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Not your average soccer mom ride
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By Banditt
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2001 BMW 5 Series Wagon 525i 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought this 525i wagon because the purchase price of the wagons were lower than the sedans, and I have two kids. I have yet to be disappointed. The low center of gravity (I stand taller than the car) and wide wheelbase give it a solid, performance feel very similiar to the sedan. Also, interior room rivals my Chrysler pacifica. It is amazing how much clear space there is for hauling with the seats down. The level control system compensates the suspension beautifully with a full load of family and stuff. It is a beautiful orient blue with honeycomb BMW rims, low profile tires and tinted windows. I love it.


Best Features

Interior space handling, handling, handling!!! Great gas mileage 25-30 mpg hwy. A great alternative to big momma SUVs style and nameplate.


Worst Features

The cupholders are horrible as w/ all BMW's, very crappy off the line starts due to super low torque, but triptronic feature helps if you feel like shifting.


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Love isn't blind
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By Roadster
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2001 BMW 5 Series Wagon 525i 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Love the car overall and cannot find anything comparable. Outstanding gas mileage & performance. Smooth quiet and responsive ride and handling. Accessories are light weight... cup holders replaced twice, don't work well anyway, sunroof replaced twice after falling from tilt mode. Bought it certified so have the extended warranty and bought extended maint... so far well worth it. The parking sensors are fantastic, all cars should have them.


Best Features

Handling, ride, quiet, exterior all top notch. Value, great used car for the money, have not found anything better new or used.


Worst Features

Better cup holders and console design. A sunroof that does not have to be replaced every two years. Fix the little things... the engine, transmission are great, the small things irritating.


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Things break
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By kathysav
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2001 BMW 5 Series Wagon 525i 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I love the way my Alpine wagon drives, but a lot of little things inside break, and often. The cup holder (poor design) has broken 4 times. Now, I no longer use it. The back sunshade has broken, and the indise mouldings fall off if touched while entering and exiting the car. Dealer does not make it easy to buy parts to fix yourself. Great performance, but sad that the inside quality is not up to snuff. I would expect more from our BMW. Seats are not comfortable for long journeys!


Best Features

Performance. Race car feel.


Worst Features

Improve the quality of your inside parts. Allow owners to buy parts online.


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Sport wagon for everyone
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By BMWPILOT
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2001 BMW 5 Series Wagon 525i 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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You don't have to have kids to own this car. This is my 3rd BMW and I love it. Came out of a Nissan SUV which was nice but the gas milage and ride was KILLING me.I am now getting 30MPG on the highway! My last BMW was an 89 3 series (2.5L) that I had for 225,000 miles so I know this engine can go the distance and all of the extras on this car are amazing (fully loaded).


Best Features

There is nothing like German enginering. Car is solid, quiet, and with the Sport package, rides on rails.


Worst Features

Transmition is "jerky" on initial acceleration if you try to drive normal. Putting the pedal to the floor solves this though. (my excuse to the nice policeman). Needs more storage space. Cup holders;Germans only drink beer and you can't drink and drive so why would you need cup holders? JK


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simple and nice
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By MongMong
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2001 BMW 5 Series Wagon 525i 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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it's simple, classy, nice


Best Features

shape


Worst Features

premium sound


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