BMW 520d Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the BMW 520d reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Can you help me choose between BMW and Volvo?

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Sep 2016

Both are 5-star rated by ANCAP, both have similar levels of tech features, but the Volvo S60 diesel is marginally better on fuel. As for look, that's in the eye of the beholder.

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Blown turbo in BMW 520d

Answered by CarsGuide 27 Apr 2015

BMW Australia spokeswoman Lenore Fletcher replies: "We have managed to reduce the initial repair bill to $6323.40. In addition we will also be providing the customer with a VIP loan vehicle for the duration of the repairs."

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Good price for a 520d?

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Mar 2015

The mileage is at the lower end of the expected range for a 2008 model, so that's good, and assuming your description of its condition is accurate I would expect that you would get $23,000-$25,000 on a private sale.

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Spare tyre for 535i?

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Mar 2015

The best option for you is probably to ditch the run-flats and fit regular radials. You can then run a regular spare and you could buy a jack from your local auto accessory store.

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