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2008 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWDReview
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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 Sedan RWDReview
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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 Sedan AWDReview
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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 Sedan RWDReview
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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 Sedan RWDReview
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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 Sedan RWDReview
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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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2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi Sedan AWDReview
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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 550i Sedan RWDReview
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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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2008 BMW 5 SeriesReview
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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 550i Sedan RWDReview
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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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2020 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2018 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Maxlive13

Wrong color. I want white exterior with black interior and must have M package. Thank you. Read More

Review By Tyrell

I recently purchased a 2018 BMW 530i and I absolutely love it. I traded my 2018 Audi A5 in for the BMW and it was the best decision I could have made. The cockpit is stylish and screams luxury. The r... Read More

2017 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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The 540i is a magnificent vehicle, and it looks like a dad car even though it can leave your daily WRX in the dust. Read More

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Have previously owed a BMW325c, Hondas, Acura, Mercedes, Nissan and when comparing the 2017 530ix against the GS350 , E350 and Genesis G80, the Bimmer wins. I own a 2012 e350 but the 2017 cabin fee... Read More

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