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BMW 5-Series Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending June 30, 2017

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Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
25 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 122100 miles driven2006 BMW 5-Series Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  25 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 122100 miles driven

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BMW 5-Series Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of BMW 5-Series reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of BMW 5-Seriess with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of BMW 5-Seriess that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track BMW 5-Series lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the BMW 5-Series has been recently.

To see how frequently BMW 5-Series problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the BMW 5-Series

BMW 5-Series Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Strong repuatation for prestige and quality. see full BMW 5-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
worth the extra price, very high resale, very reliable see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
BMW has a long standing reputation for handling and performance, and the experience did match the reputation see full BMW 5-Series review
2004 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed automated manual RWD
Projects success see full BMW 5-Series review
2004 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The Ultimate Driving Machine - it says it all... see full BMW 5-Series review
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
BMW is supposed to be a great car. see full BMW 5-Series review
2002 4dr Sedan 184-horsepower 2.5L I6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
BMW has an implied image to most people. Saying you own a 5 series made those in the know nod their head. The frame was welded aluminum and even after 8+ years showed almost no rust. Buyers of the car were amazed and bought it after a short drive. see full BMW 5-Series review
BMW 5-Series Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2002 4dr Sedan 225-horsepower 3.0L I6
5-speed manual RWD
BMW drivers are universally despised. Just Google "BMW drivers" to see what I mean. They are thought to have almost malicious disregard for anyone but themselves, as well as for any traffic laws. see full BMW 5-Series review