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BMW 5-Series Saloon 530d M Sport 4d Auto (07) (2008/57)

BMW 5-Series Saloon 530d M Sport 4d Auto (07) (2008/57) - Owner Review

Folding rear seats.
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Review submitted by
Stef Socratous on

BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)

Summary

3 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Typical BMW driver. Arrogant, successful.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Very sporty, prestigious and quality car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, car sold and now looking for a newer, more reliable and efficient model.

What are you likely to buy next?
F30 3 series BMW M Sport 330D, or F10 BMW 5 series 530D.

Buying experience

2 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£21,000

When did you buy the car?
November 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
Traded in my 2002 E39 BMW 530D M Sport for a fair price. New car was prepared to a high standard.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Ultimate driving machine. Handling, performance, technology, build quality, economy.

What was the dealer like?
OK, but spoilt by after sale support when sports auto gearbox failed & engine had an oil leak, fixed under warranty. Over a period of a year the car was in the BMW garage for various other repairs under warranty..

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
-

What's it like to park?
Large car, needs concentration.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes - auto gearbox failure, engine oil leak, power steering, CD changer.

What's most practical about your car?
Folding rear seats.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Sports auto gearbox with paddleshift.

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