1993 BMW 5 Series 525i
Started out good, then everything went wrong
2 windows fell in ($252).
Power steering needed to get replaced ($900).
Control arm started to shake my car ($500).
Ashtray won't open.
Hood holding thing disappeared.
I'm getting 13.5 mpg.
The car is still moving, and hasn't let me down, but I'm selling it. It's already a money pit, & I've only owned it for 2 months.
My car has trouble reaching 55mph on hills. It sometimes thinks the parking brake is on when it's not.
The seats are amazingly comfortable.
My steering is a bit too heavy, but it's probably a result of the power steering needing replacement.
The car's defroster is awful and takes forever to work. The heated seats are amazing too.
I was expecting a lot more car for the money than what I really got..
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st January, 2011
1st Feb 2011, 06:17
To be fair, at 18 years old and 150,000 miles on it, you should expect a few things to be wrong with the car. Generally the 5-series is a reliable car, but like any car that is only true if it's looked after. But at your car's age and mileage, you have to realistically expect there to be problems.