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    Has anybody ever owned a 5 series estate. I am bored of my vectra and I have talked hubby into letting me have a BMW. Is there anything I should particularly be looking for when I view one ie: common problems.

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    Particle Filter, £1100 Plus VAT Plus labour, that’s if you’re going Diesel any way,

    Pully wheel, £500 plus VAT plus labour,

    Both when on my bosses old 535D


    But on the plus side it when like stink with a tuning box on

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    Depends on age engine and trim, they are great machines but costly, try to stretch to a 530i or 525i avoind the diesels as they have as many but more costly issues than the Vectra's
    Try to get an SE or M-Sport auto in a good colour with dark leather avoid manuals with cloth unless very very cheap!

    Rear suspension joints can cause trouble and run up hundred's of quid to replace front upper wishbone bushes are a known weakness, and that is really about it.

    They do rot more than Vectras and more than BMW would let you believe, and forget doing anything in ice and snow

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    I had a highly modified 530 sport for 2.5 years and the only thing that ever went wrong was the radiator blew.It was far and away the best car I've ever owned,should never have sold it .



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    ive heard they have injector problems..... and they not cheap not at 3 grand anyway.. apart from that its a real machine...

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    Thanks for that, I am looking at a 525d SE at the moment. They look nice and apparently go quite well. I think I may have to find one to test drive at the weekend. Got to get rid of the veccy first before I am allowed to buy another.


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    good look mate.... hope u find a nice 1..

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