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BMW 5-Series Saloon 520d (177bhp) SE 4d Step Auto (2008/08)

BMW 5-Series Saloon 520d (177bhp) SE 4d Step Auto (2008/08) - Owner Review

Lots of space. Remote boot release.

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Review submitted by
Caroline Hebditch on

BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Old man!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They like it because it's comfortable and they like the styling (I'm not overly keen on the styling).

Would you buy this car again and why?
Probably not as it's not as much fun to drive as my previous cars and is nowhere near as economical nor is it as nippy to drive.

What are you likely to buy next?
An Audi A6 or A8.

Buying experience

5 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?
April 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
Reasonable deal against a part exchange as car had a very high spec being an ex demonstrator.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
After 15 years of driving Audi cars thought it was time to try a BMW.

What was the dealer like?
Very polite and helpful.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Steering and handling are excellent for a large car.

What's it like to park?
Big but sensors and screen help.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Not to date.

What's most practical about your car?
Lots of space. Remote boot release.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
IPod aux input.

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