2001 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    55

    Perfect Balance Of Sport And Luxury, Without The Hassle Of M5 Maintenance. — Classic BMW styling, built like a bank vault, V8 grunt and roar sounds terrific with the windows down. Almost no noise inside when they are up. Will easily top 160 mph with the current Dinan tuning. Aftermarket and OEM parts are cheap and plentiful. Fun and comfortable, every day driver reliable and well balanced sportiness the way a sport sedan should be!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fast, V8 sound, room for 5 with a big boot

    Cons: Gas mileage is pretty bad. Little electronic things will go wrong, but not a big deal. Cooling system is a weak point. Goes through tires quickly.

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    65

    Bmw — well to start off, obviously the reason i bought a BMW with a V8 was for performance purposes, and boy does it ever! articles on this vehicles performance range of course, but i can vouch for 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds, and a limited speed of 155mph, the ability to tear concrete right off the road with all the grip, or throw the rear end out for a perfect power slide:) After my couple of tanks of gas , i was amazed to find what "good" gas mileage it got. The first long distance trip the on-board computer said 28mpg , not so willing to believe it i did the math, and to my amazement it came in 1 mpg less at 27! not bad! and with a good sized tank feel free to hit the open road with no intentions of stopping. I pushed the limits once and got around 450 miles. On the bad side... it is a BMW... so, after having the car for about 4 months, just driving down the road, BANG! my rear differential exploded! luckily i had had a friend following me for a ride home. I did take it to my local dealer, and for a brand new diff and installation it cost approx $2500 to fix (ouch) so to sum up my 540i the performance is great gas mileage is great, the sound system is great, the ride is great, the seats are great, all together it is an amazing vehicle! despite repair bills ill give it a perfect score.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: FAST, FUN, BMW!

    Cons: repair bills

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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    :) — Expensive to repair and high running costs. All worth while for driving long distance in comfort just soaking up the miles. Big boot and plenty of interior space with enough power under the bonnet for when the roads open and good handling for a large car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Cons: fuel bills

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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    If Your Thinking About One, 2002 5.40i Would Be Recommended. — The presence and the functionality of the cup holders are next to none. As in many German cars, cigarette lighter fuse goes out very often and prepare to clean your wheels almost every other day as break-dust takes over almost after the first turn.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Everything.

    Cons: Cup holders.

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    Ultimate Driving Machine — Love it, The Ultimate Driving Machine! 4.4 liter V8 with 6- speed sports package. Has more torque then the Porsche 911~! 324 lb-ft of torque! All the luxury! Great gas mileage! I got 27+ mpg when I drove it to Chi-Town!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Ultimate Driving Machine

    Cons: NONE

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    4d S/c — It's a true 4-door sports car - period. Work vehicle, family transportation and a weekend racer. The V-8 with 300 horses, awesome torque, 6 speed tranny and heavy duty clutch make this sedan a sleeper - but can outperform any production car on the road...

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: BMW knows how to build cars for driving...

    Cons: None...

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    Bmw 540i — v8 pushin over 300 hp with my VANOS Tunning custom cat back exhaust and K and N give me around 20mpg. HID lights are pretty cool too parts are EXPENSIVE 5 speed auto has a sport mode. 18inch wheels. M5 Sportpackage every option but nav.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fast four door

    Cons: auto

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    Really Worthwhile And Good Quality After A Lot Of Use — solid, comfortable, reliable and fast. also spacious and as it is the Touring model very flexible. only real negative is the legroom in the back when a tall person is driving. good feedback when driving hard both steering and seat of the pants

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: overall a great automobile

    Cons: consumption when pushing hard

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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    Bmw Is Safety & Performance — SAFETY & PERFORMANCE. The BMW tradition of performance and safety can not be ignored by the discerning driver. Traction and build quality is superb. The cost of ownership and maintenance in Nigeria is on the high side. On the whole, BMW is the best!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: PERFORMANCE

    Cons: FRONT LOOKS

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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    My 540i Experience — Fun to drive. IMO a little too big for a 6 speed, so I'm happy that it's an auto. The 6 speed feels better fit for the M3. Drives great in the snow too! Slap on my spare set of snow wheels and I'm ready to go snowboarding!

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

    Pros: BMW Solid

    Cons: BMW parts cost

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    Fun driving, sports sedan ONLY as BMW can formulate such a delightful balance between form and function. Tight as a drum, reliable, fun to drive easy or hard, corners beautifully and sticky. Rigorou... Read More

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