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Written on: 13/04/2013
A number of people don't understand what bmw is all about - and this model IS bmw. The silky-smooth power of the straight six engine is unique and seductive. No v6 engine can match this refinement, yet plenty of jaguar and mercedes owners think they do, when this only because those cars are heavily soundproofed. You really have to drive this car to understand. The 50 50 weight distribution and weighted steering give you a road-connected steering feel that is amazing. The ride is reasonably good… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/12/2009
A brilliant car the E39 530i sport(mine is a steptronic auto),looks good,handles superbly,great steering feel,excellent brakes and braking "feel",I think the most impressive thing though, is the cars' ability to criuse comfortably one minute and be absolutely bonkers quick the next with just a slight change in your driving attitude ,I do get the feeling that the car does "egg" you on a bit though, which is good,I was actually going to buy a 3 series but found the 5 series more to my liking… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/08/2009 by dnadna (1 review written)
BMW 5 Series 530i Sport has Superb handling, Smooth engine, Plently of grip… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/07/2009
LOVE THIS CAR. Looks. Size. Control. Balance. Looks again. Balanced. Probably need a little more power on the 530, but otherwise it's the best car I ever owned. Keeping it until the end… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/04/2009 by jeepster798 (2 reviews written)
BMW 5 Series 530i Sport is the second E39 I have owned and I have nothing but praise for these cars. The blend of performance and economy is incredible and it is easy to forget that this is a large car with room for 5 and a huge boot.
There are some design faults, but not as many as the newer model!
Be prepared for a healthy appetite for tyres (rears only last 20-25k) and watch the temperature guage carefully for signs of thermostat failure in early cars. You get one warning (temperarture rises… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/02/2009 by Kev1 (1 review written)
For a big car the BMW 5 Series 530i Sport's fuel economy excellent, firm yet comfortable ride, has all the toys, SatNav/TV, a/c, c/c, cd changer,etc. Excellent value for money! I have had my 2002 E39 530i M sport for over two years and it gives me great pleasure every time a drive it! Excellent build quality makes you feel safe and secure. It is quite happy cruising around town at 30 mph and when I need performance it is instantly available. Having serviced it according to the computer… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/05/2008 by ralphrye (3 reviews written)
I posted a brief review of this car 3 years ago, having just bought a 2001 Y model. Those 3 years have passed and due to employer's rules, I have to get something under 7 years old. So the BMW 530i Sport is to be sold. How have thise years been? In a word, fantastic. This is the best car I have ever owned, and realistically ever likely to own. Everything about the driving experiece is superb. Out-corners and out-grips everthing short of a Boxster, leaves most hot hatches for dead, despite being… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/05/2008
The BMW 530i is the best car that one could own. This is my first month with it and i love it. I love the bluetooth compatibility, the leather interior, and the overall look! No complaints!… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/04/2008
Great performance and build quality - My E39 530i sport has done 165k and is impeccably strong. Car does feel a little heavy - I think this has been addressed in the newer model - I prefer the e39 anyway… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/02/2008
Have a late 2006 BMW 530i Auto sport pack model, which the I like a lot.
I wanted a car to perform as well as my Alfa GTA only four doors and an upgrade in the style department.
I found that in this car, my first BMW and may be not my last… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/08/2006 by Andy4407 (1 review written)
This car is so good I can never wait to drive it again. Sedate if required but so easily a hooligan. The Black leather interior and aluminium trim looks cool and the sun roof is a real bonus; There's so much car for your money. In recent years I have had 3 Audi A8's and a Honda Legend, now I have a proper car. Why do BMW drivers get slagged off? Because we are so smug, and we have every right to be… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/01/2006 by cobleyn (1 review written)
I've had my 4 year old BMW 5 Series 530i Sport for over a year now. I drive over 30,000 miles a year and have done for 10 years. No car has performed as well as it. Fantastic ride, superbly comfortable, super reliable… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/12/2005 by itchy (1 review written)
Well I've had my BMW 5 Series 530i Sport for 1 month and I'm in love with it. It's a 2002 530iA Sport Individual and is my 1st BMW. It's fully loaded sat/nav, tv, bluetooth, heated seats, Xenons etc and has special paint and nappa leather with 37K on the clock. After the first 2 minutes of me driving I said to myself that I will never sell it and still feel the same way. The interior is plush, steering wheel is chunky, suspension is firm (you feel the road - just the way I like it) and I… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/07/2005 by skylighter (2 reviews written)
I've had one of these BMW 5 Series 530i Sport for two weeks now and can honestly say that it rates as the best car I have ever driven! It's got enough toys to keep me happy, is well behaved for passengers but comes out to play when I want to 'get somewhere...'
Awesome, understated and very, very cool… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/07/2005 by ralphhrye (1 review written)
Bought an 01 530i Sport for £10,500 as a replacement for my 94 Vento VR6. A vastly more refined car. Corners very well, breaks are excellent and not bad acceleration, although beaten by the Vento up to approx 80Mph. If the computer is to believed, the mpg is good as well, rarely dropping below 28 and often 40+ with cruise control at 80 on M'ways. Will have to verify manually at some point. The boot is also very small, and with no folding rear seats, not very practical. Also, and bearing in mind… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/08/2004 by TimothyJMay (1 review written)
I bought my 2 and a half year old BMW 5 Series 530i Sport executive car from North Oxford BMW, and it is so much EVERYTHING I ever dreamed of it is unreal. The sales manager (Kevin Young) LIVED my dream, and delivereed it on a plate for me to enjoy. M Tech body stiling, an engine to die for, and comfort to live for. Refinement that you could only dream of yesterday, is here to delight in today. At a little over 20K, this beauty would retail at nearly 40K, but must be worth nearly 50K! After 9… Read Full Review
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