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E-34 --- The best kept secret !
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By Josh S.
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1991 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan


Review

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!


Best Features

50/50 front/rear weight distribution, 4 wheel disc antilock brakes, solid feel, general look/design (including dash), heated seats, the car is a good value, nice little extras like the trip computer, "anti-strater-grind" ignition key feature, big trunk, and classic, great handling rear drive layout.


Worst Features

The 2.5 six cylinder could use a bit more torque. The car is reliable,but parts can be expensive when compared with other makes. The hood hits the windshield wiper arms when closed- needs some fiddling to fix). Interior parts are well made, but door panel trim can separtate.


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Spectacular car
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By ArmenB
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1991 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan


Review

Amazing automobile. Quiet and smooth
on the highway, great reflexes and
dynamics on the back roads and race
track. 175k and more solid than some
new cars I've driven.


Best Features

Shockingly good handling for a 3600 pound sedan. Built to last. Great brakes.


Worst Features

Front suspension very sensitive to worn parts. Overly complex heating/cooling system.


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An Inexpensive Luxery
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By Elebaster
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1991 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan


Review

After having this auto for 6 months, I
have no regrets. It is comfortable,
reliable and has enough power to
navigate big city traffic with ease.
The only problem is that it goes around
20.0 MPG and requires premium (93
octane) petrol.


Best Features

I am particular to the syphosticated OBC (on board computer) which calculates many different aspects of the auto's preformance as well as having a nice standard security system.


Worst Features

The 2.5 litre engine can be tuned (by a mechanic or with a preformance chip) to produce a tad more power and better gas mileage.


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pieces of a dream
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By dr.g
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1991 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan


Review

fun sedan, love the 5 speed hardly
ever needs repairs. i've driven over
100,000 moles with this car, i put
85000 miles on my previous 1986 535
without any major problems


Best Features

5 speed manual, interior, dependability


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10 years
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By Gerome
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1991 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan


Review

This is my 3rd BMW, and although I now
know they start to need some attention
at about 10 years old, the engine if
taken care of will perform forever. The
overall build, quality and performance
of these cars are remarkable and I will
probably always own a BMW.


Best Features

Engine and handling


Worst Features

Usually BMW automatically makes them with time. My only suggestion would be a bigger (deeper) trunk.


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