1985 BMW 5 Series M535i 3.4 from UK and Ireland
Water pump replaced; faulty.
Starter motor replaced; faulty.
Head gasket replaced.
Minor electrical faults; indicators, connections dirty L/R, as well as brake light connections L/R.
I bought this M535i from a family friend. He had it parked up for nearly 4 years on his drive, yet every time this car started, it was first time, every time. That's when I knew this car had to be mine.
Although it's on a "C" reg, it stands out from a million miles away. It's an M535i, it's the standard M front and back bumpers, M side skirts, but the previous owner lowered the car on fully adjustable Spax suspension shocks and springs, and then he put it on 18 inch, 3 spoke alloys, and to top it off, he put a straight through exhaust system from a company called Pacific Performance Company; it's unheard of to me, but the car sounds so deep, I have never heard anything that sounds like that, it's amazing.
When I acquired the car, the airbox was standard, so I spent £89 on an HPI cold air induction kit, I had the head rebuilt and the gaskets all replaced.
I'm running it in at the moment. I just had it failed the MoT on 6 things:
1. Rear brake lights faulty.
2. Number plate light faulty.
3. Front indicator faulty.
4. Passenger footwell hole.
5. Driver footwell hole.
6. You won't believe this! The noise emitted from the exhaust system is too loud compared to a standard M535i.
The above things have been sorted now:
6. Well I sorted something for that.
But all I have to say is it's surprisingly the car is in very good condition; a few spots of very minor rust, nothing to worry about, but I will be dedicating all my time and money to the metallic Polaris Silver M535i, which I truly believe it deserves. Let's just say, due to this car I have put the women on hold!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd March, 2006