1995 BMW 5 Series 525i from North America
Not worth the expense
Radiator hose broke at about 20,000.
Power steering broke at about 45,000.
Fuel pump, fuel line and computer had to be replaced at about 75,000.
Another serious problem, still not diagnosed, arose today causing me to write my feelings and disappointment with this car. These four incidents all resulted in me being left on the side of the road and feeling unsafe when driving this car.
When the car works, it is a joy to drive. When something goes wrong with the car, it always seems to be something serious and expensive. A luxury car with this kind of price tag and expensive maintenance should be more reliable. I no longer feel safe taking this car on a long drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th July, 2002
25th Apr 2003, 09:38
I have had my car for a year now, bought it with 90k miles, and I have 108k miles on it now, no serious problems yet, no problems before I bought it out of Florida, although in this E34 model, there was an engine problem so many were recalled by BMW for replacement, without cost to owner. Great car, fun to drive. I don't think the first comment was a fair one.
12th Feb 2003, 14:56
I have found this car to be nothing short of a dream. I have never replaced a piece of equip unless to upgrade, nothing has broken. I have had this car for 140k miles and still it gives a smooth ride.