2001 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Good car

2001 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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540i Sedan (4.4L V8 6-speed Manual)

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Good car
By Dutch in Texas on


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


The 540iA with Sport Package is great to drive. The car is rock solid on the road, but I have had a number of parts replaced. My one gripe with the car is it sits too low to the ground. My front bumper cover and front air spoiler were torn off by objects. The car is solid to speeds up to 145 mph (yes, we drove it that fast once as per the speedometer). There is likely some small amount of speedometer error. I purchased the extended warranty, and it was a wise investment. The extended warranty cost ~$3,300, but it got me a new factory radio, radiator, radiator expansion tank, power steering pump, and several thousand dollars of replacement suspension parts (plus service).

Best Features

Solid ride. Very stable.

Worst Features

Front air spoiler and front bumper cover sit too low to the ground. Inside door handles and cup holders are cheap.
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