"I've owned my 2007 530I for 4 years. I've only had two mechanical issues with the car. I had a bird hit my coolant radiator and had to have it replaced and a wheel bearing went out. Both cost about $1600 combined to have fixed. General Maintenance is higher than a normal car of any origin but you can do it yourself and save big. Other than these few things, this car has been fun to drive. It has been one of the better cars I have owned. I had a Honda before this with 190,000 miles and not issues so I was concerned about reliability and it has been good. I would recommend this car to anyone interested. I'm going to buy a used one for my daughter."
"Germans historically speaking have build outstanding Rockets and Autos...and in the case of the 550i with the Sports Package they have done BOTH!! They matched the V-8 turbine like engine to a technically advanced suspension and massive brakes to produce a near perfect automobile. Complaints about cup holder placement is just silly, and if one really needs high miles per gallon or low cost service/maintenence then Honda makes a better choice for you. If on the other hand you want to LOVE what you drive for pure driving sake...the 550i is BEST!"
Cons: "CUP HOLDERS ARE TERRIBLE, MAINTENANCE IS VERY HIGH"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"GREAT DRIVING CAR, BUT DOERS NOT RETAIN HIGH ENOUGH RESALE VALUE. THE CUP HOLDERS ARE TERRIBLE !! THE MAINTENANCE IS VERY HIGH. JUST A BATTERY FOR IT WAS $500.00 IT HUGS THE ROAD EXTREMELY WELL. THE INTERIOR HOLDS UP VERY GOOD. THE GAS MILEAGE IS VERY GOOD. STILL FEELS LIKE A NEW CAR EVEN AFTER I HAVE DRIVEN IT FOR 119,000 DEPENDABLE MILES."
Pros: "Holds great value, PERFORMANCE, looks, style"
Cons: "Does not have a auxiliar entry in the car stereo"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I cant overstate how glad I am I ever came across this car; I used to change cars every 2 years, have had 7 years now, I can keep making excuses for not exchanging it ( and my purchasing power has increased over the last 7 years); , I do have to say that my car has the Sport package and I would never get a BMW without it ( used to own a 330XI before this); how stylist and WHAT an AMAZING performance. after 7 years still performs and looks great......; in 7 years I have spent less than $1,000 in 2 repairs."