2009 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

2009 BMW 5 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"ride" 10 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
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"expensive car" 2 reviews

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ETL writes:
2009 BMW 5 Series 535xi Review
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stick, power

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recalled and dangerous

ETL
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Bmw 535xi Started Out Great Ended Up Recalled — Excellent except for the engine malfunction recall. great in stick but the car is a lemon and should be pulled from the road the twin turbo when it works, is great. but the HPFP/ turbo issues destroyed a great car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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olinomon writes:
2009 BMW 5 Series 550i Review
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5

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Great driving handling. Quick response, powerful and very safe...

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The fuel economy is not the best, but not bad either.

olinomon
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I Am In Love With This Car. — After driving my 550i for over 3 years it will be hard to ever buy any other car brand. This german machine has been built not only to last for many years, but to be reliable as well. The shifting paddles comes very handy when driving in roads and freeways.

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

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lallensmith2005 writes:
2009 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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4

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Excellent sedan with good road manners, comfortable on trips and a pleasure to drive. No maintenance issues at all.

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I opted for the TotalCare added warranty when I purchased the 528i. It was also Certified by BMW so between the two warranties, I am well covered. My only use of the warranty was for a replacement AC motor which costs me only $50.

lallensmith2005
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Terrific, Reliable 528i — I have no dislikes about the car. It has been a pleasure to own and drive for the past three years. It is also in pristine condition having been garaged both at home and work. For a 2009 it has only 70,000 miles.

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byannalfo writes:
2009 BMW 5 Series 528xi Review
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Decent sized cabin... AWD and I live in New England , so it is needed for our winters...

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Little too stiff in ride and the seats, etc..

byannalfo
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Great Quality Of Build, But Lacking... — I recently bought this as a used car with only 40k miles in it... And got a great price, otherwise I probably wouldn't have gone with it... But I figured I will only be using it for a year or two, so will probably be able to get out of it for the same price I bought it for... So, those are the reasons I bough... As for the car itself, I think it gives a decent ride, but is pretty stiff... The seats I like because they are a bit higher than my other car, so more chair like than laid out like in my CTS... But I just have a hard time with some of the things that are really 'the German way' when it comes to makeing cars... Like the seats - feels like there is no padding and the leather is rough... My issues with BMW in the past are still there... I mean are those seats for a luxury car? Nope... They are more set up for a sports car... But I have sports cars and will drive those when I want a tight ride... I 5 series BMW is not a sports car regardless of the trim you get on it, so why not make it more of what it is, a full size sedan that is a luxury car... BMW is so caught up in their THINKING they are the ultimate driving machine that they are always trying to be everything - sports, luxurym etc - all in one and to me they just miss the mark... So... To sum up what I think of the BMW, I think there is not better way to state it than to say I just got it to have a cheap daily driver for 1-2 years and I am already counting the months till I trade it in!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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TALEI1 writes:
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Great Power and definitely a drivers car.

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Nothing really

TALEI1
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Fun And Powerful Sedan — Combination of luxury and Performance sedan. Car is great to drive and has good backseat room as well as cargo room in trunk. Great gas mileage on highway for a 360 HP sedan. Put the car in Sport Mode and you will enjoy the low end torque in the city as well. Fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jroo writes:
2009 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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Absolutely love this car.

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Always get looks including with my wife.

Jroo
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Flawless — I absolutely love this car, BMW is the only way to go. Once you sit behind the wheel, get comfortable and take off you will not be disappointed. This car has it all and they left nothing out. Looks great and super fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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forttie5 writes:
2009 BMW 5 Series 535i Review
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5

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Spacious and fun to drive

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thirsty for premium

forttie5
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What A Car Should Be — Like most aspect of the car. Fit and finish is great. Nice push from a 6 with twin turbo. Big enough to enjoy a trip with the family and fun enough for me to get up early on the weekend and go for a drive when no one wants to come.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jumbo6296 writes:
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It's not my M6 which I miss dearly, but it has some pep and gets 28mpg v the 12 I got on the M!

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It's not my M6. I wish they had an M5 with AWD. I need the 4 doors now.

jumbo6296
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Very Nice Car — Summed it up with the pros and cons. But I need 40 words to post. So I also like the color options and the sound system is decent. Also really like the Winter Package now that I moved from GA to MA.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Greg writes:
2009 BMW 5 Series 528xi Review
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great handling

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Bmw 528 Ix — Great car, good performance, good acceleration, handling. Build Quality - solid German engineering. Very reliable and no repair issues. Quality interior and exterior design. A fun car to drive. BMW cost of ownership = $0 maintenance - all good. Would buy again. One of 2 BMW's we own.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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The Flying Falcon — no words to tell!!! Performance - acceleration, braking, handling------------Amazing!! Build Quality - it never needed repairs. squeaks/rattles Appearance - both interior and exterior styling is a dream come true\\ Cost of Ownership - gas mileage& maintenance is high Fun Factor - this car is fun to drive

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

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