this BMW is a solid ride. i bought it with 114000 miles for 4000 dollars. it was the steal of the century. the engine is smooth as butter with effortless acceleration in the top end(it could use some more low end power) it gets great fuel economy for a 6cyl, 20 city 28-30 at 65 mph on highway. the seats are incredible and hold their age magnificently. the trunk is huge and the same for the sunroof.the computer is nifty as well, i didnt think they had that stuff in 1992. i have had no problems at all with the car in 6000 miles of driving.
Straight to the point: 1) Reliable car. Bought the car with 138K miles on it - not a single complaint during the first year. 2) The performance is awesome, just shift AT into S mode and you can outrun most of the cars. Handles corners like it's glued to the ground. Definitely a fun to drive. 3) The only competitors at this price lack style and/or performance. 4) Comfort is superb: climate control, noice isolation, power everything. The list is unlimited. 5) Fuel economy: I get 20 mpg in mixed conditions with agressive driving. 6) Interior design: everything is where it's supposed to be. 7) Exterior still turns heads. 8) Overall:has 50K$ car feel:)
Comfortable, reliable, fast, rear wheel drive, quiet, 6cyl engine is great. Note: don't buy 535 - it only has about 20hp more but is way more pricey. If you need more HP - consider 1994 530 or 540. Those have 8cyl engines and "rated 10" performance.
None. Great car for the money. Not as firm as 3-series and not as bulky as 7-series, but has performance and luxury to match both. Definitely getting myself another 5-series. Probably will consider 540 next time. PS: oh, yes, you should see people's faces when they find out you drive a BMW ! :)
This is my first BMW and I am
hooked! I have owned Saabs, Sterlings
and a Range Rover, but after driving
and owning this car I can confidently
say that I will have it for a long long
time and my next car will be another
BMW. I have owned the car for the last
16,000 and have had no serious issues,
only a few minor problems like
replacing sensors and some difficulty
with the seat motors. My most
expensive bill so far has been the
90,000 mile service, but other than
that, all is quite well!
Performance, handling, style and the
responce one recieves when saying "I
drive a BMW" (even if it is older).
Got this car 2 years old out coming out
of college, fella before me put 76K
miles on it in the first two years so I
got a great deal. In the next 2 years I
put another 60K miles on it, never a
hiccup. Gave it to my wife when we got
married. Now with 2 kids and over 200K
miles, the maintenance cycle has picked
up beyond what I'm willing to commit
(which is quite a bit). The
engine/tranny is still solid. It's the
belts, water pump, alternator, battery,
leather seats are starting to rip, you
get the point. Hate to call it quits
but the time has come.
stock sound system, comfort, strong
engine, great handling (until my wife
drives it, plenty of trunk space.