BMW 5 Series Reviews from Malaysia

1989 BMW 5 Series 525i E34

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired293000 kilometres
Most recent distance315000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Superlative

Faults:

Fuel pump relay at 305000km.

Starter relay at 300000km.

Warning flasher never worked.

ABS inoperative at 310000km.

Engine rebuilt/overhauled at 310000km.

Auto transmission rebuilt/overhauled at 310000km.

Shock absorbers replaced at 300000km.

Aircon condenser fan and receiver-dryer changed at 300000km.

General Comments:

At age 21 years and 315000km, the car is holding together well and continues to have excellent handling on Michelin tires. Top speed 215kph with 97 octane fuel and aircon off; 205kph with aircon switched on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2010

24th Feb 2010, 16:35

Man, please tell me the location of that fuel pump relay.

2001 BMW 5 Series 530i petrol

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission petrol Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance29677 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz 190

Summary:

It's a superb sport luxury sedan I've ever dreamed one..

Faults:

Nothing went wrong so far except I've been cheated by a salesgirl to clear up old stock with false information, however already settled with kind national sales manager.

General Comments:

It's one of a kind which add up sport with comfort in one, safety and quickness together and most importantly I feel good when I'm behind the wheel!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th March, 2003

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews