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BMW 5 Series Touring E61 (2004–2010)

Last updated 7 June 2018

As saloon, with the advantages of a station wagon body.
Looks not everyone's taste. Some problem areas. Two rear suspension balljoint failures notified the same month (January 2014).
Updated 20 September 2016

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An opulent driving experience, but I'll probably be going back to a Focus for my next buy.
Great syling, well equiped and an outstanding drive
Excellent handling and beautifully refined engine
very good, but rubbish headlights
Great car in many respects but some really bad issues
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