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2008 BMW 528 Consumer Reviews

4.7
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BMW 528 XI

by from Wilton, ct on August 7, 2010

I am very happy with this car. The four wheel drive makes it safe all year round. My daughter hit a 6 foot high stone wall with my other 5 series and she was perfectly fine. BMW assist stayed on with ...
I am very happy with this car. The four wheel drive makes it safe all year round. My daughter hit a 6 foot high stone wall with my other 5 series and she was perfectly fine. BMW assist stayed on with her until I got to the scene. The insurance company was so impressed with the car, they recommended I buy another one. I decided to go with the certified used option because the warranty is so much better. I am very happy with my choice.
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Best of all cars out there. No comparison.

by from Chicago, IL on December 2, 2010

Great Vehicle. Perfectly an 'Ultimate Driving Machine'. The color is Silver titanium. I drove acura and lexus earlier, those were good too but when it comes to BMW, nothing beats it. There may be tact...
Great Vehicle. Perfectly an 'Ultimate Driving Machine'. The color is Silver titanium. I drove acura and lexus earlier, those were good too but when it comes to BMW, nothing beats it. There may be tactics for safety to make other car win safety crash test. But look at the history of number of crash and number of death in a BMW vehicle. You will be surprised to see that BMW is one of the most reliable car in the world.
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2008 BMW 528i -- The most reliable car I've owned

by from Naples, FL on December 2, 2010

My 2008 BMW 528i, now has 31,000 miles and still performs flawlessly. I have not had any problems whatsoever. The tires still have approximately 65% life on them and they are the originals. BMW qualit...
My 2008 BMW 528i, now has 31,000 miles and still performs flawlessly. I have not had any problems whatsoever. The tires still have approximately 65% life on them and they are the originals. BMW quality is unmatched, I have been inside of many, many high end cars. The BMW service is outstanding, 6 year 100,000 mile warranty and 4 year 50,000 miles of free maintenance. The handling and ride are second to none. The steering is so precise, you'd swear it was laser guided. My car gets 27 MPG, there is literally nothing NOT to like about this car. I highly recommend this car even if you purchase certified pre-owned as I did. After all, they don't call any car "The Ultimate Driving Machine".
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BMW 2008 528 xi

by from Shrewsbury, MA on September 25, 2010

I purchased my BMW 528 xi used with 35,000 miles. The car is fantastic to drive. It feels solid and the quality of the materials is fantastic. Leather and wood with German design on the inside scream ...
I purchased my BMW 528 xi used with 35,000 miles. The car is fantastic to drive. It feels solid and the quality of the materials is fantastic. Leather and wood with German design on the inside scream sport and luxury. Exterior styling is sleek and while the 528 engine is the smallest offered by BMW, it has plenty of power and sport mode is like adding a turbo boost. I drive close to 100 miles round trip per day and I love every minute of it the 528xi.
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Now I know what people mean...

by from Dallas, TX on March 9, 2008

...about driving BMWs. I just purchased a 2008 528i - my first BMW. Graduating from Infiniti's G35 I was worried about the downgrade in HP and Torque. However, after a week of driving, I have no qualm...
...about driving BMWs. I just purchased a 2008 528i - my first BMW. Graduating from Infiniti's G35 I was worried about the downgrade in HP and Torque. However, after a week of driving, I have no qualms. Yes, it does not have the raw giddy up and go of the G but the 528 is one smooth performing vehicle - can't imagine how crazy good the 535 would be. The handling on turns and bumps is so secure and fun. Waiting eagerly to hit the 1200 mile break in period before I start driving more aggressively. I love the iDrive and the ipod adaptor - have not even used the CD player and don't think I will. My only regret is not getting the xenon headlights - its ridiculous that BMW charges you $700 xenons when its standard on cars half the price.
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Incredible Car

by from Virginia on December 14, 2010

Never, never thought I would own a BMW. Just thought everything I had heard was hype. After test driving three different models (528, 535 and Z4) I was hooked. I've never driven a car so "tight" and r...
Never, never thought I would own a BMW. Just thought everything I had heard was hype. After test driving three different models (528, 535 and Z4) I was hooked. I've never driven a car so "tight" and responsive. The inline V-6 is so smooth. Everything on the car is rock solid. You almost feel invincible when driving the car and the faster you go, the better it responds. The interior is well thought out and comfortable. I'm 6'-3" and there is plenty of head and leg room. My only complaint is the lack of center console storage space. One noteworthy feature is the ability to personalize/program just about every function and feature on the car. For example, you can set not only how hot the heated seats should be, but also which part of your body should receive the most heat. The 6-speed Steptronic transmission is great. It's fun to drive in the "manual" mode and gives the car a sporty feel. Mileage is great considering how much emphasis is placed on performance. On a recent 500+ mile trip I was averaging between 29 and 31 mpg on the highway at about 70 mph. One bit of advice. If you're considering a BMW take you time if buying used. Many 2 and 3 old BMW's have been driven very hard. I looked for 2 months and contacted or visited eleven dealerships. If buying from a dealer, ensure the car is BMW Certified, which will extend the warranty, bumper to bumper, for two years.
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Best Car I've Owned

by from Allen, TX on February 27, 2012

I bought a used 528i about two months ago an couldn't be happier with it. It is still under factory warranty until November 2012 and that was a big thing for me when shopping for a BMW. About two week...
I bought a used 528i about two months ago an couldn't be happier with it. It is still under factory warranty until November 2012 and that was a big thing for me when shopping for a BMW. About two weeks after the purchase I noticed a ticking sound coming from the engine which sounded like a sticky lifter. I took it to BMW and it turns out there was a service bulletin about this very problem and they fixed it without any charge to me. Good thing because the fix was to replace the head, a very expensive solution! I really love the styling inside and out and the materials used are noticibly better than the domestic cars I've owned. Steering and handling are great and make the car that much more fun to drive. Fuel economy is ok, about 21 mpg with my mostly surface street driving but when I get on the highway I can consistently get 31 or better. I am now a bimmer fan for life.
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Great Ride

by from Houston, Tx. on July 21, 2011

She is a great ride. I get around 34mpg. in her. I drive over 110 miles a day. The 528i is a smother ride than the Mercedes. I am thinking about purchasing another one, may be the 700 series.
She is a great ride. I get around 34mpg. in her. I drive over 110 miles a day. The 528i is a smother ride than the Mercedes. I am thinking about purchasing another one, may be the 700 series.
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SOLID CAR

by from Minnesota on January 10, 2012

Purchased a 2008 528 xi Certified from dealer with 38k miles. This is great luxury / sport auto that I did not know existed untl I drove this car. The mpg suprised me when on a highway trip I averaged...
Purchased a 2008 528 xi Certified from dealer with 38k miles. This is great luxury / sport auto that I did not know existed untl I drove this car. The mpg suprised me when on a highway trip I averaged 30 and 21 around town. Cold weather package with heated steering wheel is a must for cold weather climates. The I drive system takes some getting used to, but is useful. Connect I Phone into av connection and get I heart radio and Pandora piped through sound system and bluetooth lets me use Suri on I PHone 4s to voice text message while driving. Great design inside and out with a huge trunk.
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The BEST Sports sedan on the road...bar NONE!

by from on November 29, 2009

This car is incredible where do I start? The first day I took delivery of this car I was amazed. I purchased the 2008 528i, with Navigation, Comfort Access, Xenon headlights & ipod/iphone integration....
This car is incredible where do I start? The first day I took delivery of this car I was amazed. I purchased the 2008 528i, with Navigation, Comfort Access, Xenon headlights & ipod/iphone integration. There is roughly 16,000 miles on the odometer and 8 months later, as happy as the day I took delivery of the vehicle. I previously owned a 2003 525i, which was severely underpowered with a mere 185 HP. This 528i has 215 HP, more than ample power. The handling on the 528i is astounding, is it like no other car I have ever driven, you feel so connected to the road and steer through the curves and turns with ease. Also, the ride of this car is plush, even on rough pavement you don't feel much more than an aplomb (all absorbed by the suspension) The interior of this car, is of the highest quality, panel gaps are as tight as I have ever seen in a car (take note American car manufacturers) The leather on the seating, armrests and door panels are made to last through tough use over time. Even down to the headliner, it is made from the fabric they used in the old-school 1970's and 1980's Mercedes.
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