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1985 BMW 5 SeriesReview
Lauri writes:
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Bmw 5er — Performance- could use more powerful engine but current is fine also. Build quality- Built well, smaller repairs are common. Appearance- looks of people are guaranteed. CoO- it could be cheaper. Fun Factor- happy face is a must have with this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Design and looks

Cons: Power vs fuel consumption rate

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1985 BMW 5 Series 528e Sedan RWDReview
Luis writes:
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What A Car!!! — Great Car, a little few cost maintenance but is a little old car, is so confortable, so big, luxury, an awesome engine, greate breakes, classic appearance but a big bull, is so handling, i don't need anything else, i love it. I want to restore it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Acceleration

Cons: Nothing

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1985 BMW 5 SeriesReview
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Winter Car — Was suposed to be a car just for winter, but there was to much rust on it to be road-legal, so I used it just from time to time in the woods. It's easy to drift and sounds great with no exhaust at all, almost like a racing car

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

Pros: Nice drifter, sounds nice

Cons: Rust, poor built quality

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1985 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWDReview
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Its Better Than My M3 — is fun and good for the money i have had a lot of bmw cars and this is not the fastest or most expensive but it is the best it is good looking and if you can get a good one you will be happy i upgraded mine with sport bumbers and wing but not a big one a factory wing for that car

Pros: its so much fun

Cons: none

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1985 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWDReview
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Lasted 20 Years And Was Still Running. Cheers To German Engineering — Not much for acceleration 0-60 in like 9 seconds. but after 60 it picks up to 120 easy and is steady at 80. Held up for 15 year before it slowly start to fall apart. Exterior the paint stayed well into its 20th birthday. Interior leather started to die at 16. Gas mileage for fair for its time. It was economy model so It was getting 18-20 mpg not bad for 1988 but there are better cars now. Maintenance was expensive and was quite a drag to find good mechanics who know this car these days. It was a fun car being that it was RWD and it took corners quite well. More of a cruiser.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Fun, gas guzzling cruizer but has potential to become a sleeper!

Cons: maintence and its age its hard to find one in good condition

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1985 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWDReview
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One Of The Best Bmw's Ever Created — Probably one of the most sturdy cars I have ever been in. My car has its problems, most parts that hadn't failed in the 25 years of life (most things in there are still the original parts the car was purchased with) and in the 134.5k I got the car with are starting to decline in performance but still going to be good for another 50k at least. Love the chassis, the styling, the looks. My car's paint is TOAST but the interior and mechanical parts are in great condition. BUNCH of them in Pick'n'Pulls in my area, and a lot of older BMW's (and part distributers) in California still, so parts take a bit of looking but aren't impossible to find.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Bullet-Proof engine, plenty of power, extremely strong frame.

Cons: Wide-Open Throttle kills mpg, if you are conservative in driving you can get up to 18.5 city.

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1985 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWDReview
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Idk — it is a fun car handles great and is pretty quick its really easy to get sideways in its a bmw its built strong and built to last. it looks really good just needs better wheels. overal its a great car.

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

Pros: it drifts easy

Cons: back windows dont rol down right now

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1985 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWDReview
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The E28; Rolling Death Trap. — Hunk o' German metal. By the time I got it, it was well past its prime. it still ran strong, but all the secondary systems were breaking. Fun car, but destined to end up a parts car for a more maintained E28.

Pros: Strong engine.

Cons: None, if maintained.

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1985 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWDReview
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1987 Bmw 535i —

I love this car- it is a 1987 BMW 535i. It still maintains 25+mpg on the freeway with regular gas, and even with over 206,000 miles it feels very solid over 140mph. It keeps up with modern cars easily, but has much more character. Many people do not know what it is before they see the BMW Rondel, which is another bonus. 0-60 takes under 6.5 seconds. and I have kept it stock. The inline 6 sounds amazing, and I have never had any problems with it (I bought it 6 years & 56,000 miles ago). With routine maintance, these cars will go a VERY long way! These cars are also loaded with features- even if they are base models. The computers have hidden tricks to them that mean you can change things without having to go to the dealer all the time, which adds to the simplicity of the ergonomics and the customizing of how you want your car to fit you without all the buttons and computer screens in modern cars. The downside is that the car originally came with metric rims and tires, which meant I had to replace the wheels to get tires if I wanted to spend less than $450 per tire. I would HIGHLY recommend these cars as a starter car for someone, or a true enthusiast. If you get one in bad shape though, the costs can add up quickly, so be sure to inspect it and certify the history.

Pros: the engine, ergonomics, suspension, handling, build quality

Cons: maintenance costs

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1985 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWDReview
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Drive One Once — Retro old school bruiser, fun to drive, lots of fun in the wet!! Lots of charecter.

Pros: Shark nose front end, tail happy good level of equipment for an old car.

Cons: tail happy (can catch you unawares), rattles and knocks. THIRSTY!

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2020 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2019 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Guru94MKBV

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2018 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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I love the heads up display. The seats are very comfortable and its a verybsmooth ride. Read More

2017 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Guru94P13N

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2016 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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The is over priced by 1,000.00 but its a good car. Read More

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