BMW 5-Series (old)

BMW 5-Series

Overall Average Rating - 88.93%Position in the Top 100 cars - 6th


Position in the Top 100 carsReliability: 50thBuild Quality: 3rdRunning Costs: 74thPerformance: 12thBraking: 16thRide Quality: 8thHandling: 9thPracticality: 49thComfort: 14thEase of Driving: 13th

Your Quotes

“Great value for money as a second-hand buy. Reasonable running costs and super long-distance comfort. The only minus point is there is no folding rear seat.”

Mr Christopher Mayhew - London

“Excellent. The best car I have ever had.”

Mr Peter Fuller - West Sussex

“Comfortable, reliable, exciting when you want it to be and always involving. The ultimate driver's machine.”

Mr Colin Crichton - Edinburgh

“Comfortable, good handling, practical, nice looking car.”

Mr Ricki Gleeson - Nocton

“This is my 2nd 5-Series, and use the car on long business trips. It has a good performance, at the same time is frugal. It combines performance and handling, but the sports suspension is a little firm. The car has been faultless except for the replacement of a rear door membrane. Do not like the look of the latest 5-Series, so undecided whether to replace it.”

Mr Jeremy Holt - Surrey

“Reliable car that ticks all the boxes for me.”

Mr William Mackay - Aberdeen

“Well built, quite economical though repairs expensive”

Mr Arthur Skentelbery - Barnstaple

“Lovely looking vehicle with good old German build quality and reliability.”

Mr Max Rahman - Nuneaton

“The best driving car I've had.”

Mr Paul Rowlands - Oxspring

“An attractive looking car very comfortable, pleasure to drive and very practical.”

Mr William French - B

“My car is an E39 M5. Overall its truly fantastic, practical but with supreme performance and reliability is good. A few rattles aside (every car I've owned has these) it's hard for me to think what to replace it with.”

Mr Keith Pruden - Henley-on-thames

“Everything you would expect from a premium quality mid size sports saloon and still a beautiful shape.”

Mr Malcolm Fagelman - Manchester

Manufacturer Verdict (Position - 7th)

Make no mistake, this is a good result for BMW. However, slipping two positions down the chart will cause some furrowed brows at the firm’'s HQ. What'’s more, the slide has put even more space between the blue propeller and its all-conquering Lexus rival. The main area where you say it needs to improve is in running costs – 22nd place out of 37 shows you want your BMW to work harder for your money.

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