2009 BMW 5 Series
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- World Class Handling and Road Manners, A True 4 Door Sports Car, Superb Build Quality and Luxury
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Test drove the Lexus ES 350, Infiniti M35x and Hyundai Genesis first - but had to go with the Beemer. All of these competitor's autos are very good (actually believe it or not the Hyundai Genesis was the best of the three - Hyundai is now a force to be reckoned with) - but none of the competitors come close to the handling characteristics of the BMW 5 series. This car is simply one of the best handling, most responsive sport luxury sedans I have driven to date at any price. You have incredible road feel, tighter steering and shorter braking distances than with the competitor's autos. The car is actually as quiet as any of the competitors too! The Beemer wiil really bring a smile to your face once you test drive it. While it is generally true that the competitors' cars are cheaper, you will find in today's bad economy that Beemer dealers are willing to be very competitive. I leased the Beemer for about $50/month more than the competitor's cars. You should also factor in that the Beemer is one of the few cars in its category that comes with Full Maintenance for 4 Years or 50K miles, whichever comes first - a great perq. Also have driven in the Mercedes E350 4matic and Audi A-6 3.2 quattro. These are also very tight handling cars with the Audi A-6 coming the closest in my opinion to the handling characteristics of the Beemer - but price is outrageous for a glorified VW product. Conclusion: if you want an extra special auto that will make you feel good about shelling out this much dough, the Beemer is the only way to go! It is truly the "ultimate driving machine"!
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