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This is the ultimate driving machine?
By bardi on 05/21/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

This car drives well but suffers in the reliability category. Something seems to go wrong every month. Numerous attempts to fix the same problem seem to have failed. Build quality is poor relative to price. Of course, when the car isn’t in the shop it does drive like a BMW should.
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BMW 525
By navyman on 05/15/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Review

I have found the 525 to be a great value in the luxury car class. It does lack some performance, but as a daily driver it is hard to beat.
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More fun than an x5
By ninasdad on 03/30/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Review

a fun manual tranny for the soccer moms and dads. Has been an incredible road- trip car (philly to Wyoming/AZ/TN and back. Great seat comfort and solid passing power even fully loaded. 21+ MPG (premium fuel)
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What a family truckster
By danno on 03/17/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Tired of your SUV, rising gas prices... want german luxury, and yet flawless performance handling. This BMW wagon rules the mid size wagon roost... and for those of you with families, it's top notch safety ratings can let you get a "sportscar" in a wagon.
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Solid engine, solid tranny, solid car!
By PTS on 03/13/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

Paid $32,000, 2 years old and 29,000mi. Drives like a dream, especially love the engine together with the Steptronic, so willing to take RPMs and shift. Adaptive feature great in mountains, better than normal auto tranny. Manual shifting is great for downhill control. Interior feels solid and luxurious. Wagon has some nice features with the bar that allows you to close off the trunk, put up a net to prevents pets from using leather seats, even when rear seats are down, the bar can be moved in front of the rear seat and still have preventive net, great engineering.
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A Corvette for the family
By booger on 03/10/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)

Review

It is way better in the snow than most front wheel drives. It handles and rides like a luxury car but when challenged can perform like a sports car. The best car I ever owned.
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Pure Bliss
By genie2k1 on 03/01/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

Review

This car provides the most satisfying driving experience u can get from family car with four doors. Sufficiently fast, excellent build quality (except for a few minor glitches), superb handling and performance. This car is just great. Get a feeling of euphoria when driving it, so much that I find myself looking for excuses to drive it. Pure confidence. Engine has nice muted growl, gets ur adrenaline pumping. Acceleratoin is great, even with auto. Can't believe there is only 2.5 liters under there, feels more like 3.5. Styling is timeless. THIS IS THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE.
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UDM
By Eddei on 02/25/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

Just more space at the back seat and you have a winner in all catagories.
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Ned's Review
By Ned on 01/18/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

Way over priced. Tiny trunk; does not handle well in snow or on wet road surfaces; non-existent cup holders (break at least once a year); limited interior storage. Difficult for a six footer to enter and exit (steering wheel feature not really helpful); leg romm is very narrow for driver; no compass.
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How not to design a navigation system
By ashwini on 01/09/03 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)

Review

If another car (Lexus) in the class offered manual transmission with almost 300 horses then this would be the wrong choice. Lots of little things keep going wrong with the car. Sometimes the service engine soon light with turn-on and gone after 15-20 miles. The electronic key will stop working. But once it starts to move, this is awsome. I live with the minor annoyances since I really want a manual transmission in my car.
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