2002 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Great car but low reliability
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2002 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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530i Sedan (3.0L 6-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Great car but low reliability
By LuvChiana on

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

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This was my first BMW, and it was the best car I ever owned -- until its second birthday. Great handling, braking, overall feel. Above average marks on luxury and comfort. No problems until the two year mark, then all sort hit in fairly quick order. Including: electrical system problems stranded me three times in two weeks, rotting trim, radio & climate controls, and computer display panel fading out. Traded car after Internet research - - BMW's OK reliabilty in general but if you get one that goes bad it really goes bad.

Favorite Features

Handling, braking, comfortable seats, zippy pickup.

Suggested Improvements

Premium sound good but not "premium" quality. The well documented poor cupholders. Not enough storage space for things like CD's and sunglasses.
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