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BMW 5-Series Saloon 530d M Sport 4d Auto (07) (2007/07)

BMW 5-Series Saloon 530d M Sport 4d Auto (07) (2007/07) - Owner Review

Front and rear parking sensors makes parking a doddle. Love the Satnav, it gives active traffic updates and diverts you around any traffic hotspots although it's missed a couple of jams.
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Review submitted by
Joe Gredley on

BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It's a bit of a flashy car and I'm not really one to show off. I just wanted a nice car.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
A great looking car with lots of comfort and luxury.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would get again. It's a great car but costs more than many alternatives. You get what you pay for really. Economy isn't as good as I had hoped. Average of 30/35 mpg on all sorts of driving and not really ever in traffic.

What are you likely to buy next?
Who knows. This is my first BMW of many cars I've had and I would buy BMW again.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£15,000

When did you buy the car?
June 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Got a fair deal. Good specification car for fair money.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
It had lots of extras including heads up display, media pack, visability pack(xenons) and the newer spider alloy wheels.

What was the dealer like?
Nice guy.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It drives great. It is the LCI model. Plenty of power when needed and is really at home on a motorway but does drive great on all roads.

What's it like to park?
It is pretty big so parking in regular car parks can be tricky in tighter spots even with the parking aids. I prefer to park it at the back of the car park away from the majority of cars to reduce the likelihood of a door making a nice dink in my toy.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No. All good so far.

What's most practical about your car?
Front and rear parking sensors makes parking a doddle. Love the Satnav, it gives active traffic updates and diverts you around any traffic hotspots although it's missed a couple of jams.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The heads up display is a good one, it also displays Satnav directions. I also think the Satnav is great. Easy enough to use and the traffic updates are good.

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