1989 BMW 5 Series SE 3.0 from UK and Ireland
Solid, reliable value car with good status!
Factory fitted remote Scorpion alarm gave up the ghost after a couple of months of owning. Contacted Scorpion alarms (address can be found online) and they sent me a refurbished direct replacement with two new remote senders (£100).
'Lights on' warning message never worked.
A problem with the windscreen wipers contacting the bonnet when in the full up position, leaving a small mark on the paint-work. Can be corrected by adjusting bonnet position, but with bonnet adjusted to maximum, still made contact.
This car is smoother than anything I've driven before. It can sit at a 100 MPH all day and you would think you were doing about 60!
Very little leg room in the back for a car of this size.
One touch driver's window and sunroof, also can be operated from the door lock, which was a nice feature. Doors can be locked from the boot lock.
Make sure you buy a SE, automatic, BMW alloy wheels with a full service history. There are plenty about, so bide your time and wait for a good one!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th October, 2001