by Mike on Feb 6, 2008 Vehicle: 1992 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Wagon
This car has been all over the country, and has never let me down. I have put an insignificant amount of money into it for repairs, and it now has 240,000 miles on it and still going strong. I am planning another cross-country trip with this car in a few months!
by sotampa on Sep 8, 2005 Vehicle: 1992 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Wagon
This car is not a speedster. Gearing is for practicality (wagon and 'touring' version). This is a road car. A dream on the highway. Solid cornering. It is a GREAT car. I'm up over 212,000 miles on this car and it is still GREAT! Sample problems have been: Door latch had to be replaced. Brake light module failed. Fuel pump replaced. Got to fo the a BMW pro on this car. Parts are always from the dealer. You can feel nickel and dimed (dollar and fived?). I have had several excellent up-end Japanese cars. The power is with the Japanese but the car itself along with the driveability goes to the BMW. I NEVER expected to get hooked. I am.
by Alison Woods on Jul 22, 2004 Vehicle: 1992 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Wagon
I bought this car as a dealer demo
with about 3,000 miles on it. I've had
it for 11 years and it is still a great
car. The only major repair I've had to
do on this car was to replace the
onboard computer, but I replace my
desktop computers about every 3
years! I also had to replace the fuel
pump which seems to have been a
problem with this particular model.
The last major service cost $400.00.
I may keep it another 5 years!
The 525 loses some luxury items from its standard equipment list; the steering wheel is now wrapped in leatherette instead of leather and the spare tire is shod with a steel wheel instead of an alloy. The 535 gains options like a nifty on-board computer and a power-adjustable steering wheel with a position memory. A security system is now standard. The M5 gets better power steering and a higher final-drive ratio. A Touring model is introduced as a wagon body style.