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

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

Quite good on fuel. Too heavy to be driven hard. Large boot space and plenty of room in the front and rear. Comfortable driving position with large arm rest area.
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Review submitted by
Jon Mcmanus on

BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Many things..... Old man, business person who isn't hitting there targets, boring maybe?

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Everyone likes the car, I've had quite a few positive comments but they don't have to own and drive the car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
People say you should never meet your idle..... I liked these cars for quite a while but owning one has shown me that I could of spent £14000 on a better choice. I wouldn't buy this car again, if I did it would have to be a much newer model with better spec.

What are you likely to buy next?
Something sporty. Quite fancy a hot hatch, Audi S3, VW Golf R32 etc. I'm 32 yrs old so no boy racer but owning this car has made me want something more exciting to drive.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

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

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£14,000

When did you buy the car?
June 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
I lost a small fortune on the px. Believe I slightly overpaid for the BMW. Regret not shopping around.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted a large luxury saloon that was diesel and automatic.

What was the dealer like?
A con man that was only interested in sealing the deal. Unfortunately, I fell for it.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Far too under powered, regret not going for the 530d. Very heavy when cornering and braking. A lot of road noise comes into cab. Auto box is smooth and progressive. Quality cruise control.

What's it like to park?
No problems, clear view all round. Sensors too sensitive. On screen shows green, yellow and red. I've been in red yet no where near object hence, waste of time. I switch mine off.

Living with it

3 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Recently required a new battery, battery drain issue. New disks/pads and two run flat rear tyres.

What's most practical about your car?
Quite good on fuel. Too heavy to be driven hard. Large boot space and plenty of room in the front and rear. Comfortable driving position with large arm rest area.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Nothing. I- Drive graphic quality is that of old video game. Parking sensors over sensitive. Seem very negative but really disappointed in the car.

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