2008 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: problem after problem
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problem after problem
By matt c on

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2008 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)

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Great to drive and a wonderful car that gets 24 mpg in mixed driving when not broken. After about five months an oil light came on and then noticed a large oil spill at the house. The oil pump had exploded so the dealer took care of it. Then the power steering belt broke and took the AC out with it. Not exaggerating in saying the car went in for at least 10 visits and half were on a flat bed. I really like the car other than the fact I don't know when I am going to be stranded by the car. The Dealer did a shoddy job of fixing the initial problem which turned out to be a leak in some gasket they found after about ten visits. It appears that caused all the other problems.

Best Features

Engine when it works. Gas mileage is great.

Worst Features

Get rid of the turbos if they can't make it reliable. AC is a little lacking for the south.
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