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2001 BMW M5 RWDReview
mikeayyad writes:
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Bmw — i like the look of it and the performance. i only use premium gas and mobile 1 full synthetic oil and i have the m5 upgrade package the car is very clean and the lather in excellent condition and its very fast .

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

Pros: speed and safte

Cons: nothing

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2001 BMW M5 RWDReview
Robert writes:
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Most Fun You Will Have In A Sedan — This car looks to be a ordinary sedan from far away but as you get closer you will notice subtile things that hint the power that is under the hood. Most with no knowledge of cars only see a sedan but it is much more than that with its 5L v8 and 400 hp. This is the most fun car to drive.

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

Pros: The power that it has for a sedan

Cons: To quite

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2001 BMW M5 M5evoReview
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Absolute Jewel Of A Car...would Never Sell It !!! — What's can I say...it's a Bimmer!!! Superior quality, great acceleration/speed, great handling. 400 H.P. 6-speed manual, 0-60 in 5.2, 1/4 mile in about 13.5. This is the car that opitomizes the phrase "The Ultimate Driving Machine" !!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Quality, Performance

Cons: VERY expensive to maintain

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2001 BMW M5 RWDReview
Bailey147 writes:
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Short Bmw M5 Review — Was the king of performance sedans during it's time, but still no slouch. A good looking car, especially considering the new "bangled" looks. Build quality is mostly solid, a couple of annoying nits: door seals squeak, rear sway bar bracket breaks a lot (a few dollar part). Overall has been a fun car to own and drive.

Pros: Great looks, great performance

Cons: Major repairs can be costly

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2001 BMW M5 RWDReview
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The Exotic Family Car. —

The first BMW M car fitted with an V8 engine! It has all the goodies such as independent intake throttle butterfly (meaning instant throttle response in all rpm range), substantial low end torque, creamy smoothness, and subtle but unquestionable V8 exhaust burble. The best engine I have driven so far. It felt so exotic everytime I slammed on the accelerator. What is out of character of this car is its soft comfortable ride (almost as quiet and comfortable as a 7 series). I never took the M5 to the road course tracks because I didn't think its chassis dynamics would make it a safe car there. The rear suspension took too long to set, coupled with the high horsepower, makes for a way too lively rear end! Stiffer springs and shocks would be a must if the car is to be driven beyond 8/10. (Ironically, my wife's '01 540i Touring/wagon Individual with M Sport Package felt significantly more nimble when it comes to rear end motion control, possibly due to the works of a firmer air suspension designed to handle heavier payload.) In the end, the M5 could only be considered a family sports sedan, not an exotic (like its price has suggested). It is just too much like the regular 5 series with 90% identical equipement, instrumentation and even look. The exclusive Nappa (full grain) leather seating surfaces, oval shaped mirrors, and a few M badges just does not make an M5 feel enough different, in a tactile sense. While the more powerful and responsive engine, together with the exclusive limited slip differential were almost completely off set by the less tossable rear end as well as the same look which can also be had in the regular series cars (my wife's station wagon has identical exterior trims). All in all, the M5 has succeeded in achieving the best of both world - being exotic and practical all at once. If you have family and are allowed to own only one car, the M5 is no doubt it.

Pros: An exotic sport car that can be used in ALMOST all occasions, with the whole family on board!  

Cons: Only feel special when the accelerator is used.  

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2001 BMW M5 RWDReview
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'01 Bmw M5 —

The car is practical an art form. Performance is second to none, this car set the standard during it's reign from '99 to '03 and is still a fierce car to experience, sedan or supercar matters not. Quite possibly the classiest and best designed car in it's class, and that still holds true to current models and makes as well, just an amazing machine. Cost of ownership is a bit high on this one, I do all my own work and still costs around $45 per oil change or more, be very caring and loving to the maintenance of this car and you won't have any trouble and it will be the best car you've ever owned, mileage is rated poorly with only 21hwy rated. Though I used Royal Purple synthetics and iridium plugs and kept everything running smooth, and with the occasional "fun driving" episode (not avoidable in this car) and smart driving, I actually AVERAGED around 24mpg city/hwy combined. Fun....that doesn't even come close, there's just something about being able to drive so precisely and have so much power and fun on tap that it shouldn't be legal...then you get the added bonus of being able to carry along 4 adult passengers very comfortably around a track to experience it with you, every day was a joy driving this car to work and around town, simply an amazing machine, one of the best creations BMW has spawned, luckily it was created BEFORE Bangle infected everything!

Pros: PERFORMANCE, styling, luxury, comfort, smooth ride, amazing attention to detail in styling and enginering, great price point with the new model out now.

Cons: negatives...on THIS car??? sure...I don't still have mine...there's your negative.

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2001 BMW M5 RWDReview
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Bmw's Crown Jewl — I love the balance of the vehicle, over all it's probably the best feel for sporty drivers yet the comon commuter. It has good pep, good breaks, and amazing handling for a sedan that isn't "uncomfortable" to drive (people would refer to as harsh jaring). I love this car it's a breeze to drive and amazingly addictive. When I drive it during dusk it grabs anyone's eye even if there's a red Ferarii 430 next to it! It's amazingly cheep to own, gets good gas milage, and nothing in it has broken!

Pros: Atractive, balanced, and a dream to drive.

Cons: I could always use some more power.  Expensive purchase!

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2001 BMW M5 M5evoReview
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Sickest Beemer Ive Driven! — Had this thing sideways out of the BMW carpark on many occasions. Being a manual, it was deadly. Killed the M3!

Pros: BMW
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No wanky gadgets like the new ones have got.

Cons: Nothing i can think of

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2001 BMW M5 RWDReview
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Family Rocket — 400 hp. 5 seater. 6 speed. yea, even though she is 7 years old there isnt a day that goes by where the M5 dosent amaze me. Weve pulled bikes a mustang cobra and even a corvette. while having the ability to take 5 people. Hell if I learn to drive stick over the summer I'll bring it to school next year and I'll show you guys what Im talking about. Its one of the few practical fast cars, which makes it that much better than anything else out there.

Pros: Looks, Engine, Practicality

Cons: Fuel Consumption. Can get Unwanted attention with our aftermarket exhaust

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2001 BMW M5 M5evoReview
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Its A Beast — i have owned this car since i was 19, built it to dinan stage 2 engine, and dinan stage 3 suspension with a few exterior and interior accessories. great overall looknig car but drinks gas like water and breaks down every other day

Pros: fast, sharp, saloon

Cons: in the shop more than in the garage , drinks gas like water

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