The 08 528i is my first bmw. I am only the third owner, bought it with 70k miles, and with a clean bill of health from the vehicle history report. I have owned other euro cars but decided to go out of my comfort zone for this one. It most certainly has a great styling to it inside and out. The body lines are modern and pleasing, and the interior quality is prestine as well. For the most part, the car drives very well, quite, smooth, and handles exceptionally well for a base 528i. However, unless you have some extra money lying around, I would not recommend it. This car has had plenty of little problems that require your attention.
I have had to replace the crank shaft prosition sensor and the starter and I have only owned the car for about 4 months. Not to mention my AC is always acting up, sometimes working, sometimes not, and its already been recharged so its something more technical. It isnt the worst car ever in terms of reliability, but could be better.