2008 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: The Perfect Middle Aged Car?

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The Perfect Middle Aged Car?
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2008 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


Had the 08 535i for over a month. Took me an hour to configure the iDrive. Other than the climate module, it is actually real easy to use. The car is solid, quite luxurious and now actually looks great. I am driving this like a 50 yr old because I am babying this car and also the higher level of luxury and insulation from the raw elements. By comparison, I am Mr. Hyde behind my M Coupe. The couple of occassion when I had to make more energetic manoeuvre, the car was very stable and responsive. Mind you, I swapped out the OEM tire with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S which in my opinion, the best (Z rated tire with a 400 treadwear and can be driven all year round in Toronto).

Best Features

Steptronic, power/torque curve, seats, headlights, warranty, handling.

Worst Features

Better OEM tires than the pathetic Goodyear, Dunlop, Bridgestone (lesser extent). Steering wheel texture (why leather in premium model only). Centre 2-layer 'Glove Box'. No anchors points for rubber matts (like old 330i). Get rid of Run Flats (for all BMWs).
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