2008 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Long time Mac user loves iDriv

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Long time Mac user loves iDrive
By ebenson on


2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Not sure what all the gripping is about the 5-Series (circa 2008) iDrive. With NAV, very easy to use while driving. As easy as a Mac to learn and use! Some issues with comfort access misfires and turbo lag at lower speeds.

Best Features

Wagon looks great inside and out though needs a 15% tint on windows. Build quality is amazing -- like new after 2 years and 36k miles. Front seat roomy enough for a 6'8" driver. Dealership in Seattle is one of the best. Top notch performance for a family car. Well done BMW!

Worst Features

Faster lifting automatic wagon liftgate. Delete sunroof option (for tall drivers). Needs work on turbo lag. Blue Tooth gets confused with multiple wireless devices. Needs 3G to Wi-Fi in the car for passengers iPhones and netbooks.
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