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BMW 5-Series Saloon 530d SE 4d Auto (2004/04)

BMW 5-Series Saloon 530d SE 4d Auto (2004/04) - Owner Review

Parking sensors. Absolutely brilliant. Comfy seats and quiet ride.

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Review submitted by
John Minshall on

BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Comfortably off. Looks OK in the school car park.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Neighbours have Audi R8, BMW M5 and Mercedes S500(and Skoda Fabia)! Not too impressed.

Would you buy this car again and why?
This is my second 530d, so yes.

What are you likely to buy next?
BMW 535d if flush or a newer 530d SE. Don't want Sport as suspension too hard

Buying experience

4 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?
September 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Good price - £2500 less than sticker and good trade in on my old car.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted an automatic to replace manual similar model

What was the dealer like?
Dealer was good and included all my requirements. Finance guy was terrible and kept trying to sell me things I didn't need - in the end bought tyre replacement policy to shut him up and cancelled it when I got home. Has now been taken over by Specialist Cars

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Smooth drive and pulls like a plane. Brings a smile to my face, always.

What's it like to park?
See above. Parking sensors with display are best ever.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Problems with radio reception. I had the rear screen replaced under warrantee and still loses station. My old Vauxhall was ten times better

What's most practical about your car?
Parking sensors. Absolutely brilliant. Comfy seats and quiet ride.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Parking sensors and bluetooth with idrive screen.

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