BMW 5 Series Reviews from Lebanon

1992 BMW 5 Series 525i e34 2.5 petrol

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.5 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired121000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

Strong car, well built, not like today's cars, even new BMWs

Faults:

Coolant sensor when I bought the car.

Rear right central lock at 125000km.

Coolant radiator has a little leak, had to be changed to a new one "behr" at $157.

2 front shock absorbers when purchased.

AC air filter.

General Comments:

The car is amazing. I enjoy driving the BMW, especially the e34.

Very solid build, everything is good quality from inside-outside, except the door panels, so I had to put some glue on it.

Mine is a very clean car. Still looks like new.

I always do services on time (oil change, filters...) and everything has been going very well for almost 3 years, and is still going well.

I like the dashboard lights, like a plane.

The BMW has a presence and unique personality of its own. Mine is black and looks very nice.

I intend to keep it for 5 more years, and expect it to do well. Then I'll buy the next generation e39.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th November, 2009

1997 BMW 5 Series 528i petrol

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission petrol Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

The best ride money can buy

Faults:

The only problem I have is the "check rear fog lamp" which constantly turns on, but as soon as I turn on the lights, the warning goes.

Other than that, the best car I ever had, and now I`m going to sell it to buy the 2004 530.

General Comments:

What I like most about this car is the ASC, which really saved me one time.

The sound system is not that bad too. I can`t find another car of the same make or year with so many options inside.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st January, 2009

1996 BMW 5 Series 520i 2.0 petrol injection

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol injection Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Appealing, classy, refined, now a bargain

Faults:

Electric radiator cooling fan (for A/C) failed, causing A/C to cut out occasionally. Replaced fan.

Car died on highway, diagnosed as failed "computer" (DME = Digital Motor Electronics). Replaced entire unit.

Electric window lift mechanisms for both front windows replaced (frayed steel cables).

Rough idle diagnosed as vacuum leak (vacuum-related part replaced).

Other small annoyances (boot release failed, ashtray broken).

Otherwise generally good reliability considering the high mileage.

General Comments:

Silky smooth 6-cylinder engine, but underpowered for the car; acceptable in city driving.

Refined ride, great handling, comfortable seats (great leather, holding up well). Excellent cabin ergonomics.

Average fuel economy in city driving, good on open roads.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2003

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews