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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    1997 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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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 Review
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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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    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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