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2002 BMW X5 SUV - Consumer Reviews

2002 BMW X5 SUV

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Don't buy this SUV
13 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By Tony
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2002 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Few months after driving this car with 42k miles the warning check engine light came on, had to change the whole electrical harness $700 out of my pocket few months later both front axles had to be change $1500 battery sensor $300 fuel tank sensor $300. Finally two years later had to sell it was driving me broke.


Best Features

nice interior and exterior handle nice like a sports car


Worst Features

don't buy BMW stay with Toyota


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The Ulitimate Driving Machine
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Austin Reid
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2002 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I've owned the BMW X5 for about 2 years now and what can I say is WOW. It is really an Ultimate Driving Machine. This is the best vehicle I've ever owned. But within the first year I had to replace a 4K Transfer Case, a 900 dollar inspection, 1400 dollar brakes, 1100 dollar tires, 600 dollar window regulator, 1200 A/C Compressor. But hey I really love the vehicle and I'm sticking with BMW for Life. Don't set your reliability standards to high because again it is the Ultimate Driving Machine not your typical Ultimate Honda Machine.


Best Features

-Leather -Fun to Drive -Great sound from 3.0i engine -Great in silver -Love the Looks -Love the comments people give me - It's a BMW


Worst Features

-Step up the reliability game -Xenons should be standard on a BMW, it gives me a good look and BMW one to


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This luxury SUV stinks big time!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Hollie
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2002 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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I purchased this car used. The list of problems goes on and on and pretty much resonates what I have read from others so far: Tires have to be replaced every six months due to excessive wear and tear, coolant tank and hoses had to be replaced and the car is still leaking coolant, and best of all, after 100k miles, it needs a new transmission. The cost? $6,000! The X5 has far too many mechanical failures to deal with which ultimately makes this model not worth it in the end.


Best Features

Handles like a sports car; the steering is tight. Also has fantastic acceleration.


Worst Features

Start over! Something's not right with the mechanical underpinnings of this SUV.


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Mechanical Nightmare
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Jeff
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2002 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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I purchased this car with 38K miles and have had it 3 years. It is a great car to drive and has tons of power. Downside, a mechanical nightmare. I had to have new brakes and rotors at 40K miles. Had the cooling expansion tank replaced, both power window motors replaced, door lock cylinder replaced, water pump replaced as well as all hoses and belts since they had it apart. Also had a bad tail light piece replaced, and one CV boot on the front axle replaced. It also wears tires out very quickly because of the negative camber that BMW installs on these things. Worst car I have ever owned mechanically.


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Engine Gasket Problem
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Pedro
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2002 BMW X5 SUV 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Purchased a lightly used 2002 X5 which runs well except When the coolant light came on, $2000 dollars to replace gasket at 70K miles. Watch out BMW not taking responsibility for poor engineering. Found out this is a common problem with all of the 4.4L. BE CAREFUL!! OIL LEAKS TOO. Buy it cheap or stay away - learn from my mistake!


Best Features

Good driver


Worst Features

Stand behind your product and back up mfg defects.


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