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1998 BMW 5 Series Review
Joeyvolvo333 says:
vs1998 Volvo S70
1998 BMW 5 Series winning categories:
  • Power
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
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Would Buy Ranked 1998 Volvo S70 better.
"I would on the S70 simply because it would probably be cheaper to operate the BMW is a great car butt I think Swedish engineering is top-notch of huge Volvo fan so I would have to go with the S70"
1998 BMW 5 Series 525iReview
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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

Pros: Bigger than the 3

Cons: Not as pepe is the 3 series

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1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
Brian writes:
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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

Pros: Great to just cruise and chill or go mad and relieve stress or anger.

Cons: Parts and whatnot cost a good bit.

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1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
David writes:
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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

Pros: Pretty much everything

Cons: That I don't have it any more

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1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
Kim writes:
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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

Pros: best car ever

Cons: use much fuel

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1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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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.)

Pros: Powerfull, good drivers car, spacious, refined, well equipped

Cons: Thirsty, early exaples had electrical faults

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1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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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

Pros: fast as hell

Cons: engine misses

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1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
Cody writes:
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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

Pros: BMW. The Ultimate Driving Machine. There's a reason this slogan hasnt changed in ages.

Cons: nothing! just wish it was brand new again.

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1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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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

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: cheaper BMW

Cons: Expencive parts

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1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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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

Pros: its handling

Cons: no cup holders

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