2008 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535xiReview
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    I Would Find It Hard To Find A Comparable Model Where The Above Notes Last Past The First Two Years. — The handling is sharp and tight, the acceleration is superb. It is very quiet and not too smooshy. I like the Idrive. it is not hard to learn. 28 mpg on freeways at 70-80mph. BMW takes care of the maintence, but should provide more than one set of wiper refills per year in a temperate rain forest like Western Washington/oregon. yes, the car is fun to drive and so smooth!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: mileage, quietness, handling

    Cons: thigh support is too tight, maybe too much electronics.

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550iReview
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    Very Pleased With This Model. — Bought this car used from a BMW dealership without it being certified pre-owned. This saved me about $3,000. It has nearly every option including the $4,300 M sport package. This is the 12th BMW I've owned in the past 15 years and the one I'm most happy with. (Still own my 2002 525i with nearly 200,000 miles on it) The 550i performs outstanding in every aspect. Its equipped with the automatic but when placed in manuel mode, comes off the line strong and shifts very smoothly. Handling is excellent as is the breaking. And compliments - get them every time I pull into a gas station, toll booth plaza or just stopped in traffic. The sport package sits low and looks very aggressive. Super looks, performance, breaking and not to bad on gas for such a powerful and heavy car. There's nothing negative about this BMW. Having two teenagers in the house it's the perfect car to transport them while still having a car with style, performance and safety.

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

    Pros: Aggressive looks, performance and handling.

    Cons: None

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    Large, Heavy, Slow To Start — Great performance. Accelerating greatly after 60mph. Bit like driving an armchair, however when you get up to higher speeds the car takes action and is the best place to be ever! It feels safe, quick, smooth and comfortable. It is roomy. Lots of space for all your kids toys, prams, food, and various needs! It took us all the way to Denmark & back from England without much trouble. It is a great family touring car, with incredible speed and power. It is fun to drive to a certain extent...but if you like the power of changing gears and racing at the lights...then this car is not for you!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: speed, power, comfort and it is BIG!

    Cons: heavy car...very family oriented

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550iReview
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    Good Car 2 Drive — good performance it has good acceleration & braking it needs no repairs silent and smooth its a bit costly it has is average mileage and a good maintenance this car is for fun driving if not happy please contact me ok

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

    Pros: its hot

    Cons: its faltu

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550iReview
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    Dad-s 550i — Performance- Great brakes, handling, and acceleration. Solid tires, transmission and suspension. Sport and manumatic modes are very nice. Build Quality- Amazing, better than any Japanese car Appearance- Looks great in and out, love the angel eyes Cost of Ownership- very little, covered by BMW warranty Fun Factor- Very fun to drive, rewards driver when driven hard

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

    Pros: Very solidly built car that performs well and looks good while doing it

    Cons: Expensive if not covered by BMW warranty, but if its 2008 it will still be covered.

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550iReview
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    Sound System — Performance - acceleration, braking, handling Build Quality - has it needed repairs? squeaks/rattles Appearance - both interior and exterior styling Cost of Ownership - gas mileage, maintenance Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive? m m m m m m m m

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Face look

    Cons: Big

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535iReview
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    Great — its fast 160 n no time comfortable just 2 seat in overall performance is great the acceleration is awesome the top speed could betta but its still faST plenty horses but overaLL this is most fun exciting car ive ever driven (so far)

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

    Pros: speed and acceleration

    Cons: to get somethin faster

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 528xiReview
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    528xi — The steering felt good. The performance for such a small engine was pretty good, and it could accelerate. The feeling of the steering and the car in general was excellent. It felt very strong in terms of build quality. Its brakes were good, but this car is definitely not a track car.

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

    Pros: good drive and feel

    Cons: uncomfortable seat

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    It's My Second 5, Replaced A 530xi — no turbo lag, smooth, improved idrive, very, very happy. great performance, everything just works. 2 months old now, no surprises, it just does what it's told. only disappointment is the unique bmw shifter, different from all other automatics. wanted a stick, but couldn't wait the 8 weeks, and would have had to pay for a 2010.

    Pros: xdrive, 300 hp

    Cons: expense

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535iReview
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    Love It! — Fantastic car, can play with a new 335, proven recently. solid built and little bit heavy but a great cruser at a 100 and over... quality finish and well designed for a driver, drinks a bit, but you've got to pay for a pleasure.

    Pros: quality car

    Cons: I want to be the only one to drive it!

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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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