I inherited my 1994 530i V-8 when mom
upgraded. Sheepskins on the seats
REALLY preserve the leather. No visible
rust save on door edges where 1-2 mm.
spots peek through. The car drives
quite well and you have to remind
yourself that it is actually 10 years
old. The road "feel" is GERMAN solid.
It shines in handling, avoiding
accidents opposed to merely surviving
one, & surprise stops/lane changes.
It'll bring you home alive no matter
how bad the road conditions/other
drivers may be. This car is a classic
of understatement and abhors the idea
of being 'pimped out'.MAINTENANCE is
key.Overall, this car may not "rock"
but it is rock solid.
Low-profile image makes for discreet
displays of wealth while driving. It
also won't attract jealous types who
enjoy vandalizing the really BIG pretty
cars ( 7-series, Benz S-Class ). The
car also performs like a wolf in
An A/C system that can defeat the humid
climate in Florida and the Deep
South..The compressor doesn't do a bit
of good in traffic unless the car is
going over 40 mph. A/C may not be a big
issue in the forests of Germany but it
gets HOT in the USA.