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I just traded in a 2010 BMW 535xi last night for a fully loaded ES350. As far as creature comforts it has a few more options than the 2013 535xi I was looking at and it came in about $14,000 lower. With respect to performance and handling, this car should not even be compared to a 5 series. Anyone who thinks it handles as good as a 5 series probably never really "drove" a 5 series or is trying to convince themselves that this is a sporty car. It is not. However as I mentioned above it has all of the creature comforts at a substantially lower price. This car will be predominantly driven by my wife in stop and go traffic. She choose relative frugality over performance. It hasn't even been 24 hours and I already miss the 535.Report it
I have driven 5 BMW 528s over the last 25 years.I drove them responsibly and they were all great cars. Please consider you are talking about a 535xi vs an ES 350. Not a 528. To be fair you would have to move up to the more sporty Lexus G series. At about $16,000 difference in price and about 50 more HP it should handle better. . If I wanted to drive a "sporty" car and was willing to cough up another $16M I probably would have bought a 535. I am now an old "f-rt" and admit it . Love my new Lexus es350Report it
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