Last post on Jul 09, 2012 at 10:23 AM
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BMW 5 Series, Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Car Comparisons, Sedan, Wagon
#7 of 10 Re: 2011 535i -- Last BMW for me [el168]
Jul 14, 2011 (7:16 pm)
I am Nissan and Bimmer man, my third BMW 2nd 535I series and i love it, it did have a recall that was handled right away, other than that it's a Great car, excellent fuel economy, Great power and Great looking, and my other car is the Nissan Maxima a excellent car also almost half the price of the BMW an well worth every penny.
#8 of 10 Re: 2011 535i -- Last BMW for me [oozlefinch]
Jul 15, 2011 (6:10 pm)
Well I just checked the sales numbers and it seems that the Mercedes has lost its luster and now is in third place in sales below BMW and Audi. This is an indication that people are buying quality instead of price as Mercedes continues to lower the cost of its vehicles to catch up. The interiors and quality as well as the sound system does not compare to the one in my 528i and I bet it doesn't get anywheres near the 24.3 mpg I am getting driving back and forth to work.
#9 of 10 Re: 2011 535i -- Last BMW for me [oozlefinch]
Dec 28, 2011 (8:59 am)
I have a 2009 528i and have not had any problem with it at all (except for some strange reason I've had more nails in my tires with this car than all of my other cars combined). I'm getting a MB E350 as I want to try something new, there are good incentives now and I've heard good things about it on the forum. It seems that with all cars there are those who have good luck with them and others who have problems. I've seen that with BMW and MB.
#10 of 10 Re: 2011 535i -- Last BMW for me [lawcar]
Jul 09, 2012 (10:23 am)
I own a 2005 BMW 525i with 63K miles and a 2007 MB CLS550 with 64K miles. The 2005 BMW 525i has had so many repairs it is starting to get sickening. I have replaced the transmission at 48K miles, the alternator at 55K miles and the AC Compressor has just gone out. These are just three of the largest ones and counting up the smaller ones it is coming out to around 6K per year to maintain. That is just an average since the transmission alone was over 7K. I have not had a thing go wrong with the CLS. I hear more and more stories about BMWs with issues - the quality is just not there any more.