2000 BMW 528i - what a car
February 23, 2019
A singularly outstanding vehicle. Purchased my 2000 528i, manual transmission, new through the PX in Germany upon return from a Balkans deployment. Ordered it in late Dec 1999 and took possession 1st week of March. Biarritz blue matelic w/ gray Montana leather interior with wooden trim. Exterior color still is beautiful and the style lines are classic BMW. Very comfortable for the time, great sound system, CD player, etc. It cost $34.7K, but has been worth every penny over 19 years and 300,845 miles. Great performance, style, and safety for the family. Had vehicle twice in Germany and handling on autobahn at 90 to 120 mph was incredible. Could feel it squat down at about 85 mph. As another person noted, had to replace radiator at about 100K miles and also the clutch about 160K miles. The bearing on the 2nd clutch just failed, so have decided it is time to buy another. Even at this age, she still achieves 30 mpg on highway. Whether in US or Germany, always had it serviced by BMW. Costs more, but think quality of the work contributed to life of the vehicle. Know it is only a car, but after so many years it feels like losing a friend.