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1997 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
Leigh writes:
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Who Needs An M5? — Performance = plenty of pulling power, as for the car? Cost of Ownership = expensive to run and to keep in tip top tune. Fun Factor = brings a smile to my face every time i boot it...which is every 10 mins........

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

Pros: it's a v8...no other reason

Cons: if you can't afford petrol..don't buy one

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1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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Manual, Classic, & Luxurious — I like the classic look of the old school five series sedans, plus driving manual is unquestionably better than automatic. The color of british racing green gives a sleek look to the car that any BMW lover could like a lot.

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

Pros: Manual, Classic, & Luxurious

Cons: Performance isn't all that great.

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1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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Bmw 528i -97 — Handling is good, good brakes, would like an sport exhaust?! build quality is great, no squeaks, no rattles etc. apperance is great, white outside, black inside with black lists. It fun to drive. Y┬┤all have a nice day! peace!

Pros: good handling, clean look, WHITE, black 19" rims. Great sound (audio)

Cons: angeleyes to yellow locking

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1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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Fantastic — I simply love it. It was amazing. Every drive was nothing but pleasure. Extremely comfortable & quick. Wonderful, classic styling too. The only downside was that she was just a little thirsty. I found out afterwards that a friend achieved much more mpg out of his, so maybe she wasn't just right.

Pros: Pure pleasure

Cons: None at all

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1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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Test Drive A Bmw 528i — Power and handeling is wounderfull love everything about the car the most comfortable seats of ant car i have owned. transmision shifts very smooth.Tha radio has many different opptions as weather band 10 speaker sound system . the power windows have auto down and auto up as well.

Pros: best handeling car i ever owend

Cons: wish i had a newer one

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1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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Sweet Sweet Beemer — accreration is a little on the down side, but the engine has 300k miles on it and it still starts and runs liike tis brand new. the car has hold its own through the years, however the front bumber its comeing off and little things such as the speedometer have stopped working. but other than that its a great driveing machien and it a blast to drive.

Pros: car is amazing handler and sweet looks

Cons: speedometer is broken, horse power is a little on the low side

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1997 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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Not The Best Starting Car, But An Amazing Ride When You Can Afford It. — I've raced it many times. Car performs like a dream. All components are stock and I still dominate most cars. The car's maintenance fees are the only downside. All the basics are free, but if anything breaks it's at least 5000 to fix. It also only gets around 16 mpg. with an 18 gallon tank it adds up quickly. Car is F.U.N. to drive right down to the true meaning of the word. You really notice the quality of a BMW when you take your first drive right down to your last. Even the 11 year old DSP sound system beats most cars.

Pros: Performance, Reliability, Quality, Appeal, Sound, Feel, Apearance

Cons: Cost, Gas Mileage, Brake Dust

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1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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Ageing Executive Car — Once upon a time in the late 1990s, this car was king of the 'executive' car class. Handles much better than its rivals, namely Audi's A6 and Mercedes Benz's E-Klasse, with advanced features implemented to the car at such an early time. When new, handles beautifully, and engine runs very smoothly and very responsive. Top speed went up to its claimed figure of 232 km/h. But as time goes by, and prone to wear-and-tear problems, the once glorious car has aged. Top speed now is around 195-200 km/h, and acceleration is significantly reduced, but still is a charmer and pleasure to drive at such age!

Pros: Up-to-date looks, great manual-box! Size is perfect. 46mm less width than its replacement, the E60, proves very crucial in terms of handling.

Cons: Starts to age, and performance deteriorates over time.

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1997 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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Great Highway Car — DRive from state to state smooth ride with enough power to get threw traffic

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:50,000

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1997 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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An Absolute Beast — I've only had it for around 3500 miles, but for that time it has been a dream. 0-60 is faster than just about any mustang you can find out there, and it looks a lot better doing it too. The handling is superb in the dry, good in the wet (particularly if you enjoy a little drifting here and there!), and scary in the snow. The 6 speed manual transmission is flawless, and easy to drive whether you are flying around twisty back roads or sitting in traffic. Besides for the gas guzzling V8 under the hood (expect about 17 mpg average unless you drive like a total granny), this thing is just awesome!

Pros: Ridiculously fast, handles like a car half the size, looks awesome from behind which is good since thats all you ever get to see

Cons: Chugs gas like a polish man chugs vodka

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2019 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2018 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Maxlive13

Wrong color. I want white exterior with black interior and must have M package. Thank you. Read More

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2017 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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