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Old 11-29-2012, 01:46 PM
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Mein Auto: 1999 BMW 528A-220K-traded
Originally Posted by Needsdecaf;7220326[B
]Sometimes it is more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. I'd rather drive this than an E350[/B].

Comparably equipped, the 528 is about $8k less than the 535. Plus, I'm not sure where you get $100 a year in gas savings from. I've put on 15k per year in my 535 and averaged 19. Down here I'm averaging 22 MPG. In the 528, I've no doubt I'd average 27 - 28 MPG. Doing the math, call it 5 MPG difference, in today's prices that's $500 / year.

If it's not for you, so be it. That's why there's a 535 and a 550. However, my point was that it feels like a BMW. It goes, it stops and starts, it turns and feels like a BMW. You are not driving a poor excuse for a 5 series, you're driving something that still has the soul of BMW baked into it. You can definitely feel the reduced mass, turn in is very crisp. It has none of the boaty feelings I remember from the base 535's I drove back in 2011.

Now, onto driving a 535 MSport for comparison....
Note bolded text. Yes. Yes. Yes. 528s rule.
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