Didn't ever think I would own or drive a BMW . . . went into look for a small, well running, economical vehicle . . . and walked out with what I wanted and more.
There's a reason why it's called "the ultimate driving machine."
It's my wife's car and she loves it . . . powerful, fast, easy to drive, and above all else - safe!
BMW 530 xi
2006 BMW 530Chandru - Naperville, IL01/18/2008
They don't call these the "Ultimate Driving Machines" for nothing! All World Engineering, classy styling - both interior and exterior, very comfortable ride, and just fun! The acceleration is pretty cool too, and the handling, especially on turns/curves, is great.
I had a 530i, but driving around Chicagoland in the snow, the 530 xi is that much more better. The All-Wheel drive option is a nice add - with the rear wheel drive, you could feel the pull & the slide of the rear of the car in icy conditions. Both the 530i & the 530 xi handle the rain with no problems at all.
In terms of safety, these cars are a built like a solid cage. I had the misfortune of totalling my 530i after I hit a patch of ice, but I walked away totally unscathed. Well, maybe my ego took a hit :)
Two thumbs up, 5 Stars, etc., etc. This car is well-deserving of the praise!
Good car, beautiful, disappointed my hood emblem fell off already
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