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1997 BMW 5 Series

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97 BMW 528
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By dasherhart
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1997 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

This car was bought used which saved quite a bit of money. It is very quiet, comfortable and very easy to shift this 5-speed. It is very enjoyable to drive and has great acceleration and handling. The A/C and Heater work very quickly. The backseat leg room is good and trunk space is plenty. Maintenance - the thermostat has been replaced 3 times at no cost and the water pump was replaced after 5 years. The scheduled maintenance for BMW's is a bit pricey but they take care of so many items at one time to keep the car running well.


Favorite Features

Besides the driving, without a doubt, the seat heaters and the heated steering wheel is my favorite feature. It doesn't get very cold in Houston but when it does the heat is instant and comfortable. The heat is also useful for lower back pain and arthritis in hands.


Suggested Improvements

The flimsy broken cup holders are a poor design.


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


Review

I just purchased this car, and man what a fun ride! The only thing that I can complain about is those stinking cupholders!


Favorite Features

Great fun to drive, and boy does it scoot. Smooooooooth!


Suggested Improvements

CUPHOLDERS!


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wonderful 528i
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By jeffjjh
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1997 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

Best car I have ever owned! Not one problem in 60,000 miles. Gets 30 mpg on the highway and 25 to 27mpg just running around. The guality is superb and the car is worth every penny! It rides and drives just like it did when new. 80 mph feels like 55 mph. No wind noise and SOLID at high speeds.


Favorite Features

Just drive one and you will know! You will never go back to your old vehicle!


Suggested Improvements

better am reception


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The best car I have EVER owned
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By jss
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1997 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

WOW! what a car! such good build quality, extremely fun to drive and boom! is it fast or what?


Favorite Features

Everything


Suggested Improvements

Cupholders :)


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I expected more
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By California Driver
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1997 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

My previous car was a '87 BMW 325. Got 257,000 miles with no major repairs - wonderful car. I have 150,000 on this car - just replaced the drive-shaft, control arm is going and some bushings as well. The transmission (auto) has slipped twice and my mechanic tells me it will need to be replaced soon. That's about $7000 total. I expected much better reliability, especially compared to my previous car.


Favorite Features

Handling (I have a Dinan kit installed). Audio system.


Suggested Improvements

Enviro control servos in the dash are unreliable. Overall reliability. Cup holders.


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