 5-Series Saloon 530i SE 4d Auto (2004/53) - Owner Review

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Review submitted by
Dan Coote on

BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I look like a police patrol car.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Think I paid way more than I did.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No way. Glitchy unreliable nightmare of a car.

What are you likely to buy next?
Already changed back to Jaguar. Far superior all round product.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
July 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
Good deal compared to a diesel version.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Also have an E39 series and was impressed by the quality of the older car.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
OK now I have got rid of the awful run-flat tyres. Why do they put these on. They are rock hard, leak and very noisy.

What's it like to park?
Easy, front and rear sensors.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes. Gearbox, washer pump, rear sensors, tyre pressure sensors......

What's most practical about your car?
The boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

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