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1994 BMW 5 Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 23/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

1994 BMW 5 Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 191 Ratings for the 1989 - 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

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."

2 people out of 3 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!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Elegant. Wonderful, 19 year old car. 2nd owner

By on Saturday, June 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 176,000

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: "This 1995 525i is a wonderful car."

Cons: "Not for un-realistic poseurs."

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

"I bought this car in 2010 at 107,000 miles.I'm the 2nd owner and it had all service records in the glove compartment. The next recommended service was the belts and pulleys and sure enough,3 months later, they started to make noise. Had them replaced ($400.00) - no surprise - and I've been enjoying this exceptional car ever since, Quiet, smooth,Great road car with brakes to match and I do my own tune-ups, oil changes, minor suspension part replacements in my driveway. The later series 5's are engineered to the point where you can't do this.The E34's were the last Owner/driver cars that weren't at they mercy of your local BMW shop.I am a former road racing driver and mechanic and am 64 years old. At 176,000+ miles, I love this car. There is BMW and then there is everything else.( 1995 525i ) - The 530's and 540's and especially the 7 series are MUCH more expensive to maintain."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I fell in love! The best of the best

By on Saturday, May 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 256,000

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
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "None"

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

"I love cars. I tried so many of them. So many failed me on the way home, even after taking care of them. But the 1994 BMW 540i is so far the best. With so many miles, it still drives better than the newer cars I drove. Even though it is old and has a lot of rust, I love it, for it is very reliable, fast, beautiful and enjoyable. I salute whoever designed and engineered this car."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

525i BMW

By on Saturday, February 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

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
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "great highway vehicle, old time luxury feel"

Cons: "does not handle well in icy conditions"

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

"Powerful 2.5L, 6 cylinder engine, clean interior, minor defects exterior, need of repaint, and new or refinished alloy wheels. Handles good, but not in snow for RWD. Have owned the 525 for seven years and always kept up the maintenance replacing small parts, brakes, fluids."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Amazing car

By on Saturday, February 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

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: "power, comfort, interior, fun 6 speed transmission"

Cons: "very expensive to repair"

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

"If you enjoy driving, this car cannot be beat. If you prefer to feel like you are in a moving sofa, get a different vehicle. Amazing power, comfort, reliability. It gets great looks when it goes to the BMW dealer for servicing. People can't believe it is a 20 year old vehicle; but it does cost to maintain this car... well worth it though."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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