The 5 Most Unreliable BMW 5 Series Models You Can Buy

The 5 Most Unreliable BMW 5 Series Models You Can Buy

About the Author: Michael Flood

100 Comments

  1. Shop on my Clothing and Merchandise store for the latest Exotic Car Gear: https://exoticcarplayplace.myshopify.com/

  2. I am looking at a 2010 550i GT. Has 69,000 miles and the guy is asking 13:9 . It's either that or a 2013 328i M sport with 61k , same price . Any thoughts?

  3. Your talking nonsense about the E39 M5

    I have seen one with 300,000 miles on original engine and don’t hear any
    complaints about them.

    It was probably the most reliable M car ever built.

  4. Don't let him fool ya e34s are great cars yes the 530 isn't worth the gas consumption but if the car is still running its more than likely survived the nikials block problem. And he's right don't buy a 530 with an auto lol you'll end up 5 speed swapping it.

    E34 more reliable than all those other cars listed ! Great info tho

  5. Dude u r a fkn idiot, E39 is by far been problem free and been rated the best and most reliable car of all times, minus the cup holder but u should not be drinking n driving a 400hp 6spd anyway.

  6. Bro u should have ur utube channel shut off, u have no fkn clue about BMW'z or any other car 4 that matter.Buy some cars and drive the for a while and get 2 know the cars b4 talkin sht.

  7. I own two BMW fivers, E61 525d and F11 530d. Both diesel inline 6 with manual gearbox, no major issues whatsoever… apart from usual shite like EGR for example.

  8. E39 rulez!!! Had 15 of them till now..have also E60 and E90…but E39 for me Best Bmw Ever!! 2nd place E34!
    F10/11 dont own,but drove them a lot…lot of tech.problems,but handling is better then E60.
    Also for common user M52/54 last real BMW reliable engines…

  9. A lot of total plonkers buy BMW's, but alone with a BM where no one is noticing you they are lovely cars. So much pro-toybotaru shit and no love. Oh, I drive a really humble C Class and an 09 Saab diesel. Bloody great but unpopular cars too obviously!

  10. E60s looks wise are beautiful and still can pass as a new bmw. People who aren’t bmw enthusiast can’t tell that an e60 is over 10 year olds.

    I owned two e60 550s. 07 550i sport and then traded it for a facelifted 09 550i sport.
    I bought the 07 brand new and put on over 70k miles on it and I drove it hard,I only had one issue… I got a check engine light for a bad 02 sensor and that’s it! I was in shock how reliable it was because I was expecting to dump a lot of money into repairs after 50k miles since I owned two e39 540s prior and I purchased them used with one having 80k miles which was a 97 540i which didn’t have vanos and it gave me hell so I sold it for 99 540i sport with 56k miles and it also gave me hell!

    Are you sure the e60 535i had the N54? I think those had the N55.

    I had a 2007 335i sedan with the N54,I purchased it with about 20k miles and even though I only put on another 20k Miles on it the car was reliable besides Ofcourse the fuel pump. The only other problem I had was the brake pad wear sensors would make a squeaking noise when you would drive,they would catch contact with the brake disc or something and it was more of an annoyance then was evantually figured out by bmw and new sensors were made for later 335s. Keep in mind,my 335i was the first year that they built them and I had an early production date.

  11. Guys what about the 550i e60? It's a good car? Like i know the mpg it's not the best, but and the comun issues? It's a expencive car to mantain? If you know other 5 series to recomend i'd Love to hear it (i really want a bmw arrownd 10k $ beeing a 5 or 3 series)

  12. E39 BMW AWESOME CAR TO OWN AND DRIVE DICKHEAD YOU OBVIOUSLY NEVER OWNED ONE FOR TEN YEARS LIKE I HAVE. ALL CARS NEED MAINTENANCE ..EVERY CAR ON THE ROAD HAS ISSUES IF NOT PROPERLY MAINTAINED ..

  13. I have a 2009 535i w/6 spd manual (E60). It now has 99,500 miles on the odo. I have used it as a daily driver and thrashed it at the track a dozen times per year for the past 5 years. Other than routine maintenance, including frequent oil changes using LiquiMoly, this car is super reliable and has required very little. It runs and sounds as good as new. I has a slight waste gate rattle developing and a tiny valve cover gasket leak. I am happy to fix these – including new turbos – which will cost me a total of $3,000 parts and labor for a car that is barely depreciating any more and is as fun to drive as a new one.

  14. Better do your homework.
    Bmw 520D N47 -200k miles , 2006, no f**** problems.
    Runs smooth just like first time instarted her.
    So stop lying.

  15. What's unreliable is your list. You included a gauded up Alpina E34 as unreliable, yet you give a pass to the overdone Ebay mods done to it? How do you know that some of these bastardized mods aren't responsible for a whole host of electrical issues? When was the last time the oil was changed? Do you intend to blame owner neglect on the car itself? Enjoy your thumbs down. Please find something else to post troll videos about. BMW already has trouble with owners who drive them the same way Mustang and Camaro owners do – like reckless, street racing a-holes. That's not the car's fault either.

  16. My first car was an E34 520i with the M50 Engine. Absolutely indestructible, had 375000km on the clock when I got rid of it.

  17. E34 530i Touring owner here 🙂 Love 5 series wagons! 171,000 miles it's a work in progress but restoring it to factory

  18. BMW's the Bic lighter of motor cars. You just beat them till they break and ditch them. Some sucker will always give you some money for it. Not worth much after they're 5 years old.

  19. Shitty modern 5ers in my opinion:
    E60 m5
    540i/45i e39,e60
    535i e60(n54 cars)
    550i f10 (n63 cars)
    E39 m5 (not too many problems pretty good but not the best by any means)
    The rest are more or less trouble free.👍

  20. Argh. I dont know if i should have buyers remorse after watxhing this video. I just purchased a used 2010 E60 535i last week. Maintenance records look good, I had to have a fuel feed line replaced, but otherwise runs well at 81k miles. After this video, now I'm worried the car will die On me during a long distance trip next week. I suppose that is akin to watching a plane crash movie before flying cross country! Still, now I'm a little worried about my decision. At least I didnt buy the 2008 550i I had my eye on!

  21. The E34 is a great 5 series.It;s widely considered one of the most reliable BMW's of all time.I'mvery happy with my 1994 525i.

  22. Different versions of the E60 M5??? Haha new info for me that E60 M5 doesnt only have 5.0 V10 engine but 2.0D and 3.5i options too?? Lol

  23. Ever wonder which kind of people buy these BMWs? Young, dumb ricers buying high mileage ones and not looking after them properly. If you do not have the money to maintain it, don't buy it. Buy a brand new one

  24. I've seen several e60 550i 6 speed manuals for sale in my area lately. Any feedback on these. One of them was an m sport and I can't stop thinking about it. I've always wanted an e60 m5 6mt, and this might be a more affordable option.

  25. aaaaaanyways, im not buying a 520d, absoloute stunner though, dont know what they were thinking designing the 2010 model, looks like a tired grandad👴

  26. The e39 (especially the 6cylinder Versions) are the most reliable cars bmw has ever made.
    There are various e39 which passed the 1million km with their first engine

  27. The E60 530i is a beautifully engineered piece of machinery. It has a great horsepower to weight ratio and it can be driven hard on the twisties or nicely in town with ease. It has been a reliable car for over 150k miles and still runs strong.

  28. Mt friends m5 smg switch cost over $4000 LOL. This generation should be #1 spot. Its only #2 because it has a fast v10 engine and can go 200 mph

  29. I have a e39 m5 2003 that’s been taken care of and driven nicely and the thing is great never have had any problems since I bought it 125k.
    All I can say is the car is amazing and if you find one that’s been taken care of and not beat the hell out of the engine will last a long time.

  30. I am looking at a 2011 328i x-drive 6 cyl 3.0 dohc with the sports and winter package 130k miles and or a 528i x-drive 2.0 97k miles. I have never purchased a BMW, I have owned a money pit Volkswagon however. It's hard finding any honest opinions online about these 2 vehicles and you seem to have np pointing out BMW issues. A) Are either of these considered a good buy "I know, being used i can expect to put some money into them throughout the year. B) given the cost of both 328i @ 5-7k and the 528 xdrive at 14k , do you feel the prices are just for the year given any known issues they may have or possibly have in the near future… thanks ahead of time for you thoughts.

  31. When you love your e39 m5 like I do you enjoy fixing it. All vehicles break and some cost more than others. If you want reliability buy a boring Toyota or a Honda and don't be fooled into thinking they won't break because all vehicles are slowly breaking with each turn of the crank. My M5 is worth every penny I put into it and I admire the engineering put into it every time I turn a wrench on it. Nice video and mostly accurate.

  32. listen to how he says e34 at 8:27 he said e35 but dubbed over it lol also I've had two e34 540i, one with over 200k miles, super reliable car assuming you keep up on regular maintenance.

  33. Dude you forgot to say something at the end of your video..your v10 M5 although I like it but your forgot to mention it is the worst M car ever ..do not compare it to e34 and e39..I doubt it'll go up in value

  34. Hey mark, I know you said the e60 m5 was one of the most unreliable, how about the 2006 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan 4D

  35. Ok this is all wrong. The 60 m5. Then e60 545. Then e60 550i. Then e39 540i. Then the f10 everything. The 535i e60 is completely wrong the hpfp was covered by recall. And the n54 is a monster.

  36. The one behind you is the most unreliable 5 series ever made. Strange, considering it was also the most legendary.

  37. E39 M5 here. I love this car, and will keep it forever. It is a labor of love to keep it in top shape, for sure. Very thankful for M5board.com and a nice set of tools 🙂

  38. i have the 120d n47 with the new timing chain done in 145k km … its a shame that the cost of the repair is so expensive (1500 dollars).. otherwise runs solid so far

  39. I just purchased a 2014 F-10 535i X-Drive M-pkge with original BMW dealer installed M-Performance pkge (Exhaust, Real Carbon fiber accents, Suspension, Seats, Dinan pedals etc…) the vehicle has 33,000 miles,
    I have officially joined the BMW crew (I owned a Benz, Audi, Lexus…) this is my first Bimmer….
    I am over the moon with my purchase!
    What should I expect with 3 years of ownership ahead of me?
    Also, is it worth it to purchase the extended warranty from the Dealership? Or do I roll the dice and see where this purchase takes me????

  40. Now it's like I never want to own or see a BMW..my head hurts now after knowing all these defects. But the market the BMW so we'll. German engineering …

  41. If you have problems with your vehicle and you OWN it! Look at your repairs as investments…
    if you don’t OWN it and are Borrowing your car, Look at those repairs as liabilities

  42. You own an M5 and telling me they are unreliable I own a 525 that has 150000 miles and runs great to me you don't make any fucking sense

  43. ok ok but who wants to been seen in a honda accord, Camry, or any other C- sedan. plus fixing BMWs is the man crap as any other car .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *