2008 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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2008 BMW 5 Series 528xi Sedan AWD Review
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the body style on this machine is the slickest of them all, we called this one the shark! I just couldnt drive slow in this one
vs2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 4MATIC
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Power Ranked 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 4MATIC better.
"Distance. Take off the Beamer will kill it but on the half mile, Bat mobile will hold its own"
Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 4MATIC better.
"Its not that it looks better, both cars are designed very well and appealing to the eye but the Benz has that sporty look as well as the classy elegant styling to it."
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2008 BMW 5 Series Review
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Very comfertable fun to drive tight and well handeling car. Has very spacious trunk.
vs2008 Audi A6
2008 BMW 5 Series winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2008 Audi A6 worse.
"Twin turbo inline 6 with 300 horsepower and 300 torque."
Front Seats Ranked 2008 Audi A6 worse.
"My front seats had more cushion head rest, seats squeezed me automatically, and just better quality."
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2008 BMW 5 Series Review
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vs2007 BMW 5 Series
2008 BMW 5 Series winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2007 BMW 5 Series better.
"Like the New England weather handling"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2007 BMW 5 Series better.
"Big trunk"
2008 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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N/a — The 2008 BMW put a little more into it to So this model year you get more for your money thanks to good old capitalist competition. Beautiful driving machine. It is a BMW so it is higher maintenance car. Even though the car can run well pass 300k BMW tries to push you to another vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Head turner. Luxury and sport is combined in this model.

Cons: City driving gas mileage is not bad and highway mileage is good on the wallet.

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2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi Sedan AWDReview
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Madison — Good, not great. This car always needs little things fixed. I love driving it. It's a perfect size, has a 6 speed manual, the Sport Pkg, powerful, smooth - a great cruiser. But little things always go wrong - the turbo is sometimes intermittent and when driven hard often trips the "engine malfunction" warning, the passenger seat ALWAYS thinks someone is in it and I have to drive with that seat-belt buckled. On cold days when I park outside for a long time (a work day) the tire pressure monitor pings relentlessly and I have to stop, turn the car off and let the TMP reset after driving for 10-15 min. And now the driver's side mirror has a mind of its own, moving to the most extended outward position each time the car is turned off, and won't return unless I do it by hand. What a pain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: I love driving this car.  It's a perfect size, has a 6 speed manual, the Sport Pkg, powerful, smooth - a great autobahn cruiser.

Cons: Little things always go wrong - the turbo is intermittent and when driven hard often trips the "engine malfunction" warning, the passenger seat ALWAYS thinks someone is in it and I have to drive with that seat-belt buckled, and on clod days when I park outside for a long time (a work day) the tire pressure monitor pings relentlessly.

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2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Sedan RWDReview
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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

Pros: 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.

Cons: no factory remote start

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2008 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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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

Pros: Great Handling

Cons: Depreciate fast

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2008 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWDReview
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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: very comfortable fun smooth

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

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2008 BMW 5 Series 528xi Sedan AWDReview
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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.

Pros: Fun to drive, 6 speed transmission shifts with no effort in and out of gear.  No complaints

Cons: None

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2008 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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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.

Pros: Luxury and power

Cons: Not impressed with the quality of the factory paint

Clear coat notorious for peeling.

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Reviews From Other Years

2014 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Excellent, Safe, Quick Enough, And Large Storage. By sjcdal

wifes daily driver. She says just about once a week..."I love my car". After a long time away from BMW, this car has been a pleasant surprise. Nice looks, fairly quick, safe, solid auto. No compl... Read More

A Pleasure To Drive By Joeadp

awesome drive with all the bells nd whistles...takes about a week to get comfortable with bmw idrive.......seems intuitive after a week. great gas mileage n added bonus for a car this size. love the... Read More

2013 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Love The Msport By bmwfan917

Overall nice car. Looks good, handles very well, plenty of features... Decent factory warranty. The runflats give us a peace of mind for long drives. Gas mileage is not bad for a sports car. Around... Read More

Its The Best By ashishbrar

I have no complaints with it. I am sold on a BMW and would never get anything else. Its just amazing. Its drives, handles and runs perfect. Its also great on gas mileage and its roomy. Enough space fo... Read More

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

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

Bmw By bmerguy

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

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 William

Fun driving, sports sedan ONLY as BMW can formulate such a delightful balance between form and function. Tight as a drum, reliable, fun to drive easy or hard, corners beautifully and sticky. Rigorou... Read More

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