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Made To Drive | S04 E24

BMW E28 5-Series Are the Ideal Family Cars

Dad has a BMW E28, Mom has one too, and when their son was old enough to drive, he knew what he wanted too...
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Doug Hamilton
Doug Hamilton

I drive a 1985 535i converted to -is spec and love it. It’s my only car….with 370K it shows no signs of tiredness and has even started without issue in our recent -12F weather. One of my employees bought one after driving mine, and the proof of the superiority of ’80’s German engineering became apparent when someone in a Dodge SUV turned left right in front of him. In spite of a near 60MPH T-bone impact, my employee was able to unbelt himself, open the driver’s door and step out of the vehicle bruised, but unharmed. No airbags, either. He… Read more »

John Polnik
John Polnik

Gads! This video is so hard to watch. Would someone please take that kid to a drivers DE day. His steering wheel discipline is horrible, and dad’s wasn’t much better with his one handed wheel and hang on to the shift lever thing. Mom had it right, but kept crossing the line. Cute story though. I love the family and the cars. Just wanted to slap some wrists.

Wim De Pril
Wim De Pril

Great video about a lovely car. I learned to drive 25 years ago in my father’s E28 518i and although it obviously lacked the horsepower of a 535i or M5, I still enjoyed it very much. I very rarely see one on the road nowadays here in Belgium and to find one in good condition is a real challenge. Thanks for bringing back some great memories Petrolicious. Keep it up!

Beck
Beck

I thoroughly enjoyed watching this episode! Like always, thanks for discovering and sharing all these unique people and stories behind many great cars!

Benjamin Shahrabani
Benjamin Shahrabani

The days of a nice e28 5 series, especially an M5 are probably over!

Trent Jurewicz
Trent Jurewicz

Are these videos taped on closed roads? If not, GAH DON’T CROSS THE YELLOW!!!

Mark David Bell
Mark David Bell

Another very well done vid! Nice work. You really capture the spirit of why we are enamored with great automobiles.

Ayush Goyal
Ayush Goyal

I have been waiting for the new video for so long, and what a treat guys. Thank You. This has to be one of the best videos you guys have ever produced, especially storywise.

Michael Southgate
Michael Southgate

Nice little family story with their BMWs.

I had a 535i E28 many years ago and I loved that car. I like that it went like the clappers but was understated, discreet almost. Had to sell it when I went to work overseas. Interesting that one family have gone not just for BMW, but one series, unlike my own family, who have 4 Lancias between us but of different models.

Jim Bair
Jim Bair

Bravo, bravo! Great story of family bonding woven with automotive enthusiasm. Totally agree that requiring a young driver to buy their own car instills a much stronger sense of care and responsibility when driving it (ask me how I know).

I’m biased as a long time E28 owner, but I’d still appreciate this story if I wasn’t.

Mate Kosor
Mate Kosor

I recognize these cars, seen them a few times around the town. Those backroads are very pleasing to drive. Great story, great video. Maybe I’ll run into them in my 528.

Ae Neuman
Ae Neuman

what a great video to start the year with !
great people with a shared love for fine cars.
this is beyond criticism.
🙂

Jim Valcarcel
Jim Valcarcel

This video makes me think back to the other E28 videos back in 2013 with Randy Hartmann and Ashley Rodriguez where they speak of their great love for the E28. Great story of this family. Another heart warming video about E28’s and their fine owners. Thanks Petrolicious.

Collin Citrowske
Collin Citrowske

I love this!!! So great to see a family share a similar love for cars. I hope I can share my love for cars with my children someday.

David Schmaus
David Schmaus

Best part of this video is that it shows that this is a good young man. I’m sure his parents are extremely proud. Well maybe those BBS wheels are a little better 🙂