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Pros: I drive. Not too clustered interior classy
Cons: TOO many silly electrical problems
Advice: Live close to dealer and make sure they give you free 24hrs loaners, you are gonna need it! Nooo kiddin.. :)WAY TOO many silly problems! Why do you think of all cars BMW gives you the best warranty on service? Haha, you get the point :) If you live close to the dealer and don't mind their nice rentals buy the car. My friend bought a new BMW550 and same thing. It's a bit heavy on a start-up, you never get the pushing into the seat feeling, but once you get it going it accelerates nicely. Great on turns, just don't try 60 on turns on sandy roads, snow or gravel, you'll lose control. Happened to me in Vegas. Simple and classy iterior, not too clustered like most newer cars. Beige interior looks the best but hard to keep clean. I love it and I hate it :)
Cons: capability in the snow
Advice: its a pricey car but its worth every penny if you can afford it.this is a beautiful car. it still retains the bmw values, and it still holds the performance you would expect from a 5 series. the luxury features of this car are abundant. the cars looks might take you a while to be accustomed to, other than that, its only downfall is that it is not very good in the snow, which is why i have my suv. all in all this is a great car but only if you can afford it.