1994 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: The 1994 530i V-8 Auto..In Alp

1994 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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530i Sedan (3.0L V8 5-speed Manual)

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The 1994 530i V-8 Auto..In Alpine White
By DixonMillerRN on


1994 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan


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.

Best Features

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 sheep's clothing

Worst Features

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.
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