Realistic review for people who want to buy a used 535i
By rob2388 on
2009 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
I bought my 2009 535i with sport/cold/light packages with 49k miles. First make sure you find the service records on the car so you know what you will be facing. THIS CAR IS NOT A MAINTENANCE FREE CAR LIKE TOYOTA! With that being said, there is a lot of 'common' issues with this car. Gasket leaks, the HPFP (high pressure fuel pump) and one of the taillights have recalls so make sure you have the new HPFP. Water pump also goes to shit after about 50k miles i read so that is something i'm looking forward to. This is not a smooth car like Mercedes, you will feel the road. Other than that, the car can take serious curves, and the twin turbos make the car go!
Turbos, Exterior, Interior, 20 Way Power Seats, Handling (if equipped with sport package)
I say BMW should stop coming up with more advance stuff and start to perfect the technology they already have, which is already years ahead from other car manufacturers.