1997 BMW 5 Series 523i 2.5 litre petrol
The complete sports saloon for the family. Good at everything
Needed a new catalytic converter.
Occasionally the battery is drained by the sat nav.
Rust spots starting to appear.
Excellent car for the price.
Built like a tank.
Surprisingly good performance for such a big car with only 2.5 litres under the bonnet.
Good ride-handling balance.
Wonderful interior - still feels new and special even 16 years on.
Air con is very good.
No interior squeaks, just a few from the rear suspension.
Looks excellent and one of the most attractive BMWs.
Overall, delighted with a bargain buy. Might buy another in the future.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th February, 2014