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BMW 5-Series Saloon 520d SE Business Edition (177bhp) 4d Step Auto (2009/09)

BMW 5-Series Saloon 520d SE Business Edition (177bhp) 4d Step Auto (2009/09) - Owner Review

It's huge - rear space and boot in particular.

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Review submitted by
Mark Saunders on

BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not sure.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Friends and neighbours always impressed by the car. Kids love the car, the way it looks and the way it handles. My wife does not like it, say it makes her feel sick due to ride and limited view (she drives a large MPV).

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes as it's the best car I've run (out of around 20).

What are you likely to buy next?
Golf MkVII 2.0 TDI GT on order.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
July 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Have the car on lease. It was a very low lease cost as the new model was due soon and BMW were trying to shift this older model.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
An outstanding drive, surprisingly quick as it's only a 2.0 diesel and handles like a hot hatch. No need for a bigger engine. Fabulous motorway cruiser, I have driven for hour after hour and climb out relaxed. Good around town for a big car as it's quick out of the blocks with a good turning circle.

What's it like to park?
It's a big car for small car park spaces but the front and rear sensors mean it's very easy to park.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?

What's most practical about your car?
It's huge - rear space and boot in particular.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Built in sat nav which replans route based on traffic information. Has saved me countless hours when I could have been stuck in jams.

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