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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!


Best Features

Handling, quiet ride


Worst Features

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)


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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.


Best Features

Just about everything.


Worst Features

Work on the cup holder.


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Stereo is NOT good
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By gas
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2009 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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I didn't get the high end stereo package and it has really minimized my affection for the car. At 60k this stereo sounds similar to a much less expensive car. Shame on you BMW!


Best Features

Smooth drive and engine


Worst Features

Stereo, cup holders


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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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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


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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.


Best Features

300 hp, handling, electronics


Worst Features

Standard options should be improved


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