2001 BMW M5 User Reviews

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    2001 BMW M5 BaseReview

    Great Car For Giving People Lifts... — Large car that feels much more wieldy than it should. Excellent handling with oversteer on demand if required (and the traction control can be switched off). Does tend to spin the rear wheels easily if provoked.

    Pros: Great care for those who need the space

    Cons: 16mpg...

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    50 000 Km — One of my most loved car... It had it all, spacious, comfortable, reliable, and incredible power... But quite high maintenance cost

    Pros: Everything...

    Cons: Very expensive to run!

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    My Favorite Bmw So Far... —

    This is my fourth BMW after owning a 328 and two M3's. The M cars are all BMW's "specials" at least while "M" was still for "Motorsport" and not "Marketing"... These cars all have a unique character, the E36 M3 has this sort of raw eagerness, the E46 has a similar feel with a bit of an asthmatics exhaust note and some silly boy racer side vents along with an additional 500 lbs... But the M5 is the M car for grown ups :). This may be one of the last true M cars BMW has made and likely the one that kicked them into "Marketing" rather than "Motorsport". It lacks a fancy auto-manual gearbox and a V10 like the newer ones (you have to shift yourself on this car), and none of its engine noise comes from the radio making vroom vroom sounds like the latest version (thank goodness, how embarrassing!) but it is stylish, understated to the point of being a sleeper except for folks who know their cars, and it can run with a similar year Corvette (maybe not the Z06) while not requiring you style your hair with a mullet! The teenager who lives next door told me he always listens in the morning for when I start it because it sounds so cool... I was going to sell it, but then I got to thinking "what could it be replaced with that would be as good"... Well if I didn't need the back seats or comfort... there are still not very many cars out there that would have the enduring quality, ride, handling and performance this car has. Issues on this car... After 15 years, rubber bits need replacing in the suspension and the drive shaft coupler (a big rubber part)... The electronics are dated, it would be nicer with a proper bluetooth and modern navigation, but that is true for any car older than a few years these days and my iPhone works better for that anyhow... The LED display under the gauge cluster drops some lines here and there, a common problem on 5-series from this generation i am told. Other than that it always starts and runs, handles wonderfully, and can be tossed or cruised all day long. All the electronics such as the powered steering wheel adjuster, seats, folding mirrors, heated seats, and very German multimode windshield wipers with regular and "Autobahn" wash modes (oh and an automatic wiper setting which actually works!) are all working as if the car was new... The interior also is scratch free and looks great, just great quality materials and build! If you like BMW's then this would be one to consider if you can find a nice example of one!

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Rides smoothly and quietly at any speed.  Is crazy fast for its size/weight.  After 15 years it is still one of the best looking BMW's ever made :).  Sports car performance in a  family sedan :).

    Cons: Rear wheel drive is horrible in the snow and ice (unless you put Blizzaks on it).  Gets gas mileage like a sports car, not a sedan.  Impossible to replace with any other car...

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    2001 BMW M5 Base Review
    Looks/Style Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 55 AMG worse.
    "Less bulky... sportier lines racing heritage. Amazing engine."
    Value Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 55 AMG worse.
    "Engine. Interior ergonomics are many years ahead of E Class. E39 was a great car during those years."
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    Front Seats Ranked 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD Convertible better.
    "sportier, firmer"
    Family Car Ranked 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 AWD Convertible worse.
    " the rear seat room"

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2009 BMW M5 Reviews

    It Rocks By Kartik

    it has a great acceleration and the braking system is nice and even if something is kept onthe seat it does not fall because of its great stability control.and it is one of my best cars.it has a great... Read More

    It's Option By Yousef

    it's a very good car... it is so fast...the acceleration from 0 to 100 in few seconds.. the shap is so beautiful...inside or outside it is BMW...it's option is very good.. if you drive it..you will fe... Read More

    2008 BMW M5 Reviews

    Bmw M5 Interlagos Blue By BMWI

    Great car - would highly recommend but not for an everyday driver. Excellent handling, extremely responsive and feels like a much smaller car when you put it through its paces. Can easily get out fr... Read More

    M5 Review By breedawg4

    This car is amazing. Can't beat the looks and performance. Stebro exhaust and 20" wheels make it look and sound mean! No complaints other than rear wheel drive and not all wheel drive like im used ... Read More

    2007 BMW M5 Reviews

    Best Vehicle Ever By Sophia2013

    very good car, runs and drives very strong excellent on handling, and very fast. it does consume lots of gas, but it;s worth every single penny. the comfort level ailed with the power is unbelievable.... Read More

    Super Sedan. By Tariq

    This car is soooo much fun to drive, gives you more than 500Bhp, if you dont like speed,,,, avoid this car. you can still ride it every single day. its almost perfect. it look nice all the time, when ... Read More

    2006 BMW M5 Reviews

    Amazing By Warm86745

    I have owned this car for around 1.5 years and have loved every minute of it. It has been very reliable and has delivered all the power I have ever needed. I would recommend this car for anyone as a ... Read More

    The Ultimate Driving Machine By Ted

    What can one say about a V10 M5...the car is truly magnificent and almost a perfect car except for the fact it gets about 12MPG. I cant find one other thing that I could complain about except for the... Read More

    2003 BMW M5 Reviews

    Very Fast, Very Sporty, Handles Awesome, And You Can Carry 4 Passengers. By ecos1

    In my opinion still the best looking M5 out there. The new ones are very nice without a doubt, but the E39 is still the king. The car will outperform many sports cars out there, even the newer models.... Read More

    Best Of Both Worlds By battag1000

    Excellent for every day driver. Handling, braking and performance are spectacular. The addition of the UUC clutch and short shift eliminate any shortfall this car had stock. This is by far the best... Read More

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