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2001 BMW 5 Series Review
Lindawalsh1 says:
vs2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2001 BMW 5 Series winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
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"
2001 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
Tom writes:
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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 Sedan RWDReview
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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 Sedan RWDReview
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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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2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
blmmobiledetail writes:
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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 Sedan RWDReview
motovelo writes:
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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 Sedan RWDReview
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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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2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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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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2001 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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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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2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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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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2021 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2020 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2019 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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For the price and Im not crazy about it Read More

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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

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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

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