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Ultimate Driving Machine Requires Repair
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By AD
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2000 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan


Review

Without question, the finest vehicle I have ever driven or owned in terms of the driving experience. On the other hand, without question the most expensive vehicle to keep in top running condition. I purchased the car with 82k miles where the car was a single owner with all maintenance up to date. In the 15k miles I owned it, I replaced a radiator, rear brakes, oxygen sensor, air mass flow meter, belts, radiator cap and rear ball joints. Also, had multiple issues passing state inspection due to Check Engine Light (where mechanic could not fix) In comparing other Bimmer owners, my experience is consistent... Ultimate Driving Machine that is Expensive to Own


Best Features

Performance, Ride, Handling, Braking. Once went from 90 to 30 as quickly as possible due to lane infringement - car never shook or quivered - just stopped on a dime. Saved us from a nasty accident.


Worst Features

Interior quality is suspect in a couple of areas: cup holders, rattles in dash, and plastic seat modlings on driver side break and cause power motors in seat to disconnect. Overall, I would say BMW needs to improve reliability. For a $55k car, repairs should be less of an issue.


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Favorite Car Ever
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By cbren007
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2000 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

After 6 1/2 years and 123,000 miles, it's time to get a new one. Best car I have ever owned. Aside from Cam Sensors,a Blower Resistor and a power steering hose, only other thing I have done is std stuff like change the Oil. Rule of thumb with BMW is never to use the dealer unless it is a electrical problem and you will save big bucks. Manual and sport pkg is the only way to go. Great performance and avg 25MPG. Car, both inside and outside looks like it did the day I drove it off the lot and performs like new. Unreal fit and finish that lasts and is a Gold Standard for automobiles. My new 530i is on order and I can't wait. Expensive yes, but worth it if you love to drive.


Best Features

Handling, good power, outstanding 5 spd manual. Build quality.


Worst Features

Cup holders


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Pricey to own
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By Daddio
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2000 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


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Greetings fellow beamer owners to be. Well this is by far the nicest car I have ever owned. It has everything you will ever need speed, comfort, luxury. A few things to be aware. Servicing this monster is VERY expensive. Cup holders stink, and it could use a better radio for the money.


Best Features

performance, comfort, the feel of a powerful machine on the road


Worst Features

cup holders, updated radio, and more reasonable serving prices.


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It is almost perfect for me.
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By Edmond
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2000 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


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Solid car. No major problems. The following items have been repaired or fixed so far: 1. cam position sensor. 2. Water pump. 3. thermostat. 4. Seatbelt harness cause the SRS light on. Almost all the parts you can order from the internet for very cheap price.


Best Features

1. Sport seat - it can't be more comfortable. 2. 2.8 I6 engine - smooth, fuel efficient, and powerful. 3. Sport suspension.


Worst Features

1. Cup holders broke within a year. 2. Foldable back seat should be standard. 3. Wind noise from the sunroof. (you can close the roof cover to get rid of it) 4. Stronger windshield and foglight glass.


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My first car from across the pond...
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By skent
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2000 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan


Review

Confidence inspiring. That really sums it up. This car has legendary handling, more than adequate power and killer brakes. This is my first BMW and it will not be my last. I was a little concerned about the maintenace stories, but after having the car a while and doing some research on maintaining this car and some of the cures to common issues, I'm not at all worried. Love the styling in and out. The style #66 wheels are my favorite as well.


Best Features

Hands down, the six speed transmission is the option to have - and you will pay a premium for it even in the used market. Couple the MT with the sport package and all you will want to do is drive this car! DSP stereo/CD system rocks too!


Worst Features

Disappointed in the AM radio poor reception and whine. There is a TSB on the subject, but it looks like it is a non-warranty replacement of the DSP amp ($1,300) ouch!


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