1998 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

1998 BMW 5 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 28 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 12 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"build quality" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Kristen writes:
1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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fast, comfortable, economical

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not much room for a family

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Gold Bmw 540i — I love my car! THe performance exceeds all other cars i have owned because of its power. It handlesd smoothly, and stops on a dime. It has no rattles or squeaks. Its a manual 6 speed, V8, leasther, all automatic seat adjustment, sun roof, low profile tires. The gas milage is decent, i get between 25-28 mpg.

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Beamersays writes:
1998 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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4

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Bigger than the 3

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Not as pepe is the 3 series

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The Buddies Car — I didn't buy the card was given to me the buddies car he's in prisonbut its a good car handles nicely its just real will drive but it is fast once its on the highway it does move quite nicely

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brian writes:
1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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4

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Great to just cruise and chill or go mad and relieve stress or anger.

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Parts and whatnot cost a good bit.

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Its A Great Car, I Love It — Handles and performs awesome, brake hard=coming out of seats, accelerate to get right back in your seat, and for being a 4 doors sedan, turns great. I'd say its built quite well, seems to be engineered for durability but not really ease of repair. Insurance aint that much for me, but parts are not cheap at all. Its also every bit capable of 25 mpg with kind highway type of driving, however, how often does that really happen. I love it, fairly easy tame for me and can do anything I ask of it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cody writes:
1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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BMW. The Ultimate Driving Machine. There's a reason this slogan hasnt changed in ages.

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nothing! just wish it was brand new again.

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Just A Damn Good Car! — Performance : inline 6 engine is torquey and quick off the line. Braking is excellent, handling is admirable for a 12 year old machine. Build : for 126,000 miles, it's holding up well Appearance : stylish and classy without being gaudy, BMW's just age well. Cost : 28mph highway, but I always treat it to supreme gas because it deserves it. Fun : for a mid-size sedan, it is damn fun. Just wait til i mod it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Benjamin writes:
1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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3

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"Cushy" ride feel, and plush driving experience.

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a little too boring for performance driving.

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Great Luxury Commuter.....but That's About It. — Very plain "jane" interior looks. The traditional red with black lighting system wears on the eyes during night excursions. Performance was great during long trip travel and allowing for absolute comfort however when asking a little more of the BMW for cornering and power follow through in regards to turns, there was lethargic, sluggish, and even a hesitant reaction when the throttle was applied.

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David writes:
1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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Powerfull, good drivers car, spacious, refined, well equipped

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Thirsty, early exaples had electrical faults

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1998 Bmw 5 Series 540i — Performance: 4.4 V8 is fast. Brakes are great, handles as well as the Saloon which is no bad thing. Build Quality: Good, as expected. Appearance: Good looking, rare alloys Cost of Ownership: Thirsty, don't expect the quoted MPG Fun Factor: Fun to drive, feels safe so you can push it a bit

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Edvin writes:
1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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comfort, performance, fuel economy

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boring

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A Great Daily Driver — Very comfortable and sophisticated car to drive, but almost too boring. This car makes you enjoy normal commuting and 99% of driving, whereas the older models are not as comfortable but can offers thrills this one can't. I've owned it for a little over a year now, and not too much has gone wrong with it. Fuel economy is good for an engine this large.

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Michao writes:
1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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relaiabal

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there isn't

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Love It — it is by all means the car you must have it has great performance it is all purpose car it has luxury and speed the cost of the maintenance aren't so high and its so fun to drive such a car

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jack writes:
1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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its handling

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no cup holders

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I Love It No Matter — performance- acceleration, handling, and brakes are great build quality- few repairs, new front brakes, new tranny appearance- a few small dents, no cupholders cost of ownership- 123,000 miles fun facts- never been pulled over driving this car, it drives great, and is extremely fun no matter what the weather is like

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chris writes:
1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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Above par build quality, lots of room, comfortable and quiet ride with good fuel consumption

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Boring to drive, soft clutch and shifting, HVAC unit is poorly designed and has crappy buttons

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Bmw 528i 5spd Sport Package — The car is very reliable and has good build quality. However its extremely boring to drive and you just blend in with all of the housewifes and old men going to play golf. I have the sport package and its the only way to go because it really enhances the visual appeal of the car. One thing i really don't like is the front bumper design. It is a disaster and a curb catcher. Also to much body roll. The hvac is poorly thought out. For instance in order to turn on rear defrost i have to turn on the hvac. I would suggest this car to the average individual who just wants to get from point A to B. Overall great car but boring.

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