1982 BMW 5 Series Review from UK and Ireland

1982 BMW 5 Series 520i 2.0

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired124000 miles
Most recent distance124000 miles
Previous carBMW 525e

Summary:

A classic

Faults:

Won't start, changed the HT leads and the distributor cap.

General Comments:

A great car to own, one of the first early E28's, the car was purchased due to my previous 525e being written off by the insurance company after an accident.

The 520i is now in storage and will be prepared to show condition. For a car of almost 19 years old there is no rust on it. I intended to keep it as original as possible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2000

24th Apr 2005, 01:18

I do own the same car, and its worth having. I just adore the sound of the engine as I start the car. Where I live you won't find this car, and I think that I probably have the last car in my country.

9th Nov 2006, 14:10

I agree. Hang on to your E28. There aren't many nice examples left - especially pre-`85 models. I own a limited production 533i, which I plan on hanging on to for a long time. I, like you, would like to restore it.

Average review marks: 10.0 / 10, based on 1 review