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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

Parking sensors - both audio and visual. Tyre pressure sensors.

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Review submitted by
Simon Reeves on

BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Middle ranking treadmill exec.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
I don't think anyone really noticed it but passengers occasionally remarked on how comfortable it was.

Would you buy this car again and why?
If having a company car, yes.

What are you likely to buy next?
I have bought my own car using an allowance.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

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

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
March 2008

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Company car

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Smooth. Auto box is a peach. Standard steering wheel is nasty to touch though.

What's it like to park?
Standard parking sensors are a boon

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Nothing in three years and 36k miles. However, the wipers, set up for wrong side, always smeared on the driver's side.

What's most practical about your car?
Parking sensors - both audio and visual. Tyre pressure sensors.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Built in sat nav

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