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2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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Always can be better
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By knot1711
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2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Great road/touring car! Have owned a total of five BMW's. Almost as fun as our Porsche! Pretty good in the snow. Turbo makes driving real fun! No reliability problems after a year.


Best Features

X-Drive performs as expected, especially in bad weather. Manual sport mode livens things up. Get better than advertised gas mileage (25-28 mpg). "Night Vision" is a significant plus, but there is a learning curve, need to have human/animal ID warning light on screen.


Worst Features

Larger digital dashboard numbers, please. Bring the dipstick, drain plug, and temperature gauge back! Navigation system is moderately hard to use, amazing number of little quirks that result in misdirection on the road. Identify water features by name and provide more street names per view.


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Looks good but full of bugs
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Eugene Namyotov
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2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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The best car you can own if the roads you travel every day are glass smooth. The car handles as well as BMW should and the pick up and braking is outstanding. The issue is in the electronics as for most of the owners i know, the engine light goes on and off at times, the AWD malfunction light goes off at times, once i had a turbo fail light go off and go away after a car restart. It becomes annoying that a 50k car has little bugs that were not taken care off pre-production. I have the M package and the wheels and tires that got damaged by NYC roads are not available for purchase in USA, must be ordered from Germany which takes 4 to 6 weeks. i have been waiting for a front right rim 4wks.


Best Features

Pick up, braking, navigation, seats and the body. The M package looks cool but at a price. All options are cool but not available in US since no dealer orders cars with options to minimize exposure of owning it.


Worst Features

Parts for cars must be locally available for this car, BMW has to bring the parts here for the car and not take 2 month to ship them here.


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Wonder Machine
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jason
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2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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After reading many BMW reviews, I decided to do test drive for BMW 535i. The car is a dream machine, I did not bother trying other competitors. Handling, performance and speed are amazing. I was going to wait for 2011 but I fell in love with this design. No reliability issues so far only pure driving pleasure.


Best Features

Turbo power,comfort,handling in snow (xDrive), exterior design.


Worst Features

Bit pricey, but worth it!


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Problems Arise
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By Ira
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2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Just before the 4000 mile mark, I noticed oil drips on my garage floor. I made a service appointment, and the next day, after being out overnite in a snowstorm, it had a hard time starting, and then driving at speed, the "engine malfunction - reduce power" warning lite came on. We were near a BMW dealer so stopped there - they diagnosed the engine warning as a fuel pressure sensor failure; and they could not precisely diagnose the oil leak, saying that the transmission will have to be removed to see where it is leaking. The work requires sending pictures and documentation to Germany for repair authorization, so i can expect to be without the car for up to a week. Unacceptable reliability.


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BMW Fan Disappointed
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Chris
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2010 BMW 5 Series Sedan 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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This is my third BMW. The car handles as expected and offers the joy and experience BMW owners have come to expect. However, the reliability on this vehicle is unacceptable. First, I had a fuel pump failure. I noticed several slow starts, took it in and they found a fault with the fuel pump. Next, I was accelerating hard when the engine lost power and the message "Engine Malfunction: Reduced Power" displayed. So far, the dealer things it's a software issue. I love these cars, but reliability is sub-par. If BMW doesn't resolve their reliability issues, I purchased my last one.


Best Features

Acceleration and handling; solid feel and even the iDrive.


Worst Features

Reliability of electrical system and associated computer systems; nav could be more intuitive, though it's tolerable.


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