(12th November 2012) 2004 BMW 5 Series Diesel Automatic Saloon by emey
bought my 530d 6months ago its a 06, it realy is the best car i have ever owned, it will do 29/30mpg on avg, on motorway around 45/50mpg. running cost is abit more than your everyday vectra ect, but you dont get vectras like this, its like floting down roads and not driving,but in corners its a go kart!! mates of mine have 04/05 530s the did have the odd oil leek but its always a easy fix, if you dont mind paying extra tax,service,and 19inch tyres arnt cheep!! then get 1 you will not regret it, if you have the few extra £££s it takes to keep them,
(30th April 2012) 2006 BMW 5 Series Diesel Automatic Saloon by jb99999999999
Of course yoy will say this car is a piece of shit if you buy a 2000,manual,petrol
BUT DRIVE ONE OF THESE AND ITS A WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY
Voted best in its class, and rightly so.
An absolute pleasure to own and drive,with more than enough power to satisfy anyone(AND ITS DEISEL)
Running costs obviously a little higher than most cars, but hey,what do you expect from a BMW 3 litre turbo deisel.
All in all a great car with a bullet proof engine that will be the envy of all your friends!
(29th April 2012) 2000 BMW 5 Series Petrol Manual Saloon by rocky
what can i say got e60 bmw 530i se what a bit of shit this car is crap oil leaks every were air bag light comeing on all the time i have this car 3 weeks and have drove it for 2 days it will do 20 miles to the gallon i hate it
(6th January 2012) 2001 BMW 5 Series Petrol Manual Sedan by gareth
iv owned my e39 now for just over 6 months iv done 6kmiles in it this is my 2nd bmw my first being a 4 cylinder ,il start by sayng that bmw's should only be sold in 6 cyl's there so much better. theres 120k on my car with a full bmwsh when i bought it, but the first thing i done when i purchased it was change the whole cooling system rad,water pump,belts and coolant i recommend changing the lot if it has not been done already.i get around 400 miles to a tank 70%city 30% motorway which im very happy with considering its a 1.6 ton car with a 2,5 I6 engine around the city i average 25mpg and on the motorway 30 and up. the handling is very good on the sport it really whips round the backroads and the roar from the engine at high revs is amazing overall id rate the e39 4.5 out of 5 i hope this review is of use to people
(17th December 2011) 2003 BMW 5 Series Petrol Saloon by Mocsoft
The 5 series is a great example of a big German saloon at its best, fantastic build quality, reliable, powerful and so smooth! The 2.5 litre inline 6 has to be one of the best engines ever built, linear power delivery and a rasping sound higher up the rev range, on a cruise or driven sensibly you won't hear a peep, almost eerily quiet. With combined driving I average around 34 mpg which is great for a big petrol saloon like this.
There are times where I'd prefer more power and torque low down so for that reason and budget permitting I would recommend the 525 or 530.