2001 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Stay In The Shop

2001 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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

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Stay In The Shop
By Rodney Clarke on


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


This car's style and lines are beautiful inside and out. It handles like a champ on the road, when it's not in the shop. Seems like the cold weather always creates problems for it, ie. tensioners go bad noises get louder. While at the shop the problem can never be duplicated on the first visit. It takes at least two visits to the shop to get it repaired. They never have the broken part in stock. Also, the car is not as quiet as I would expect from a high end vehicle. My frequent visits to the service dept. and the noises continually reduce my opinion of my 525i. If you buy one make sure it is Certified, so your out of pocket expenses will be minimal.

Best Features

The handling, the peanut butter leather interior, the small red beams shining down on the console.

Worst Features

Better parts, keep common parts in stock, better seals around the windows to reduce wind noise
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