1997 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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Users ranked 1997 BMW 5 Series against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    Displaying 11 - 20 of 32 1997 BMW 5 Series reviews.

    1997 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    65

    The Best Production Car In The World In 1997 — With a Dinan computer upgraded program, this particular BMW "topped out" at 165 mph several years ago on a very desolate stretch of Minnesota freeway. Probably could have wound up another 10 mph but I was topped out. Car is extremely maneuverable, agile and absolutely great in an all-out emergency accident avoidance situation. Better than the two-seater sports car my wife drives. At a 100, the BMW feels like 75 in most cars.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: 12 years later the car looks and drives like new. Fabulous sound system

    Cons: Very expensive maintenance and outdated error-infested main computer. Has cooling system problems every other year.  

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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    1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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    45

    Bmw — This car is comfortable. There ant much room in the back seats. but its still nice. ITS FAST!!! i had it up to 137mph but shhh ;) there color ant all that bad its a DARK forrest green. idc for the rims

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: its a BMW

    Cons: ugly rims haha

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    1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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    65

    Fun First Car — With work they are fun. Stock they float around the roads and they impress old men who enjoy golfing. They can be a pain to upkeep but its all fun in the end. Parts are costley for them and the are OBD II. You gotta pay to play!

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

    Pros: Baller status

    Cons: $ hole

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    1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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    35

    The Ultimate Driving Machine. — Its like drive a mobile living room. The smooth shifting ZF 5 speed, with the sachs sports clutch it a match made in heaven. The build quality is impeccable , the car refuses to squeak even over the most treacherous terrain. The car also has a timeless look and will likely be the last "classic" BMW.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Build

    Cons: Handling

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    1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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    Best Car I've Ever Had But I Can't Afford A New One, But I Will Do In The Future. — Does exactly what the brochure says. It's a driver's car. 142mph, 28mpg on long runs, only 18 around town, but you accept this with this sort of car. If you can't afford to run it don't buy it. Interior is comfortable, functional switches, ultra-reliable. Maintenance can be expensive but it never broke down in 17 years. Regular oil and anti-freeze changes essential. Alluminium head and cast iron bottom so watch the water levels. Fun? This is the best driver's car ever. Goes where you point it and never scares you.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's a BMW! Best car ever. Ultra reliable and fast if you want it.

    Cons: If you can't afford the petrol and insurance don't buy one.

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    1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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    Love It, Dont Regret Anything About It — Great car but very expensive... I like it because it offers everything a car should have and most cars dont even have today. It shows you the advances in BMWs build compared to other cars being that my car is over 10 years old.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Offers everything a car should have

    Cons: EXPENSIVE

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    1997 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    Bmw 540i — this car amazing smooth ride and can hadle turns better than anything ive driven, great sound system and gps, amazing gas mileage for a 4.4l v8 i love it and would recommend this car to anyone it is very very great

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

    Pros: everything

    Cons: umm cant think of any other than the car is too quite for me

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    1997 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    My Bmw 540i — The car is amazing. after 12 years this car still drives like a freaking race car. Got it to 145mph on a freeway without a problem and still could go faster but didnt want to push it coz i have a check engine light because of my o=o2 sensor. Destroyed my friends 2008 accord v6 and almost stayed up with 08 mustang bullitt. The only problem is the maintenance.

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

    Pros: POWER, Torque, fun to drive, style...and much more....

    Cons: Gas milage and maintanance cost

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    1997 BMW 5 Series Review
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    '83 Bmw 528e — its is actually my brothers 1983 bmw 528e really old car. missing a few things when we got it. radio speakers. power... amazing cars now but since its old a lot of fragile things are breaking like door handles and now its not locking all bad but if maintain properly its a nice car. good drift car.. no reason :D

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: great acclaration, large space.

    Cons: old,fragile, no ac, expensive replacement parts.

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    1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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    I Ll Buy It No Matter Wat — unbolivabule handling on dry and wet weather.lot of power good trucking control all toys include,good look and beautiful filing when you are cursing on 80mile per h.my favorite part is the Surat system in this car.the music is pure like you are at the concert.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: buy it

    Cons: expencive for fixing

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 BMW 5 Series Reviews

    Excellent, Safe, Quick Enough, And Large Storage. By sjcdal

    wifes daily driver. She says just about once a week..."I love my car". After a long time away from BMW, this car has been a pleasant surprise. Nice looks, fairly quick, safe, solid auto. No compl... Read More

    A Pleasure To Drive By Joeadp

    awesome drive with all the bells nd whistles...takes about a week to get comfortable with bmw idrive.......seems intuitive after a week. great gas mileage n added bonus for a car this size. love the... Read More

    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

    Its The Best By ashishbrar

    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

    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

    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

    Bmw By bmerguy

    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

    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 Jack

    Fun driving, sports sedan ONLY as BMW can formulate such a delightful balance between form and function. Tight as a drum, reliable, fun to drive easy or hard, corners beautifully and sticky. Rigorou... Read More

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