This is a white elephant difficult to maintain
I bought a used 2013 BMW 535i to replace my Mazda cx5. The BMW 535i I bought ran only 94,000km and thought it will be fun to drive. My excitement died down from the beginning, first it failed rego inspection because of leaking oil filter, damaged rear diff bush, damaged rear tail shaft coupling split all need to be replaced. I was wondering why people buy this car spending nearly $100k that even does not last 100,000km. Compared to my Mazda CX5 already ran 150000Km with out any trouble. I have a Holden Commodore already in its odometer 375000km...again without of any major issues. I need to replace front brake pad of BMW 535i and I got a quote of $1200 to replace front brake pad compared to Holden commodore $300-400. All servicing are 3-4 time more expensive than any Japanese or American cars. Now I am thinking how I will get rid of this white elephant. Don’t buy this white elephant you will regret.
Purchased in May 2020.
This is a great car.
It's a trusted vehicle that I use mostly on my way to and from work and occasionally on weekends, and it's also very useful.
I use it a lot of times, at least 80 miles a time, use it for a long time, feel it is also part of my body, feel great!
And there were no problems after the arrival, except normal maintenance, never carried out maintenance.
Beautiful looking car
We bought this car new from the bmw dealers as its a beautiful designed car. The seats are soft and comfy to sit on for long distance driving and the fual usage is great getting at least 300ks in one filled up tank. The side mirrors are a tat smaller than our last car but over all we love our new car
- 5 Series F10 (2010-2017)
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loving my 535i
Well Ive always driven Holden's and HSV's (still have a Monaro and Maloo locked up in the garage) but due to the 2013 GM decision to stop making cars in Australia I briefly switched my daily drive to a Jeep Grand Cherokee which was actually not a bad car, but after driving German rental cars on holidays I decided to switch to something with more luxury and punch, and boy does the 535i satisfy!
I was looking at the 528i which was a nice drive but I was talked into taking the 535i for a test drive and the decision was made. The turbo 6 is obvio...
Magic Carpet Ride - 550i is a super vehicle
What do you get when you pair a 5 series with a V8 twin turbo engine, near bliss.
Often I'll drive below the speed limit, in order to enjoy the car, for me that says something.
Our F10 550i has been a treat and the overall package is very slick with a magic carpet ride experience.
We purchased ours out of factory warranty. The major depreciation had taken place and the low km's with as new presentation made it an easy decision.
What we enjoy.
Ultra smooth drive. ...
Best car I ever had
This model was by far the best car I ever had. I absolutely loved it and went through a huge grieving period when a Toyota klueger put a dint in the back wheel and the insurance assesors classed it as a write off. God I miss it - especially on a lot of Sydney-Melbourne and country trips. It was just beautiful to look at and drive... prior to this I had a 93/95 BMW 5 but the heater hoses played up and I now have the BMW 7 where the heater hoses also played up. The 5 is still my all time favourite. Other cars 86calais, suz800, hydexcel,89berlina...
The build quality on this car is superb, the doors have a heavy solid feel when being closed. It is an excellent car for long distance freeway driving as the seats are comfortable, the interior is quiet and the car feels very stable on the road. The car had problems with it's cooling system when I purchased it. I replaced the radiator, water pump and thermostat .It has never had any problems after that. The total costs for these parts was about $600 and I fitted them on myself. The car is easy to work on as there is plenty of space under the bo...nnet. Rear legroom is not the best and not much more than an e46 3 series, however the interior and paint quality is significantly better. Most people say that BMW cars are very expensive to maintain, however OEM parts are often the same price as any equivalent non European car, and if you do the maintenance yourself it can be quite inexpensive to own. I am very pleased with my BMW and my next car will also be a 5 series. The build quality, driving feel and handling is leagues ahead of any Japanese or Australian made car.
This is perfect!!!
This is really nice car. The appearance is fantastic and pretty easy to control. My car is white 520i and it's really save the fuel. Also, when I drive my BMW on some hills, I can really feel the engine is powerful!!! I think if you are looking for a car, BMW 5 series can be a nice option!
Bmw 520d f10 2016 model
About to receive my new BMW 520d. Coming all the way from Germany.
Ordering and specifying options was relatively straight forward.
The service provided by the BMW dealer was good during the sales process and delivery.
I have bmw advantage which means free servicing for 4 years because my employer is a member.
Difficult to find a better sedan of this size
While you may like sports cars or convertibles or SUV's more - I think it would be difficult to find a better overall sedan than the 535d.
Good size to fit five adults, and decent boot for luggage.
Lots of features and accessories - head up display! - how good is this? - shows your speed, sat nav directions without having to look down.
3 litre turbo diesel will have you fooled its a petol car - smooth, silent and it goes. It goes like a train and just keeps going. Effortless driving, overtaking everything.
Fuel consumption - what fuel consumption - average 7.2 l per 100km and 5.5 on open road cruising at 110kmh.
Would have a range over 1200 km on a tank. ...
I have TWO 528i E39 Sedans Smooth and quiet
Mine are 2000 models so they have the double Vanos and aluminium engine block.
Superb, one has done 70,000 km and the other 175,000 km.
BMW cars this age you need to pay attention to plastic fittings in Radiator region. They become brittle with age ,especially radiators, thermostat covers and overflow bottles hose ends also.
I love driving them and still turn heads even though a few years old.
E 39's are for me . Look after them and they will look after you. Very reliable motors and good value for money.
I paid a small fraction of their or...
Probably the best 5 Series model BMW made
When the E39 5 Series was new, one car expert commented that BMW's rivals should stop making their own midsize sedans and just copy it. This car is a joy to drive. It's just the right size, so it offers great space for passengers and luggage without being cumbersome. The engine is a sweet motor, very smooth yet sounds nice when driven hard. The suspension is the ultimate compromise between ride and handling. It absorbs the typically rough, bumpy Australian roads with ease. But it corners very nicely in spite of that, really great fun in twisty ...mountain passes. The chassis is certainly one of the best in the world, even today. The steering offers great feedback, though it's not as quick as some sports cars. And the turning circle of 11.4 meters makes it a bit of a handful in tight parking spaces and results in more three-point turns than U-turns. Brakes are world-class, with excellent feel and stopping ability. Being a luxury car, the 528i also sported a number of features uncommon at the time, such as steering reach adjustment, speed-sensitive wipers, electronic stability control and curtain airbags. It is also among the first automatic transmissions to feature five speeds and a manual override. There are some noticeable flaws, however. It is clear that BMW ideally designed this car to be left-hand-drive. For instance, the windshield wipers are not oriented for our market. The driver's footwell is also quite narrow as it is slated to be for the front passenger in most other countries. I also noticed that the side-view mirror adjustment switch doesn't have a centre position. Without those issues, this car would have scored a perfect five stars in my book. It is otherwise an automotive masterpiece. BMW have outdone themselves with this fantastic car. Excellent driver's car while being a comfortable cruiser for the passengers Traces of left-hand-drive roots, no centre console box, large turning circle
Buy one. If it has a full service history, especially if its been serviced buy a independent euro specialist, buy it! Check for weathering of paint & seals as a good indicator of how well its been looked after.
535i M Sport. There is nothing about my 535 that I don't like. I'm a car enthusiast, have owned a bonanza of Japanese sports cars, and not one gave me anywhere near the motoring pleasure that BMW's little know 535i 3.5L V8 sedan has bestow upon me. Great economy on the highway (8.5L/100) and around 12's around town, absolutely no ro...
nice car to drive good handling ability when its not at the bmw dealers getting fixed. i have been embaressed so many times having it towed on a tray truck no r.a.c.v servicemen can fix the problems
break downs unreliable to scared to take it on a long trip
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