Written on: 07/11/2010
i won 528i gf-dm28 having 120 000k mileage done, very reliable and safety to drive in high speed, good comfort, quick speeding from zero,.....
however, there are some lacks in compare with same perfomance japanese cars i have had an experence with:
- the gear change from 3rd to 4th speed is really slow for all 528i models. it makes you unconfidence while you are about to overtake quickly;
- turning radius is just killing, 5.3m makes trouble all time, especially in japanese narrow road... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2009 by pynr195 (3 reviews written)
The BMW 5 Series 528i is a BMW even if it is a 1997 P purchased in 2009, still awesome even at 212,000 miles. Automatic awesome (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2007 by jt2k7
Second hand a lot of flash for not a lot of cash. Very nice and reliable car to serve the whole family eg.3 kids in the back no problem (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2006 by Jonster (1 review written)
I have owned many cars in the past and my 1997 BMW 5 Series 528i is far and away the best car for a variety of factors. I think the most important quality of this model is the feel of the road that is conveyed to the driver. You always feel in control of the vehicle, and should you lose control, the BMW will know, even before you do, and will correct you.
Case in point: Apart from the usual traction control and dynamic stability control, a new innovation called CBC technology was... (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2005 by Craig in Virginia (2 reviews written)
We bought our 1998 BMW 538i in December 2000 with 32,000 miles. From the start we had trouble with the heated seat and tail light bulbs, which were constantly going out. During the 50,000 miles that we owned the car, we had 3 brake jobs (at about $1,100 each), a front-end job ($1,300), catalytic converter ($1,200), water pump, full tune-up ($1,000, twice), and various other annoying problems. All of this on top of regular maintenance at about $240 a pop.
Although the car was generally fun... (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2005 by Craig in Virginia (2 reviews written)
I bought a BMW 5 Series 528i in December 2000 and have spent more than $13,000 in maintenance costs. The car has only 82,000 miles, but it has required 3 brake jobs, 2 batteries, a new catalytic converter, a full tune-up, a water pump, thermostat, set of tires, replaced front air dam (it cracked), and countless rear tail light bulbs due shorting in the electrical system. The cup holders look like they were stolen from a 1973 Monte Carlo and the cheap plastic control buttons for the climate... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2005 by Jagmeet Singh Saggu (1 review written)
The BMW 528i SE is a fabulous car. I also drive a Mercedes Benz E240 on a Y-plate (2001). That has a 2.6 V6 engine, so I didn't expect the performance from this car to be much better. Amazingly, it is a LOT quicker, which is saying something, since the E class is no slouch. I can only imagine what a V8 BMW would be like!
It's hugely practical, with a larger boot than most cars on the road and access to the plush interior is easy thanks to perfectly positioned seats and wide openings of the... (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2003 by Jay.
Sorry to be brief but there is just not the space to explain and list how good the BMW 528i is. I've had company cars from many manufacturers including mercedes and even thought the 3 series was a great car, but the 5 series is just in another league. Mine has had a few modifications such as MTec Suspension, steering and braking which obviously improves its handeling but the power from just the 2.8 is also surprising. Basically I'm hooked on the 5 series and will now be making my way up the... (read more)
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