2008 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535iReview
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    Great Car For The Money! — This car amazed me in various ways, especially when I am coming from 2 previous E39s 1 being a M5. I was presently surprised at the technology that was thought out when the engineers put this car together. It is definitely an improvement over the previous E39, but the thing I love about this particular E60 is the Turbo motor and the tranny.. so smooth on power delivery, and yet for a turbo the power is pretty linear which is very very nice, the torque is also acceptable for the price!!

    Pros: Smooth Turbo power delivery, TONS of features!!

    Cons: None so far

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550iReview
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    540i Sport Package — Lots of power and one of the smoothest transmissions I have driven. Crisp handling with a very forgiving suspension. Gas mileage better than expected for such performance. Lots of interior room and trunk space. Great looks - especially the Sport package. Much impro0ved over my 2001 540i.

    Pros: Great performance and hendling

    Cons: Price

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    Overpriced Toy — a nice looking car with plenty of gadgets inside but badly overpriced for what you get

    Pros: styling styling styling

    Cons: far to many things to go wrong   for what you will have to  pay to get them fixed

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550iReview
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    Performance Family Sedan - Yours Kids Will Never Be Late To School :-) — This is one of the great handling cars from BMW and I had this as a service loaner for few days and the performance is excellent. The car had steptronic transmission, but there was slight turbo lag but over all felt good. If you are one of those parents where your kids get ready in the last minute then this will the car for you to take them to school and I bet they will never be late to school :-)

    Pros: Performance, handling

    Cons: None

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535iReview
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    Love This Car — Fantastic acceleration and good gas mileage. Absolutely no compromises. Handles great through the corners, setup for a little bit of understeer, but you can create oversteer with a little extra throttle. One of the best engines in the world...period.

    Pros: Engine, Handling, Brakes, Interior

    Cons: None, potentially will upgrade to the 550i wheels.

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi Sport WagonReview
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    The Perfect Car For Someone Who Doesn't Want Another Suv Or Truck. —

    My mom is currently leasing a 208 BMW 535xi sport wagon with a 6 speed manual and as someone who has been fortunate enough to have driven an E46 M3, been in a ride along in a highly modified Supra, and been in a few Porsche 911 Turbo's this car is surprisingly fun to drive. My mom is leasing this car with the sport package and the suspension is fairly stiff but the ride is not harsh at all. I've found myself on empty stretches of highway pushing this wagon into the 140mph range effortlessly. The N54 Twin Turbo in this car has plenty of power almost everywhere in the rev range. The boost from the turbos kick in down low in the 2000 rpm range and don't let off until well after 6,000 rpm's. It's very nice not to have to down shift in 6th gear to pass a slower car. I can't say enough about how great the mechanics in this car are, but it's a BMW, so you should expect the best. This is not the prettiest car ever built but it's nicer looking than most other sports wagons you will see on the road. In terms of interior the new E60/E61 5 series is not as traditional as the E39 which I am accustomed to. The interior is very nice in my opinion and the i-Drive is a very nice feature. If you can use an i-pod, you can use i-Drive, so I don't know why people dislike the system. All I can say is if you are trying to decide between an X5/X3 and something else, look at the 535xi. It has the same all weather abilities as an SUV with about the same storage capacity but appeals to those who don't want to drive an SUV and want something that is more like a car. For this, the %35xi Sport Wagon is the perfect solution.

    Pros: Amazing Twin Turbo Motor, 6 speed manual, x-drive=all weather capability, hill assist, plenty of cargo space for most purposes

    Cons: Not the prettiest car on the road

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535iReview
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    Ultimate Driving Sport Sedan — the new 300hp dual turbo engine is second to none in its class.....what a car. i miss the interior of my 2005 audi a6! Hate the I drive, (bmw needs to copy what audi and lexus did with their interface), ridiculous front cup holders...great ipod and nav system...has all the bells and whistles...very comy seats, great convience package with smart key

    Pros: performance, handling, steering, transmission, outside design

    Cons: I drive, cup holders, interior subpar with Audi

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    Awesome Car — Fast and fun, safe and a great family car, lease or buy what ever you do i gaurentee you'll be satisfied

    Pros: Fast twin Turbo motor, great style, all around fun car

    Cons: hmmm cant think of any

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    Kermit — This is a great car. One of the last driver's wagons on the road with a 6 speed manual! This is our weekend cruiser to Vermont or elsewhere. A great autobahn cruiser. We've had a few things go wrong with it - the wiring in the tailgate went bad and was replaced, a front suspension spring broke and blew a tire. I hope to drive this car for 10 more years.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Driving dynamics, solidity, amenities, perfect size.

    Cons: Wish I'd splurged for the sport pkg.  And we DID buy an extended CPO warrantee from BMW from $2,500 which was completely worthless.

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 528iReview
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    Good Quality Car — This is an amazing and comfortable car.Good safety and fun features. It runs smooth, has great pickup and excellent brakes. Fuel economy is surprisingly great: most of the times its around 24 miles per gallon. sound system is definitely better than most of the other cars I have. I-drive can take sometimes to learn. Front seats have many options in terms of adjustments. Labor and services from dealers are expensive.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: powerful, safe

    Cons: expensive services from dealers

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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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