1998 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Should not have bought new

1998 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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

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Should not have bought new
By Jim on


1998 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


I bought this new in '98 -- mistake, I should have bought used and saved some depreciation. The vehicle is trouble free. Below normal wear and tear-no real system failures. I still love driving the car and it looks great. The seats wear like iron-even with my considerable weight. At 121,000 miles it is tighter than my wife's Acura was new. I do agree that the cup holders are junk. I make several long trips a year and average over 30 mpg at speeds well in excess of posted. The braking and handling have saved my bacon several times in Atlanta traffic.

Best Features

Acceleration, hanling, brakes. The car feels solid and looks great inside and out.

Worst Features

Cup holders. CD player in trunk. Tail lamps burn out too often.
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