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4.88 out of 5 stars

Awesome Car!

beachbum20, 02/16/2015
2013 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
35 of 37 people found this review helpful

I’ve had my 2013 BMW 528i for a little over a year and I love it - best car I've owned. I’ve driven sports cars and luxury sedans and for me this is a great hybrid of “fun to drive” and “creature comfort”. The 4-cyl engine is plenty powerful for city and highway driving and the fuel economy is surprisingly good. It’s a very comfortable car for daily driving and easily accommodates four adults. The interior is quiet, comfortable, luxurious, and attractive. The handling is excellent. I purchased it from a BMW dealer as a CPO vehicle and I haven’t had any reliability issues. Overall, the 528i is an excellent car with a great balance of luxury, comfort, sportiness, and fuel economy

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3.63 out of 5 stars

Fatal Flaw in Windshield and Mileage

semitame, 02/24/2013
2013 BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
20 of 21 people found this review helpful

I have had several BMW's from the M3C to the X5M. The 550ix with sport line package satisfies my need for a nice looking, powerful 4-dr sedan that is less challenging to drive than an M series. There are two fatal flaws for me. 1. Windshield area and angle makes it impossible to get out of too much direct sun. Even with cooling seats and the a/c running, it can be quite uncomfortable in summer. 2. After 5,000 miles, still getting only 14 mpg. Have had problems with variable comfort settings (comfort, normal, sport and sport plus) and battery not holding a charge. The battery issue came up with X5M as well. Ridiculous placement of what is supposed to be an ashtray.

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5 out of 5 stars

5 1/2 years, almost 80k miles

jim9757, 05/10/2013
updated 05/16/2018
2013 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
14 of 15 people found this review helpful

I am very happy with this car. I've only had two maintenance issues - needing to "retrue" the rims and replacing tie rod assemblies because they had seized and they couldn't align the car. Both probably due to years of Houston potholes . The car is a dream to drive and I still get over 30 mpg on the highway. I did go to Bridgestone driveguard tires on the third set at 60k miles and they have softened the ride. I think it is an improvement.

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4.88 out of 5 stars

six month review

blus535i, 06/09/2013
2013 BMW 5 Series 535i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
21 of 24 people found this review helpful

I have owned my 535i for six months and love the car. I have had no issues at all with it and have already put 8,500 miles on the car. I average 27-28 mpg combined and have gotten 35-36 mpg on the highway doing 70mph. I have gotten a lot of compliments on the car it is Deep Sea Blue with Gray interior and W-spoke wheels. My car had a special production run with these wheels and I love these wheels. My only complaint's no spare tire and the cup holder on the manual is useless. I don't plan on putting run flats back on the car too expensive for the staggered wheels. The car is fast, smooth and quiet.

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4 out of 5 stars

THE FLEXIBLE/UNIVERSAL JOINT SEIZURE

J. Lou, 08/11/2018
2013 BMW 5 Series 550i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (4.4L 8cyl Turbo 8A)
9 of 10 people found this review helpful

While driving less than 30mph, My 2013 BMW 550i xDrive, Sedan, experienced the following CATASTROPHIC FAILURES: The front driveshaft broke and ruptured a hole in the engine's upper oil pan. The flexible joint or universal joint seized and broke the front part of the front driveshaft. Then the vehicle had metal in the engine oil and that has damaged the engine and the turbochargers. These failures are manufacturing defects (rusted flexible joint) because the car was never in an accident, there is no puncture damage to the undercarriage and the car has been to all its scheduled maintenance at the dealership. My BMW purchased brand new, just completed its 100K maintenance review on July 11, 2018 – and no significant rusting was notice or in need of repair for the Flexible Joint. The vehicle is going to need a new engine, new turbochargers, and a new front driveshaft. The repair estimates are: $15000.00

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