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First BMW, won't be my last
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By basio
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2010 BMW 5 Series 528i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I've owned this car for 9 months and have put on over 25,000 miles.
I absolutely love the feel and style of this car.
My daily commute is 58 miles one way, and before purchasing the 528, the drive was a chore.
Now I look forward to the peaceful trek to and from work in the quiet cabin.
I talk on the phone a lot in the car, and road noise is non-existent.

I purchased the car with 28,000 miles, so I have over 53,000 now.
I have had no reliability issues or equipment failure.
Regular service (free), and the car keeps making me happy.


Best Features

Nav, iDrive, hands-free voice recognition, and yes, I like the cup holders. They are suspended on the dash in front of the passenger. I prefer this to the middle console type.


Worst Features

Nothing significant


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3 engine breakdowns already
8 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By 2010lemon
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2010 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Fuel pump replaced twice. Once before recall, once after.
Car lost power in two life threatening situations with children in car.
Most recent engine issue has put me in a compact rental car for two weeks.... while car continues to confuse technicians.



Best Features

none at his juncture


Worst Features

BMW needs to address this issue with honesty and fairness


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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 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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Unreliable, even new
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Skip
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2010 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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With less that 4000 miles the "engine malfunction-reduce power" message came on and the car would no longer start. I was only 1 mile from the dealership but it took BMW assist over two hours to organize a tow (1 pm Monday)! I was told by the dealership " we are seeing this a lot," but so far they apparently do not know how to fix it. I rated the car low on performance, build quality, and reliability for this issue. This is not the BMW "experience I was hoping for!


Best Features

The handling with the sports package is wonderful.


Worst Features

BMW assist should at least let one know how long the wait for assistance will be. "Right Away" in this case meant 2.5 hours!


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No Substitute
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By svenminneapple
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2010 BMW 5 Series 535i xDrive 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)


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Needed a wagon for its utility value. Wanted the BMW for its performance and fun value. This vehicle delivers in both departments. I look forward to driving to work and sometimes take the long route home to spend a few more minutes behind the wheel. This car simply kills the SUV on drivability. Too bad most Americans look at wagons as their grandparent's cars.


Best Features

IDrive, Excellent Nav, Comfort Access


Worst Features

Standard seats could use some bolstering


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