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By Organizedchaos
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1995 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan


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The 530i is a stunning car. Great handling, a powerful v8 engine and great looks. This is the best car I ever owned. Plus it's a classic now.


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Wonderful automobile
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By David Colorado
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1995 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan


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The 530i has been a joy to drive and own. Reliability is less than perfect but overall it's a great car.


Favorite Features

Plenty of power. Great handling particularly for a faily big car. Very attractive both inside and out.


Suggested Improvements

The car could be less expensive but you get what you pay for.


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Great car, classic styling
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By bob in houston
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1995 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car with 75k miles on it, I now have over 165,000! As you'd expect, repairs are eventually required, I've done most of the work myself: water pump, radiator, front & rear rotors, shocks/struts front and rear, steering linkage. Yes, some of these cars have an engine block that causes a somewhat rough idle (blocks were made of an aluminum with nickel, the Nikasil blocks), but the sulphur content in older blends of U.S gasoline is not an issue anymore. This car has served me well, and I STILL get compliments on it when I fill'r'up at the gas station.


Favorite Features

The trip computer is awesome on,long drives; radio has plenty of umph!, very good brakes, plenty o interior space; craftmanship of interios is excellent.


Suggested Improvements

Ok, no cup holder, big deal! The body style of this car (E34) is a BMW classic. Sure, if you can get one with an Alusil engine block, doi, but don't overlook cars with the Nikasil blocks, mine has one an I'm still very happy with my investment.


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Low miles, great car.
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By ken1
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1995 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan


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CA always had low sulfur, 2001 for all of US. Nikasil failures were small percent. Diagnose: Open front doors wide, start engine. Rough idle-doors bounce, compresion/leakdown test. These cars are now a GREAT buy since most failures are old news. 80 mph = 28 mpg!


Favorite Features

Performance, style and fun.


Suggested Improvements

Pull the cell phone and use center console as drink holder.


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Nikasil engine is a killer
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By Steven2
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1995 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan


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I have this vehicle since it's new. However, it came with a nikasil V8 instead of alusil V8. Gradually the high sulphur of US fuel started to cause problems with the engine. Now it needs engine replacement, $9k plus labor. If you own one with an alusil engine, you should buy a lottery ticket. If you are thinking about getting a used one, you must make sure what type of engine it has. Check the engine block numbers before buying it. It's a very serious problem!


Favorite Features

choice of nikasil and alusil engines.


Suggested Improvements

test the engine with US fuel before shipping it here.


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