2002 525ia w/sport and premium packages, steptronic transmission-this car is flawless. the exterior is as appealing as any car in its class or size, the ride is a notch or two above the Lexus.
the seat's lumbar support (you GOTTA buy the premium and sport packages) makes you feel like you're in a cockpit. when you "open it up", you don't hear road noise until 90 mph. finally, this car turns heads. i bought (i don't "rent" autos) the rare slate green exterior with the stone green trim, and women, as well as men compliment me daily.
p.s. buy a radar detector. you will test the cars limits. **hint** the car won't let you down.
rims on the 525 are easy to clean, but get 'em chromed. sport package-a firmer ride. premium package-a sexy sunroof and top-notch leather and wood-trim.
steptronic transmission-you will need that extra "umph" to get out of a tight spot.
get some REAL cupholders. the consumers reports assessment is correct. these things are flimsy.
finds some way to add interior backseat legroom. once i throw the 4-year-old in the car seat, i'm subjected to kicking the rest of the ride