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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan

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Love this car!
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By gkatlanta
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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I have owned three previous BMWs including an E39 Wagon but nothing has come close to the performance and handling of this car. Definitely a wolf in sheep's clothing. Wonderful to drive on a long winding road. Not a single problem since I've had this car. I still love driving this car every day.


Favorite Features

Accleration, handling, steering, sports suspension. The interior is very well thought out... everything is exactly where it should be without the driver having to stop and think about it or utilize iDrive.


Suggested Improvements

More front leg room but I'm not complaining, really. Better dealer service is needed. I don't even take my BMW to the dealer anymore. Could care less about the cupholders. I'm more interested in driving than drinking in this car!


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Amazing!
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By MarkJump
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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Amazing performance, synergy with driver, quality, features, completeness of design. The very definition of excitement, excellence, and elegance. A whole level beyond most anything else. Supercar capability combines with everyday utility. Why did I wait so long to go Bimmer?


Favorite Features

Superb quality of overall driving experience. In-depth quality, both in design and in execution, that shines through more the longer you have it. So many little things are exactly right- -very satisfying.


Suggested Improvements

Rear seat room, trunk room (understand both are better in current model). Cupholders, of course. Little else.


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


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This car cannot compare to any other vehicle in the same class. The car handles the same at 40 as it does at 120. It has the power to handle almost any situation and handles just as well in foul weather with the exception of snow! If you have considered something other than a BMW, think again! Everyday is a new driving experience with a BMW. Be careful, once you stepped up to a different class driving machine, you will never take a step backwards.


Favorite Features

The power delivery becasue people know its a BMW


Suggested Improvements

Improve the asbestos dust from the front wheel brakes. It not only looks bad, its hell to clean!


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It works for me
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By Don G.
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Lower front bumper takes all the punishment due to sport suspension. One cannot be careful enough when parking in a space where the car is driven into a stall. Due to the sport suspension, any curbing higher then four (4) inches will catch on the bumper and potentially cause damage. My damage to date has resulted in an $85.00 repair bill. Other then that, the car meets all my expectations and is a pleasure to drive.


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European Excellence
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By CARNUT
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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If you appreciate European (esp. German) cars and want more than what a Japanese luxury car can deliver, then you will love the BMW 540i series (E39). It has more than enough power to get the job done on the highway. Super comfortable on long drives. The Navigation system is one of the best. Perfect mix of Sport (w/ the sport package) and luxury in a medium sized sedan. At this price point, nothing matches it.


Favorite Features

1) Cosmetic Looks. The E39 are classy looking compared to the new Bangelized E60's.


Suggested Improvements

1) Steering is a bit slow in the 540iA. Needs faster ratio.2) A/T does not always find the "perfect" gear.


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