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not a great bimmer but a bimmer
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By Carlover
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2001 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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We have owned it for 4 years.I now have it at college. Looks are nice yet little to understated for me. Handling is awsome! Much better looking then E- class. Interior is fitting of a 40k german luxery sedan.We haven't had any reliability issues at all, just regular maintenance. Good for starting business person. However it lacks the power (which is the ultimate luxury) and prestige of an M5 or 760i. Which I know cost more. Also decent gas mileage.


Best Features

Handling and wood finish


Worst Features

Really they are found in the higher models. The M5 performance and, or the road presence of a 7


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Best Sports Sedan
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By Steven Sistrunk
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2001 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Just picked up my '01 CPO 525i today. It has 51,800 miles but it feels exceptionally solid. Fit and finish is awesome...even after 4 years!!!


Best Features

Power Rear Shade, DSP Sound System, 17s, best ride quality.


Worst Features

Already addressed in the '04/'05 5 series.


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Stay In The Shop
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By Rodney Clarke
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2001 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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This car's style and lines are beautiful inside and out. It handles like a champ on the road, when it's not in the shop. Seems like the cold weather always creates problems for it, ie. tensioners go bad noises get louder. While at the shop the problem can never be duplicated on the first visit. It takes at least two visits to the shop to get it repaired. They never have the broken part in stock. Also, the car is not as quiet as I would expect from a high end vehicle. My frequent visits to the service dept. and the noises continually reduce my opinion of my 525i. If you buy one make sure it is Certified, so your out of pocket expenses will be minimal.


Best Features

The handling, the peanut butter leather interior, the small red beams shining down on the console.


Worst Features

Better parts, keep common parts in stock, better seals around the windows to reduce wind noise


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Passion To Drive
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By Beamer Boy
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2001 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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The finest car that I have ever owned or driven - ride, fit and finish, and prestige. The 5 series has lived up to all the reviews and then some. The driver can feel the engineering. Even in rainy weather, the car hugs the road. The weight balance and responsiveness makes it ideal for winter city driving even in this hilly town. It is a driver's car!


Best Features

Engineering - ride and performance. Prestige of driving a BMW. Interior of leather and wood - luxury. Service at dealership - outstanding.


Worst Features

Larger engine - I will buy another with a more powerful engine and sports package.


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My First BM Dub
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By TejMan
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2001 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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After years of deliberation - I recently became the proud owner of a 2001 525i. First impressions, to put it simply, I'm looking for excuses to drive this Vehicle... The exterior to this day still turns heads. (Noticing lots of brake dust on front wheels..)


Best Features

[]Driver position and amenities. []Clean concise instrumentation. []Silk like automatic transmission. []The ease of cruising (legally).


Worst Features

Hate to bring up those cup holders. Steering wheel could be smaller. Standard sound system is a HUGE dissapointment (Take note from Audi).


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