2001 BMW M5 User Reviews

2001 BMW M5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"beautiful car" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Giles writes:
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4

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Great care for those who need the space

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16mpg...

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Great Car For Giving People Lifts... — Large car that feels much more wieldy than it should. Excellent handling with oversteer on demand if required (and the traction control can be switched off). Does tend to spin the rear wheels easily if provoked.

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Patrick writes:
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Everything...

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Very expensive to run!

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50 000 Km — One of my most loved car... It had it all, spacious, comfortable, reliable, and incredible power... But quite high maintenance cost

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Misshe11 writes:
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5

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Rides smoothly and quietly at any speed.  Is crazy fast for its size/weight.  After 15 years it is still one of the best looking BMW's ever made :).  Sports car performance in a  family sedan :).

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Rear wheel drive is horrible in the snow and ice (unless you put Blizzaks on it).  Gets gas mileage like a sports car, not a sedan.  Impossible to replace with any other car...

Misshe11
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My Favorite Bmw So Far... — This is my fourth BMW after owning a 328 and two M3's. The M cars are all BMW's "specials" at least while "M" was still for "Motorsport" and not "Marketing"... These cars all have a unique character, the E36 M3 has this sort of raw eagerness, the E46 has a similar feel with a bit of an asthmatics exhaust note and some silly boy racer side vents along with an additional 500 lbs... But the M5 is the M car for grown ups :). This may be one of the last true M cars BMW has made and likely the one that kicked them into "Marketing" rather than "Motorsport". It lacks a fancy auto-manual gearbox and a V10 like the newer ones (you have to shift yourself on this car), and none of its engine noise comes from the radio making vroom vroom sounds like the latest version (thank goodness, how embarrassing!) but it is stylish, understated to the point of being a sleeper except for folks who know their cars, and it can run with a similar year Corvette (maybe not the Z06) while not requiring you style your hair with a mullet! The teenager who lives next door told me he always listens in the morning for when I start it because it sounds so cool... I was going to sell it, but then I got to thinking "what could it be replaced with that would be as good"... Well if I didn't need the back seats or comfort... there are still not very many cars out there that would have the enduring quality, ride, handling and performance this car has. Issues on this car... After 15 years, rubber bits need replacing in the suspension and the drive shaft coupler (a big rubber part)... The electronics are dated, it would be nicer with a proper bluetooth and modern navigation, but that is true for any car older than a few years these days and my iPhone works better for that anyhow... The LED display under the gauge cluster drops some lines here and there, a common problem on 5-series from this generation i am told. Other than that it always starts and runs, handles wonderfully, and can be tossed or cruised all day long. All the electronics such as the powered steering wheel adjuster, seats, folding mirrors, heated seats, and very German multimode windshield wipers with regular and "Autobahn" wash modes (oh and an automatic wiper setting which actually works!) are all working as if the car was new... The interior also is scratch free and looks great, just great quality materials and build! If you like BMW's then this would be one to consider if you can find a nice example of one!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2007 BMW M5 Reviews

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very good car, runs and drives very strong excellent on handling, and very fast. it does consume lots of gas, but it;s worth every single penny. the comfort level ailed with the power is unbelievable.... Read More

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2006 BMW M5 Reviews

Amazing By Warm86745

I have owned this car for around 1.5 years and have loved every minute of it. It has been very reliable and has delivered all the power I have ever needed. I would recommend this car for anyone as a ... Read More

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2003 BMW M5 Reviews

Very Fast, Very Sporty, Handles Awesome, And You Can Carry 4 Passengers. By ecos1

In my opinion still the best looking M5 out there. The new ones are very nice without a doubt, but the E39 is still the king. The car will outperform many sports cars out there, even the newer models.... Read More

Best Of Both Worlds By battag1000

Excellent for every day driver. Handling, braking and performance are spectacular. The addition of the UUC clutch and short shift eliminate any shortfall this car had stock. This is by far the best... Read More

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