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New to me! Elegant and fun A+
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By Xclent
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2001 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Having just recently purchased my first BMW 530iA, although used, I can honestly say I am not disappointed with my decision. This car is superb. Sport, convenience and premium package with 17 inch wheels. I did order new headlights from an aftermaket internet wholesaler and that did the trick. The front looks new again. Getting rid of yellow and cracked lights will give your BMW or any car for that matter a new look again. If you decide to purchase a clean title BMW 530i you will be pleased every morning when you turn the key to go to work. :)


Best Features

Performance, engine hum, handling, looks and quality materials in the cabin, no cheap plastics here.


Worst Features

Better sound system, low end bass below par for what I expected and perhaps better fuel effenciency.


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Got To Love a V8 and Manual Transmission
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By Robert L. Huser
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2001 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


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Only thing that sounds better than the DSP stereo is the sound of the engine working its way up through the slick shifting 6spd. Can't beat the low slung looks and accompanying wide tires. Don't complain about the cup holders there is help waiting for you at the parts counter. There are both door mount and center console mount available. The car offers both outstanding comfort and exciting performance and handling. I LOVE THIS CAR.


Best Features

V8 engine, 6spd. manual, looks, upgrade stereo, and looks again.


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Love isn't blind
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By Roadster
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2001 BMW 5 Series 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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540 Sport
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By DC
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2001 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


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I bought this vehicle with a little over 7k on it. It was a worthly vehicle for about a year. Electrical problems started with the HVAC system which eventually led to a major electrical fire. An igition coil overheated which melted the entire electrical main housing. The car was under warrantee, but was in the shop for 47 days. I fought BMW and they agreed that I got a lemon.


Best Features

Performance!!! 282HP


Worst Features

Cup holders are terrible!!!


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Ultimate driving machine! Buy it !
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By robotech
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2001 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I absolutely love this car. I find myself making excuses just to go for a drive in this car. This car will truely put a smile on your face every time you take it out. I drove the 525, 528, 530 and 540 as well as MB E320, Lexus GS300 & GS400 and even Volvo S80 models before settling on the 530i. In my opinion the 530i is the best choice in this series for power and fuel economy. Regular maintenance is expensive but I expected that with BMW. No problems, except for the lousy cup holders. They break easily and are practically useless. Trunk could be bigger (height wise). Buy a good used 530i and you will never look back! By far the best car that I have ever driven.


Best Features

A blast to drive, fuel economy, rain sensing wipers, memory settings, M- sports package, looks.


Worst Features

REAL CUP HOLDERS PLEASE! Bigger Trunk, more rear seat leg room (I'm 6'4").


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