1999 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Never Again!

1999 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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540i Sedan (4.4L V8)

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Never Again!
By Dan_Coleman on


1999 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan


Junk!!! This is my second BMW and
definately my last. My last BMW 325i
was very expensive to maintain but
more reliable than this! I bought this
car new and since owning it some of
the repairs have been 2 water pumps,
power locks, sensors replaced,
transmission replaced (almost
$10,000), a wheel bearing, and
the list goes on! The regular
maintenance is a nightmare. I've
spent over $1000 at the dealer for
front brake work. My friend owns a
1999 Volvo S80 T6 with more miles and
his car has been great! Regular
maintenance is low and his car is very
reliable. The T6 (twin-turbo) blows
away BMW's V8. The Volvo S80 T6
is a much better choice!

Best Features

Handling is very good!

Worst Features

Way too unreliable and too expensive to maintain. Over $150.00 for an oil change.... and that's the little maintenance. The bigger services are an absolute fortune!
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