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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 12-28-2010, 07:23 PM
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:59 PM
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I just took my "new" 08 535 for its first highway excursion. How cool is that cruise control!?! I love that. It's going to take some getting used to it being on a stalk instead of the steering wheel, like my X3 was. But I'll catch on eventually. Man...what a ride on the freeway. Not only the nicest car I've ever owned, probably one of the nicest I've ever ridden in!
The cruise control is the best. I am sure you know that a tap forward or back increments my one mph, so two or three taps gives two or three mph changes in either direction. Pushing (or pulling) through the detent, gets you up (or down) to the next 5 mph. So, if you are at, say 67, and push through twice, you go to 70, then to 75.

Also, the CC holds speed going downhill, usually by cutting the throttle, but also by downshifting, or by braking if needed. On ED, I had to drop about 25 mph, so I yanked at that thing 5 times, and it was as if I hit the brakes quite firmly.
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:45 PM
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I know that feeling I just bought a 08 535i and I didn't think that I would love the ride as much as I do. I went from a 07 E550 Benz to the bimmer and there is no comparison the benz is so loud compared to the 535i. Im loving the new addition
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Old 12-31-2010, 11:58 PM
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I know that feeling I just bought a 08 535i and I didn't think that I would love the ride as much as I do. I went from a 07 E550 Benz to the bimmer and there is no comparison the benz is so loud compared to the 535i. Im loving the new addition
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:23 AM
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I know that feeling I just bought a 08 535i and I didn't think that I would love the ride as much as I do. I went from a 07 E550 Benz to the bimmer and there is no comparison the benz is so loud compared to the 535i. Im loving the new addition
Yep... I was test drove SLK and BMW. I didn't get it in the begining.....but after I own my car for a week. I do not want to drive anything else!!!!
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:40 AM
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Annoying Indicator Lights

I learned if you get trip odometer and clock resets that you most likely have a bad battery.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:39 AM
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idrive and more

What I found:
* On idrive, instead of Menu - up/down/left/right to jump between idrive functions, you can simply move and hold up/down/left/right button to go the the menu directly. For example, move and hold the idrive to down will jump to entertainment
* Enable the 3 sec turn signal via settings
* Each key holds its own configuration including channel programming, HVAC settings, etc. Kinda annoying when I use the wrong key, my favorite radio channels aren't there anymore or not in the right order =)
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:24 AM
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When you put a 12-pack of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on the passenger seat, it will set off the seatbelt alert chime. WTF?
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:35 AM
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Old 02-18-2011, 03:45 AM
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I do not have the comfort access key, I think holding down the Start/stop button will turn everything off, but it would be nice if it'll unlock my door too since i have the auto door lock after drive enable... darn it...

Otherwise, i'm stuck with this routine at the end of each drive:
* Stop button
* Push the key to release
* unlock all doors

I expect the next generation would be able to do all in one stop button and automatically push my ass up and help me get up quicker too...
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:20 AM
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The triangle plastic puller with string attach to it is not for closing trunk, it's emergency release in case kids got trap in there. The problem, how kids know to pull this in the dark to relase the trunk from inside?
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:29 AM
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I learned if you get trip odometer and clock resets that you most likely have a bad battery.
Is there any other reason why the odomoter resets? If you use different keys, will that cause it to reset? Mine has done this twice but I can't figure out why.. the clock never resets.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:39 AM
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The triangle plastic puller with string attach to it is not for closing trunk, it's emergency release in case kids got trap in there. The problem, how kids know to pull this in the dark to relase the trunk from inside?
It's supposed to glow in the dark. I know if I were trapped and saw something glowing and dangling, I'd pull on it too. :P
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:40 AM
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When you put a 12-pack of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on the passenger seat, it will set off the seatbelt alert chime. WTF?
Then strap it in with the seatbelt!!! Besides, you really don't want it flying around in the event of an accident.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:41 AM
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When you put a 12-pack of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale on the passenger seat, it will set off the seatbelt alert chime. WTF?
Maybe you should switch to light beer.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:00 AM
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My side mirrors do not electronically fold back like they did on my e90. I was under the impression all newer model BMWs had this feature.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:04 AM
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i discovered that bmw will nitpick any minor detail about the car for which they are not responsible.. while at the same time claiming that any problem which they are responsible for is 'normal' or 'could not be reproduced'
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:31 PM
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:35 PM
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Maybe you should switch to light beer.
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Old 02-18-2011, 04:53 PM
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My side mirrors do not electronically fold back like they did on my e90. I was under the impression all newer model BMWs had this feature.
I think you need to get that feature looked at. With premium option, it should.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:07 PM
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i discovered that bmw will nitpick any minor detail about the car for which they are not responsible.. while at the same time claiming that any problem which they are responsible for is 'normal' or 'could not be reproduced'
Not saying it ain't true.... Just don't confuse your local licensed dealer with BMW. All local shops that could stop selling BMW and start selling something else next month.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:10 PM
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I do not have the comfort access key, I think holding down the Start/stop button will turn everything off, but it would be nice if it'll unlock my door too since i have the auto door lock after drive enable... darn it...

Otherwise, i'm stuck with this routine at the end of each drive:
* Stop button
* Push the key to release
* unlock all doors

I expect the next generation would be able to do all in one stop button and automatically push my ass up and help me get up quicker too...
Don't need a new car for the doors to auto unlock. Both my 2007 and 2008 unlock when I turn off the car. Ask your dealer to change it.
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:14 PM
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Don't need a new car for the doors to auto unlock. Both my 2007 and 2008 unlock when I turn off the car. Ask your dealer to change it.
it does in mine? it was an option in the idrive. i forgot where though

but when i first got my car i spent 1/2 a day going through every setting in idrive. and unlock all doors (or unlock just drivers door) when car is turned off was an option in there and it may be set to off on yours
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:11 PM
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Where is the option to unlock the doors after the ignition is turned off? I never saw that in my manual
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Old 02-18-2011, 10:16 PM
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i never read my manual. i just spent a few hours going through all the options in the idrive

and i found the option in there

i'll do a video of it tomorrow if i get a chance
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