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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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540i cannot be beat
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By raj
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Best car I have ever driven. Also own a CL500 and I prefer the 540 over the Merz. Great car and the only reason I would replace is if I get a 545i. Performance cannot be beat, great ergonomics. BMW really builds a car around driving. Don't get this car if you like eating or drinking in the car, that's what American cars are for.


Favorite Features

Power!


Suggested Improvements

Shorter gears should be default, although this can be overcome by shifting into Sport mode.


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Perfect Car
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By jetjock07
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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.


Favorite Features

Xenon headlights, sunshades in the rear, leather seats.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders are cheap. Could use something much stronger and something that fits a variety of drink sizes.


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Excellent Value!
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By BTinDallas
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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!


Favorite Features

Sport package with steptronic transmission! Styling, ride, gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders! Interior storage - I bought the center console conversion kit to replace the standard cell phone holder with a lift up storage area, best $150 I ever spent!


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Just over a year and love it
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jeff Allen
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


Review

The car is solid, goes like mad and is a blast to drive. The V8 is a hoss, smooth and has lots of power. The balanced handling is also incredible. It is hard to believe you are driving such a big car. No reliability issues to speak of yet. The car sucks the gas if you drive it - not much of a surprise there. The stereo is also very good and feature list goes on and on. Sport package is a must. Mine has no GPS but I don't know if it is necessary - less to worry about breaking.


Favorite Features

Handling and straight line acceleration. Fit and finish (exterior and interior). Good looking exterior design.


Suggested Improvements

Weird rubber tie downs in trunk. Annoying problem with LCD below the odometer (some rows of lights don't light up). Bad brake dust on wheels.


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The Ultimate Driving Machine
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By Jeff
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased the car used with about 30K miles on it. I have been driving it for about a year and absolutely love it. I drove some used Audis and Mercedes and they just didn't have the sporty/luxury feel I was looking for in a car. The engine is quick to respond when you step on it, and there is just enough room in the car for my 6'7'' frame, with enough to fit my average sized friends in the back. I test drove the 525i and there wasn't enough power. Loved the 540i, but didn't want the gas mileage problem. Couldn't ask for a better car, love it and I never see myself going away from BMWs.


Favorite Features

Can't complain about it!


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders, stronger stock stereo system (wish I got the prem. audio upgrade), larger glovebox, rear geated seats, hazard light button not in the middle console area.


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