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1994 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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By tkorion
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1994 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan


Review

Just bought the car. body is straight and engine is clean. tranny was replaced so I hope this car will last me a few years. I'd like to get 100k, but only time will tell. I love the power and handling. engine has a rattle, but I've never owned one so not sure if it's normal.


Best Features

powerful engine. comfortable seats.


Worst Features

needs cup holders and more storage space. sure it's luxury car, but it should be practical as well.


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Still Owns the Road!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By JBoff
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1994 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car four years ago and I have not had any major problems with it. The car was cared for very well. Maintenance is the most important part of owning this car. It is not a real car unless you have to take care of it. This is a car that I will have as long as possible. I would not trade it for anything (maybe an M5). This car has a timeless design and I still get compliments on what a good looking and beautiful car it is. I think the AC Schnitzer wheels really improved the appearance. I love the handling and the very very quick and secure response . The car will stop on a dime, has been very useful a couple of times. Living in CO the snow is not a problem with this car.


Best Features

I love telling people that I have a V8 that gets 24+ mpg, with over 160K on it, in everyday driving conditions. The intimidating look it has when it comes up behind another car on the highway and its ability to make cars move over.


Worst Features

The adaptive trany sometimes seems to confuse it's self. Thos makes for some hard shifts once in a blue moon. The glass head and foglights tend to crack somewhat easy with road gravel in the winter time.


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Excellent Sedan
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By Kenneyu
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1994 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan


Review

I purchased the 530i from a private party used with 117k miles on it. It was well maintained and has exceeded all expectations I had for this car. Just a fantastic 3.0 eight cylinder engine. Great ride and gets 20 plus mpg.


Best Features

German Ride, smooth engine, brakes.


Worst Features

A bit more power


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Love it!
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By RogerK
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1994 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan


Review

I highly recommend this car, I have
owned since day one. No problems, did
the regular maintenance, still drives
like a dream. Smooth but yet the
performance is still there.


Best Features

The drive, performance, and the overall elegance.


Worst Features

The wheels could have been a better design, kind of bland.


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Love it!!
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By Looteye
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1994 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan


Review

I've owned mine for 7 years, live in
Germany where it can stretch it legs
which it does VERY WELL. I have the 6-
spd manual trans, love using all those
gears and moving along at 130mph.
Averages 24.5mpg. It has 340,000km
(212,500 miles), not a problem with any
serious mechanical part of the car, and
I'm surprised to read about
engine/transmission changes from those
who have had these problems. Mine runs
as good as the day I bought it 7 years
ago, and it still does 157mph. I can't
imagine selling it for any reason,
workabee buds are forever trying to get
me to sell it to them. Not a chance....


Best Features

6-sp gearbox, 286hp engine, reliability, sporting nature, just a pleasure in all respects every time I get into it.


Worst Features

Get rid of some of the automation, like putting the wipers at intermittent wipe when stopped, the "all-or-nothing" defroster" (give me some levers that I can adjust to send the air where *I* want).


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