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Amazing to Drive - Extremely Unreliable
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By DM
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2000 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan


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I have owned my 540i for six years now and will be giving it to my son. It is a pleasure to drive and has very good safety features and can get 28 - 30 MPG cruising on the freeway at 75 MPH. As for reliability - lets just say a Ford Taurus is way better and much less expensive to repair. Even a GM car would have better reliability and that isn't saying much. For as much as I love the way the car drives, I can say I will never own another Bimmer. Looking forward to a Pontiac G8 GT


Best Features

Handling, sound system, fuel economy


Worst Features

The rest of the car needs to be engineered to last as long as the body and engine. Too many problems to list and too expensive to repair


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The best car I ever had. Period.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Pablo
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2000 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan


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This is by far the best car I ever had, comfortable and it is 100% fully loaded with all the gadgets. Ride is smooth and it has a lot of power, I will buy another 5 series any time.


Best Features

Power and the smooth ride.


Worst Features

I had some electronic problems and the CD used to skip all the time. I tried to fix that several times but, it kept doing it. Parts could be really expensive, so is maintenance.


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Stay with the E39
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Sim Simma Bimma
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2000 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


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Ok, this is my second Bimma. 1st was an 84 325e that saved me a couple of times. I bought this 528i in 06 with only 35k miles on it. Only issues were the typical stuff that I had my dealership fix. The reason I am writing this review is to state that I just got 620 miles on 1 tank of gas. I am no "hiper-miler" but that's outstanding. That equated to 34 mpg. Just installed my own cd player and a sub. 10 speakers and still no bass. great thing is that my radio charges my bbery curve.


Best Features

Gas mileage, look and performance. How could I forget about the DSC. That feature is one of the best features on any car.


Worst Features

Lumbar support, fold down rear seats, better cup holders. Maintenance is expensive but if you can't afford the maintenance, you can't afford the car.


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By Jan
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2000 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


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Awful cup holders with AC blowing on them. Mine has 94,000 and just performs more gracefully with age. Recommend you absolutely find a local garage that you trust and you will save at least half of dealer repairs. My MPG indicates 5.9 miles per gallon (not, not on liter scale). But I seem to be getting about 16 MPG, which is not great. For first time this week, I used 89 instead of 91 at the pump and car is running beautifully.


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Performance. Manual shift is wonderful. Exterior lovely, soft lines. Never want another car!


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Fun but expensive
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By ServicePatrol
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2000 BMW 5 Series 528i 4dr Sedan


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Owned the 528 with M sport package, The sport package is a must if you really wanted to experience true BMW performance. Definitely consider snow tires if you live in wintery climate. This car is great HOWEVER I hope you make good money because you will need it... an oil change alone is $135.00. All I can say is it doesn't get serviced that often but when it does be prepared to shell out the cash. You are better off to have your "out of warranty" Beemer service at a reputable european car service center. back to performance it is 2nd to none.


Best Features

handling with the M sport package


Worst Features

Cup holders and don't give me this BS that you are not suppose to drink coffee while driving a BMW.


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