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1999 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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By Teri
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1999 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan


Review

I'm not a "car person" so you guys bear with me. I inherited this car from my husband. We were married this year and this was his car he was left with after the divorce (wife got Toyota Land Cruiser and he got one for himself after awful experience with a Ford Explorer) The car has alot of miles on it, but according to others, not alot for a BMW. All maintenance is expensive! Still needs a bit of work, but drives like a dream and looks great! I have thought of trading in for something new, but I've decided to keep it because it really is good quality. If I could buy a brand new car and price was not an option, it would be another BMW.


Best Features

I really love my leather seats with warmers! Even in the winter sometimes that's enough to keep me warm! Handling is fantastic


Worst Features

Those God awful cupholders are the worst ever and yes, I've spilled coffee, coke, tea, etc., on the carpets and I hate it! My husband says it's because they don't drink or eat in their cars in Europe because they are driving so fast..:-) I have no idea if he is joking or not!


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Great Sports Sedan
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By bimmersfca
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1999 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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I recently purchased the 528i Sports & Premium Package. It is the 3rd BMW I have owned and I continue to be impressed by the overall engineering, fit & finish, performance, and fun to drive features of the 528i. I have been able to test the Sports package's suberb handling while driving down the Northern California Coast to Pebble Beach and up to the Napa Valley. As the daily driver, the 528i provides great utility, comfort, and excitement during my twenty mile (mostly freeway) commute. With a growing family, the BMW 5-series is the perfect compromise between performance and practicality.


Best Features

Handling, premium wheels, steering wheel controls, gas mileage, sports seats, shadowline trim, four airbags and moon roof.


Worst Features

cup holders


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A driving machine
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By former japanize own
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1999 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


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A real performance machine. Couln't be happier. 90,000 miles and drives like new.


Best Features

Besides everything, the heated steering wheel and seats are a real plus on cold mornings


Worst Features

cup holders-I've replaced twice and don't use that often.


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Great alternative to the SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By family_hauler
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1999 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan


Review

Have had this car for a month now. I
purchased it as my 3 series was too
small for the family. Absolutely the
best car I have owned to date.
Performance of V8 and sports package
is amazing. Steptronic transmission
is velvet smooth. Fit and finish are
excellent. Maintenance is very
reasonable if you do it yourself.
Take a look at www.roadfly.org to
learn about typical problems. Only
problem is that wife and I fight over
who will drive it. (she has an Acura
MDX) Keep an eye on the radiator as
these are known to fail every 50K. (A
$300 DIY fix). Purchase a set of
winter tires


Best Features

power, dry road handling, versatility, dsp radio


Worst Features

cupholders are a joke, some features have to be programmed into computer by dealer (ex. turning off the alarm beep when you lock the car)


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Best selling Bimmer!
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By orupaperboy
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1999 BMW 5 Series Sedan 528i 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought this car used, and love it!!
Rides great, wonderful handling, great
acceleration. Good looking car. Gas
mileage would be better, but I commute
15 minutes in the city.


Best Features

12-way power seats Sound system Very comfortable driving Exterior looks


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