by hb1991 on Jun 5, 2012 Vehicle: 1991 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan
316k miles and still drives like a dream.
This car has been in my family for 12 years and has not given me any major mechanical problems.
This has been and will be the best car I will ever own.
It has reliably performed throughout its service life.
No bells and whistles, just a bare bones car that never acts up.
I reliably changed the oil every 4k miles and did all maintenance myself.
For a 21 year old car it shines up like a new penny.
Beautiful, reliable, and a joy to drive.
I will miss her when she's gone...ought to go to a BMW museum.
What a joy.
by Lovely Beverly on Sep 4, 2006 Vehicle: 1991 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan
I finally decided to give the 1991 525i a review. I only drive BMWs and the 525i is my 3rd beamer (automatic), I prefer manuals but... My 525i has 243,878 miles on it and it still rides smooth, tight and stiff. I did put a transmission in it at around 210k because the 3rd gear went out. Above all the regular maintenance and small things that goes wrong, like the cig, lighter(s) not working, I love this machine. It's the bomb.
by Bill D on Jul 4, 2005 Vehicle: 1991 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan
I have always dreamed of having a bmw because it has been in our family for around 25 years. That same car is still driving to this day with over 200,000. When I purchased mine with 130,000 miles. I loved the way it drives and how it handles the road and curves. I had my brother who owns a lincoln continental 1991 same year as mine and he test drove it for around 80 minutes and he told me that he should purchase this car and looked at him and said we are car shopping for me not you. he said this bmw drove better then his car. So I bought it and love. I never have any issues and my bmw now has over 161,000 miles and still going strong.
by Josh S. on Mar 7, 2005 Vehicle: 1991 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan
I've had my 525i for about a year and a half, and have no regrets about the purchase. This car feels like a "real" car. It feels safe and solid, the 2.5 straight six is adequate, and the car handles well. The 50/50 weight distribution is one reason for this. The build quality is outstanding and the design seems straightforward and no-nonsense. It looks timeless, and as a used vehicle, I think one gets a lot for their money with this car. And besides, since this car is designed to be stable at 130 m.p.h., imagine how stable it feels at 70 m.p.h.! Since I enjoy fixing my own vehicles, I consider parts availability and dealership cooperation important. My local dealer has been obliging!
While I've always liked BMWs they have slipped behind Audi in design, imo. My favorites of the past are the original 6-Series Coupe, 1989-1995 5-Series and the 1991-1997 8-Series, which I'm most lik?...
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