1995 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

1995 BMW 5 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 43 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 15 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"reliable car" 7 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"expensive part" 2 reviews

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fast, Pretty, Fun, impressive,

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repair costs

Snake_99
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I Miss It Already, Like A Beautiful High Maintanrnce Woman — Great Marque , performance , styling, speed! Even the Valet's were impressed ! OK 40 words.. BMW's are for car guys, they require attention, but return performance and styling, excellent build quality, but like all German cars, and I am a German guy, they are over engineered, making maintenance a "interesting" task

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1995 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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The best first car a person can have. It is tough, you have a roar of a v8, great for long trips, fast enough for anybody.

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The car is pretty expensive to maintain, power is decent for a 3 liter, fuel econ pretty low.

manwithataco
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It Is A Great Overall Car Decent For Everything. — Overall it is a great car never broke down on me. Got into a 10 mph crash and very little damage. I go to a gas station every other week so pretty good on gas and pay 10 dollars for the best wash every other week .

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1995 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Beautiful car. I always wanted one, got the chance to get it finally!

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High mileage, expensive to fix. Haven't had much time to really drive it too much. Had some repairs right off the bat.

Jimbodamanho
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Never Buy A Car From Sis-in-law! Lol — I love the look and feel of the car, but haven't had much time driving it. Had some costly repairs 2 weeks after I bought it. Hopefully those are done for now. Can't wait to start making it mine. lol

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Incredible power, smooth ride, good handling. A very deceptive car? very good parts availability. BMW mechanics like it. Inexpensive to insure.

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Must maintain the car, like any fine machine. Only 18 mpg.

dagunster
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On Par With 944 For Fun Factor With A Back Seat — I have owned the car three years now. Had some deferred maintenance when I bought it. Has 216,000 miles, compression is on par. When you drive an older car, you accept that instead of making a car payment, you have maintenance. if you cannot accept that, just buy a Corolla. I put Bilsteins on it. did some suspension work, new cat converters, other things as the mechanic says. make sure to not get too deferred on maintenance. Do these things and the car will reward you. The V-8 is a sewing machine that pins yountomyour seat like a rocketship. Do warn your passengers before you open it up. Sadly, the fun does not last long, as the car will rocket past 100 real quick. The Bilsteins were jittery for first few months but now, the car is silky on the freeway, and just turns into a tiger in corners. Quiet, good room. big trunk. arresting hook brakes. be careful, as other cars cannot brake anywhere near as good, I have been almost rear ended several times until I learned to give people behind me better warning. had it three years, should be good for at least another 5. Averaging maintenance over months and I am driving one of the top1% cars for about $250 per month. A good one will run about 5k. A good choice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1995 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Overall reliable car. Very well-appointed, spacious interior. Fun to drive

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Some components are of questionable quality/durability. Usual BMW issues

ks2013
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Racecar In A Business Suit — The '95 530I with the 3.0 liter V8 was a spectacular motorcar to own and drive. I have owned a 98 3 series also and the 5, while larger and less nimble than the 3, is truly a step up in almost every way. Mine was black on black and I acquired the car for only 3k with 121,000 miles in 2011. I would apply the term 'no replacement for displacement' to the V8 but it was very torquey and smooth with plenty of power. Replaced a few suspension bushings, shocks, window regulator. Driver door hinge busted off due to the el cheapo thin sheet metal it is attached to. Not possible to fix without a major welding job. Front seats were 'twisted' but was an easy fix and a common issue with the E34 5 series. I loved the roomy interior. The front seats were heated and had individual armrests and power settings with power headrests also. Door panels were covered in black, stitched leather with tasteful wood inserts around tje cabin. Backseat is spacious and comfortable and trunk is very large with mounted 6 disc CD changer. Sadly, the car was totaled just six months later. Truly one for the ages.

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The feel

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cost and too small an engine

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Once Up To Speed... What A Car! — Leans a little when cornering but absoltly amazing anyway. Feels unreal for such a big old car to handle like it does. Dont slow down though or it'll take you awhile to get back up to speed. Good thing you dont really have to slow down.

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1995 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Everything

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Maintenance can be expensive unless you know someone

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The Perfect Car — Her name is Eva and I absolutely love this car! It is older so insurance is relatively cheap, but it is still a luxury car with electronic leather seats (including head rests and steering wheel), wood grain trim, electronic computer that measures and tells you about everything, sunroof, etc. everything comfortable is there. But it is still a quick car. Powered by a 3.0L v8 it has plenty of torque to catch up to whoever dares to pass it, handling it accurate and responsive and the turning radius of this car is incredible, reliable 5 spd transmission, and it is rear wheel drive. What more do you need? The styling and looks of this body style is exquisite, I plan to add a few things to it, some I already have, but this is really no wonder the ultimate driving machine.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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fun, fast, gets looks

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Maintinence costs alot, but I can do most of the stuff it'll need

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Completely Worth The Money — Its pretty quick, probably about 6 or so seconds to 60. No squeaks or rattles, pretty much a clean car, top to bottom. The black on black looks sweet. The front seats have tears in em though, so there are covers. Gets about 13-15 mpg, and if you can do the maintinence yourself, it cuts down the costs hugely. Very fun to drive, once you get stick down.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Good to drive, lots of space, good MPG

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Looks Dated now, handles a bit wallowy

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1995 Bmw 5 Series 525i — Performance: 2.0 6cyl felt very lively, not at all tired, brakes good, handles as well as the saloon. You don't notice the extra bulk. Build Quality: All Sound as usual Appearance: Nice, dashboard in this shape 5 Series looks dated now. Cost of Ownership: Good on petrol and cheap to insure Fun Factor: Good fun to drive

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Smooth, Quite, Spacious, Reliable, Good Looks

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E34 Looks Old now.

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1995 Bmw 5 Series 518i — Performance: 2.0 Straight 6 smooth down at low revs but much quicker at 3k revs plus. Brakes very strong, handles nicely, feels safe. Build Quality: Nice and strong. Appearance: Very nice condition, almost Factory fresh. Cost of Ownership: 30MPG so not bad, reasonable insurance. Fun Factor: Good fun, a nice drive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2014 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2013 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2012 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Nice Appearance. By stonebay124

Not what I expected the vehicle to be.Though attractive in appearance, handling is more of a performance vehicle than a performance/leisure vehicle. Though brand in name is fine, in the future I thin... Read More

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It is a great vehicle and very comfortable and reliable. The 4 cylinder is great on gas but could have a little more pickup power. All the options on the car are great. Plenty of power once you are up... Read More

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2011 BMW 5 Series Reviews

A Great Family Sedan From Bmw By fazmoto

The larger size of this model 5 series (known as F10 body style) makes it a better choice for families than previous generations. The 3.0 liter turbo engine has enough power to make this a real perfor... Read More

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I love this car, the best car that I've ever owned. It's fast, it has a good looking design, excellent comfort, good acceleration, excellent handling, good fuel economy, equipment is so easy to use, t... Read More

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2010 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Addicting! By Rqumsieh

This car is fun to drive. Very powerful on the road, people always compliment on how nice the car looks. Since I started driving the 5 series, I dont think I will be able to switch to any other car, s... Read More

A Sporty Sleeper In Disguise By Longtimer

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