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2003 BMW 525i Sport review

Depreciation is both a gift and a curse, depending on who you speak to. For the first owner of this 2003 BMW 525i Sport (series E39), I think she might be the latter. For a car approaching 15 years old, it has lost over 90 per cent of its value, or over $90,000! I would be pretty upset myself. But I am not, as I am on the other side of this capitalist construct...

2012 BMW 535i GT Review

So, after just over four years of ownership 'we' (well the other half) traded in our BMW 535i GT for a 440i Gran Coupe (yes, I know, first world, white people problems). Other half bought the car before we met, as at the time he had decided he wanted: a hatchback for the flexibility of carrying 'Stuff' a larger car than the 3 series Coupe The 535 (actually built on the 7 series platform) was an ex-company car from Brisbane BMW with about 9000km on it and it was at a knockdown price...

2015 BMW 528i Luxury Line Review

Two weeks ago, BMW revealed its new 5 Series, the G30 to replace their current F10 generation. While we are waiting for the new 5 series to arrive in Australia next year, I thought I should write an owner review for my F10, 2015 528i with M Sport package. I hope this review can be useful for people who are considering purchasing an F10 for a bargain when the G30 arrives...

1994 BMW 540i Review

My wife drives a 2014 F10 LCI BMW 520d (“Luxury” model according to the badge). I get the impression that while she may not be disgruntled, she is far from being gruntled with it. That’s a little unfair because the 520d has never put a foot wrong. It does a lot of miles taking her to work and taking us and our two young boys all over Sydney...

2006 BMW 5 Series Review

Some people buy a BMW to show off the propeller roundel when handing over the key to a valet jockey while their snooty friends watch with envy. To these people, nothing I write here like fuel economy, cost of maintaining the car or second hand value will make any difference. When their car celebrates the 2nd birthday, they are out shopping for the next Mercedes or Audi...

1993 BMW 5 Series Review

While the marque of BMW still sits high on the throne of luxury motoring, the passages of time and the help of depreciation means sitting yourself in one of Ingolstadts finest is easier than ever. In fact the possibility of getting behind the wheel of a BMW these days is all but just a few grand away...

2001 BMW 5 Series Review

Like most people, I use all of my limbs on a regular basis. And even if I didn't, I would still like the option. I can't justify swapping an arm and a leg for a brand new, top of the range BMW 5 series. However as a used car, the idea makes a lot more sense. The vehicle in question is this midnight blue 2001 E39 540i sedan...

2004 BMW 5 30i Sport Review

We bought this baby approximately 2 years ago. It was an impulse buy which my partner thought was a good idea as he has always dreamed about owning a 5 series. At the time I had high doubts about buying a European car with 120,000kms that was 9 years old. But, (touch wood) there was little wrong with her...

2014 BMW 5 20d GT Luxury Line Review

The 5 series GT is a unique car. I've read all the reviews of people not liking the styling but I like it although I admit the standard 5 series is a sleeker sportier looking car. My reason for purchase comes down to having three teenage children all approaching or at 6 ft tall. Try and find other sedans that will fit 5adults...

2005 BMW 545i SPORT Review

When it comes rear-wheel drive mid-sized sport sedans, the BMW 5 series is undoubtedly one of the best in the world.  The top of the line (at the time of release) BMW 545i M Sport can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 5.8seconds. Quite impressive even by today's standards. Powered by a 325hp 4.5L V8, it's fast and surprisingly agile around corners when considering its size and weight...