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By Paul the Preacher
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1997 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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I purchased this car used July 2007 with 150,000 miles. I love this car. The previous owner took good care of it. It's like new on the inside. If gas was cheaper I would have a million miles on it. I only have 181,000 mile. It is a joy to drive. I've only had minor issues with it, and they all are covered in other reviews. cup holder, battery dies, tie rod, and alarm system a little crazy. I will purchase at least 2 more.


Best Features

Safety; 7 airbags. Great quality leather, trim package, handling,


Worst Features

Fix the electrical problems and the cup holders. Lower the price so everyone can afford one.


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what a great car
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By bobbybuche
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1997 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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I just purchased a 1997 528i yesterday and the car only had 65,000 miles on it. The car is great it feels like I'm riding on rails and the suspension beats the heck out of my old explorer. I have seen a few people talk about wind noise from the front windshield and what you need to do is pull of the weather stripping and lay down a very small bead of silicon and place a small piece of rope on the inside of the groove of the seal when you reinstall the window pull the rope back out al the way around and this will provide the best seal and will eliminate the wind noise I guarantee. Other than that the car is amazing.


Best Features

i just love the seats, my explorer's seats were horrible cold pleather and these are soo much nicer and they actually have adjustable head rests so people over 6 foot if they get rear ended don't get their neck bent over the back of the seat hooray.


Worst Features

None really I love everything about the late 90s bmws they just look great to me and not so much like a spaceship with the new ones.


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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Farhan haque
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1997 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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it is a well know fact that E39 (97- 02) is among the best BMWs. For its size, it has matchless handling. few cars of this era has heated steering. All controls inside are intuitive. Exterior is matchless and even now it does not look dated, in fact is still a head turner. You hear the bump but you dont feel it, suspension is so good. Compared to its competitors, E class or Lexus GS, it's sportier and should be the choice of a car enthusiast.


Best Features

Handling, heated steering, suspension and shocks, the way it handles corners, looks.


Worst Features

Perfect mid size sedan.


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Great car
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By frick
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1997 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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This is my 4th BMW and was purchased with 320,00 km cheap. Car needed struts, control arm, tie rods, rear ball joints, stab links and cvv. After doing all the work this car runs and drives like new. Body had small rust on back trunk lid (repaired) shined back up to almost new condition after 10 Canadian winters. Good value for used car.


Best Features

Handling handling handling


Worst Features

Small electrical probs, parts are expensive but last


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Love the car but my wallet doesn't!!
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By Al
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1997 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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My second bmw. I had a 325i before and loved it. Decided to get the 528i later. Car is great. Love all the features and the DRIVE!


Best Features

Heated steering wheel, AM/FM control on steering wheel, heated seats, sun roof, Nice grip on the road! Love all the girls that stare!!


Worst Features

Lower the price on the parts!!!


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