1998 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: I'll Drive It Another 10 Years
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1998 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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528i Sedan (2.8L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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I'll Drive It Another 10 Years
By jkhuddy on

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1998 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan

Review

Rock solid at 150K miles. Replaced all cooling components (pump, radiator, thermostat & housing, belts) as a precaution at 140K. Just replaced the struts (they didn't owe me a thing.) Great gas mileage (30+ on highway); having a manual tranny helps. Looks good, handles great, safe and comfortable. Best six cylinder on the market. Bullet-proof drive train. Mine is Canyon Red, which looks great on this car.

Best Features

Engine/drive train and suspension. Handling. Fuel efficiency. Structural integrity. Reliability. Easy to work on (really!) Parts aren't too bad if you know where to shop.

Worst Features

Cupholders? The Germans didn't want us to have them anyway. Drive the car and have your coffee at the diner. Less plastic in critical cooling system components.
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