2015 528 Owner Reviews (3)
Love this car
This is my second BMW, replacing a 2013 328i. Previously I have had two Acuras, two Volvos, and a Mercedes. The only negative I can state is that I wish the steering was a little more direct. Otherwise I am thrilled with the car. The 2.0L 4-cylinder is plenty powerful, and while not the aural delight of BMW's inline sixes, the benefit of 35 MPG highway trips and a 28 MPG average matter more to me. I also find the stop/start to be hugely improved compared to my 328i, barely perceptible. (I noticed a previous review stating the engine shuts off after being stopped for 30 seconds. That is not true. It shuts off immediately the car comes to a stop. This leads me to believe that the "reviewer" does actually have any experience with car, and just posted a bogus review because he hates BMWs.) The iDrive system is the best in the business, the car feels bank vault solid, and the interior design and materials are superb. So far my 528i has had zero defects, just like my 328i before. Finally, I just like the clean and conservative styling inside and out, especially mine in dark gray with the M Sport package.
I am probably done with European Auto's
I have generally been happy with the last 6 BMW 528i vehicles I've leased. I Stress lease as I will turn the car in before the "free service" and bumper to Bumper expire. The problem is every one of these vehicles have had a weird issue such as a clunk when I make a right turn from a stop then start at a traffic signal. I have had two where the heated passenger seat did not heat. The dealer took a leap of faith and totally reprogrammed the cars which left me having to set the remaining settings as if it were a new car. I hate run flats, they are expensive to replace unless you get the insurance. I had two run flats that seemed to pick up nails in such a manner that the tires could not be repaired. So the question remained do I pay $1100 for the unconditional tire warranty or do I take my chances. The so called gas saving feature where the engine shuts off after being stopped for 30 seconds is a useless feature cause most of the time the light changes and I'm ready to roll. Remember, the vehicle uses more gas to restart than if you sat idling for 30 seconds. It's a useless piece of technology and I've saved about 2-3 miles per gallon leaving the feature turned off. It's also something else that will break. I've had some other weird things go wrong. I had one where a xenon headlamp kept blowing out. Thank heavens for the bumper to bumper otherwise I would be looking at $900 for a new assembly. One of the cars that had to be reprogrammed just never drove the same. I had the car for about 6 months, made a deal with the dealer and drove home with a new car, not the color I wanted but at least that car had no problems; should have kept that one. FYI - I had to come back a week later to have the genius show me how to set something. The car the dealer took back was in the rear of the building with a sticker on it "do not sell - return to factory"! We have 2 Cadillac's and they have worked out fine. The second one was sort of hit by lightening while we were stuck in a torrential storm. We lost the CUE system, otherwise the car was fine, the dealer replaced the $4200 system at no charge but then there was the fight with the idiots at Sirius to get them to understand we had a new system hence a new ID. But at the end of the day if I was in the market for a new car I might bite the bullet and get another 528i. Mercedes in that price range are not built as well as the BMW and it turns my gut to see a sticker in the $50K+ range.
AOL user 2015-02-11 18:17:14
i loveed it