2008 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Review
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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

    Pros: Incredible automobile in most all ways

    Cons: Incredibly expensive to fuel, and maintain

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Review
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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.)

    Pros: Fast and sporty

    Cons: Maintenance expense is too expensive

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Review
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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.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sportiness

    Cons: Outdated look

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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.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Sleek, Fast, Beautiful

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

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    Understated & Subtle Elegance — Good low range torque, slick and understated. Very good sport sedan with a solid V-8. Very quiet interior - definitely a head turner. Great exterior color and really nice looking wheels. iDrive takes some getting used to and the LED screen is a bit dated

    Pros: good engine, great looking car

    Cons: not a v-10 :-)  the iphone interface sucks

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 528xi Review
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    First 5 Series — Beautiful car, fun and comfortable to drive, lots of space. The 3 liter 6 is enough power to be fun, but not enough to get into trouble. Fit and finish inside are top- notch. It's a definite step up for me.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Handling, interior, space, engine

    Cons: iDrive is a little unwieldy

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535i Review
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    Wins. — This car is great for an everyday user for short or long trips. It is very comfortable, safe, fun to drive, has very little interior noise, and gets good gas mileage. I recommend it to any and everyone. It is the ulitmate driving machine.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Handling is very good

    Cons: It does not have seat coolers

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    Truly A Driving Machine.....with Some Slightly Above Average Maintenance Costs — Fun car to drive. If you're interested in a driving experience that includes both power and handling, this is the car for you. As intended, you will feel the road as the car is almost one with it. Enjoyable experience.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great handling; Smooth and Powerful engine; Built for handling winding roads at higher speeds.  Navigation and Bluetooth

    Cons: Tire maintenance.  Front/Rear Parking sensors a nice feature, but would do better with a camera

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    Foold In Mirrows — nice car, very smooth, good trim level with the M Sports pack. very comfy seats good for long journies. good sound system plenty of bass volume goes up and down with road noise. no sat nav :-( no folding mirrows :-( and no Speed Limiter on cruise control (like the ones on Merc's)

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: size

    Cons: no sat nav

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi Review
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    Superb Sports Luxury Sedan — BMW 535xi is an amazing car for long road trips, getting around town as well as for snow and mountains. It is very spacious and comfortable but more sports-luxury than luxury comfort. Designed for spirited luxury cruising. Fast and a blast to drive.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: versatile, superb driver.  ultimate driving machine.

    Cons: high performance requires more rigid maintenance

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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 Jack

    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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