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1997 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
Matt_38BG writes:
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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Cons: Very expensive maintenance and outdated error-infested main computer.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.  

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1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
Bradley writes:
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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 Sedan RWDReview
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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 Sedan RWDReview
Tyler writes:
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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 Sedan RWDReview
Richard writes:
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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 Sedan RWDReview
Zach writes:
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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 Sedan RWDReview
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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 Sedan RWDReview
Alex writes:
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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 SeriesReview
Juan writes:
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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 Sedan RWDReview
Vladimir writes:
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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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