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6 of 14 people found this review helpful
Suprised at the poor quality from BMW
By lisa112 on 01/08/12 09:38 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

I've owned my BWM for 6 years and have been disappointed with the reliability and the quality of the interior. The cupholders broke early on because they are cheap plastic. There are controls on the panel that are falling apart. The LCD panel is almost completely burned out and I can't see what radio station or time it is. Even the odometer and gas mileage readout is starting to burn out. BMW told me it would be about $2000 to fix it. I am so surprised that a $50,000 car doesn't have better quality materials. I have also been disappointed with the reliability. Last year I spent about $4,000 on repairs. I won't buy another BWM.
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
A Keeper...
By RolandP on 10/26/09 06:37 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

This has been a remarkable car since the day I purchased it. Great car for long trips. It still delivers 29+ mpg with premium fuel. The manual transmission provides everything I expected. The car is steady and responsive.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Open your wallet
By loberant on 10/05/09 12:40 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

Love the car, but it breaks every 3000 miles. Both power seats needed new wiring, radiator, alarm sensor, bushings?, brake sensors, trans went into fail safe, glove box broke, oil leaks, and some other things I can't remember. This all happened in the last 15,000 miles. My vehicle currently has 75,000 miles on it. Drives great though, cannot compare. Love the look and its true class. But THIS IS NOT a reliable car. Purchase a Honda/Acura/Lexus/Toyota/Subaru if you want reliable.
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Wondering which way to go???
By Mark Shaw on 08/31/09 16:02 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

I've owned my BMW for 4 years now - grey with sport pkg. Love the drive as I used to own a 1988 535i. After the mechanic called me today with a radiator/fan bearing replacement bill, I almost went out to trade it in. I have had a series of small issues with the car: dash pixels, xenon light failure, oil leaks, rubber dipstick boot oil leak, and more...I have 102K miles on the car but wondering if I should cut my losses and move on to newer...positive is that it has ALWAYS started like a charm...maybe I've replaced most of the parts that can wear over time...
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful
My 1st and probably last BMW
By Steve on 05/16/09 23:24 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

I bought my silver beauty (All German cars should be silver) "Certified Used" it had 36000 miles on the clock (Let me think for a sec... Hey! Itís a lease return) Came with full warranty to 50K. All I've had done to it is regularly scheduled maintenance; it looks, runs, and feels brand new. I said it's my last BMW because I'm 63 and it'll probably outlive me... LOL.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Don't sweat the cup holders!
By Ross on 03/17/09 17:12 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

Bought the car new and have never regretted the decision. Every option and they all continue to work for going on 8 years. I service it only at BMW and though pricey, it pays to work with the best. Fun to drive in all weather and runs like it is on rails. Great not to have the I drive and all components work like the car is new. I'd get another one but at this rate the current BMW will last another 10 years. The extra money was worth it in every way. I've added sat radio, and now it's perfect.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Truly the Ultimate Driving Machine
By RodneyD on 08/08/08 12:52 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

I have owned my 530i for only 5 months and it is truly the ultimate driving machine. This is my 3rd BMW. Previously owned a 3 and wife drives an x3. This car makes me look for the long way home. I especially look for the curvy roads. The styling is classic. The handling is outstanding. The car is just fun to drive. If you are looking for a vehicle that is a blast to drive then do yourself a favor and buy a BMW!
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Really nice ride
By David Lagarde on 03/10/08 16:57 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

I am 56 and haven't enjoyed driving this much since I was 19 yrs old and owned a 1997 Chevelle 396 SS. I wish I had more places to go. I can't think of any negatives.
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Perfect Car
By jetjock07 on 12/17/06 10:03 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

I have had this vehicle for only 2 days, but it feels like I've had it longer. It's a beautiful car. Mine came with the black leather interior and Premium Package along with the sunshades in the rear. The car handles well, not too stiff or too cushiony. Has good power, the 525i was too slow so I got the 530i. I just wish now I had seat heaters with my car.
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Excellent Value!
By BTinDallas on 11/14/06 19:08 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Review

I was in the market for a car after losing my company car. I looked at a lot of offerings and finally decided on the 530i. I bought it about 4 mos. ago and love it. This is my 2nd BMW (my other is a 1988 M6) and it is everything I thought it would be. I bought mine with 65K on the odo, but it is a CPO car with the 100K warranty. It is probably the best value out there. I got one of the best sport sedans made, with a factory warranty, for under 21 grand! I'm glad I got the sport package, it really adds to the looks and handling!
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