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2009 535i x drive 6 speed manual
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By DrGums
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2009 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

The 2009 535i with x drive is an incredible driving machine. This car with a 6 speed manual transmission is a "monster" to drive. The engine's power will be evident as soon as you put your foot down on the pedal. The navigation system has been upgraded with several "short cut" buttons surrounding the iDrive. It is a pleasure to use once you have been shown the basic functions. It is logical and easy to use. Since my 535i xDrive was the first of the 2009s to get here I currently have 2000 miles driven and no problems yet. The handling is precise. Gas mileage is around 21MPG city. A little higher on the highway. It could use more storage but it is not a major issue.


Favorite Features

1- 6 speed manual transmission..great shifting 2- iDrive- nav 3-power! 4- Blue tooth, sat radio, stereo system, cabin set up 5- twin turbo engine 6- iPod adapter 7- fold down seats 8- handling, brakes, steering. Just a great all round car. I have been a loyal BMW customer for 25 years.


Suggested Improvements

1-more storage. 2-additional iPhone adapter. not much more


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Not the Ultimate Driving Machine
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By samsride
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2009 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Thought I got the ultimate driving machine this spring. At 5K miles, check engine light came on 3 times! Fixed 3 times (software update, fuel injector replacement, new fuel pump). At 7500 miles, light came on again, lost power and car shut off! Had to be towed to dealer as fuel injector and cylinder blown to smithereens. Dealer has been responsive in replacing parts under warranty, but car is not reliable and not safe at this point. Filed for reimbursement through Lemon Law since 4th occurrence. No response from BMW after 30 days. Have found lots of others having same issues on many blogs. Stay away from turbo models!


Favorite Features

Handling, quiet ride


Suggested Improvements

No storage, bad cupholder design, turbo models have issues with fuel pump that BMW does not know how to resolve.


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Love this car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By CBH
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2009 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Just purchased the 535i xDrive and absolutely love it. It handles curves like no other sedan in its class. Really have to pay attention to my speed because of smooth ride. Fuel economy isn't bad for 300 horses and vehicle weight - currently getting 25 to 27 highway, but still in break-in period. Very comfortable interior with lots of room. Could use a little more storage, but not a major issue - the golf clubs fit fine! I do agree that the cup holders are ridiculous.


Favorite Features

Just about everything.


Suggested Improvements

Work on the cup holder.


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Best fun car in its class
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By murali
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2009 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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This was the best fun car in its class. I always look forward to drive this machine every day. Handles the sharp corners exceptionally well. It has pretty good MPG in city too. Overall am thrilled to have 300 horses it in my stable.


Favorite Features

300 hp, handling, electronics


Suggested Improvements

Standard options should be improved


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Great Car
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By BoSox in 04
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2009 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Driven the car for just under 3,000 miles and it's fantastic so far. Heated seats and steering wheel combined with X-Drive have been excellent during this active New England winter. Best driving car I've ever owned, and interior annoyances (lack of storage space, cup holders) are acceptable given the driving dynamics, all-weather aplomb and overall content of the car.


Favorite Features

Real time traffic information is great, but only seems to apply to highways. Upgraded stereo is highly recommended. Handling, pick-up and driving dynamics. Currently averaging 23 mpg, excellent for a 300 hp car. Fit and finish are first-class.


Suggested Improvements

More interior storage room. More versatile cup holders. More flexibility for non-iPod mp3 players.


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