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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 03-25-2011, 07:03 PM
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If I had $35k to spend on a car it would not be a 328....
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:57 PM
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I just got my 535i from recall fix. I got the 328 loaner and do concur that there is enough power for a non turbo 6 cyl, however if all u want is that then why buy a BMW? I tried 335i, 335d and was very impressed with it's performance. 335i pins ur head into the head rest while the 335d sounds good at 3k to 4k rpm but runs out of ponies compared to the 335i. From that perspective I love to drive the 335i. However if u have long commute and mileage is an issue the 335d is plentiful. After all this analysis I still bought 535i! Simply because I figured the car was very well insulated, behaves much better with power and with sports package is real fun and sturdy car. I'f I did not have long work commute I would pick the 550xi with sports package. This car gives u the 'Gs' I'n ur tummy like the 335i and the stable handling of the 5 series. But that's the limit, if u get to 7s that's an old mans perf limo. U loose the sporty feeling altogether. Thats like going from a Ducati 1100cc race bike to a Harley!
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:59 PM
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never buy BMW w/o sport package no matter what.For example, in 335i when you don't check the ZSP-package option when ordering, your car doesn't come with oil cooler; not a good idea for turbo cars. BMW understand clearly that sport package are bought by people who drive their cars harder than regular crowd. BTW, don't you hate the non-sport with that chrome window shadow, sport car has it painted black.
I would have to disagree with you there. The standard suspension on the 2008 535 handles well and for a daily driver is quite comfortable. In addition, the 17 inch wheels do not get bent on rough roads. The all season tires last about 60,000 miles and best of all...... no runflats! And yes, I do appreciate excellent handling. That's what my 911 is for.
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Old 03-26-2011, 06:27 AM
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? I tried 335i, 335d and was very impressed with it's performance. 335i pins ur head into the head rest while the 335d sounds good at 3k to 4k rpm but runs out of ponies compared to the 335i.!
IMO you got that in reverse,take another real drive in them and then see what you come up with. Good luck
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:30 AM
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I wished the dealer had provided me with a BMW loaner while my car is in their shop for recall work.
I'd have liked to try out a different model, so I'd have a better idea for my next bimmer.
But they gave me Enterprise loaner
It was a Nissan Armada with 94 miles on it and a Bose sound system.
What a POS!
The sound system is poor, the SUV floats all over the road, the rear view camera is distorted - so 2' of actual space looks like 5' in the camera - it's a parking accident waiting to happen.
It's so big that you'll need an extra big parking space - one for a U-Haul cargo truck
Give me back my car!
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:38 AM
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Test drove a 335i convertible before buying my 5 series. My, that was a terrific car.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:17 AM
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My daily driver is a 2008 528 xi. I'm averaging a little over 28 mpg so I'm not racing you all but I think the car is respectable. I've owned some pretty decent cars and I think this 528 is a good overall ride.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:55 AM
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If I had $35k to spend on a car it would not be a 328....
Agreed. I would buy a 3 year old off lease CPO 550i Sport 6MT.

Oh wait...that's what I did.
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Old 03-26-2011, 03:50 PM
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Dropped my 535 for hffp too and got the 328
I hated the 328.. Hate is too strong but compared to the turbo I was very disappointed, honda v6 drives as good if not better
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:44 PM
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For all of you with a 28 engine
Do not drive a 35 or you will hate your car!!!!
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:24 AM
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so i got my notice and sent the car to the shop: new programming, hpfp, and 2 injectors... in the meantime, i got a 2011 328I loaner. i *really* loved it! i thought the car would be kind of a dog, but it handled so well and was so tossable. the inline 6 was plenty.

i promise not to dis that model ever again.

any other e60 owner have that experience?
I actually bought a 328xi because of several things I did not like with my 07 525. I can say that I look forward to getting in the 3 each and every time, I did not with the 5. It is the XI, 6 speed manual, premium package. The 5 is a great cruiser (can't beat it for highway) but the 3 is just fun, fun, fun.

Differences? The 3 gets full heat in about 2 miles (~5 min), the 5 seems to take 20 min (thank goodness for heated seats). The 3 I can adjust the cold air vents the way I want them without going through the stupid Idrive. The 3 interior is about the size of my old 5 (95) that I dearly loved. I hate to say it but I like radio I can select instantly the channel I want (vs Idrive - I have base 5 with no high end radio).

As others have said - i am not a fan of run flats but will wear them and get what I want. It also sits a little lower than I (age 50) would like but hey, it is fun...

Scott

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Old 03-27-2011, 05:50 PM
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I drove 328i loaners many many times and I never like them. Much too small for me ( I am 6'1") and the 5 series Sport handling cannot be beat. I am definitely a 5 series guy.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:07 PM
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How long did the recall work take?
I read somewhere that a guy had coffee and donuts while he waited for his car.
But my 535 has been at the dealer for 4 days and it's still not done
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:40 AM
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If you have an appointment it should be ready the same day or next morning.
I don't think it is something you would wait for though.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:21 AM
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my recall work took a full day. dropped it off one morning, and they called me late morning of the next day. car runs as good as it ever has.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:24 AM
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Thread Resurrection!

My wife wanted a 328i with sport suspension, paddles - full catastrophe.
I bought her one on Thanksgiving weekend last year.
Loved it around town.
Hated it on the road.

The 328i has far too little room in the cabin - even the 2012 the dealer loaned me recently. The ride quality is really poor on the rough roads we have here in NM. We also own a home in Tucson. Ride quality there is generally pretty good, as are the roads there. I liken the 328i to a go cart. It's certainly flickable and fun to drive in town as a driver, not so fun as a passenger.

I have an 08 535i.

We took both cars to Albuquerque [we're 240 miles from Albq] for service and a CCA run Nov. 29th. We spent the weekend and had a great time.

Meanwhile - she test drove a 2010 535xi she loved and we decided to buy. Fortunately - we couldn't make the deal because the dealer was simply too high for that car.

Yesterday, I saw they had just gotten another loaded, Deep Sea Blue 2010 535xi in that has 17,225 miles on it. I called my sales guy and we were able to come to a good price.

We pick it up on Monday. We're both quite happy to say goodbye to the 328i.

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Old 12-29-2012, 03:23 PM
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I got a 2010 328i loaner and it was okay. The biggest thing I noticed was how well it can handle corners at high speeds. However it was just too small for me.

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