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BMW 5-Series Saloon 530i SE 4d Auto (2004/53)

BMW 5-Series Saloon 530i SE 4d Auto (2004/53) - Owner Review

The size. Great for ferrying people about.

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Review submitted by
Oliver Mustoe-Playfair on

BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I don't care what the car says about me.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
The like it. It's very comfortable.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Definitely. Although I'm not that keen on the new 5 Series launching in 2010.

What are you likely to buy next?
BMW 6 Series or Porsche 911

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?
November 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?
I think so. I traded in a broken down Honda Civic and was a cash buyer. I got a reasonable discount off the asking price.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Always been a fan of the 5-Series. This is my second.

What was the dealer like?
Good. I would buy from them again.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Brilliant. Incredibly responsive and agile for such a big car. My only critism is the DSC - it still comes on even when you switch it off.

What's it like to park?
Easy. Parking sensors make it even easier.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing yet.

What's most practical about your car?
The size. Great for ferrying people about.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Despite it critics, I'm a fan of the I-Drive system.

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