1993 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Old school fun

1993 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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525i Sedan (2.5L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Old school fun
By ucancallmenick on


1993 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan


This car was purchased in 2010 as my first car. I have loved it since the day we bought it with 149,000 miles, it's been reliable, comfortable, and it has superb handling. Now that it has 184,000 miles it still drives like a champ. It did have a few missteps, but you don't buy a $1,800 BMW and expect it to be perfect. First the passenger side window motors went out in 2010, then the alternator in 2012, and the cooling system finally in 2014. Still, it never really let me down, it has gone through three accidents relatively unscathed too. Awesome german engineering.

Best Features

Heated/Power/Leather seats, sunroof and it's vent feature, the auto up/down feature for both front windows, the information display, easy to work on, the way the hood opens is pretty remarkable, large fuel tank (21 gallons).

Worst Features

The gas mileage (Average 17.8 MPG), no anti-theft alarm, non foldable rear seats, how easily the armrests wear out, window issue is too common, headroom not horrible (could be better).
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