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2002 BMW 5 Series

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Great car but low reliability
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By LuvChiana
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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.


Best Features

Handling, braking, comfortable seats, zippy pickup.


Worst Features

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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Everything perfect so far...
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By Snow Queen
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2002 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Despite my reluctance to move from a
Z3 to the 530i sedan, I feel like I've
sacrificed just a small amount of
performance that is far outweighed by
the luxuries and amenities of this
outstanding car. I might beat others
out of a light a little slower now,
but not by much, and I'm doing it in
comfort. This is a grown-up, safe,
well-built car that I can still view
as a toy.


Best Features

Seats are unbelievably comfortable and mold to your body. Car controls the road as it should -- cornering, braking, accelerating all nearly as outstanding as those features on the Z3. Gas mileage is reasonable for this engine and HP.


Worst Features

As always, the damn cupholders continue to plague the car. Would have preferred option for CD changer in console rather than trunk.


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Death by cupholder rage
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By thassarodge
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2002 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Best car there is. I bought it in
Germany, took it down the Autobahn, got
it up to 140 mph. Car sat on the road
rock solid and seemed to say to me "Now
what?" It wanted to go faster but speed
limiter said no. This car is awesome
and the curves are gorgeous. The blue
color looks wonderful at night, but
kind of blah purply in bright sunlight.
The seats are comfortable and the
instrumentation is logically placed.
Only bad thing is the cupholders are
absolute crap. Won't even hold a soda
can - BMW should not have put them in
if they couldn't design them right.
One of mine is alread broken from
holding my narrow-based coffee cup.


Best Features

Better gas mileage than my wife's minivan.


Worst Features

Cupholders USELESS. HELLO BMW - can you hear this? Virtually all the other reviews echo this pain. You of all manufacturers should know better.


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You Are What You Drive!
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By Stetamrunning
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2002 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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The 2002 BMW 530i with Premium / Sports
Package and add the Steptronic
Automatic is all the car one could ever
ask for! This is my 7th BMW over the
years. My Wife thinks I was nuts to
purchase another one until she drove
this wonderful machine. Now we fight
over the keys!


Best Features

I love this engine. I have owned the 540 in the past, but no one has anything on this fine piece of machinery. I love to cruise and then give the pedal to the metal and just go.This car sounds so sweet. What a dream to drive from the top to the bottom.


Worst Features

To all the cup holders complaints I have read.I say let them have the worries about wet pants.This car was meant to be driven,not sucking from a straw of a big Gulp drink.


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Excellent
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By jiggly
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2002 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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This vehicle is the best i've ever
owned! It's my first BMW and i must say
that i'm extremely impressed. The ride
is exemplary, the engine quiet and
smooth and the performance very good. I
have recommended this car to many of my
friends who are looking for a new car.
They have all been just as 'in awe' as
i was and still am. You wont be
dissapointed i you choose this car!


Best Features

Just about everything


Worst Features

The cupholders could be a little bigger and better quality.


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