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Why Make the Seven
Pros: Luxury personified
Cons: Luxury personifiedI recently took ownership of a 2011 535xdrive. I never drove the vehicle since I had owned two prior 5 series vehicles. This car is as close to pure luxury when kep the the comfort mode as anything you can find. It is much larger and rommier than it's predecessor. In the sport mode, it behaves a little more like what we would expect, but still not quite what it was. I think there are going to be a lot of BMW enthusiasts who are not happy with this car for the above reasons. I dont know who would buy the seven. You can buy a 550 and save 15k. Since I am not a kid anymore (67) and I have an E550 coupe that in the sport mode or otherwise feels much more sporty than the BMW I can live with it and enjoy it. It is still a techno monster. But overall i would endorse it
Pros: Comfort access seats. I leave them active all the time for when you get into corners that just grab you and keep you in place.
Cons: Fuel economyGreat car. The BMW badge says it all, 'The Ultimate Driving Machine' It's a great car to drive, handles well, awesome power, and seats 4 adults comfortably if you're going out. Just a fun car. It definitely doesn't go easy on the fuel. Other than that I love it.
Pros: Saddle Brown Interior ( Leather )
Cons: Absent Automatic Tailgate feature.Great Vehicle, fun to drive, no negatives
The legend continues
Pros: acceleration and handling
Cons: a bit more head roomThe brand new 535 for 2011 is by a considerable margin, the best yet. Longer, wider and more luxurious. The new turbo 6 is fab. Everything about the car is fun. Pure driving pleasure
Pros: seat memory
Cons: bouncy ridewould be nice if the rear seats could lay flat for more cargo space
like driving in your living roomThe best SUV EVER.
BMW 330i - Love the drive, hate the expences!!
Cons: Poor Built of some parts and poor electronics!Pros: Fantastic Handling, less power compared to competition like the Lexus IS350. The steptronic tranny is nice. Average fuel efficiency. Cons - Suspention parts falling apart only at 80,000km, few sensors needed change, all brakes had to be replaced, rust and even much more. All this after babying the car with everything best. My 2004 Accord has 180,000 km and till date had not needed any parts replaced except the front brakes and rotors. Much more comfortable as well.