1992 BMW 5 Series 535i Sport 3.5 petrol from UK and Ireland
A top class sports saloon
Speed sensor went at 111,000 miles, cheap and quick to fix.
Great performance, comfort, refinement and handling.
Cost of ownership is the worst aspect. Fuel economy averages around 21mpg and servicing costs are slightly higher than the average vehicle.
Performance is very surprising for such a large car with an automatic gearbox, and the noise from the 3.5 litre straight six is fantastic.
Handling is very sure-footed and confidence inspiring.
Comfort and refinement is great for a 10 year old car. Quiet and smooth. Look for an SE with full leather and the onboard computer (very handy). More refined than most brand new cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th October, 2001
9th Feb 2003, 00:23
I find it hard to believe that someone can fault a car on the points you make when it has over 190K miles on it. How many cars have you owned at that mileage that have been trouble free. That said, I've owned seven BMWs and had many of them beyond the 200K mile mark. They are easy to work on and easy to get discount factory parts for here in the US. What cars in this mileage range that you have owned have done better? I've owned over 40 vehicles and there's a reason that all I drive now are Bimmers.