2008 Bmw 535
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Terrific Performance

by from Kentucky on May 21, 2011

This car has outstanding handling and performance. Although not as plush as the Lexuses I have had, this car is a lot more fun and it is still comfortable. Take this car on a country road and I dare y...
This car has outstanding handling and performance. Although not as plush as the Lexuses I have had, this car is a lot more fun and it is still comfortable. Take this car on a country road and I dare you to say it is not about the most fun you have ever had driving. It is a waste to drive this car on the Interstate because it is capable of so much more. I did replace the run-flat tires with conventional tires - less expensive and softer ride, but you can still get excellent handling if you buy the right replacements. Also, I like the I-drive - just dedicate some time to learning how to operate it.
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Does recommend this car!!

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THE BEST RIDE EVER!!!!

by from BROOKLYN, NYC on September 25, 2010

I HAVE OWNED AOT OF OTHER CARS IN MY LIFETIME, BUT WHEN I DROVE THE BMW 5 SERIES I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CAR. THIS IS MY 3RD BMW 5 SERIES ALREADY AND I DON'T PLAN TO DRIVE ANY OTHER CAR BUT BMW. THIS ...
I HAVE OWNED AOT OF OTHER CARS IN MY LIFETIME, BUT WHEN I DROVE THE BMW 5 SERIES I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE CAR. THIS IS MY 3RD BMW 5 SERIES ALREADY AND I DON'T PLAN TO DRIVE ANY OTHER CAR BUT BMW. THIS IS THE BEST CAR YOU WILL EVER OWN. THE RIDE IS JUST AMAZING. YOU CAN BE DOING 100 MPH AND IT FEELS LIKE YOU ARE JUST CRUISING. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS CAR FOR ANYONE!
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My First BMW (2008) 535xi

by from Philadelphia, PA. on March 30, 2011

As a newbie to the bimmer world i say hello to all. I brought my 2008 535xi (Anniversary gift from the Wife) 36 hours ago and i love it. Its not the most lush car around but it has enough gadgets and ...
As a newbie to the bimmer world i say hello to all. I brought my 2008 535xi (Anniversary gift from the Wife) 36 hours ago and i love it. Its not the most lush car around but it has enough gadgets and buttons for most. good enough for me. that said this car so far has passed all of my expectations. The iDrive system isnt overly complicated it just needs a little patience to master. I looked for the AWD because I live in the NE. 300hp needs that in the snow. The pure thrill and throttle response when passing any car cannot be put to words. The handling, and minimal body lean puts my mind into F1 status. Plenty of creature comforts, but this car wants a driver who can put it through its paces on every highway and street. 36 hours and more to come. .. .... ..........
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An amazing car! I love it!! Drive it!!!!

by from Newton, MA on August 19, 2007

Hi, I just got a 2008 Black 535 with a Dakota Brown interior. GORGEOUS!!! - I test drove over a dozen other vehicles before I got this one and it is everything I wanted and more!! The perforemance of ...
Hi, I just got a 2008 Black 535 with a Dakota Brown interior. GORGEOUS!!! - I test drove over a dozen other vehicles before I got this one and it is everything I wanted and more!! The perforemance of this car is incredible!! Holds the road so well and it is super fast and just so smooth!! Great engine!! Beautiful interior - comfortable seats - this is by far the best car I have ever owned!! - BMW is the only way to go and this new 535 is just a perfect choice!! - It is so much fun to drive - I am even starting to enjoy the I-drive - it was a bit confusing but only for a few days - I just love this car!!!............
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Really the ultimate driving machine

by from NY on June 29, 2014

Superb performance, great MPG for 300 HP (arround 21 MPG combined) I simply loved. Good bye MB 350... the 535 is the perfect sport sedan.
Superb performance, great MPG for 300 HP (arround 21 MPG combined) I simply loved. Good bye MB 350... the 535 is the perfect sport sedan.
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awesome car!

by from D.C. on August 28, 2007

great handling in all roads, very luxurious, power like a jet plane, the faster I go the safer i feel, this car not only has the power but all the equipment to harness it safely. the accesories are gr...
great handling in all roads, very luxurious, power like a jet plane, the faster I go the safer i feel, this car not only has the power but all the equipment to harness it safely. the accesories are great, very ingenious like the active cruise control and lane departure, if you fall aslee, it will wake you up! i-drive is complex but gives you all the control in the world. in few words this car is awesome, but quality, power and luxury has a high price. well done BMW
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Excellent car especially for the price

by from Richmond Virginia on July 28, 2017

I bought my 2008 BMW 535xi Sportwagon because the lure of a twin turbo inline six was just too much to turn away from, and I have come to love all the other parts about this car as well. If you aren't...
I bought my 2008 BMW 535xi Sportwagon because the lure of a twin turbo inline six was just too much to turn away from, and I have come to love all the other parts about this car as well. If you aren't firmiliar with BMWs then the E60 model BMW 5-Series (E61 for the wagon) can be a lot to absorb at once but you quickly learn how everything from the transmission to the blinkers work as their operations are logical; you begin to wonder why other cars are not like this. As a used car purchase it is hard to beat: try finding another car with 300 hp, 20-way seats, heads-up display, heated everything, and so much more for the price of a Nissan Versa (which is good for nothing but A-B). You aren't giving much up on styling either as the controversial-when-new styling by Chris Bangle has aged excellently making this car look fresh and classy on the roads of today. Reliability is the only factor that can be tricky, I recommend doing as much yourself as possible; dealers will strip you of everything you own (I was charged over $300 to screw in one loose screw, and they didn't even fix the problem I was under the impression was covered under a open lawsuit). If DIY isn't your thing find a good independent specialist and treat them well. Otherwise this generation of 5-Series, when optioned and maintained appropriately, is a reliable car that is reasonably easy to work on, looks great, comes with every option I could possibly want, and drives like a Bentley (comfy, fast, and smooth), what more could you want?
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Great Car

by from Jackosn, Ms on April 7, 2014

Great car, very clean, the car was serviced prior to buying & very easy buying process, the two owners were very nice & took the time after we bought the car to show my husband & I how everything work...
Great car, very clean, the car was serviced prior to buying & very easy buying process, the two owners were very nice & took the time after we bought the car to show my husband & I how everything worked. This is our very first BMW/luxury car & we look forward to enjoying many years with it. Thanks & we will definitely recommend our friends & family.
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Best of the best!!

by from Central Massachusettes on September 13, 2008

This is "the BMW". 535xi I have only driven BMW since 1989 and have had 3's and 5's. This is the best of the best. I driven over a dozen differnt BMWs over the years this car is the top of the crop! H...
This is "the BMW". 535xi I have only driven BMW since 1989 and have had 3's and 5's. This is the best of the best. I driven over a dozen differnt BMWs over the years this car is the top of the crop! Handling un-real! Power out of this world! Comfort and service undeniable! Truly like a suit that fits.
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Major Disappointment

by from Dallas on March 31, 2014

My 2008 535i is my first and may be my last BMW. I've lost count of how many times it's been in the shop for major repairs. Most of the problems (not all) are related to the turbo and fuel system. BMW...
My 2008 535i is my first and may be my last BMW. I've lost count of how many times it's been in the shop for major repairs. Most of the problems (not all) are related to the turbo and fuel system. BMW has replaced all injectors, a high pressure fuel pump (twice), fuel sensors, water pump, etc. Now that warranty period is over the problems continue.
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