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BMW 5-Series Saloon 530d SE 4d Auto (2003/53)

BMW 5-Series Saloon 530d SE 4d Auto (2003/53) - Owner Review

Leather and the space

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Review submitted by
Mark P on

BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
That I like good cars.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think it's very smart.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes - simply the best car I have ever driven or been a passenger in.

What are you likely to buy next?
Something similar, I expect

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?
January 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Good sticker price (recently reduced by £2k) plus good trade-in = decent deal.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

What was the dealer like?
Typical BMW dealer - very professional - you get what you are ultimately paying for

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Superlative performance. Just like a good opera singer, there's always something in reserve

What's it like to park?
Big! But standard PDC front and rear with graphical illustration make it easy.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Steering whining once warmed up. Dealer replaced steering rack, no questions, all under warranty. Happy. It does sound like a common failing, however.

What's most practical about your car?
Leather and the space

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Adaptive xenon headlights are excellent. Auto dimming interior and exterior mirrors are great.

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