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BMW M5 (2005–2011)

Last updated 22 August 2016

Outstanding performance, superb handling and powerful brakes, easy to drive in everyday traffic.
Hamstrung by UK speed limits, heavy on oil, auto gearbox shifts crudely if left to its own devices.
Updated 20 March 2015
BMW M5 shown to be 2nd least reliable European car more than 3 years old and out of manufacturer warranty

in data survey of Warranty Direct policy warranty claims. (Excludes KIAs, Hyundais, Toyotas and others with 7, 5 and 4 year warranties.) Most common faultds were electrical.

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Awesome drive, but awesome money pit
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