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2001 BMW M5 RWDReview
Giles writes:
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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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2001 BMW M5 RWDReview
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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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2001 BMW M5 RWDReview
Misshe11 writes:
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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 RWD Review
Ben says:
vs2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E AMG 55
2001 BMW M5 RWD winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E AMG 55 worse.
"Less bulky... sportier lines racing heritage. Amazing engine."
Value Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E AMG 55 worse.
"Engine. Interior ergonomics are many years ahead of E Class. E39 was a great car during those years."
2001 BMW M5 M5evo Review
kingofczars says:
vs2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Convertible AWD
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Front Seats Ranked 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Convertible AWD better.
"sportier, firmer"
Family Car Ranked 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 Convertible AWD worse.
" the rear seat room"
2001 BMW M5 RWD Review
M says:
Probably the best sedan every made. Horrible to drive in the winter without snow tires. Dated electronics and horrible mileage made this one get sold (after 7 years for $500 less than it was purchased!)
vs2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Hardtop Coupe RWD
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Handling Ranked 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Hardtop Coupe RWD better.
"lighter weight and wider tires."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Hardtop Coupe RWD worse.
"trunk and back seats..."
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