BMW 5 Series Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the BMW 5 Series reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
BMW 5-Series 2006: Where is the oil tank located?
Where is the tank for oil located on my 2006 BMW 5-Series, I cannot found it? I also need to add fuel. Read more
What vehicle will be best to use for a chauffeur business?
I'm thinking of starting a chauffeur business. What vehicle will be best to use for this job? Read more
Will the BMW E39 525i become a future classic?
I am considering buying a used E39 BMW 525i with lowish km, but I was wondering if the E39 is a good car and may one day be a future classic. Would you buy the 6 or 8 cylinder? If so which engine? Read more
Used BMW running costs
I am thinking of buying a 10-plus-year-old BMW 5 Series, but I’m worried about annual servicing and maintenance costs. What should I be expecting pay for this? Read more
Can you help me choose between BMW and Volvo?
Which car is better, the 2016 BMW 520d or Volvo S60? My priorities are, in order: safety, tech (sensors, heads up display etc.), mileage, maintenance, and look. Read more
Used BMW 5 Series review: 2000-2016
Ewan Kennedy road tests and reviews the 2000, 2003, 2010 and 2015 BMW 5 Series sedan and wagon as a used buy. Read more
Used BMW 5 Series review: 2003-2010
Graham Smith reviews the BMW 5 Series from 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 as a used buy. Read more
Good small wagon for under $28,000?
I've recently had twins and I am looking for a smallish wagon to comfortably fit the babies, their large pram and the extra bits and pieces that go with travelling with children. Two options have ...Read more
Best car for limo transport?
I want to start a private hire car business. I've considered several cars such as a Mercedes-Benz E250CDI, ML 250CDI or 350 diesel. Lastly I have discovered the BMW 530D GT. Knowing that some luggage ...Read more
Blown turbo in BMW 520d
I own a 2008 BMW 520d. Driving home recently I had a loss of power. I called BMW and it was towed to a dealership. They said the turbo had gone, as had the associated filters, and estimated the cost ...Read more
Good price for a 520d?
How much could I get for my 2008 BMW 520d privately if I sold it privately? It is like new and has only done 74,000km. Read more
Spare tyre for 535i?
I live in the country and have now had two flat tyres in six months on my 2010 BMW 535i with run-flat tyres. The tyres split due to potholes, so there was no way I could continue driving. I had no ...Read more
Used BMW 5 Series review: 2000-2012
The BMW 5 Series is a medium-large German machine that’s aimed as much at the sports sedan market as at the buyers of luxury saloons.Older 5 Series are rather smaller inside than you might expect. ...Read more
Used BMW 528i review: 2010-2011
NEWThere's no doubt that the BMW badge is holding its own despite a number of other makes muscling in on the territory once occupied only by the Bavarian carmaker and its cross-country rival Mercedes ...Read more
Used BMW 535i review: 1988-1993
The reality of life is that few of us have the bucks to buy the luxury 'Benz, BMW or Jaguar we might aspire to own, they're simply too expensive for the regular Joe in the street. But step back in ...Read more
I HAVE bought a 1994 BMW 525i with 145,000km on the clock. It is in beautiful condition and faultless, except when the lights are on at night and I get a dash alarm indicating a brake light has gone ...Read more
Used BMW 5 Series review: 1996-2003
BMW’s 5-Series is universally admired by owners and rival carmakers alike. So much do its rivals admire it that they have regularly used it as a yardstick when developing cars of their own.Holden ...Read more
Used BMW 520i review: 1988-1996
The 5-Series launched in 1988 was a landmark model for BMW, and buyers of prestige cars, with an attractive combination of sporting performance and luxury that was previously unavailable. Add to that ...Read more
I AM sick and tired of the harsh ride from the run-flat tyres on my BMW 530. Can I fit ``normal'' tyres without compromising safety? Read more
I RECENTLY bought a 1993 BMW 535i with a 3.5-litre six cylinder engine. Its odo reading is 169,000km, the service history is excellent and I have recently had it fully serviced. The car has a ...Read more