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2002 BMW X5

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Fun to Drive 8.0, Reliability 4.0
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By OilManJMC JMC
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

My first BMW at 12K ball joints replaced,emergiency
brk replaced, radio died-water leaking inside. Never
been able to get key to consistantly return seat to
memory position. Drivers door frozen most Jan, Feb
mornings, crawl in through back. HORRIBLE in
snow, only good thing is DSC keeps you from
sliding off into the weeds. Rain sensing works
erraticly. 44K all new brakes incl front rotors,
ball joints rattling again. Interior dr pull finish
chipped. Do we really HAVE to agree to legalities
EVERY time we start the car to use radio, nav
system? Heated seats set to RUMP-ROAST.


Best Features

Nav system (except that you need a half dozen or more discs to cover the US and a small portion of Canada, cant get from CT to Pittsburgh, PA). Front and rear proximity alarm.


Worst Features

Its all about quality control, make it worth the extra expense to get that blue propeller on the hood!


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Pre-owned - satisfied to date!
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By Tsagg
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Shopped for an X5 for months. Didn't
want to pay the $50,000 for a brand
new so I found a 2002 X5 3.0 with only
17,000 miles on it. Extremely clean,
hardly driven car. Have driven about
1,000 miles so far and have loved
every minute. This is my second BMW
(1997 328is) and they are by far the
most amazing DRIVING cars in the
world. The X5 lives for 80+ m.p.h. on
the highway. 3.0 is plenty peppy off
the start with plenty of torque but
lacks some power at speed. No big
deal though. Read all about the
electrical problems in the 2001's
which made me stay away from them.
Paid $37,250 for a 2002 w/every option
but NAVIGATION. (bought 7/10/04)
w/17,000 miles


Best Features

"dancing" Xenon headlights at start up, comfort of seats, on-board computer, rear window shades, sport package with 18" wheels, safety features, performance at highway speeds, very solid/stable.


Worst Features

deeper storage compartment under center arm rest, better gas mileage.


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My first truck
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By navigus
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2002 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

My 6th BMW. Best feature: EASILY
the most comfortable ever for a a long
drive (lumbar support seats are
fantastic). Next, sedan handling and
performance. I've achieved a better
time than the 528i over my fav route of
hiways and country roads. Most annoying
feature: the AWFUL tinny noise when
shutting the door. Biggest SMALL
annoyance - unreliable warning LCD
icons e.g. is a breakdown imminent or
is it simply an icon fault (again).
Great fit & finish but qual of BMW
materials declines yearly (like
others). Best was my '85 325E. Still
luv 'em. I went to MB once(300 coupe).
Soulless - a big mistake. MB briefly
had my brain; BMW will always have my
heart. Cor


Best Features

The whole package. There could be more trunk space, but why spoil the styling? For someone who has raced, rallied and hugely enjoyed driving for so long, this is an excellent compromise to slide gracefully into a fun retirement. When they fix the X3 interior I'll switch for more fun


Worst Features

Kill the tinny noise when shutting the doors. More reliability on icon warnings. Have comp calculate 'distance to empty tank' on more than just the last few kms.Better suspension over potholes. Slightly larger glove compartment. Cheaper BMW 'pho


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Great Sport Sedan / Acceptable SUV
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By RONBO
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I have had basically good experience
with my X5. I am a sport driving
enthusiast and this is my family and
commuting vehicle. As an SUV only the
price for the functionality is kind of
high. But, I like to drive. This one
has the sport package. Basically, I
gave up nothing in the fun to drive
and handling areas to have the utility
of an SUV like vehicle. It is fine to
drive, unlike the wallowing beasts
that other makers put out as SUVs. I
hope I can drive this until the wheels
fall off.


Best Features

Handling in a SUV


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X5
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By landlind
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2002 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Great driving vehicle. Terrible
electronics. Always something wrong.
Automatic settings for seats,
mirrors,etc. only work 50% of the
time. Been back to several dealers
many times - no one can fix it.


Best Features

Fun to drive. Great handling, especially on curvey roads.


Worst Features

Get the electronic features corrected or don't put them on the cars.


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