Stay away from the BMW 535i.This is going to be the toughest decision ever... Sway me either way?
The problems I experienced related to the fuel system, but not the fuel pump. I have read online where others experienced the same problem I did.scfishnman did you have the fuel pump problem with your 2011 F10 535i
I also know many BMW owners that have had no issues. They are both good cars. Unfortunately for BMW the new 5 has some first year gremlins. That so few gremlins are making such news is a testament to the popularity of BMW. I had a 2005 Passat Diesel that everyone warned me about. I never had a single issue with that car for the 130K+ miles I kept it. I think that folks need to keep in mind that most posters on the internet are having a problem, so, there is a built in statistical bias on complaints. From a number of problems per number of vehicles sold, BMWs are likely no worse than anything else out there. That said, I love my BlueTEC.Strange how so many are saying stay away from bmw. I absolutely loved the bmw's I've owned, and have never had any issues with them mechanically speaking. I'm in the same boat you are. My lease on my 09 w211 is up in July. I'm choosing between the E350 and 535i. I've yet to test drive the 535i, I will once i get closer to my lease date. But, i'm assuming with the twin turbo motor, it's a fun drive.