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Drive and you shall Believe
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By E39_Lover
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2001 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


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Amazing power, yet very easy to handle. Ultimate luxury 4dr family car, very reliable, gas mileage is ok, what else do you expect? This really is a everyday drive to work/shop/trip car. Best of the e39 and my personal opinion, best bmw ever made. It does require oil adds between the 5k oil changes, since it is a very high compression engine. Don't care too much for the new shape or the interior, plus i enjoy changing gears myself. Best car i have ever owned in every manner. This is going to become a classic! If you can afford it, buy it! Don't compromise.


Favorite Features

The Sport Mode! Very smooth Power Band, Tight Gear shifts, Suede Headliner, Two Tone Nappa Leather, Auto Rear Power Shade


Suggested Improvements

Take out the cupholders, period. There really is no more improvements.


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You all want this, let's be honest
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By Town Savage
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2001 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


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One word describes the difference between this car and all the rest, CLASS, because it is in it's own. Interior design, comfort, safety, reliability.


Favorite Features

Engine, Transmission (6gears), suspension, interior design and color options for leather, visibility, and popularity are all my favorites. It's a crowd pleaser to those who know what it is.


Suggested Improvements

Make a 6 speed Tiptronic option, automatic and manual with that extra gear.


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The Ultimate Driving Machine
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By dshin
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2001 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


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There are truely no substitues for this machine. It is a CLASSIC which can now start appreciating in value now BMW has stopped building this model, and the upcoming new model seems to be a couple steps backwards in styling. This is a car you can drive to work everyday and don't have to have a Porsche or a Ferrari in your garage for your weekend driving pleasures. It truely is a drivers' car rather than for someone seeking for a shallow status. Certainly not for someone who likes automatics!


Favorite Features

An awesome engine that performs/sounds/looks like it will last forever. Solid feel that immediately tells you you're in a BMW. This is what BMW is all about.


Suggested Improvements

This car is not about the cupholders!!! Let BMW outsource that job to the Mercedes designers and enigineers.


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Great Pre-Owned Vehicle
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By Idwinc
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2001 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


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Great drivng experience. Power available when needed along with great handling. Almost becomes too easy to drive. Gas mileage a minus unless all highway driving. Always receive compliments from true driving/car enthusiants.


Favorite Features

Power and handling.


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SMOKIN HOT!!!
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By Gary B
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2001 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


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This car is truely awesome! The power the ride the comfort the handling the sound system, all incredible.


Favorite Features

The sport mode the sound system and the engine.


Suggested Improvements

The cup holders


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Loving every mile
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By thegooch
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2001 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


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I was hesitant when I first drove the car when I bought it. Very soon though I came to realize that this was a savage machine able to withstand far more then I can dish out. Most at home on a track at high speeds, it is a super tank. Hanldes much better than this family sedan should and the overall performance is phenominal. I made a couple minor upgrades for the days the car is on the track, but these in now way interfere with my everyday commute.


Favorite Features

The engine. Its all about the engine. The appoinments are all class, full leather dash etc.


Suggested Improvements

Guages need to be a bit large and higher. Rack and pinion over recirculating ball is preferred.


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Scary Fast
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By SJ_Sharkie
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2001 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


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Great car all the way around, excellent quality and phenominal performance. This is my first BMW and now I understand all the great things the car mags say about the 5 series. Best car that I have ever owned and I would highly recommend the car to others. I'm very interested in how they will improve on this car in upcoming new model.


Favorite Features

Sport Mode Performance, Parktronic, Sound System


Suggested Improvements

Smoother clutch engagement, Cupholders, More horsepower!


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Freude am Fahren
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By Bob Westlake
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2001 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


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This is the best car I've ever, and I mean EVER, owned. Everything is perfect and it's easily the most fun you can have with a 4-door on the road today.


Favorite Features

Everything, I love that I specified comfort seats as an option, really comfy.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders.


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Can't drive slow
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By Duke
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2001 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


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I've never had a car that is more fun to drive. When driving it makes you want to take advantage of its performance capabilities. The only drawback is having to drive slow or in traffic. The features, looks and quality of fit and finish are impeccable. It's not a luxury vehicle; it is "the ultimate driving machine".


Favorite Features

Besides the performance...Love the auto roll down/up windows and sun roof. Must have the Park Distance Control feature. Great Stereo with 2- 10" subwoofers.


Suggested Improvements

Don't get close to curbs, the wheels stick out further than the tires and are easily scraped. Only remedy is to buy new wheels, as the paint/finish is not reproducible. Poor design on the cup holders mine have already been replace.


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Best Sports Sedan -- Period
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By JFB
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2001 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


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A "Beast" in sheep's clothing. Looks like your basic family sedan, but keeps pace with a Corvette. The fastest production sedan on the planet. Plenty of power in all 6 gears. Top speed 155 MPH (182 MPH if delimited). All the fun of a sports car. All the amenities of an executive luxury sedan. Leather everywhere. Accolades from every major automotive magazine.


Favorite Features

Massive amounts of power (394 bhp), manual 6 speed, handling (especially in sports mode), engine note


Suggested Improvements

GPS navigation system, auxillary input jack for display screen, heads up display, touch screen phone dialing, cup holders that work.


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