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The best of all worlds
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By j528i
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1998 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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A classic vehicle that offers a truly sporty ride, with excellent highway handling, while comporting itself with that slow lingering class often found in high-tea cosmopolitan settings. Refined, elegant but full of secret agent type surprises.


Best Features

Sport package! Wonderful driving machine, especially at speeds which fall well north of the 64MPH signs. Fantastic steering/manuevering characteristics.


Worst Features

Would benefit little else. Already the complete package.


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My Bimmy !!
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By Sultanbond
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1998 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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I bought my used 528I with 68616 miles
and its just been a fun experience. I
think the exterior design really
attracted me to buying the car. The
interior is in great shape with really
good quality leather. Nevertheless, I
think that for a luxury car of this
price, the cupholders must go!! The
stereo is just ok. Overall, this car is
excellent!! It takes the same amount of
money to buy a new domestic car or a
used 3-5 year old BMW with low miles.
My choice... Buy the Bimmer!!


Best Features

Great Exterior Design!! Dual A/C temperature choice!! Nice Leather quality!! Everything pretty much seems of high quality!! ( except cupholders )


Worst Features

Cup holders are a joke! Dollar store quality!! There should be some storage under center console.. as it is its just wasted space! More 12v outlets! Cd in the trunk? I didn't like this!


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Buy one now!
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By Itstoobeautiful
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1998 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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The styling of the E39 is perfect--
understated, sensuous, mysterious, and
with the right wheel package, subtly
aggressive. Performance is incredible--
tracks through corners like it's on
rails, accelerates quickly, cruises
effortlessly at speed. Leather is
buttery soft.

This is the kind of car you will never
tire of driving. Haven't had any
mechanical issues yet. It will need
routine maintenance and parts replaced
as it has 100k miles on it. Still--it
drives like it's brand new. Smooth,
quiet, and fast.

This car is just plain beautiful.


Best Features

Interior lighting at night; exterior styling; comfort; brakes; roominess.


Worst Features

cupholder design/strength; AM radio reception; need a 12V power supply for rear seat.


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My wife hates it???
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By L. Lindahl
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1998 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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This is the finest car I have ever
owned. Recently we moved to NC where
almost everyone drives a truck, so of
course I talked my wife into trading
in her 94 Volvo 850 turbo wagon in on
a new Tundra which I now drive,
giving her the privledge of driving
the BMW. She hates it??? She claims
the most comfortable seats in the
world are hurting her legs, and the
dash controls are too complicated. I
keep offering to let her have the
truck, but she doesn't want to drive
something that big everyday. We will
soon be trading in this beautiful
classic for a new Cross Country,
breaking my 18 year streak of owning
BMW's. It's too bad the truck is so
practical.


Best Features

I have never owned a car that puts the driver in such a perfect position between the seat and the steering wheel for enjoying the incredible handling this car puts forth.


Worst Features

The cup holders should have been recalled long ago. They really are a driving hazzard if you make the mistake of using them.


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Worth the wait.....
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By dlgseattle
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1998 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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Friends in our small Midwest town
cannot understand why I "settled" for
this car when a new Chevy could have
been purchased for the same price. If
they could only drive this beauty,
they would understand. The
performance and handling of this car
is pure joy compared to its American
counterparts. In addition to being
rock solid at 90+MPH (reflecting it's
autobahn roots), it handles the
tightest of curves like a steel
rollercoaster. I can barely stand to
drive the family minivan anymore!


Best Features

Steady ride, polished looks, great brakes. Automatic traction control gives this rear-wheel drive vehicle surprising control on snowy roads. Interior is comfortable and the heated seats are heaven on cold mornings.


Worst Features

The cupholders are a joke - particularly the back ones. Wish there was some type of storage in the center console, seems like wasted space as is.


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