2007 BMW 5 Series
There are 18 user reviews for the 530xi Sedan trim shown below
- Good fuel economy nice seats
- the headlights are decent but not as bright as expected for being xenon
This car is absloutely wonderful. My parents just bought me one for my sweet 16 and it is amazing! The ride is supple and the transmission is intuitive. Seating is comfortable with a lot of room for passengers and a spacious amount of driver leg room. The gas pedal has sometimes been a little squishy My headlights have been suprisingly dull for being the xenon HID. They aren't always dull however. They seem to go in and out. Overall this is a very good car!...read morehide
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- Amazing handling and overall great to look at
This car is awesome. We went from the 3 series to this and it was the best decision we ever made! I will never own anything other than a BMW. Definitely worth the money.
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- supposedly state-of-the-art technolgy
- spends more time in dealership repair bay than on road. When it's up & running it's great
23 days into delivery and it has been back to the dealership three times; the third being towed back. Some ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE!!!!! The problem here is that the "driving maching" is a Ford F150 diesel tow truck. Stay tuned, when I have something positive to say I'll write again. In the meantime I'll look at a Kia or a Hyundai or maybe a Hindustani Embassador made by TATA. I'm sure those cars have no separation anxiety from their dealerships and will dutifuly perform their duties for more than 23 days....read morehide
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i own this vehicle one year this month (5/07). it is truly an amazing vehicle. i do not have one area of complaint. i know some have talked about the diffiuclty of the idrive...but its really not that hard once you become familiar with it. i love getting into it every single day...i usually purchase a new vehicle every two to three years, but i am seriously considering keeping this vehicle much longer....read morehide
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- Great handling!
- Refer to previous review.
I forgot to mention the great handling of the 530xi. The 530xi handles and corners very well.
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- Great driving vehicle. Comfortable. Fun to drive.
- Driver cup holder.
This past Sunday, a friend of mine let me drive his two week old 530xi in the city, as well as on the highway. And let me tell you; it put t big smile on my face. Great handling vehicle; smooth ride; very comfortable: Just a joy to drive!
And all the complaints about the iDrive; myself, as well as the owner of the vehicle found it to be very useful and user friendly, given taking the time to learn the iDrive system. And Bluetooth was also a great function to have while driving: Calling and answering using Bluetooth. But one thing the owner of the vehicle found, and it's probably because lack of knowhow, knowledge, use; is that the vehicle would answer his cel phone when not in the vehicle. Interesting.
With only 255 hp, and 220 lbs of torque; I found the 530xi to have plenty of power in city driving, as well as driving on the highway for quick acceleration for get up and go for passing. My friends vehicle did not have the SMG, which I would have loved to have tested: To feel the power even more while using the paddle shifters.
My only complaint about the vehicle was the driver cup holder. It's in a bizzare location of the dashboard.
But other than that; the 530xi is a great vehicle: "The Ultimate Driving Machine."...read morehide
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- Excellent fit&finish, quality feel, incredible handling, GPS with real-time traffic, beautiful car
- Absolutely none. Go get one, you won't regret it.
I'm all done with Mercedes and their cheesy, plastic interiors, endless quality issues etc. According to JD powers, BMW's are mechanically as reliable as Toyotas (unlike Mercedes) but scored poorly as people didnt like Idrive - but quality doesn't matter with BMW as they are the only company out there that offers entirely free maintenance and service. I think the Idrive is great, took me 10 minutes to figure out, but it is remarkable. The real time traffic system on the navigation rerouted me around over an hour of traffic on my way from Boston to NY. The BMW runs through 100mph with ease - take it over 120 and it tracks perfectly. Cornering is incredible. I have owned faster cars but none as perfectly balanced as this one, and, for 99.9% of situations 0-60mph in 6 seconds is very fast and the ability to rip through 130mph is more than enough - especially considering all wheel drive and very comfortable seating for 4....read morehide
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this car is very good, it is sport und very comfortable.it is a car for power man's
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- Good Overall, Nice ride overall
- I-Drive is a little confusing at first but you get use to it after a few uses
So far I have been impressed with the car. The I-Drive is the biggest problem so far. But after a few uses you get the hang of it. The Styling could be a little better and a better styling of rims would really make the car stand out more. Fun to drive and very responsive. I have owned a E Class and the CLS 500. By far better handling than those two. I will be a repeat buyer of the 5 Series. By the way get the upgrade sound system for the music lovers. The stock or basic system is ok but could be better....read morehide
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- 140 mph on the Autobaun feels like nothing. Very smooth ride.
- Cup holders are horrible.
I love my BMW. I have put thousands of miles on it all over Europe in less then a year. This car has a very smooth ride to it even at top speeds. Gonna get put in jail the min it hits US soil. You can be going 120mph and not even know it. The nav. system is a life saver and so simple to use for us directionally challanged folk. the heated leather seats and steering wheel are a comfy dream. Space in this car is great. My 6ft tall 14 year old loves the back. If you need more space go 7 series same yummy car with even more space.
biggest downfalls: the cup holders are seriously not in a good place for the front passenger. Go check it out in a test drive. be carefull not to snap one off with your knee. But really, at 120 mph who wants a hot coffee in the car anyway! After driving the car, the cup holder will not be that much of a deterant in your decision to buy or pass. Our only other complaint with the car is good luck parking it in Europe.
So as you can see the negs are really all that negative. Go Beamer! or just walk....read morehide
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