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4.5 out of 5 stars

Realistic review for people who want to buy a used 535i

rob2388, 12/17/2013
2009 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
43 of 44 people found this review helpful

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!

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3.75 out of 5 stars

Fuel System

Disappointed, 09/28/2010
2009 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
62 of 65 people found this review helpful

Great car, but the problems with the fuel system are ridiculous. 4th time it has been in, reprogrammed software, new software, new fuel pump. This is a serious safety issue as the car will not get fuel and will stop or lose acceleration. BMW needs to take this seriously.

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3.38 out of 5 stars


BMW Lemon, 06/14/2010
2009 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
29 of 32 people found this review helpful

The car was awesome at first but then came the problems the fuel system replaced 3 times. The car continues to have fuel delivery problems. BMW told me we have extended the warranty to 10 years on the fuel system but that doesn't help when you're stranded on the road. Avoid the 135/335/535 models they are garbage. I have started the lemon law process.

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5 out of 5 stars

Drives like a dream...

P. Rihani, 01/14/2019
2009 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
7 of 7 people found this review helpful

This car is probably one of the best cars I have ever owned/driven. It’s reliable, it’s sporty, it’s up to date, and it’s great on gas! It probably gets me 24-27 mpg if not more. The car is super strong, and I am so thankful for that. I just hit a semi truck on the freeway and the only thing that was damaged was the fender and just heavy scratches on the door. The car is great. From my experience with cars, the worst thing to buy is a BMW with a turbo engine, like the 535i. They’re unreliable and cost a lot to repair. The 528i on the other hand is very well built. The only thing about the 2009 that gets me is the iDrive system, which was updated in 2010. The version is outdated. Also, the climate controls are a bit complicated as well, but they’re kind of fancy at the same time. I do recommend this car to anyone who is looking to buy a used car that is as modern as a 2018. Great choice! Great on gas! Very economical!!

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1 out of 5 stars

Great Car, Wishful Thinking Too much hipe?

Great Car, Wishful Thinking!, 04/10/2017
updated 04/16/2018
2009 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
11 of 12 people found this review helpful

2009 BMW 535i idrive w/sport pkg. By April 2017, had only 60,000 driven. Very disappointed with this ultimate driving machine. For me it was an "ultimate nightmare machine." Started with--heating system, passenger freezing, driver boiling up (heater master control on driver side). After warranty expired in 2013 to 2017, almost four years, been stranded twice; had changed all four tires; changed fuel pump, tank and sensors; replaced the battery, and the battery clamp and cable, and replaced the passenger seat belt and airbag which was shorted out by the water leaked into the battery chamber in the trunk; fixed oil leak on the oil filter housing gasket, and counting. Paying almost $70k for this car I Do expect it to be more durable. As I would not expect a $100.00 suit to last as a $500 suit so I except 553i to be more durable than a $30k's. Update: The MOST disappointing is the trade in value was just $10,000 was all the dealer paid what a useless 535-BMW. Never Again will I make the same mistake....

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