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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    That I like a car that doesn't just get from A to B.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Family love it and my youngest who used to get travel sick in my previous car (Audi A4) hasn't suffered in this one. Not really interested what neighbours think.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Definitely - it was supposed to be a stop-gap but has been a revelation so will keep it for a while yet. Does everything I want and is reasonably economical too (40-45mpg on a run). Have found a good specialist which keeps costs down.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Another 5 series touring.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    September 2011

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Was high mileage but definitely cheaper than some other 5 series of similar age.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    What was the dealer like?


  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Absolutely superb - bags of torque and still happy spending all day on the motorway at speed. Handling not the best ever but offset against superior ride comfort.

    What's it like to park?

    Can be a challenge due to length/turning circle. Rear parking sensors help in this respect.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?


    What's most practical about your car?

    Load space.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?