1998 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Beautiful and classy, but temp

1998 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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

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Beautiful and classy, but temperamental
By Zack on


1998 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


This is a car that is rewarding to drive and own, but it won't be cheap. My sport package 5-speed 2.8 I6 is a beautiful, well-handling, sporty and overall solid machine. I love it, but when something breaks, it is expensive to fix. Very expensive. Potential owners: be wary of the cooling system around 90k+ miles. Replace it before it goes. It will go bad and that's bad times.

Best Features

Interior design and quality. Absolutely no squeaks, rattles, or anything after 100,000+ miles. THE classiest interior on the road in my opinion. The I6 is smooth and powerful, and the tech features are plentiful.

Worst Features

Better cooling system. Fewer plastic parts where metal parts should be used. Less complicated OBC. Fewer triggers for Check Engine Light.
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