Solid, reliable, SLOW, but cool
Brake wear sensor permanently on.
Door cards and head lining have decided to leave the car on their own and are gradually succeeding.
Heater/blower motor has given up.
Drivers door lock sticks.
Rear door central locking has given up.
Boot needs to be slammed hard to close.
Slight water leak on radiator.
Drivers seat well worn due to mileage.
Rock solid reliable. Sometimes takes some starting, but has never let me down to date.
Nearly 19 years old and not a single spot of rust anywhere to be seen.
Hubcap model looks cheap...
Slow. And I MEAN slooooooooooooow. Used as a daily work-horse. I also have a 740 Sport and 328SE. I know these are very quick, but the 520 is sometimes embarrassingly slow. How on earth does a 518 even get going??!!
A bit noisy.
Skinny standard wheels mean if you push it round a bend too hard, the back wants to go a different way to you.
Dated but still looks good. Would rather use this for work than a sad little diesel box. And it's a BMW, whatever else you say about it!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th October, 2008