Used 1999 BMW 5 Series Sedan Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

1999 Bmw 5-series - Consumer Reviews

1999 BMW 5 Series Sedan

Average Consumer Rating

65 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific 5 Series model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
99 528i
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By czego82
on

Vehicle

1999 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

Purchased the car with 110,000miles and sold it with 200,000. Owned the car for 3 years and during that time other then $30 per oil change every 10k i had to spend $100 on new water pump. THAT IS IT. This car costed me nothing to own. If you are looking for a nice car that requires little to no maintenance - this is a car to get. Very good engine that has no problems, good performance and good MPG (30mpg on highway at 60mph).


Favorite Features

Reliability, low cost to own, comfort, fun to dirve.


Suggested Improvements

NONE


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

99 528i
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By AA
on

Vehicle

1999 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought this vehicle used in 07 with 85K. This vehicle was been a joy to own. No major issues at this time just the basic maint. I know it's just a matter of time. Might have to sell soon to avoid costly repair bills.


Favorite Features

int/ext and how it handles.


Suggested Improvements

cup holders


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Worst car I've ever had
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By hovious
on

Vehicle

1999 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

Drives great when its not being repaired which is every other week, I'll take a Honda with all upgrades over an over priced over rated BMW. Sell before warranty expires or be ready to empty your wallet.


Favorite Features

comfortable handles great when it runs


Suggested Improvements

cup holders trans.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By alan robinson
on

Vehicle

1999 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan


Review

Acquired 5 years ago - this is a sport car sedan. Driven properly it has no serious maintenance issues. It does run through tires every 25,000 miles. Avoid around town driving - best if driven on interstates at 70 mph minimum 30 minutes. Basically, I drive it 1-2 days per week for pleasure. An extremely powerful vehicle that clings to the road. It is the ultimate driving machine.


Favorite Features

acceleration/handling/sound system/accommodations/sun roof/handling


Suggested Improvements

cup holders


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

A Costly Mistake
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Markscars16
on

Vehicle

1999 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

When I first purchased this car it looked great as far as paint, along with fit and finish. It also rode well but needed more power. But from 2004 which is when I purchased the car with about 42,000 miles on it from a one owner until now with 100000 miles on it, I have spent over $6500 dollars on brakes, power steering leaks, power window motors, head and tail lamp shorts, transmission problems, and other engine and electrical issues! These cars are over priced, over rated and you will pay bigtime after the 4 year new car warranty is gone! This car is a NO! NO! The Germans need to wake up as the Americans are doing now!


Favorite Features

Ride quality. Comfortable seating. Handling. They are very comfortable cars to ride in.


Suggested Improvements

Yes, the cupholders are terrible. Fix them! Make the aluminum wheels stronger because if you hit a big enough pothole without even going very fast, they dent and it will cost you $350 dollars to replace one! Engine should have been more powerful.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411