2008 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWDReview
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    Great Car I Have — I could have bought myself the m5, but thought it was a good idea to have an extremly powerfull turbocharged 6 cylinder with the same peformance as m5, but only feeling lighter and more fun to play with in this time where fuel is not so cheap anymore.

    Pros: Perfect driving

    Cons: Zilch

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    Fast - Loved The Sport Seats — Love this car-- so fast-- not a big fan of the free service.. Took forever every time I took this car in for service.. The cost of ownership was nothing. Everything was free. The car was a blast to drive.. Drive it up to the mountains and it hugs the turns..

    Pros: Fast- loved the sport seats-- 90mph and you feel as if you are going 55

    Cons: service took a while!

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Sedan RWDReview
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    Great Car. Handles Amazing And Is Very Reliable. — Performance - acceleration, braking, handling Build Quality - Has only been sent in for very minor things, like iPod connector and need oil topped off Appearance - add the sports package and comes with M series and rims and shifter Cost of Ownership - Well it definitely like to eat gas especially the way I drive Fun Factor - Doing 60 and stepping on the gas and flying past everyone else on the road.

    Pros: Looks great, great for long cruises.

    Cons: The cars iPod connecting doesn't work well with the new 3G iPhone.  The navigation system can take some recommendations from Tom Tom

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535i Sedan RWDReview
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    535i — Drives like a dream. Way better than any Japanese car I ever driven. No rattles, this thing rides on rails and is solid as they come. Wish I went for the manual, but automatic was still fun. The only thing I didn't like was that the sound system was lacking in bass.

    Pros: Rides on rails!

    Cons: Ho-hum bass

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Sedan RWDReview
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    Bmw 550i — Has everything that you would want in a sedan, performance, luxury and comfort. The technology in the vehicle is amazing, the Japanese automakers have nothing over this vehicle. I'm very biased towards Japanese cars and took a chance with BMW. I have had no regrets, worth every penny. I find myself driving way too much these days for no good reason except to hop in the drivers seat.

    Pros: Engine smoothness, technological features, luxury and performance.

    Cons: Price

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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    Business Oriented Car — Very nice car, however some times it just seems a bit too big, the car has some performance but not enough to blow you away. Seems like a cheap ownership car. Car takes thrill away from diving, I would prefer a 3 series. I would recomend the car to someone who wants something large and accomadating for a family

    Pros: Nice Styling

    Cons: Large

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi Sedan AWDReview
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    I Have Never Driven A More Complete Car — Well, The twin turbo keeps its 0-100 in 5.2 sec-promise. Mine is white with white leather and it looks pretty sharp, I must admit. It simply drives like a dream. Extreme comfort without loosing the sensation of sporty and crisp reaction and performance. The palette of accessories is created under the philosophy: "If we can think of it, lets make it". It comes with a lot standard and the rest of it exists with guarantee. On the economic side. Well it is rather thirsty (<20 mpg if you do not drive carefully. A On the pros side (in the US at least) BMW USA has a 4 year zero cost service program included. We were also looking at Mercedes, Audi and Porche. None of these gave this option. I have never driven a better or more complete car. But it changed my driving pattern in the more aggressive direction :-)

    Pros: Performance balanced well with comfort. Sport, quality and luxury blended into a VERY sharp look.

    Cons: ...I can only think of the gas mileage.

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi Sedan AWDReview
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    Why Bmw Is A Top Choice — This car is absolutely amazing. It is a gorgeous car both inside and out. Its performance gives it that true racecar feel that it deserves and its owner deserves. The new technologicaly advanced GPS and computer is extremely easy to use and good for someone driving who might only have a couple of seconds to look at it.

    Pros: Everything about this car is absolutely amazing

    Cons: I haven't found anything negative about this car except its a little expensive for the mid-class person

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    Bmw 535xi — I was worried about buying a sedan for the heavy winters we have, but after the first major snow, the bmw 535XI's X-drive proved its self even with the stock tires. This car has a great interior set up despite the "criticized" I-drive system which is actually very easy to use. The 3.0L supercharged V6 engine has an abundance of power and shows bmw's performance quality.

    Pros: powerful I-drive and X-drive systems, fun to drive, good all year around in almost every climate.

    Cons: Small-ish rear seats, and lack of storage space in front seats.

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    Brilliantly Balanced: Power, Performance, Ride Quality — The BMW 535i is one sweet ride. The ride quality is balanced quite well with performance, never sacrificing power. The car is an experience to drive. It handles well, but the first gear ratio can create some tire spin out of a turn with so much torque. One of my complaints would be the stitching on the steering wheel. It collects on the back and feels as if it is coming undone when in reality the stitch is just left wide. It takes away from the crisp clean feeling of the rest of the interior. The other complaint would be how you control the computer/radio/communication system. There is a knob located near the mid-car armrest. It dials around, as well as having the ability to "bump" in the four cardinal directions. It is very difficult to change from radio to satellite to a CD or you iPod while driving. The tasks become dangerous. A touchscreen would have been a much safer choice.

    Pros: Power, Performance, Balance ride quality, Interior, Rear seat space

    Cons: Stitch on steering wheel collects on the back, Computer system contolled by knob

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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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