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2008 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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Excellent Car
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By bmw5xi
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2008 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Waited 22000 miles before my first review. Before I test drove this car, I did not quite understand all the hype about this being the 'ultimate driving machine'. After 22000 miles and many hours driving this car there is only one thing I can say- this car dives like no other!! I test drove the lexus GS and LS, mercedes E class, Infinity G35, M45 and Jaguar XF. This car blows them all away. Some evenings even after a tired day after work, I still look forward to taking the car out for a spin. Have had 2 minor issues with the car (faulty seat belt sensor and check engine light)-both fixed by dealer at no cost. Now I see why people fall in love with this car despite occasional minor issues!


Best Features

Heads up display is awesome. Keyless entry, comfort access, 20 way multi-contour seats, navigation, ride.


Worst Features

simplify i drive (2009 i drive is awesome), more storage space, change location of cup holder


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Awesome with some quirks
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By M. Corbin
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2008 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Had the dreaded engine issue that is common for these twin turbos but as long as I buy Chevron gas, it's no problem! Love the features and the performance capability. The fact that I won't pay for the first 4 yrs of service is a bonus. If you're looking to buy a new one, check into the European Delivery pkg so you can try it out on the Autobahn! U won't be disappointed.


Best Features

Versatile auto trans BMW Assist free for life of warranty 300 HP! Auto wipers and high beams


Worst Features

Can't think of any


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The BEST Car I Have Owned
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By rsulliuvan
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2008 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Sports and premium pkgs. This car is amazing. Handling is superb, wet or dry. Dunlop run flats hold the road as if you were on rails. The most comfortable seats you have ever placed your tail on. Design is flawless, in and out. Fantastic on long trips, 33 mpg., and a great way to commute. Why I waited so long to purchase THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE is beyond me. Of the dozen or so autos I have owned, this is by far the best. 100% class.


Best Features

Sport package (I do not wish to drive my sofa), I Drive, style, bluetooth, ventilation system, window shades, SEATS. 33 MPG. Angel eyes, Generous trunk space (3 golf bags with ease).


Worst Features

May sound picky but cup holders are cheep. Easily overlooked.


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Great auto
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Professor
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2008 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This is my 4th BMW in the past 15 years and by far the best. The smooth engine/transmission cannot be beat. Local mpg is about 25 and highway is always 31-32 mpg at speed limit plus. The seats are comfortable even after 15 hour interstate runs. It has operated perfectly in all ways with the only trips to the dealer for oil and regular service. I did not originally like the body design but the driving balance and smooth functioning of the car have won me over. i-drive works easily if you spend 10 minutes to learn it rather than fearing and griping about it.


Best Features

smooth engine, seating comfort, fuel mileage, driving balance, xenons


Worst Features

standard folding back seat, put usable cup holder in the console


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Great Car
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By Snuggles
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2008 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This is an awesome family car that mixes in fun. Every time I drive it, I feel special, even after a year and a half. The 528i has plenty of power. The 535i + have more than plenty of power. Corners delightfully. Rides well over bad pavement. The vinyl looks like real leather.


Best Features

Steering, ride, strong and predictable brakes, smooth engine, great stock seats, outside looks, prestige. The controls are sublime.


Worst Features

Make ventilated seats standard, or at least offer them without leather. Offer cloth and diesel engines like they do in Europe. Leather and vinyl are hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and make the driver sweat.


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