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BMW 5-Series Touring 525 tds 5d Auto (1998/R)

BMW 5-Series Touring 525 tds 5d Auto (1998/R) - Owner Review

As I am covering 150 miles per day, mainly on the M4, very comfortable. However, can be quite boring to drive on regular roads.
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BMW 5-Series Touring (97-04)

Value

5 out of 5

Hardly ever needs to be repaired, so value is high.

Costs

4 out of 5

Typically expensive to service, but, as it';s a diesel, pretty good to run, especially over long distances.

Driving

4 out of 5

As I am covering 150 miles per day, mainly on the M4, very comfortable. However, can be quite boring to drive on regular roads.

Performance

3 out of 5

2.5 engine has enough poke to accelerate away on roundabouts, but you still feel the burden of the back-end on this estate.

Reliability

5 out of 5

Very reliable. It's now done 165k miles, although currently being looked at due to a possible head gasket being blown.

Image

4 out of 5

Still looks good for its age, although will be kicked into touch as soon as the new 5-series is launched. Still looks better than its Mercedes estate counterpart.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Excellent for long motorway journeys. Climate control helps.

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Insurance group: 29

Security

5 out of 5

Not sure, as no one has yet broken into it (tempting fate). I guess it's proved its worth!

Service

4 out of 5

In general, very good.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
Blown head gasket.

Gearbox
-

Other
Air bag; coffe cup holders in rear!

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes