2008 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535i Review
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    Ultimate Driving Machine For Sure! — I trust my families life with this car. I know she won't be left stranded and although the cost is high, I think it's dependibility and warantee of 4 yrs, 50, 000 miles bumper to bumper to include servicing is a beautiful thing!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: This is my wife's car and she loves it.  I enjoy driving it as well.  It has great power, very smooth ride, and it's dependibility goes without saying!

    Cons: You have to fork up alot of $$$ to get all the bells and whistles.  Remeber, BMW stands for Bring Money Withyou!

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Review
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    Great German Engineering — The BMW 550i is wonderful vehicle with great styling, performance and a size suitable for a family. So far reliability has been great, but maintenance cost has been on the high side. Overall a very good car that can't be beat in this class.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great looks, power, handling and prestige

    Cons: cost

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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    Beautiful Performance And Comfortable Vehicle. — I have nothing but praise for this car. I have had several 5 series and this is one is good as the rest. They have all been very reliable, well built, solid vehicles. What I really like about this one is the sport suspension and seats - fabulous. Enjoyable to drive and own.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Wonderful car!  The sports package makes this car a dream to drive.  The bolsters, lumbar support and thigh adjustment in sports seats is incredibly comfortable.  Always a pleasure to drive and fun.  The average MPG of 24.5 is a wonderful plus.  In summary main pros:  German engineering, comfort, performance, above average MPG, certified warranty til April 2014 or 100K, Steptronic smooth transmission, headlights and beauty of the car.

    Cons: Maintenance costs higher than domestic vehicles but well worth it to drive this terrific ar.

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi Sport Wagon Review
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    Practical Yet Fun To Drive — wish it had a SMG transmission. shifts slowly in manual mode, but handles well and has good acceleration. Has excellent cargo space especially with rear seats folded down. The I drive is intuitive counter to popular criticism. I have a CPO and the warranty is excellent.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: very good in all weather conditions, handles well, very comfortable

    Cons: run flat tires

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535i Review
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    Fast And Sporty Yet Luxorius — The 2008 535i has a prescence about it that really hides the power that it has. One is simply amazed at the power that the 3.0L twin turbo produces even at half throttle. Match that with the right color combo (i prefer Monaco Blue Metallic on Saddle Brown Leather) and you have one of the most stunning sedans out there in it's price range.

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

    Pros: Fast, Sporty but Luxury. Comfortable

    Cons: Little too much roll for a car with this much power

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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    Great Car For Family And Commuting — Very well built and comfortable for long drives. Plenty of power and very reasonable fuel ecomony. Vehicle is a pleasure to drive and so far has been very reliable. Would have opted for a darker interior but it has proven easy to clean and durable.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: great handling and very comfortable ride

    Cons: nothing would buy it again. In fact this is my second BMW

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi Review
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    Pleasant To Drive, As Long As You're Ready To Spend The Extra Few Bucks To Keep It In Shape — This car is almost as good looking as the M5 with the optional Sport Package. The all-wheel drive system is what impresses me the most in this car. Handling in bad weather is actually mind bogglingly amazing, as long as it's equipped with snow tires. The car is a pleasure to drive and pleasant to look at.

    Pros: X-drive, Comfort Seats, Quiet and the best highway car

    Cons: 3.0 Twin Turbo can be a nightmare, and slightly too expensive to maintain

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Review
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    Bmw 550i — the car si awesome to drive. when you get in you see the interior and its exquisite. but god i love the sound its like a rumble top end grunt. and the perfomance just blows your mind and top speed of 174 mph(280kmh)

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

    Pros: speed

    Cons: nothing  

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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    Good — This car is a very nice car and i am very excited to have it.The car sounds awesome when it accelerates.Not cheap but well worth it,and is very fun to drive. I strongly recommend this car to anyone. I love this car.

    Pros: Looks

    Cons: Price

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535i Review
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    Of All The Bimmers I've Owned Or Driven, This Is My Fav! — My 3rd BMW, only owned for 2 months; Purchased as CPO with 41K miles, really loaded with options. Performance is stellar; loves mountain roads. Premium and sport packages with sport automatic trany make the car so much more. Economy is good (especially for a 300 HP car).

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: This is the ultimate long distance performance sedan IMHO

    Cons: Tires will be expensive

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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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