1999 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: A Costly Mistake

1999 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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A Costly Mistake
By Markscars16 on


1999 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


When I first purchased this car it looked great as far as paint, along with fit and finish. It also rode well but needed more power. But from 2004 which is when I purchased the car with about 42,000 miles on it from a one owner until now with 100000 miles on it, I have spent over $6500 dollars on brakes, power steering leaks, power window motors, head and tail lamp shorts, transmission problems, and other engine and electrical issues! These cars are over priced, over rated and you will pay bigtime after the 4 year new car warranty is gone! This car is a NO! NO! The Germans need to wake up as the Americans are doing now!

Best Features

Ride quality. Comfortable seating. Handling. They are very comfortable cars to ride in.

Worst Features

Yes, the cupholders are terrible. Fix them! Make the aluminum wheels stronger because if you hit a big enough pothole without even going very fast, they dent and it will cost you $350 dollars to replace one! Engine should have been more powerful.
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