I have always wanted a BMW, but didn't think I could afford one. But with this purchase I got much more car than I expected to get for the price. This car is so fast and smooth and quiet. My previous vehicle had lots of road noise, which was the most annoying thing about it, but the BMW is so quiet. I can actually hear what's going on with my passengers. It has such a quick pick-up and it feels so good on the road. It also turns on a dime, which is quite helpful sometimes. I highly recommend this car. My teenage son says this is the best purchase our family has ever made!
After driving many different cars that I think I want, I am back in a BMW for the duration. This one will not be sold. This is the first time that I elected for the turbo version and I am amazed the difference that the turbo makes in power. It is amazingly faster than the 530 and would run circles around the 525. The seats are amazing and the overall sound level in the car is so quiet, even at highway speeds, that people can hear me fine when I talk over the bluetooth buklt into the car. If you are contemplating another car over the BMW, take it from a guy that has strayed on two occasions, don't do it. Go with the BMW. The handling alone just can't be beat. The 535 that I bought has the sport package and this car handles better than the 300z I used to drive and the the 350z that a friend once drove. I highly suggest you buy a BMW. And Carmax makes them so affordable. I bought this 535 for less than I bought my 525 for from another dealership.
This is the PERFECT configuration of a BMW for most drivers! The 300 hp twin turbo v6 engine has no lag, great torque and more horsepower to push you over all the legal speed limits in the US freeways within 6-8 seconds! Even overtaking traffic going uphill with a full load is so fluid and effortless. A surprise to so many trying it out for the first time. For those who have felt other turbo equipped cars, you will be very surprised at how silent and smooth this one is. You'll only feel the torque pushing you back in your chair until you release the gas. It's pretty good for a turbo V6 gas efficiency wise...you'll likely average around 24 mpg driving freeway and city streets in the Southern California area. Like many modern BMW models, it is governed at 150mph, but if it wasn't, it's got so much more juice in it to go past that (why spend more on the more expensive models?). This car is made in Munich, Germany. It is made to drive on the Autobanh (with no speed limits) and last a long time. In fact, the break in recommendation is not to drive it over 100 mph the first 1200 miles. The 5 series sedan is just the right size for having up to 3 people in the car (the 3-series is really too tight for that compared to the 5), and the trunk has a nice large storage space that fits large luggage plus more. This car is meant for the driver to enjoy driving. Elegant, sophisticated inside, and responsive to your driving, one becomes one with the car and feels the trip with an air of comfort, elegance and confidence on the road.