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Old 04-20-2014, 02:33 PM
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Feedback from 535d Owners?

I am not seeing much feedback from owners of the 535d. Really interested to gauge any issues associated with this model. Not a lot of activity on the 5 series forum either.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:13 PM
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What do you want to know? Love my 535d but kinda miss driving a manual transmission.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:54 AM
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What do you want to know? Love my 535d but kinda miss driving a manual transmission.
Overall satisfaction?
Mileage, highway/city?
Any issues?
Where is DEF filler?

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Old 04-21-2014, 07:23 AM
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Overall satisfaction?
Mileage, highway/city?
Any issues?
Where is DEF filler?

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Quite satisfied (other than transmission options but that's another story). Fuel economy of a 4cyl, acceleration of a 6cyl, and torque of an 8cyl. It's an engine that is very well suited for a big car like the F10. My only other gripe is that we don't get the real 535d but that's a minor nit.

I drive 50/50 and get 29mpg. On a 200 mile drive over mountain passes of 3000' and several ranges, I managed to get 38mpg averaging 70mph. That was without trying.

Issues? Only an odd noise that started just recently. I have yet to take it in but no issues - yet.

DEF filler is right next to the fuel filler door.

I have no regrets getting the 535d over the 535i. I still question if I would have been happier with the 550i but I don't think I would like the frequent trips for fuel. If the 550i had a larger fuel tank, I think I might be swayed. The 535i needs more torque for such a heavy car. The F10 is no E39.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:53 AM
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Thanks. This is encouraging. I traded my 335d at 45k miles for fear of carbon issues after warranty expires. Sure wish we could buy the 550xd. I'm ok with the automatic as my wife will also drive it. May start looking for a nice CPO or dealer loaner car. I need to find one to test drive. Glad you are happy with yours.
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:11 PM
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I've had mine for a few months now and I love it. I recently took a 900 mile trip and was averaging 80 mph and getting 40 mpg. I usually get around 33-35 mpg which is 70% autobahn driving of 80+ mph with daily runs of 130 mph in certain sections. I'm due for the first oil change and DEF fill up this week. It is a tank going down the road and very isolated. I've had a few "ghost" check warnings saying to not use the parking brake and that my active cruise control was malfunctioning. These went away and I have not had any issues since.
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