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1992 BMW 5 Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 23/Comb 18 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

1992 BMW 5 Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 195 Ratings for the 1992 - 1995 models.

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  • Value
    9.2/10
    Quality
    9.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.2/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.4/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Amazing car!

By on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun, safe, and comfortable"

Cons: "The door locks can be terrible"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had this car for Eight years, to this day I still love this car. I'm the second owner,and I know very well how I kept after the car. In the eight years that I've owned this car, I replaced the Clutch in 2008 ( My guess is the previous owner didn't know how to drive one properly ), the ignition lock cylinder in 2009, the tires in 2011, the fuel tank in 2015 ( Someone tried to jack the car and did so by lifting the fuel tank), and the front end ball joints in 2016. I've been in two accidents. The first one was with a brand new jeep -- and my car did more damage to his jeep, my air bags weren't deployed, and I walked away untouched. The second time I was foolish and might have been driving too fast in icy conditions and I bounced off a few snow banks- -Again, I was kept safe by this extremely solid car. This car is GREAT in the snow---- unless it's too thick,your stuck going too slow on a hill, you don't understand how to counter the car potentially fish tailing, and if you have some weight in the trunk. If you know how to drive a manual -- YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO REPLACE THE BREAKS ON THIS CAR. Everytime I bring it to the shop, I ask them how my breaks look, and every time they go " They look great!" -- It's been 8 years since the pads have been touched. The car is responsive, and affordable to fix if you know someone who can do the work for you. The car in optimal* conditions can do 40mpg on the highway. Yes you heard me right, it can do it, and yes I did the math. The downside to this car. The door locks are fussy in cold weather. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't! The car has also started to form a rot spot back in 2009, despite my constant washing,waxing and polishing. Other than that, I have really no complaints. * Hardly any traffic, Premium Gas, fresh Synthetic oil, new tires/balanced, little to no weight in the car, and using your cruise control at 75 MPH"

Solid and reliable. Classic style to boot

By on Saturday, August 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Have had this 95 530 for over a year and have had no real problems. Bought it with only 65,000 original miles on it, and it has only needed a few light bulbs and front brakes. Smooth as can be at any speed, stock limiter cuts it off at just about 130, and it does not struggle to reach that speed. (so ive heard) Ive been through several used cars and this is by far the best one ive owned, and i foresee having it a very long time. Pro: good instrument and control designs, solid construction, handles great, adequate high end power. Cons: really? no cup holders? pricey replacement parts, no low end torque."

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Great Vehicle

By on Thursday, April 2, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 184,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Cool Car"

Cons: "No cup holders"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The Car is clean and has been well maintained runs like the champ it is will do 149 miles per hour. Vroom Vroom. This is a sound and reliable car worth more than the asking."

9 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Wonderful Car

By on Monday, March 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 186,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "It goes,handles and stops like a BMW. + Quality"

Cons: "You have to stay on top of the maintenance. $$"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"These E34's will go 300,000 miles if properly maintained without major component replacements. I found a good 1 owner example with the maintenance receipts clipped together in the glove box and 107,000 miles on it in 2010. I've driven it 80,000 miles in the last 5 years. It's smooth,quiet and has fantastic handling and brakes. It's a 3500 lb. 4 door sedan so it's a bit underpowered with the 2.5 liter six but when you're on a road trip at 70 - 80 mph the car comes alive and I wish the road would never end.In the world of sport sedans, BMW invented the class and is the standard by which all others are measured. - P.S. all my drums and my sweetheart fit inside @ 23.1 m.p.g. average over 5 years of enthusiastic driving."

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Has been extremely reliable.

By on Monday, August 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Eleventh year of ownership, and has had some repairs, nothing major. Still drives like a champ and gives me 20 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway."

9 people out of 20 found this review helpful

Smoothest Car Ever!

By on Wednesday, July 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 167,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Quiet, Comfy, Powerful"

Cons: "Costly (Worth IT)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I know this car is the first i've owned, but it isn't the only one i've riden in. This is by far the quietest, smoothest ride i have ever been in. I don't regret buying this vehicle!"

8 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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