2001 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 530iReview
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    Bmw530i — Great performance, quick and agile especiallt for a mid-sized sedan. Great quality throughout and excellent attention to detail. Still very relavent for a car that is 8 years old. Ownership costs are also reasonable for a car this age, mostly oil and gas (gets close to 20mpg in city and around 25-27 hwy or about 500miles to a tank.)

    Pros: Style, speed, comfort.

    Cons: some part can be pricy... but not too bad overall.  It is a BMW afterall.

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 540iReview
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    Bmw 540i — Performance - OMG :o so quick, handles good for a car of it's size and weight, brakes are good to Build Quality - It's a BMW so it is as reliable as a wrist watch Appearance - Beautiful Inside, fairly good outside Cost - Expensive :( Fun Factor - it's an 11/10, so nice to drive and you look down and realise you've bairly broken 3000rpm :p

    Pros: Love it,  would recomened it to anyone

    Cons: Cost =(

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 530iReview
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    Don't Drink And Drive — Car is great, drives AWESOME, expensive when things start to break. The one thing i hate the most on a daily basis is the cup holders. For the cash, can you make something to hold a cup, not shot glass?

    Pros: driving machine

    Cons: when the warrenty expired, seems like the nickle and diming maintenance starts

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 530iReview
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    Bmw E39 530i Se Manual —

    the picture above is not my car. couldn uplode a pick of mine on computer ????? my car is a 2001 .petrol 530i se 232bhp it has coverd just over the 100.000 miles. and she is still going strong. doesnt use a drop of oil and still returns around 30 mpg on combined cycle. there really is vey little to complain about, so here i go. errrm ..... cup holders in rear are notorious for being rubbish and break easy. 18inch wheels on mine and with that you need to replace the rear ones roughy each year. all depends on miles coverd and what tire you using. so research into it. another common problem is the final stage unit in the heater/ blower. also known as hedgehog. a cheap and easy fix . there really is nothing to grumbe about. so as a whole the e39 is a very good car and better than most modern up to date rivals. it has everything you could ever want in a car. and more depending on spec. look for SE spec. as you will find alot of toys, mine has the comms pack/ winter pack/ so bluetooth and built in phone sat nav. winter pack includes a timer for the car to defrost the windows i have mine set at 0545am as i finish work at 6am. so i just get in and drive away no scraping. exelent . the list of gadgets is endless so i will write a few. quad climate controll. air con. cruise controll. also includes a option of having a set distance away from car infront. it will apply the breaks for you if car in front starts to slow down. very rare on e39. park distance controll. front and rear parcking sensors. traction controll/ stability controll. heated mirrors / washers/ steering wheel/ seats. front and rear screens. not a gadget you could want for. in my opinion the car is beautiful very elegant and agressive at the same time. the interior is the same beautiful. leather or cloth , all the instrumant and dials in perfect position. very well built , you just try and pull it apart. (good luck) not a squeak or rattle from anywere it is very fast when you want it to be yet it is also a very quiet luxery car . it handels beautiful. 50/50 weight distribution. when driving you know as a driver what each wheel is doing loads of feedback without any fuss. you will find yourself driving it the long way home just to drive it and you will never get boord. if you are going to buy a bmw e39, make shure it has a full history . and lookd after, tho most have been as there owners do fall in love with them. check all elec toys as all cars get elec gremlims, when on test drive listen for knocking suspension . if you hear any noise from suspension. it will be worn bushes. cheap and easy fix, but do negotiate discount as it is common on all bmw. in a nutshell. brilliant car really hard to find anything wrong with it. all reviews made against the e39 98% were positive.

    Pros: great looking/handeling/ ride. very classy yet remanes agresive road stance. very relaible/dependable.

    Cons: none atall really. keep away from dealer. v8 models very thirsty. tho best in class for fuel on all engines.

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    At 170k Miles There Was Cam Chain Noise And I Sold It. Mistake! — It was the perfect car for me, others woud prefer the Lexus I now drive. I wish I had kept the 530. A strong Mustang could beat it in acceleration, but it would take a Ferrari to out handle it and the brakes were fantastic! My Lexus has four buttons to open the sunroof but they do not work as well as the single button on the BMW. My Lexus feels like it was designed my a marketing team, and the BMW like it came from engineers. More thought and less flash.

    Pros: It is not the specs or the numbers, drive it for a week and you'll know.

    Cons: Repairs (few were needed) are costly.

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 540iReview
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    The Aristocrats' Bimmer. —

    When time came to trade in my track toys, in this case, a '99 BMW M Coupe (yes, the funning looking 2 seater) for a more practical, yet equally exclusive and high performing vehicle, nothing fits the bill better than the Individual Series BMW 540i Touring with M Sport Package. This wagon is painted in M Series exclusive Carbon Black colour, with black Montana (ordinary top grain) leather and sporty brushed aluminum trims. What make this car exclusive are the lowered and stiffened suspension, front and rear M5 spoilers/bumpers, and a more aggressive final drive ratio. The results, a wagon that handle like (and superior to in many aspects) an M5 with a fewer horsepower (100 hp) and one less gear ratio. The handling is actually more superior due to the stiffer rear suspension (designed originally to limit travel and to withstand heavier payload, employing adjustable air springs). Also being 200 lbs. lighter than an M5, this wagon is noticeably more tossable in turns and can be driven harder. Due to the lack of limited slip differential (standard on the M5), it is much harder to power slide the rear end out of turns making driving sideways less often practiced than an M5. Its pick-up is still amazing, especially when you consider how effortless it is due to the automatic transmission taking care of all the tricky bits. It certainly felt faster in the straight than all the 6 cylinder M cars I used to own. There are a few odd short comings related to its chassis dynamic: the front end geometry seems to be less tolerant to wider rim/tire/traction setup and tends to wander when the pavements are crowned (while the M5 using even wider tires did not exhibit this characteristic); and the rear end, at times, can be too jiggly and unsettling giving the car a "truck like" ride. All-in-alll, this is the aristocrats' bimmer - quite often people ask "When you can afford a 5 series bimmer, why waste your fortune on a wagon", and I usually tell them "... because I have choices." and I quite often wonder why people choose SUVs and give up precise handling, safety, and precious cargo room!

    Pros: Looks, handling, practicality (may not be in that order).  

    Cons: Having to explain my choice.

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 525iReview
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    My Bmw — its a must have i love it as long u dont have to visit a mechanic cause it will make a whole in ur pocket but overall its the best car i ever had and get it if u have a chance or drive one and ull fall love on the spot....

    Pros: everything

    Cons: as long it doesnt break

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 525iReview
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    Bmw — This car has been running great since we bought it, but recently we have run in to many problems. I got two flat tires in the span of 2 weeks, my battery died, and I have just had to be very careful with it. This may just be the servicing (which is very expensive) and is not worth it.

    Pros: runs well

    Cons: have to take very good care, expensive to maintain

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    Bmw 530d — This is the best diesel I have ever driven..40 mpg + great performance,and the acceleration is superb.The build quality is also brilliant, its German after all. It also handles like its on rails and should do as it runs on big 235 45 17's continentals, above all its a bmw. So if you want perfomance and economy this is the car for you...

    Pros: everything

    Cons: none

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    2001 BMW 5 Series 530iReview
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    I Love Bmws. — This is my third BMW and my second 530. I love the brand and the quality and performance is what I expect from the brand. I have always owned them to drive them over 150k and the first 2 I drove one for 194k and the other only 94k but lost interest due to it being a convertible. This 530 is much better than the 1994 that I had. The Inline 6 engine has been very solid and provided great performance. It could be lighter overall and feels just a little heavy overall, but with all the features on it, I understand why. Safety being a concern, is another reason I drive this car. It is so solid that I never feel vulnerable. With all the SUVs on the road, I still feel solid driving this car. My gas mileage has averaged 23-25mpg since I have owned it. I bought it with about 50k on it, so it has been the best model I have owned. Previous models were a 1989 325i convertible and a 1994 530i.

    Pros: Style, performance, road feel.

    Cons: Heavy, flimzy cupholders

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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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