1998 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

1998 BMW 5 Series Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 27 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: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 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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Oluyemisi writes:
1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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4

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excelently built

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great car, but won't believe its a four door car,moves like a sports car.

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1998 Bmw 540i — it was a beautiful machine, if you get the chance drive one and tell me what you think. The car is expensive to maintain but it is worth the money in the long run. any questions just email me and would respond appropriately. the frame is solid asa rock can't go wrong with it.at all

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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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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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

65

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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Kim writes:
1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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best car ever

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use much fuel

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Love It — it drives wery good, the braking is exelent. all the sercvis' have been follow'd. front seats is litle tired, but backseat is as good as new. no big repairs. i just love it. use a bit to much gas for my taste, but it will go fast when you do a kick down

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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Matt writes:
1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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fast as hell

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engine misses

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Expensive — Its a luxury car.Its nice to take on trip and take to the golf course. Excellent handling,braking, new motr with 89k, fun to drive geat gas mileage,interior is beautifiul heated seats,steering wheel and sucks in the snow

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandon writes:
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cheaper BMW

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Expencive parts

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Good Car — Car looks nice, the engine is easy to work on except to take off the fan which is mechanical. Not any electrical problems and easy to keep up. Im at 220k now. Preformance wise it is average for a 6 cylinder

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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