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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 09-28-2013, 08:53 PM
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Talking Intro of my 08 550i What a machine!

Hey guys,

Just picked up this beauty yesterday. It is just like a good cigar, almost impossible to put down. Been driving it up and down the tollway running errands today. It is just effortless and planted at any speed. Yes, I still have the 2013 new 535i M-Sport. When a friend pointed this car out to me which had gone up for sale for only a few days, one test drive and I wrote the check....

Still learning the ins and outs and studying the manual, but so far so good.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:09 PM
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:24 PM
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:57 AM
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Very nice, I find any reason to drive my car, even if its to the corner store :-)
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:03 AM
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I know exactly how you feel. After 3 years, I'm still getting a big grin everytime I hit the start button.

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Old 09-29-2013, 03:07 PM
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Old 09-29-2013, 03:56 PM
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:28 PM
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:44 PM
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Welcome to the club. Which do you like better, the 550 or the 535?
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:11 PM
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Intro of my 08 550i What a machine!

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Hey guys,

Just picked up this beauty yesterday. It is just like a good cigar, almost impossible to put down. Been driving it up and down the tollway running errands today. It is just effortless and planted at any speed. Yes, I still have the 2013 new 535i M-Sport. When a friend pointed this car out to me which had gone up for sale for only a few days, one test drive and I wrote the check....

Still learning the ins and outs and studying the manual, but so far so good.
I like. Of course I'm a little biased
I have the same car.


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Old 09-29-2013, 05:38 PM
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:47 PM
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:49 PM
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Somebody's a baller! Check out that driveway! Nice model and color choice....
BAAALLLIIIIIINNNN!!lol Nice "new" ride.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:05 PM
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Intro of my 08 550i What a machine!

Love the wheels on the 550i! Nothing beats the sound of V8!


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Old 09-29-2013, 08:17 PM
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:50 PM
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Re: Intro of my 08 550i What a machine!

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Welcome to the club. Which do you like better, the 550 or the 535?
Im curious to know the same

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Old 09-30-2013, 10:12 AM
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I agree, I love my 550. I drive it daily and not sure I could get anything else.
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:51 PM
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Enjoy!

It just keeps getting better...have had mine for just short of a year and other than a water pump it is driving perfection.
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Old 09-30-2013, 06:48 PM
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Somebody's a baller! Check out that driveway! Nice model and color choice....
+1 also.. i like my 550i so much that i put 30k on it in the first year : dunno: i just like driving the darn thing lol
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Somebody's a baller!..
Said the guy with a vette and 2 bike
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:26 PM
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LOL That's what I was thinking!
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:34 PM
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Intro of my 08 550i What a machine!

Never thought I'd say this, but my 550 out handles and is more of a joy to drive than my C6 Corvette. Of course, the Vette has more brute power but the 550 has power + control + style. Love this car.


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Old 10-01-2013, 10:23 AM
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LOL That's what I was thinking!
No, no sirs, not me! Judging by the OP's pics and post:

Has a 1/4 mile long SLATE driveway
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Owns '13 BMW
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Owns '08 BMW (that he whipped out a check to purchase)
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Possibly owns a few other vehicles
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3 car garage
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lots of land
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white picket fence
BALLER

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Never thought I'd say this, but my 550 out handles and is more of a joy to drive than my C6 Corvette. Of course, the Vette has more brute power but the 550 has power + control + style. Love this car.
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Um...disagree....a lot, LOL. Wife's car handles like a go cart and is 100x more fun to drive. The 550 doesn't remotely compare handling-wise. BMW is more refined...that's it. It can't even beat the Vette in fuel economy, LOL...
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