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1995 BMW 5 Series

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Do I need a new mechanic?
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By needsanewone
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1995 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan


Review

After reading all these stellar reviews I'm beginning to wonder if I need a new mechanic. I bought this car used, 6 years ago. It's pushing 200,000 miles, but I hear these cars can last forever. It shudders HARD when I drive between 45-55 mph, drivers side window regulator regularly craps out, belts fall off, has a severe oil leak that can't seem to be fixed, and a coolant light that beeps at me no matter what I do (so I either leave my lights on, because I've grown to ignore the beep, or run the risk of overheating because it cries wolf all the time). Interior display has dimmed to the point of invisibility, and the following parts melted off: hood ornament, side mirror, interior door frame.


Best Features

Car came with ridiculous 80s looking car phone, adds to the Miami Vice feel. It's a good looking car inside and out, until things fall off. Lots of trunk space. It's a very heavy car, and feels very safe when it's running well.


Worst Features

Buy a cup holder, and some good glue to fix the crap that's going to fall off (that is, if you don't loose it on the freeway). Get used to the fact that your computer will one day fade away and you'll never know the temperature outside, or how many mpg you're getting. Assume it's very low.


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Best car I have ever owned
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By Jeremy F
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1995 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan


Review

I have owned a lot of car ranging from ford probes to blazers and everything in between. but this has got to be the best car i have ever bought with over 236,000 miles on it starts right up and will still cruise at over 140 mph with no problems, by far the best vehicle i have ever bought. and to top it off it was even in a front end collision and still runs like new. anyone looking to get a BMW i highly recommend the 95 5 series best BMWs ever built. again the best car i have ever bought for 1200 dollars still looks like new shiny paint and all.


Best Features

style, speed, interior, handling, power overall a great car


Worst Features

maybe another 40 horsepower to it would be great but its still good at a 190 hp


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What next?
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By Tony
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Vehicle

1995 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought it with carfax one owner 72k miles. Now 166k eight years later; only major repair new radiator and a/c components. Most important thing is to have a great mechanic whose accurate diagnosis can save you thousands. He warns me higher operating temps of later bmws is main reason for parts failures. Really want a 528 or 530 2001-2003. How many miles can these cars go? Very wary of late model bmws unless on a lease.


Best Features

Seats, interior design, exterior looks, build quality, handling.


Worst Features

525 lacks power, (but on a run gets over 30 mpg). Electric windows need frequent repair.


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Keeps on keeping on
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By Egg
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1995 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan


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Excellent car! Bought it 2 years ago and the car now has 164K on it. No issues - just a belt change and a brake job. Total money spent on the car other than oil: 600. The car was ahead of its times, I think. It's got heated leather seats, speed sensitive windshield wipers, a comprehensive trip computer. Reliability is great, fuel economy is good and the ride is second to none. I love my cruiser!


Best Features

The drive, handling and the heated seats.


Worst Features

Brake light circuit - has a mind of its own, as someone else said.


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I LOVE This Car
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By BERTE
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1995 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought Al (Alpine White) in 2002 with over 100,000 on the odo, just turned 196,000. The car is solid, well constructed, and a joy to drive once you get it going. Overall average 21 MPG, 27 MPG on the highway at 80 MPH. Replaced several T-stats, radiator, most all of the suspension parts and bushings. Have had a few issues with power windows and seats. The engine has been bulletproof. The tranny is starting to slip in reverse. I get compliments all the time about how beautiful the car looks. It's a classic! I love the car and will drive it until the wheels fall off.


Best Features

Classic good looks. Solid build and engineering. Simple controls, just the right amount of electronics. The car was built for those who appreciate a machine that has spirit and wants to be driven hard, not just get from you from point A to point B.


Worst Features

The 525 is a bit under powered. Cup holders should have been incorporated into the design by 1995. Weak radiator and cooling system design.


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