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By Itstoobeautiful
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1998 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

The styling of the E39 is perfect--
understated, sensuous, mysterious, and
with the right wheel package, subtly
aggressive. Performance is incredible--
tracks through corners like it's on
rails, accelerates quickly, cruises
effortlessly at speed. Leather is
buttery soft.

This is the kind of car you will never
tire of driving. Haven't had any
mechanical issues yet. It will need
routine maintenance and parts replaced
as it has 100k miles on it. Still--it
drives like it's brand new. Smooth,
quiet, and fast.

This car is just plain beautiful.


Best Features

Interior lighting at night; exterior styling; comfort; brakes; roominess.


Worst Features

cupholder design/strength; AM radio reception; need a 12V power supply for rear seat.


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Great Car!
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By SLW
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1998 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought this car with 47,000 obviously
well cared for miles on it. Great
speed and handling with nearly every
conceivable luxury. As previously
mentioned cupholder are nearly
worthless but not that important to me.
Service light has a mind of its own and
I wish it would burn out. Why there is
a gas economy gage and no oil pressure
gauge is a mystery to me. You don't
buy this model for great fuel economy.
I would definitely recommend this car to
anyone who is looking for a sports
sedan. You probably better buy the
extended warranty though just to be
safe.


Best Features

Acceleration, handling and styling. Very nice interior.


Worst Features

Substitute oil pressure gauge for MPG gauge. Move clock to instrument cluster. Fix the gremlins in the service sensors. Add power lumbar support as standard.


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My wife hates it???
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By L. Lindahl
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1998 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

This is the finest car I have ever
owned. Recently we moved to NC where
almost everyone drives a truck, so of
course I talked my wife into trading
in her 94 Volvo 850 turbo wagon in on
a new Tundra which I now drive,
giving her the privledge of driving
the BMW. She hates it??? She claims
the most comfortable seats in the
world are hurting her legs, and the
dash controls are too complicated. I
keep offering to let her have the
truck, but she doesn't want to drive
something that big everyday. We will
soon be trading in this beautiful
classic for a new Cross Country,
breaking my 18 year streak of owning
BMW's. It's too bad the truck is so
practical.


Best Features

I have never owned a car that puts the driver in such a perfect position between the seat and the steering wheel for enjoying the incredible handling this car puts forth.


Worst Features

The cup holders should have been recalled long ago. They really are a driving hazzard if you make the mistake of using them.


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Worth the wait.....
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By dlgseattle
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1998 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

Friends in our small Midwest town
cannot understand why I "settled" for
this car when a new Chevy could have
been purchased for the same price. If
they could only drive this beauty,
they would understand. The
performance and handling of this car
is pure joy compared to its American
counterparts. In addition to being
rock solid at 90+MPH (reflecting it's
autobahn roots), it handles the
tightest of curves like a steel
rollercoaster. I can barely stand to
drive the family minivan anymore!


Best Features

Steady ride, polished looks, great brakes. Automatic traction control gives this rear-wheel drive vehicle surprising control on snowy roads. Interior is comfortable and the heated seats are heaven on cold mornings.


Worst Features

The cupholders are a joke - particularly the back ones. Wish there was some type of storage in the center console, seems like wasted space as is.


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The best car!
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By TampaBMW
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1998 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

This car is awesome except for the old
school windows on a pulley. The are
expensive to replace!


Best Features

acceleration


Worst Features

windows


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