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By tnnative on
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1994 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan
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After 2 plus years of ownership this has been a car I still love to drive. However, the cooling system has been a series of expensive repairs... Radiator, oil radiator, thermostat, water pump, head gasket, hoses. Otherwise a reliable car other than normal issues they all seem to have (upper door trim comes loose, easily diy fixed). I've researched these tremendously, and the 3.0 liter v-8 seems to need many parts replaced between 100-130k miles. My BMW mechanic informed me of this, however, so there were no surprises. A great highway car, very quiet up to 80 mph. Good a/c (replace the filters, makes a huge difference if they haven't been maintained).
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handling and performance are wonderful...solidly built and it shows at this age.
Suggested Improvements
the v-8's I've owned (2) both had very similar issues between 100-130k miles with engine cooling system, be prepared for those expensive items, otherwise a great automobile
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