3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I LOVE this car! but...
By c1 on
1998 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan
I bought this car used in great condition w/63,500
on OD. Looked like a new car in and out.
Very good deal-got it for less than my previous VW
This car has a GREAT engine!
Be prepared for high dealer repair cost...
I put in three saturdays of work in the car and
saved over $2000 in labor.
I knew what to look out for- the stock shocks are
almost always blown by 50,000, but I would have
switched to Bilstiens anyways. Put in a new water
pump and thermostat , changed all the fluids and
Did a once over on the car-Not bad for a used car
that should be bullet proof for a while now.
The Engine is a beast!
Although the stock sport suspension would be
more than adequate for most buyers, with some
suspension and wheel and tire tuning, this car will
eat the road, still be comfortable, with luxury and
room to spare. Just what the doctor ordered to go
with my new twins!
The dealer will treat you like you have money to
throw around- so be prepared for the high cost of
labor and parts.
In general this is a very well built car-but if you
want a get it and forget it car this might not be the
one for you.
Look out for -suspension,cooling system,vdo