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Pleased w/ '95 bimmer
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By 2bimmers
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1995 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan


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Current used price makes this an incredible value if you find one that is in good shape. 5 speed was replaced at 130k, but no indication of trouble at 240k.


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BMW "Broken Motor Works"
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By Dave Edelman
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1995 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan


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Breaks down a lot. Period.


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Great car for the buck.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By jbimmah
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1995 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan


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I have been in teh BMW family for a few years now and this car has been a lot of fun to drive even as an automatic.
For a 17 year old car it can still handle well, even after years of New England weather.

My car has started every day in hot, cold, wet, dry and snow filled days with out issue and has never left me stranded, it is a higher maintenance 5 series due to it being the V8. Average extra cost a year would be estimated at around $2000.00, for a typical do it yourself er.
I have had the car 11 months now and have bought new suspensions, mounts, brakes, exhaust, and typical other things.


Best Features

heated seats, lumbar support, On board computer read outs (mpg, mph, temp, estimated mileage on fuel, etc. Comfortable seats, great window views on blind spots, stylish BMW classic look with hand built qualities.


Worst Features

Front end suspension needs replacing every 60k or so, switches constantly stop working, temperamental electrical. Gas guzzler 12/20 mpg. Sluggish take off with automatic.


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1995 540i BEST BMW CAR EVER!!! no nikasil problem.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By bmw540ifan
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1995 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan


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I just got my first BMW A 1995 540i with the original engine block Nikasil. Never was replaced. Only has 80k on it. Runs JUST FINE!! I love this car it handles great, wish I could buy another. Great with turns, has POWER... Had the local BMW shop check the engine out and said its still strong and good. The whole Nikasil thing was blown out of the water, some were affected while others were not. I will never go back to a honda again thats for sure. Love this car will and go to the grave with it. SMOOTH SMOOTH SMOOTH...


Best Features

Everything...


Worst Features

None...


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Germany builds a muscle car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Anonymous
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1995 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan


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Simply put the best car you can buy for a few grand. Build quality/ride/handling/braking rivals new cars. Steering is ok, loads up well, good feedback but poor on center and is not as quick as modern cars. V8 with a 6spd manual (proper) gear box is a dream. These things take a good deal of maintenance and repair, simple as that (find me a 16+ year old car that doesnt'!). Parts are reasonable, labor is pricey. Parts availability and technical info is outstanding (old bimmers have a great group of owners!) I like this car a lot but it just isn't the best fit for my needs. I would prefer to sacrifice some of the greatness of an old BMW for a less hassle newer car.


Best Features

Perfect ride handling balance, that sweet v8, perfect brakes, classic looks, excellent build quality.


Worst Features

The new cars are sufficiently updated. Know what you're getting into, it's going to need maintenance and repair - $1-3k per year if you are handy with a wrench. Cost is fair, but takes too much of my time.


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