2001 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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    Would Buy Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class better.
    "the mercedes is a sharp looking car and has more than enough room for a family"
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    2001 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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    Just Drive It — This car has been a true beauty and joy to drive over the years. It handles incredible, and has that classic BMW look. Great on gas, for a sedan, and rides fantastic at low and high speeds. BBS wheels are a bonus!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Classic BMW look

    Cons: Lacks HP

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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    A Good Car For Passionate Of Sport And Powerful Cars. — A pleasure to drive this car if you can afford to keep it very well maintain. A good looking car and very comfortable to drive it with very powerful engine. Not a family car, just for those which they like speed and power.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Very good handling, fun to drive.

    Cons: Expensive maintenance and repairs.

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    The Ultimate Driving Machine - Of Course — Body beginning to show signs of age - rust on rocker panels, trunk edges, and windshield surround - despite being garaged since new and hand washed and dried 90% of the time. Otherwise, this has been a great car and we will purchase another BMW 5 series to replace it (eventually).

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Performance machine with a capital "P".  200,000 miles and still runs great.

    Cons: Repairs can be pricey.  Fortunately, we haven't had any really big ticket items.

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    Amazing Machine — There is nothing that I dislike about this car. It is impressive for a sedan, very comfortable and startling performance from the inline 6. It was a major car when new and it still is. With a little love and creativity, these older BMW's can be amazing values.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Critics consider the 4th generation of BMW's venerable 5-series to be the best.  This car (the E-49 series I believe) won every award there was for performance sedans.  This particular one is in perfect like new condition with a completely restored interior.  I've never loved the leather in BMW's but I will say it is some of the more rugged leather I have seen in a production car.  The handling and acceleration of this car is amazing considering its size.  It is one of the smoothest accelerating cars I have ever driven.

    Cons: By this time BMW was beginning to play around with some electronics that can be annoying at times.  This got out of control in the 5 generation series with the "i-Drive" system.  The 4th generation just had some safety features that were odd (lowering and raising of the passenger rear view mirror when backing up, automatic door locking of back doors, etc.

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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    E39 Is A Great Car — This is my third E39 I had a bad accident in my first one, but I walked out with out a scratch... just some bruises.. I like the car, still looks good and handles great. With a little DIY you would have a reliable car. Lots of BMW forums online.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great car, handles nicely

    Cons: no complains

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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    Great Driving Performance — This 2001 BMW 525i is one of the best driving cars I have ever owned. It has plenty of power and handles great in tight corners when needed. It accelerates smoothly and has very little road noise, both around town and on the highly. The exterior and interior cosmetics are classic BMW.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Terrific handling.

    Cons: Gas mileage isn't great, but that's not the reason you own a 5-series anyway.

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    The Car You Always Promised Yourself — Powerfull Smooth and fast, easy to drive and easy to own, but parts prices are expensive as is servicing. When the engine holds 6.5 litres of Mobil 1 the basic servicing becomes expensive. Fuel better than expected for a 3.0 litre six cylinder returning 27 to 36 mpg.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: refined powerful cruiser

    Cons: Parts prices and snobbery at BMW dealer

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    Awesome — Love the handling and smooth ride it gives. 11 yrs and handles like new.... Only thing is will need to replace the tires like clock work(every 4 yrs) depending how you drive. The low profile tires are somewhat pricey. Otherwise this car has taken care of me .

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 11 years old and it ride like new

    Cons: n/a

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    Ultimate Driving Machine — Nice Sexy, Stylish, Mean, Powerful Car. It's a daily driver and it doesnt disappoint in performance rides like it owns the road. It does burn a little oil when driving on highway but thats normal for a BMW and this is due to performance.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 18" chrome Rims, Nice HID Angel Eyes headlights, handling, and power.

    Cons: wish it took regualr gas

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    2014 BMW 5 Series Reviews

    Excellent, Safe, Quick Enough, And Large Storage. By sjcdal

    wifes daily driver. She says just about once a week..."I love my car". After a long time away from BMW, this car has been a pleasant surprise. Nice looks, fairly quick, safe, solid auto. No compl... Read More

    A Pleasure To Drive By Joeadp

    awesome drive with all the bells nd whistles...takes about a week to get comfortable with bmw idrive.......seems intuitive after a week. great gas mileage n added bonus for a car this size. love the... Read More

    2013 BMW 5 Series Reviews

    Love The Msport By bmwfan917

    Overall nice car. Looks good, handles very well, plenty of features... Decent factory warranty. The runflats give us a peace of mind for long drives. Gas mileage is not bad for a sports car. Around... Read More

    Its The Best By ashishbrar

    I have no complaints with it. I am sold on a BMW and would never get anything else. Its just amazing. Its drives, handles and runs perfect. Its also great on gas mileage and its roomy. Enough space fo... Read More

    2012 BMW 5 Series Reviews

    Nice Appearance. By stonebay124

    Not what I expected the vehicle to be.Though attractive in appearance, handling is more of a performance vehicle than a performance/leisure vehicle. Though brand in name is fine, in the future I thin... Read More

    Great Vehicle! By Country860

    It is a great vehicle and very comfortable and reliable. The 4 cylinder is great on gas but could have a little more pickup power. All the options on the car are great. Plenty of power once you are up... Read More

    2011 BMW 5 Series Reviews

    A Great Family Sedan From Bmw By fazmoto

    The larger size of this model 5 series (known as F10 body style) makes it a better choice for families than previous generations. The 3.0 liter turbo engine has enough power to make this a real perfor... Read More

    Bmw By bmerguy

    I love this car, the best car that I've ever owned. It's fast, it has a good looking design, excellent comfort, good acceleration, excellent handling, good fuel economy, equipment is so easy to use, t... Read More

    2010 BMW 5 Series Reviews

    Addicting! By Rqumsieh

    This car is fun to drive. Very powerful on the road, people always compliment on how nice the car looks. Since I started driving the 5 series, I dont think I will be able to switch to any other car, s... Read More

    A Sporty Sleeper In Disguise By Jack

    Tight as a drum, reliable, fun to drive easy or hard, corners like it is on rails - and of course, monumental German engineering through and through, this baby is fun as heck to drive and use as a dai... Read More

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