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2013 BMW M3 review

It's easy to go into a drive in an M3 and get suckered into the hype-train. After all, I'm pretty sure if you look in the dictionary next to "best sports saloon" it won't be long before you stumble across a photo of the famous kidney-grilles (or a questionable load of sports-themed American bars)...

2013 BMW 5 35i review

My family and I have owned this 5 Series since 2016 and it has been garaged everyday, and washed at least once every two weeks. This car has been daily driven, and after four years I can say this has probably been the best car we have owned. The inline 6-cylinder twin-scroll turbo M Sport BMW has adjustable suspension which affords different driving dynamics...

2001 BMW 530i Executive review

This is undoubtedly one of the best BMWs ever made. This car converted me from Honda to BMW after just a few weeks of driving. Yes, I really love driving this car and the person who sold me this car really regrets selling it. He had upgraded to a later model BMW, but keeps informing me that his current BMW isn't as good as the one he sold me...

2014 BMW X5 xDrive35i review

My wife and I bought this car to replace a diesel powered Range Rover product that we had no end of issues with. When its warranty expired we decided that we had to get rid of it. The BMW X5 had been a vehicle that we had desired for some time but we couldn’t afford a new one, but with some extensive research we managed to locate a low kilometre, one-owner vehicle for a reasonable and affordable price, and so a Sophisto Grey xDrive 35i joined our garage...

2010 BMW 118d review

I walked into a BMW dealer nearly 9 years ago, desiring a compact and economical car with that little bit more luxury and pizazz than the Golf I had been checking out. I was drawn into the showroom by a BMW advert - $42888 drive away for a 118d manual diesel with leather. I was told there were no manuals available...

2012 BMW 328i review

I bought this car second hand in January 2016. It only had done about 37500km. I had been driving a Colorado LTZ 4x4 for about 15 months and, whilst practical in many respects, it was not great for my back. I was doing about 45000km per year, so comfort was becoming very important...

2007 BMW Z4 2.5Si review

A love letter to my Z4. I thought about you for a long time before we met... When the opportunity to buy a new car came around I had a number of criteria in mind. There was already a family car to do all the mundane practical stuff so this new car could be more about fun. As long as it could get me a short distance to work every day, other things like the number of seats or fuel consumption really did not matter...

2019 BMW 330i M-Sport review

The first thing with any car is holding the key. The key hints to you the level of quality and attention to detail to be expected. The BMW key feels solid and looks so good it excites you to press unlock for the first time...

2019 BMW 1 M140i Finale Edition review

When the time came to purchase a new car I initially had my sights set on an A45 / GLA 45 to replace my GLA 250. The M140i was always in the back of my mind as an option, especially if BMW released a performance pack to farewell the outgoing model...

2019 BMW X5 xDrive30D M Sport review

This is the third X5 we have purchased. The prior two were the F15 first gen and the updated model. The last X5 we had for 4 years and it proved to be a reliable family car, therefore we decided to give the G01 model a go. The new car is a 30D with M Sport pack, 7 seats, and air suspension...

2001 BMW 5 40i Executive review

If you decide to do a quick, cursory Google search for ‘E39 5 Series’ (or any similar phrase, really), you’ll notice that contemporary road tests and latter-day internet forums all come to the same conclusion – that the mid-90's to early 2000's mid-size sedan from the Bavarian automaker is a benchmark, and is a car that’s still used as a yardstick to this day when it comes to the development of new models...