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BMW 5-Series (1988 - 1996)

5
reviewed by tub25 on 27 September 2012
4
reviewed by mattg1234 on 2 June 2011
4

525 TDSA Touring

reviewed by Robertson on 5 March 2011
4
Overall rating
4
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
4
Running costs
5
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
Experience at the garage or specialist
5
How practical it is
5
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

Reliable, cheap to repair

Big and heavy car, not so big on the inside. Comfy to drive, 2,5 diesel rattles and makes a lot of noise, especially when cold. Under heavy acelleration it sounds great.

I had to buy a new ac compressor and change some fuelconnections.

A big problem here in Norway is salty roads and the rust has made some damage to thin pipes under the car even tough it has been anti-rust treated with Tectyl several times.

All in all it has been a cheap car to own repair wise, uses 8liters of diesel pr 100km on average, great handeling on snow and ice.
I have changed engineoil every 8 to 10.000km and on the automatic gearbox after 50.000km.Runs perfectly.
Rust is starting on the bottom doors and over the rear wheels.
Some elecrical problems has been fixed easily.
Love the E34

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Top speed137 mph
0-609.5 s
Power168 bhp

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