2009 BMW 5 Series
There are 2 user reviews for the 550i Sedan trim shown below
- good looking, powerful
- be aware of the LOW front fender that gets caught on parking concrete curb bumps
Purchased As New
I am on my 5th BMW. Always thought it was the best car ever made. Except the 2009 550i which i now own and am about to bring to the service dealer for the 5th time for the same problem. You pull up to the concrete curb stops and when you leave in reverse, the front bumper gets caught onto the curb pulling the fender out of its joint and with it, the grill pieces and side light!!!! 5th time people!!! And each time, it costs me in labor (sometimes new parts) to fix. I called BMW and Emelia in customer service says she cannot do a thing for me! How insane is this for a $60,000 car! Think twice before buying this model....read morehide
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- refined, fast, tight handling
- idrive interface & software
Purchased As Used
Love it, really a drivers car. If you want to connect with the road, BMW is the only car. I have a 2005 545i sport, awesome performance...great acceleration, amazing handling, comfortable and stable on the road no matter what the driving condition.
I have owned infiniti and acura before and while those are great cars and a better overall value, this BMW (my first) is the most fun to drive of any car I have owned.
Plenty has been written about the iDrive, so I won't go on here. Newer model years have updated software and interface that is much more intuitive and user-friendly. Only other thing I would say is you don't buy this car based on iDrive and cup holders. If slick nav softward and cup holders are important, but something else, this car is built to be pushed into corners and accelerated out.
I am concerned about the reliability, mine is now out of warranty. BMW does offer extended warranties and service plans. Have had a couple problems but all were covered under warranty....read morehide
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