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2002 BMW M5 Sedan - Consumer Reviews

2002 BMW M5 Sedan

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Base 4.9L V8 6-speed Manual - (45 reviews )

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By Jim
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2002 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


Review

I purchased the car with 22k miles on it. The previous owner had taken good care of it. The car handles well and has lots of power. Driving in rush hour traffic can be a pain with the 6- speed manual. Dealership has been execllent with service. This car is as powerful as the 1998 Corvette I owned, yet has seating for 5. Insurance is costly (even for a 59 year old with a good driving record). Gas mileage average is about 18 mpg around town, which is great for a car with this kind of power. Extremely quiet and tightly put together. Has a great looking understated appearence. Probably the best car I have ever owned.


Best Features

Power, looks, quality interior--A sports car that provides comfort.


Worst Features

Need to have a spare tire, or come standard with run flats. Radio reception is not as good as my Ford. Poor cup holders need improvement. A seven speed automatic would be nice for use in traffic. Of course an extre 100 horseys would not hurt.


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Great car, but fragile
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By Kim P
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2002 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


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I bought the car as a CPO and the clutch went out one week later and I had to fight with the dealership to replace it under warranty! The clutch is a known weak link on the M5. Beware: it's the same as the clutch on the "regular" 5-series cars. I hope BMW upgrades the clutch on the 2007 manual M5. The performance is amazing and rivals my Corvette, but this car seats 5! I love the way the exhaust sounds on start up and under full acceleration! I'm going to have to upgrade the suspension to get it to handle like the Vette though.


Best Features

Looks, performance, 394-hp Sedan, 6- speed manual. The seats are very comfortable too. Smooth ride; it's easy to go very fast and not realize it.


Worst Features

Real cupholders (but who needs them in this car anyway?), BETTER CLUTCH, less BS from BMW service advisors about what's covered under the maintanence and warranty programs.


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Best of both worlds
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By City Guy
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2002 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


Review

This car is the best of both worlds. Luxury and performance unlike most any other car. It fall under the category of "if you have the means..." Sounds great just pulling out of the garage.


Best Features

Acceleration that you never get tired of. Interior is quality. Looks like a 5 series on steriods.


Worst Features

Better cup holders. More than one plug for accessories (phone and radar detector at least).


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M5
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By the thailander
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2002 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


Review

A true sports car w/ 4 doors. I love
almost everything about this car. Fast,
nimble, and stealthly!


Best Features

Looks, wheels, engine, seats, every performance feature.


Worst Features

1. Cup holders are a joke, 2. Trunk too small, 3. Foldable rear seats optional on a $75,000 car?!, 4. Small fuel tank, 5. Stereo system unbecoming of an expensive car, 6. Bushings wear out quickly.


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The Best I Have Ever Owned
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By Sptbike
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2002 BMW M5 Sedan 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Of all of the high line vehicles that I
have had the pleasure of owning or
driving, the M5 is the very best of the
best. It is a highly versitile
automobile... The proverbial wolf in
sheeps clothing. It nicely transports
5 adults in stunning luxury, and at the
same time will play competitively with
any other vehicle (including
sportbikes) on the road. It is
absolutely amazing on tight country
roads.


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