1997 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: I expected more

1997 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
I expected more
By California Driver on


1997 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


My previous car was a '87 BMW 325. Got
257,000 miles with no major repairs -
wonderful car.
I have 150,000 on this car - just
replaced the drive-shaft, control arm
is going and some bushings as well. The
transmission (auto) has slipped twice
and my mechanic tells me it will need
to be replaced soon. That's about $7000
total. I expected much better
reliability, especially compared to my
previous car.

Best Features

Handling (I have a Dinan kit installed). Audio system.

Worst Features

Enviro control servos in the dash are unreliable. Overall reliability. Cup holders.
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