2001 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Reliable

2001 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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525i Sedan (2.5L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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16 of 16 people found this review helpful
By josh37 on


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


I bought my 2001 BMW 530i with about 80,000 miles on it. It now has 140,000 on it. I have not had any MAJOR problem, but little ones here and there.. For a while, the car would just cut off at a stop light or in the drive way or anywhere when you hit the gas. It always started right back up, but it started getting worse and worse.. Nobody could tell me what was wrong with it because it didnt have any engine lights on... One day it cut off and the service engine soon light came on... It turned out to be the Camshaft posision sensor.. Now it runs like its brand new. Had a bad oil leak but only cost me $30 to get fixed. Cup holders are broke, and the wheels get break dust on them pretty bad...

Best Features

Power, Handling, build quality, RELIABLE

Worst Features

Im sure all the problems have been resolved in the newer models...
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