The 525i is a reliable car with prestige
Has only failed to start once, in the winter. Had low fuel, and I suspect that didn't help.
Rear passenger window will not open with driver's control. 199,000 miles.
Driver's window broke and fell off track. 201,000 miles.
Driver's side passenger window motor spins freely but won't open/close window. 205,000 miles.
Overall my '95 525i has been a reliable and comfortable car. Compared to my '89 190e 2.6 that I had before, it is much quicker and delivers a much smoother ride. I would say if you're looking for more speed, go for something more along the lines of a 535 or 540.
This being the last year for this particular body style, it has all of the updates given to the car through its fairly lengthy production.
The car feels very safe. Some guy drove into the front passenger quarter at around 20mph, and only managed to dent the fender and crack the marker light. I drove it home.
Really the only negative things I can say about the car are that it could be a little quicker. It's frustrating that the windows had to go like they did, for a car this old, with this many miles, it's hard to complain.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th October, 2010