2008 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 550iReview
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    It Is The Ultimate Driving Experience — The overall car is great! The drive and acceleration are both awesome. This car is not functional for a growing family though. The lack of cargo space has been a issue. I would recommend everyone own a BMW at least Once!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Very comfortable for my long Sales trips, Drivers controls are very easy to reach, A very quiet drive and Handles great!

    Cons: Maintenance and Fuel Cost...

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535iReview
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    45

    Overall It's A Great Car. — The parts are very high, and if you have to go to the dealer it's too pricey. I am lucky in that i know a master BMW mechanic that has a small operation and his prices are about half that of a dealer, so i would hunt around for a good mechanic because it will save you a lot. I haven't had anything that expensive go wrong with this car, so no complaints coming from my corner

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

    Pros: It handles like a sports car and for it's size it gets good gas mileage. For a 6 cylinder engine it has the power of a V-8 and is very adequate. I love the Sapphire black because it has so much more flavor than plain black.

    Cons: The engine is a twin turbo, so it's a bit nosier than my previous 5 series that i owned. The black seats are a bit warm on a hot day, so it would be wise to put a cover over it for extended stay's.

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 528iReview
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    Excellent — Wish I had of got Navigation. The car is truley eye appealing, stylish and drives like a sport car or family car according to how you want to go. The interior is very roomy, and comfortable up front and in the back seat with pleanty of leg room. The heated seats and 7 way power seats are great.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: very comfortable, drives excellent. Fuel mileage hwy and city runs 28+ average if driven Modestly.Always between 20 and 29 miles a gallon.

    Cons: no navigation

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535iReview
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    Wha — I love BMW's, but this one has had too many recalls. BMW charges for stupid things like resetting the computer. Other then that I love the car and it is fun to drive and pass people with no problem. Bye

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The Power of BMW

    Cons: Recalls

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi Sport WagonReview
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    Incognito But Still A Blast To Drive... — Performance - above par. Quality - most exact specs of a car. Tight fit, no rattles. Appearance - sleeper and sensible. An acquired taste to like. Reliability - it has not disappoint me yet. Super fun to drive, versatile, spacious, and room for my dog.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Subtle, Sleeper, Sensible, Superfun, and aweSome vehicle.

    Cons: None...

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 528iReview
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    Lovely, Reliable Performance Machine! —

    I drive a LOT 1000 miles a week. And I finally feel safe and comfortable when I'm travelling. It handles great. It is very quick but not at jumping off the line from a dead stop. The trade off is I get GREAT gas mileage. The car is wonderfully engineered. And it is beautifully detailed inside and out. If you get one, get a cargo organizer for the trunk and get some storage for the interior if you carry a lot of things. I do get a little bit of aggression on the road. I don't drive aggressively but people get aggressive with me in the BMW. Interesting and true. I drove a 2011 528i for 2 weeks while my DVD was being swapped out. I do NOT like it as well as the 2008. I do like the Nav better but it's bigger, harder to see around it, feels wrong, the Cruise controls arene't like the 08- I don't like them. The 2008 is still sports-like. the 2011 is more luxury feeling. I prefer the smaller feel and sports handling of the 08. The Continental tires are not the run-flats and I am still putting miles on this original set at 89000 miles on the odometer. The run-flats are expensive and my friends have had to replace theirs at 30K miles. The MPG is higher with the Continentals too. I love this car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Roomier than a 300 series. Love the looks I get driving it;) LOVE how reliable it is in handling and engineering- Fab. Safe in rain. Adjustments for various drivers are great. Gas mileage is great! 32.6 (when I stomp on it) to 33.4 avg. Better than the  535i and X-drive. Roomy for luggage and passengers. LOVE the heated seats. Love the AC and Heat system. The Cruise control keeps it dead on the speed selected. Lots of nice features and convenience. Not a Sonoma for fluff and such- but a true performance car with extras. Nice!

    Cons: Physical DVD maps drive was intially problematic. Later models have integrated map drive. Few places to stow glasses, etc. Seat could have a bit more cusion in the base- I'm in mine 3hrs a day but its fine. Cup holders are not very ruggedly constructed. But I am neat and careful so they are fine.  Speakers are okay but I wouldn't mind an upgrade. The Voice Nav doesn't recognize my accent so it isn't the best- needs a training option to teach the Voice my accent. AHah. Needs a cell phone dock. The BMW assist is Overpriced and for the number of uses I have had- AAA is the better choice.

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    2008 BMW 5 Series 535i Review
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    excellent car lots of power and smooth
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    Looks/Style Ranked 2008 BMW 5 Series 550i worse.
    "they look the same "
    Back Seats Ranked 2008 BMW 5 Series 550i worse.
    "the same sitting"
    2008 BMW 5 Series 535i Review
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    5
    Ive just bought a 2008 BMW 535i, the power and handling is amazing the twin turbos make it a fun ride and driving the 300 horses at full power
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    Handling Ranked 2008 Lexus GS 350 RWD worse.
    "The breaking and handling has been greater and corners better at higher speeds and it doesnt feel like you are going to loose control"
    Looks/Style Ranked 2008 Lexus GS 350 RWD worse.
    "The subtle design hints are more appealing than the bigger design elements, in design less is more"
    2008 BMW 5 Series 535i Review
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    5
    Uncompromising driving experience, but expensive to maintain. Sometimes I even wondered if the quality is high enough for the price
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    Looks/Style Ranked 2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8L better.
    "Newer trendy looks with plenty of space for a family "
    Front Seats Ranked 2015 Hyundai Genesis 3.8L better.
    "Heating and cooling seats along with 16 way adjusters are great. However BMW seats tend to hold the driver well"
    2008 BMW 5 Series 550i Review
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    Looks/Style Ranked 2008 BMW 5 Series 550i worse.
    "they look the same "
    Back Seats Ranked 2008 BMW 5 Series 550i worse.
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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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