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1997 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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My favorite car...ever.
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By cork
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1997 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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Your best bet is to buy a used one with
higher mileage. I bought my 1997 in
2002 with 100K on it. I've put on
20,000 trouble-free miles. It had a
sticker of close to $50,000 and I
bought it for $18K. The car spins like
a top. High quality fit and finish,
comfy, and fun to drive.


Best Features

The best thing about the car is DRIVING IT. It fits my whole family but when you wind it up n the highway it sounds like an exotic, and it handles great for a car of it's size and weight.


Worst Features

The only thing I can identify as really crappy is the cup/drink holders. Very poorly engineered.


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So far so good
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By gbucey
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1997 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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I bought the car a little over six
months ago with almost 107,000 on it
and it now has 113,500 miles. The car
is fun to drive, very reliable and very
comfortable. A lot of power for a six
cylinder and very smooth ride. I've
had no problems with it whatsoever thus
far.


Best Features

Interior is very comfortable and luxurious, great sound system, great power and ride with good gas mileage.


Worst Features

Cupholders are a joke. I had to buy aftermarket cupholders that are functional.


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Great Buy
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By GoCubsGo
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1997 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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Excellent car to drive.


Best Features

huge trunk, sound system is very nice. seats are so comfy


Worst Features

XM radio ! Profile 200 roof rack for bikes, cargo box ect


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97 BMW 528
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By dasherhart
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1997 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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This car was bought used which saved
quite a bit of money. It is very quiet,
comfortable and very easy to shift this
5-speed. It is very enjoyable to drive
and has great acceleration and
handling. The A/C and Heater work very
quickly. The backseat leg room is good
and trunk space is plenty.
Maintenance - the thermostat has been
replaced 3 times at no cost and the
water pump was replaced after 5 years.
The scheduled maintenance for BMW's is
a bit pricey but they take care of so
many items at one time to keep the car
running well.


Best Features

Besides the driving, without a doubt, the seat heaters and the heated steering wheel is my favorite feature. It doesn't get very cold in Houston but when it does the heat is instant and comfortable. The heat is also useful for lower back pain and arthritis in hands.


Worst Features

The flimsy broken cup holders are a poor design.


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Great car!
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By jnr
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1997 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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I just purchased this car, and man what
a fun ride! The only thing that I can
complain about is those stinking
cupholders!


Best Features

Great fun to drive, and boy does it scoot. Smooooooooth!


Worst Features

CUPHOLDERS!


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