2008 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

2008 BMW 5 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 63 reviews

  • Performance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 36 reviews
"power" 34 reviews
"handling" 17 reviews
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"speed" 10 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 6 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"high maintenance" 5 reviews
"heavy car" 3 reviews

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2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Review
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Heated steering wheel, great power and handling, hwy mpg good, gets around in snow well with rwd traction control, unique car do not see many other 550's on the road.

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no factory remote start

HARTek
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Bmw 550i — Have really enjoyed this car. Never had a 5-series before, only 3-series and the BMW performance did not skip a beat. The Bremmer sport wheels give the sportscar look i was after and with the V8 engine, interstate driving became sporty.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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Like this model. Still a head turner. Luxury and sport is combined in this model.

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City driving gas mileage is not so great but highway mileage is good on the wallet.

Gman4111
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Beatiful Car — My vehicle had front end damage so I had to fix some things and still finishing up. Without that this is probably one of the best driving experiences. The only other vehicle that I enjoyed more was my Porsche. The 2008 BMW put a little more into it to compete against Infiniti which was taking some of their market share. So this model year you get more for your money thanks to good old capitalist competition.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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Great Handling

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Depreciate fast

stopchia
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Great Car, Especially If Bought Used — This is a great car. I wouldn't buy it new, because they depreciate fast. You can get a great deal on a 3/4 year old car that is best in class. I highly recommend to anyone who likes cars not just for their looks, but how they drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 BMW 5 Series 535i Review
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very comfortable fun smooth

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I havent found anything wrong with it. drives great and havent had to do any maintenance

SZaidi
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Most Fun Car I Have Ever Driven! — very hard to go to another car once you have driven a BMW. the statement "Once you go Beamer you never go back!" very true once you experience it yourself. I love the car in every aspect so far and it has not given me any trouble.

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2008 BMW 5 Series 528xi Review
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Fun to drive, 6 speed transmission shifts with no effort in and out of gear.  No complaints

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None

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My 3rd Bmw — Loved this car and will stay with BMW till i find a car i do not like which will be never. Car is a dream in the snow and rain and in perfect conditions is an amazing machine to tear through turns with its AWD.

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Luxury and power

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Not impressed with the quality of the factory paint

Clear coat notorious for peeling.

Ceewill
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Over All Good Car — BMW seriously needs to address the quality of the paint job. I often see the front and rear bumpers clear coat peeling and that definitely needs to be corrected. Other than the exterior paint job I would recommend investing in this vehicle.

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2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Review
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Incredible automobile in most all ways

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Incredibly expensive to fuel, and maintain

tanager88
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Family Mans Car With A Twist Of Driving Enjoyment — If you are like me, in that you are married with several children, you need a way to haul them all around, but still want to enjoy your automobile. If this is the case, the 550i might just be the car for you. Great to drive, firm handling, but enough doors and space to handle the kids and their gear. It is fairly expensive to maintain and with the big V8 and a lead foot, it can be expensive to fuel. Enjoyed most every minute driving this car!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Fast and sporty

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Maintenance expense is too expensive

Mista800
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Sprorty — Rims are easily damaged ,sensors got out frequentely,fast, large trunk space,comfortable seats,comfort access a must have,after warranty expire sell or get third party coverage.sma ll back seat space,voice controll also a must have in the bmw

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Sportiness

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Outdated look

gadawg1233
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Top Notch Sport Sedan — 2008 550i awesome sport sedan in it's day. The newer 5 series looks better but does not have the same connection to the rode. Decent gas milleage and maintenance has not been a problem so far. Have owned the car 2 1/2 years.

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Sleek, Fast, Beautiful

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BMW's can be expensive to fix if you don't take care of them

GarrettWadford
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Best Car I've Ever Owned — I loved the handling, power and styling. Its an amazing car! I think that for the money this is the best sedan on the road. Fast, reliable and it definitely turns heads. The engine is powerful and the car hugs the road like no other BMW that I've owned and i have owned 12. This is the car if you are looking for performance and practicality in 1 vehicle.

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2014 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2013 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2012 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Nice Appearance. By stonebay124

Not what I expected the vehicle to be.Though attractive in appearance, handling is more of a performance vehicle than a performance/leisure vehicle. Though brand in name is fine, in the future I thin... Read More

Great Vehicle! By Country860

It is a great vehicle and very comfortable and reliable. The 4 cylinder is great on gas but could have a little more pickup power. All the options on the car are great. Plenty of power once you are up... Read More

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2011 BMW 5 Series Reviews

A Great Family Sedan From Bmw By fazmoto

The larger size of this model 5 series (known as F10 body style) makes it a better choice for families than previous generations. The 3.0 liter turbo engine has enough power to make this a real perfor... Read More

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I love this car, the best car that I've ever owned. It's fast, it has a good looking design, excellent comfort, good acceleration, excellent handling, good fuel economy, equipment is so easy to use, t... Read More

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2010 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Addicting! By Rqumsieh

This car is fun to drive. Very powerful on the road, people always compliment on how nice the car looks. Since I started driving the 5 series, I dont think I will be able to switch to any other car, s... Read More

A Sporty Sleeper In Disguise By Longtimer

Tight as a drum, reliable, fun to drive easy or hard, corners like it is on rails - and of course, monumental German engineering through and through, this baby is fun as heck to drive and use as a dai... Read More

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