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2000 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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The Best 4 Door Sports Car Ever Made. — I use to think that BMWs were overrated until I actually drove one. BMW is truly a driver’s car. Drive one if you want to understand the term “fits like a glove”. I have been very impressed with this car, but it has had some issues. The cup holders are the worst. Not many cars can go 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds and still fits two large car seats in its back seat. So it is a very fast sports car while also being very safe family car at the same time. If its V8 engine did not burn so much gas, I would drive it more often.

Pros: It has a fast V8 engine

Cons: It has a thirsty V8 engine
BMW can design a great engine but the cup holders design is one of the worst ever implemented.
BMW parts and labor are very expensive

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2000 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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I'm A Lucky 20 Year Old —

I purchased this car when I was a Junior in high school. In the 5 years that I have owned this car I have roughly put 50k on the odometer for a total of 71816 miles. For every mile I have driven this car it has been reliable, comfortable, and has gotten me through tricky situations on several occasions with me and the car unscathed. I was rear ended about 2 years ago by a VW Jetta and to my surprise my car was relatively undamaged. Besides having the bumper replaced there was no other major damage. I recently had the transmission flushed and despite the reliability issues of the automatic transmissions that were in early model E39's mine has been perfectly fine. My one complaint about this car would have to be the factory stereo. I am a big fan of loud music and I was disappointed with the sound as a lot of owners are with mid 90's and early model E39's. This didn't really matter too much because since I planned on doing a lot of neat things with this car from the beginning I simply put in an expensive after market system. The one thing that has been great about this car is the maintenance has been cheaper than I expected. Once my factory warranty expired at 50k miles I opted to find an independent garage to work on my car and the biggest thing I had to do was replace the stock thermostat housing with an aluminum after market housing as the factory part tends to fail after a certain amount of time. Other than that minor problem this E39 has stood up to plenty of hard driving and at 72K miles it sure has a lot more in it.

Pros: Fairly quick, comfortable, reliable, looks great, sounds great, a simple clean interior

Cons: Limited back seat space for tall people, 5 speed transmission, came with a mediocre stereo

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2000 BMW 5 SeriesReview
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I Love(d) My Car — I never was looking for a BMW, but when I test drove my car, it was instant love. The thrill I got every time I unlocked my car and slid my butt on the leather seats was worth the money. It's a deceptive sports car in a sedan-like body, and if I hadn't hit a patch of black ice in Montana I would still be enjoying my car right now. I will have one again as soon I have another well-paying job. I'm a BMW convert for life.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Maintenance is expensive, but if you can find reputable mechanics, not a problem

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2000 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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Preformance, Quality, Looks, The Car Had It All. — This little beauty was my pride and joy for a couple of years. Mint condition 00', not my daily driver...Life was great until I totaled her in the summer of 07'. Being a 540 she had the V-8, the sport package which included a six speed manual. I put on 18" split five star chrome BMW wheels with Michelin pilot sports. I put a Benfer cold air intake on with a complete Superspring exhaust, I also the ECU programmed. Added new headlights, tailights, side markers and a spoiler, and topped it off with a stereo system.

Pros: handling, speed, looks; virtually everything

Cons: Maintenance can become expensive...

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2000 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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Just What I Needed. — I got this one loaded--sport package, 282-way adjustable seats, premium stereo, etc. It was well worth the wallet splitting amount I paid for it.

Pros: Just about everything

Cons: price

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2000 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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Vroom-vroom — This car had major balls with the upgrade sport/"m" package. The only reason we sold it was rear wheel drive...couldn't take it in the snow!

Pros: sleek, fast & classy

Cons: not made for New England Winters

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2000 BMW 5 Series 540i Wagon RWDReview
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Great Alternative To An Suv If You Actually Like To Drive. — I'm very happy with this car, it took a long time to find but the wait was worth it. It's big enough for the baby, the dog, the stroller , the wife... all the stuff a family has to lug around but still drives like a German Sports Sedan. Newer 5 series are larger I think the current 3 is bigger but they dilute the BMW essence. Where else are you going to get a family friendly wagon the can do 0-60 in 5.6 seconds and loves to be thrown into a corner? If you can find a clean well maintained example jump on it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great Family car that can pull off a reasonable imitation of a sports car. Awesome power, very well balanced, great handling with the Sport package. Sport package seats are amazing, I used to think Volvo made the best seats but these may have the sweeds beat.

Cons: Expensive. Expensive to maintain but the E39's may be the last BMW that you can DIY your own maintenance on. Cooling system is a known weak point and needs rebuild every 70,000 miles or so. If you're looking at one of these make sure all maintenance has been performed on time and documented.

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2000 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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Fast ,smooth ,goodlooking — Very fast ,handles great , lots of fun being rear wheel drive , can be costly on fuel, manual gearbox is the one to have..interior is nice modern looking very comfy and feels very good quality , car feels solid and tight and is a pleasure to drive...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Nice smooth drive but handles very well being the M sport

Cons: can be very juicy

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2000 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
I like the bmw cause its more sporty
vs2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 280 Sedan
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Family Car Ranked 2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 280 Sedan worse.
"Its more spacious and passenger seats are more comfortable"
Would Buy Ranked 2000 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 280 Sedan worse.
"Cause its more sporty . Has a lot of trunk space and the passenger seats are more comfortable"
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2000 BMW 5 Series Review
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vs2000 Audi A6
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Handling Ranked 2000 Audi A6 worse.
"Holding on to road on fast curves"
Back Seats Ranked 2000 Audi A6 worse.
"Ample "

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Reviews From Other Years

2021 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By KabirDhingra

Great styling, excellent interior, and sporty driving! The perfect car! Read More

Review By kevin

The power, the luxury and comfort of it make it worth it. Its a classy vehicle with loads of power, underlying and subtle details let you know this isnt your typical 5 series, But you wouldnt know f... Read More

2020 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Guru9VCVVP

Great ride and performance. Compare to Audi, mb e series and others it is the benchmark. Expensive new. 1 year old less 10000 miles and $20,000 cheaper make it a good deal Owned 2 mb, 3 Audi and 3... Read More

Review By Rymarchyk

BMW is amazing in all of its features; I went from an XI to an I . It seems the 5 of yesteryear was larger/longer. I feel the 5 of today Is compared to the 3 of yesterday in size. I feel a little clo... Read More

2019 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Anthony

For the price and Im not crazy about it Read More

Review By nrecarr

Excellent car. Great condition. Very good value. Read More

2018 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Maxlive13

Wrong color. I want white exterior with black interior and must have M package. Thank you. Read More

Review By Tyrell

I recently purchased a 2018 BMW 530i and I absolutely love it. I traded my 2018 Audi A5 in for the BMW and it was the best decision I could have made. The cockpit is stylish and screams luxury. The r... Read More

2017 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Aarjun

The 540i is a magnificent vehicle, and it looks like a dad car even though it can leave your daily WRX in the dust. Read More

Review By Guru94P13N

Have previously owed a BMW325c, Hondas, Acura, Mercedes, Nissan and when comparing the 2017 530ix against the GS350 , E350 and Genesis G80, the Bimmer wins. I own a 2012 e350 but the 2017 cabin fee... Read More

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