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2007 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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My favorite car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Richard
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2007 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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It pays to use a private mechanic for routine maintenance, but if you have to go to a dealer for BMW tech issues, such as electronics, be prepared for high cost. This car is really fun to drive with a stick shift, and handles beautifully, as you would expect with a BMW. Its body is still in great shape after 10 years. People compliment me on how well it rides and its comfortable seats. I'll be sad to part with it.


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unreliable POS
4 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By terry
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2007 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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if you want an unreliable car this is for you. Timing chain snaps at 97k. Six months later stranded again cause the steering lock mechanism failed. Gotta tow that pos again. I've only been stranded twice in the last 17 years. Both times BMW, I'm going back to Japanese reliability and will never buy or recommend BMW.


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550i-The Ultimate Driving Machine
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By ck1246
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2007 BMW 5 Series Sedan 550i 4dr Sedan (4.8L 8cyl 6M)


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Bought the car used with 39k miles. It is a nicely refined German beast. Super fast and equally comfortable. But you must pay the cost to own such a machine. The 550i takes 8 1/2 quarts of full synthetic, which will run you around 110 bucks at the dealer. Breaks and tires are not cheap on the vehicle. I paid 800 bucks for the front two break pads/rotors. Had an electronic issue with the transmission at about 70k miles but the dealership covered it. If you are prepared to shell out money to maintain it, then I think you will enjoy this car. It is a dream to drive and the i-drive is easy to use although finicky at times. The dealership has been great and supply a new loaner free every time.


Best Features

The engine! 360 hp/ 360 ft lbs torque. The seats are super comfortable. Handling. Overall look. Engine sounds great getting on it. Blends muscle car performance with a luxury ride.


Worst Features

The cup holders are atrocious but they fixed it in the new models. Break dust is terrible. Cant keep the wheels clean longer for a few days. Breaks squeal a lot.


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Exterior molding is of very low quality
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By beemaman
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2007 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I've owned my car for about three and a half years. I bought my 2007 530xi in the beginning of 2010 and it has been a great car. Handles great. Never stuck in snow. Pretty reliable till about two months ago. First I noticed that it takes about 3-4 seconds for it to start after pressing the 'start' button. In addition, the exterior of this car is built with very cheap quality materials. The BMW logo from the hood fell off (just the emblem, the silver part is still on the hood - the dealership said, that its 'normal' to fall off after 5 or so years) The Windshield molding on the front and the back have started to deteriorate to the point that water have started to seep thru a bit.


Best Features

This car handles corners great!


Worst Features

BMW needs to have better quality finishing materials for windshield molding and the BMW emblem on the hood of the car. Cheaper cars seem to have more durable finishing than this car.


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No help from BMW
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By brokenwings
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2007 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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About 18 months ago we bought two Certified Pre-owned 2007 BMW 530i, automatic, from Vista BMW in south Florida. One gray and the other one (mine) in black. The gray one still have an excellent paint but as you see in the pix below my black car paint is fading. I've seen another 5 series black car with the same problem and another 7 series as well. One friend who works for BMW dealer told me that BMW knows about the problem but they don't want to admit it so they don't loose money on a recall.
BMW North America and Vista refused to fix the paint on it. I've been looking around for paint shops and got some quotations ranging from $800 to $4000 for fixing it.


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