1998 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

1998 BMW 5 Series Review Ratings

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  • 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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1998 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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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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1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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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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Pretty much everything

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That I don't have it any more

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Everyone Should Try One Of These — I owned this car for 6.5 years, and really enjoyed it: being a 535i, it has a really smooth 3.5 litre V8, mated to a ZF 5 speed automatic transmission. Build quality was like granite, still no squeaks or rattles after 215,000 miles. If these were still made new I'd buy one today. Servicing was cheaper than anything else I've had (apart from my wife's 320d) and I was getting better fuel economy than combined cycle suggested I should be able to get. Not bad considering the speed it went everywhere!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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2014 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2013 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Love The Msport By bmwfan917

Overall nice car. Looks good, handles very well, plenty of features... Decent factory warranty. The runflats give us a peace of mind for long drives. Gas mileage is not bad for a sports car. Around... Read More

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I have no complaints with it. I am sold on a BMW and would never get anything else. Its just amazing. Its drives, handles and runs perfect. Its also great on gas mileage and its roomy. Enough space fo... Read More

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2012 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Nice Appearance. By stonebay124

Not what I expected the vehicle to be.Though attractive in appearance, handling is more of a performance vehicle than a performance/leisure vehicle. Though brand in name is fine, in the future I thin... Read More

Great Vehicle! By Country860

It is a great vehicle and very comfortable and reliable. The 4 cylinder is great on gas but could have a little more pickup power. All the options on the car are great. Plenty of power once you are up... Read More

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2011 BMW 5 Series Reviews

A Great Family Sedan From Bmw By fazmoto

The larger size of this model 5 series (known as F10 body style) makes it a better choice for families than previous generations. The 3.0 liter turbo engine has enough power to make this a real perfor... Read More

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I love this car, the best car that I've ever owned. It's fast, it has a good looking design, excellent comfort, good acceleration, excellent handling, good fuel economy, equipment is so easy to use, t... Read More

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2010 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Addicting! By Rqumsieh

This car is fun to drive. Very powerful on the road, people always compliment on how nice the car looks. Since I started driving the 5 series, I dont think I will be able to switch to any other car, s... Read More

A Sporty Sleeper In Disguise By Longtimer

Tight as a drum, reliable, fun to drive easy or hard, corners like it is on rails - and of course, monumental German engineering through and through, this baby is fun as heck to drive and use as a dai... Read More

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