1999 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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    1999 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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    Bmw 528i — BMW....just sheer the driving pleasure... Acceleration? No doubt about it.... Build Quality? Very solid.... Appereance? Very good for the old car... Maintenance? Not so expensive Especially for 528i, it is a true perfect balance machine. And at last.....girls like man drive BMW.... I recommend this car for all of you..

    Pros: Perfect Balance Machine

    Cons: Nothing

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    1999 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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    My Beemer — fuel economy, build quality, overall performance and looks feels great on the road leather seats and sunroof are a great combination with all the options this vehicle has including a tape deck and six stack cd player and a fun car toi drive well ithink so anyway best car i have owned.

    Pros: drive

    Cons: price to repair

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    1999 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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    Bmw 5323i — Great performance, speed rush, high quality and reliability, excellent stability and behaviour on the road, appealing look and aggressive lights, although high consumption and costly maintenance expenses. Too bad that it is too stable and drift is almost impossible unless the ASD is manually removed. Comfortable and yet very sporty

    Pros: Look, performance, stability, toughness

    Cons: consumption

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    1999 BMW 5 Series Review
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    My Bmw E39 — I like the agressive look and the performance, I dislike the appetite for fuel, very comfortable and yet sporty. Great handling and stability, impressive feeling of train on tracks. Good shape of all the general aspect, I don't feel that I get tired of looking at it. I really enjoy driving it

    Pros: Look, performance

    Cons: Consumption

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    1999 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    One Of The Finest 5 Series Car Made By Bmw. — Overall, I can say this car is an amazing and lovely car. First of all, the car carries a 4.4L V8 engine with 286 hp and it has the torque of about 324 ft-lbs at 3600 rpms. The chassis is solid and well built, thus making the car very safe. The car also has a very nice and smooth feel to it and I personally enjoy driving it.

    Pros: Very fast and powerful car, built very solidly, reliable car, luxurious, and fun to drive.

    Cons: Has a lot of small problems, and it takes a lot of money to modify/fix. The mpg on this car sucks a lot as well.

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    1999 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    Best E39 Money Can Buy — BMW 540i. Very powerful car and closest to a E39 M5. Equipped with an auto gear and loaded with options like: Nappa leather, full AC schnitzer bodykit, Original M5 rims, head lamp washer, rain detector, M5 Bootlid, roof aerial, AC Schnitzer exhaust.

    Pros: Everything is good

    Cons: Probably the price. Paid close to $330,000 and not fuel economical.

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    1999 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    V8, 286hp And 440 Nm — Heaps of power, not so reliable automatic gearbox, 18 inch wheel, 255/35-18 at the rear, tonnes of grip

    Pros: Engine and wheels

    Cons: Gearbox that stuffs up

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    1999 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    I Guarantee You Will Never Regret Buying This Car. — This car was made for the driver that must have it all. It’s a true luxury sports car that makes no compromises in either luxury or performance. You get the quietness, comfort, and refinement of a 5-series along with a brutal 315hp V8 and the track-tuned suspension from an M5. The cabin is absolutely silent below 30mph, and at higher speeds there is only minor audible intrusion from the wind and the pavement. Road noise can be annoyingly noticeable on rougher roads, though. The BMW premium stereo provides deep, warm bass and crystal clear mids and highs. It exhibits no distortion even at relatively high volumes. Thanks to the balanced suspension sourced from the M5 (BMW's top-of-the-line sports sedan), this machine corners flat at any speed, right up to the limit of grip. The excellent Dynamic Stability Control works so well it appears to bend the laws of physics. It’s a proprietary BMW system which combines traction control, stability control, and anti-lock braking to keep you planted on the road even when you should be tumbling end-over-end into a tree. And unbelievably, it doesn't interfere with driving the car the way you want to drive it. Steering feedback is diminished by the generous power assist, but it’s enough to give the driver confidence in the bends. This car is truly a two-faced beast. Cruising at 65 on the freeway it’s an enclave of tranquility, with the engine turning at under 2000rpm in 6th gear. But when the need for an overtake suddenly arises, just slam the shifter into 4th, match the revs, drop the clutch and the car surges to 85mph in an instant. If you decide that you must have one (which I guarantee you will after your test drive), expect to pay $7,000 to $8,000 for an example in excellent condition from a private seller, or $8,000 to $9,000 at a dealership. But be prepared for the high cost of ownership—when the time comes for a major repair, you’ll find that BMW parts are far from cheap. Even the oil is $9 per liter, and power steering fluid is $22 a liter. The rapid depreciation may have lowered the cost of entry to owning a high-class German automobile, but the maintenance is just as expensive as the day the car rolled off the lot. The price of parts is still proportional to the original MSRP of around $60,000. You will spend about $1,200 to $3,600 a year on routine and preventative maintenance, depending on the condition and age of the vehicle. Fight the temptation to purchase a much cheaper example with known issues or a poor service history. If you do, I recommend setting aside another $6,000 for returning the car to showroom condition. One final tidbit of advice: if you make the decision to put an E39 in your driveway, you should do your best to combat the stereotype of BMW drivers as stuck-up pricks. This is exactly the kind of car you'll want to brag about to your friends, but by all means DON'T. You'll come off as snobby and they'll leave you for someone who drives a Honda. Bottom line: If you can afford the maintenance and are willing to give up talking to people about your car, this machine could be the best purchase you'll ever make.

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

    Pros: -The comfort, practicality, and features of a luxury sedan, with the power, handling, and driving experience of a sports car.

    Cons: -Makes any other car you drive feel inferior.
    -The potentially good gas mileage is hard to attain when you can't resist the urge to put that 315 hp to good use.

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    1999 BMW 5 Series 528i Review
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    65

    Perfect Mix Of Sportiness & Luxury — If you are looking for a car for Quiet and Luxurious driving with all cool amenities and when you want to give a ride for other power hogs on the road, this car has got tons of low RPM torque. Lots of fun to drive

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to Drive, Perfect luxury, Enough power (esp. with 5 speed), Very Safe, Solid feel, Can't stop driving!

    Cons: Electrical and sensor issues; Maintenance tends to get expensive as the car gets older

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    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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