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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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


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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!


Best Features

Acceleration. Handling. Classic styling!


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Best Vehicle I've Ever Owned Hands Down
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jmonk
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I bought my BMW used, however it still performs/drives/handles/ better than ANY other car I have ever driven new or used. My 6 y/o BMW even drives better than the brand new police interceptor I drive for work. Owning a BMW will mean more $ for general maintenance but an independant BMW shop can lessen the cost of ownership. Driving a BMW truely is "the ultimate driving experience". Once you drive one, you'll know. With regards to fuel economy, these vehicles run on premium fuel. This cost will usually compute to no more than an extra $4 a tank, but you WILL get outstanding performance and good fuel economy. Yesterday I got 30 MPG highway on an out-of-town trip. My vehicle is a 525i sport.


Best Features

Truly a luxury sports sedan with good fuel economy. What a combination! People complain about the lack of cup holders but one must remember these are still true sports cars.


Worst Features

Give it wings so it can fly? It's hard to suggest improvements on a vehicle that is already very well designed.


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Really nice ride
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By David Lagarde
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

DSC. I took it out in the snow and at 40 mph (figured that safe speed) I couldn't make it lose it's footing. Not bad for rear wheel drive.


Worst Features

Cup holders.


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Love the car
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By Dan
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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2nd BMW and I'll run this one until the wheels fall off. Styling is classic. The car looks great even at 6 years old. Finish is still top notch. Fun and comfortable to drive


Best Features

Styling, performance, reliability, luxury.


Worst Features

Ah, those cupholders


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Great performance.
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By Roger K.
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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Arguably the best sports sedan of its time (M5 excepted) and a classic in the making. This car is all about driver synergy and performance. You feel integrated with the machine: it does what you want, when you want. Reliability is a problem: radiator, digital displays, door seals, HVAC have all failed. Although problems are expected four years out, I never had this much trouble with Japanese cars. That being said, try finding a Japanese sedan that is as good to drive. Low profile tires and sports package make for cautious parking (but I can't blame BMW for that). Buy this car if driving experience is the priority.


Best Features

Handling, power, styling, comfort, sound system.


Worst Features

Reliability, cupholders. That's it. I understand they fixed the cupholders with the current version.


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