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BMW 5-Series Saloon 525i SE 4d (07) (2008/08)

BMW 5-Series Saloon 525i SE 4d (07) (2008/08) - Owner Review

Power when needed and comfort as I do quite a lot of miles. Economical on motorways with all mod cons operating.
5

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Review submitted by
Keith Mathews on

BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not really caring what it says, probably that I am reasonably well off in a good position.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Love it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Undoubtedly - I have had 3 BMW's and this is the best.

What are you likely to buy next?
As I will be retiring while still owning this car, it will sadly be a much smaller car (we will still have a BMW X3 in the family, so can't justify teo!).

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£13,000

When did you buy the car?
December 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
December and I think they were moving stock.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Price was good and I am a BMW fan.

What was the dealer like?
Dealer was fine to deal with.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very relaxing, but has the oomph if needed. Responsive and sure-footed.

What's it like to park?
A little big, but with sensors no problem. Have to be aware of where the front corners are due to bonnet shape.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Boot lid does not open remotely (but works with key) - Suspect a broken wire at boot hoinge as seems to be a common problem. have not had time to look into it.

What's most practical about your car?
Power when needed and comfort as I do quite a lot of miles. Economical on motorways with all mod cons operating.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Now that I understand the iDrive, it is very good. I also like front and rear park sensors.

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