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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
Aug 13, 2009 (4:27 pm)
I would be prepared to play hardball and be prepared to walk away. I think that is the key. I had a 535 as a loaner and loved it, but I am concerned about the fuel pump problems BMW has had with this model and that the company now is extending the warranty on this for 120,000K. That doesn't give me the warm fuzzies. I think this issue affects resale and perception.
Gardis, where did you see dealer renderings of the 2010 model?
#3412 of 4114 Re: 2008 535 [kevin530]
Aug 14, 2009 (4:59 pm)
you say that they're extending warranty for the 08 535 to 120k? is that just for the fuel pump?
#3413 of 4114 Re: 2008 535i advice needed [bdbd]
Aug 18, 2009 (4:06 pm)
I am in the same boat. I am in Arkansas, and here, prices are higher for a similar 535i. May I know what state and which dealer, and what kind of mileage on the car approximately.
Aug 18, 2009 (4:15 pm)
Gregory, I believe the warranty is just for the fuel pump, I can't imagine BMW extending the warranty for the entire car. While I love the 535, the pump problem might be a deal killer for me if I was going to keep the car a long time or drove a lot.
#3415 of 4114 Re: 2008 535 [kevin530]
Aug 18, 2009 (5:15 pm)
Kevin, I looked on bmwusa.com, went to build your own, 5 series, and I figure that has to be the 2010? It's already end of August, wouldn't a new car be a 2010 at this point? Maybe I'm wrong........I guess so.
#3416 of 4114 Re: 530 Fuel Pump [kevin530]
Aug 18, 2009 (5:52 pm)
interesting . . . well good luck. i've had my 08 535xi since since may june 07 and i really like the vehicle. i'm waiting for my 2010 535xi to be delivered. my wife drives mercedes but i find the bmw dealer network (we've lived in 3 states in the past 3 years) has been great in dealing with any problem i've had. i find the customer service to be excellent
Aug 19, 2009 (3:54 pm)
Gardis, I am under the impression that the 2010s have been on the bmw site for the past couple of months at least. I am thinking that the 09s became last year's model in the late spring - early summer.
You should not be building a 2010, my friend, since you just got a car you love!!!
It is way too tempting!!!
#3418 of 4114 5 Series Redesign coming for 2011
Aug 20, 2009 (6:54 pm)
I just asked one of the dealers I worked with before I made my purchase. Here's what he told me:
The 2010 5-Series is still the same body style. It is still the same exact car. The 2011 5-Series will be the full redesign of the 5-Series model. The 2011's should start coming in mid-2010. We haven't seen any pictures of the 2011 5-series sedan but we have seen the 2011 5-Series Wagon. It is called the 5-Series GT. You can definitely find pictures online.
So that pretty much tells us what the plans are for the 5 series. Thanks Guys.
#3419 of 4114 Re: Bought 528i CPO [gardis]
Aug 21, 2009 (10:32 am)
I had a 2005 ES350 and let me tell you, routine maintenance for that car was expensive. I had to put brakes on a call with 33K miles at $750. That is ridiculous for a Lexus.......IMHO
#3420 of 4114 My new '07 530xi Sports Wagon...
Sep 01, 2009 (9:13 am)
...was delivered this morning. Silver w/grey, Prem and Cold Weather, 27K, $31,400 plus $575 delivery (eastern PA to MI). Love it, but am totally intimidated by the iDrive - so complicated! Any tips, tricks and key info would be appreciated. I downloaded the manual and I'm slogging through...Where are all the 5 Series Wagon people lurking??