The handling and ride are second to none. I also like that even though you are in a sedan you don't feel low to the ground at all. The 5 Series remains a truly sporting sedan that stands out in the fiercely competitive market for mid-sized luxury cars. Even the back seats are comfortable and have ample leg room. The fact that there isn't a radical new interior doesn't mean the 5 Series isn't a nice place to reside during a commute.
I tested the 550i with a six-speed manual transmission and was very impressed by how much fun it was to thrash around. Last year's 215-hp 525i model has been replaced by the 230-hp 528i. 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. The company has a real sleeper in the 535i now, but buyers could find a number of better luxury-performance values than the 528i. Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead.
The seats are soo comfortable. It's a perfect size, has a 6 speed manual, the Sport Pkg, powerful, smooth - a great cruiser. I had problems with the fuel pump thank God while still under warranty. I highly recommend this car even if you purchase certified pre-owned as I did. I am hoping for the best.
Even more significant is the mid-level 2008 535i. The new six-cylinder engines shared with the 3 Series offer more power than the outgoing units, especially the 300-hp 535i that exhibits virtually no turbo lag. However, those who put driving satisfaction first should put the 5 Series near the top of their test-drive list. Heard a knocking one day and then froze on the highway causing a major safety issue, towed it in after getting stuck in a construction zone with no spare lanes, the shop said there was only one quart of metal shavings oil left. But the car's overcomplicated controls make living with it frustrating.
If you have to go with a German brand, this car is the original and one of the best. The tires still have approximately 65% life on them and they are the originals. My last 528i got 220,000 miles before trade and was as good as new. And for a real surprise, a wagon model offers the same wolf but in utilitarian pack mule clothing. Marginal side-crash-test results from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety are also not up to par for a luxury sedan.
At the same time, we'd recommend checking out it's Japanese competition if value and lower ownership cost is more important for you. The service department agreed that the fuel pump was weak and had been a common problem with this vehicle. Primary Use: Commuting to work. This recall involves aftermarket parts sold by Valeo. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. The main difference between each is what's under the hood and how it impacts the driving experience.
What's different are some very slight exterior modifications, updated engines — including one entirely new power plant — and more standard and optional comfort features. I wouldn't buy it new, because they depreciate fast. The wagon is only available as a 535xi. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. It handles amazing, has loads of power and travels as well as any.
I just traded a 2000 740iL for the 528i. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. The limited-production M5 can out-accelerate, out-brake and out corner some expensive sports cars, with comfortable seating for five. There may be tactics for safety to make other car win safety crash test. It keeps the brakes engaged when you're stopped on an incline so that in the time between your foot leaving the brake pedal and hitting the gas, the car won't roll backward. We ended up buying from him. Side curtain airbags are standard.
That's an increase of 45 horsepower over the former 530i. This primary failure could cause adjacent components on the fan assembly motor circuit board to overheat and short. Safety Standard safety equipment includes stability control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags and front-and-rear side-curtain airbags. The former a truck the later a work out. Huge mistake taking the dipstick out of the car.
Rear-seat side airbags are optional and, due to safety concerns, you must specifically request that your dealer activate the bags if you order this option. Great Value with this vehicle. Primary Use: Commuting to work Madison — Good, not great. Perfectly an 'Ultimate Driving Machine'. Best Price Program Buying a car should always be this easy. Like the previous system, it uses radar to keep the 5 Series from moving to close to a car ahead, without driver intervention. 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.