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100,000 miles
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By Gary
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I have thoroughly enjoyed this car. I have owned VWs, MB, American made cars, etc. This car has been the most fun on a daily basis. Even with the mileage topping 100k, it is still fun to drive. In shopping for a new vehicle, it is hard to find something that compares to the over-all driving experience. The only complaint is that at 100k, all sorts of gremlins have come out to play. Major and expensive repairs have been necessary. This is NOT a maintanence free vehicle, especially at higher miles.


Best Features

The over-all experience. The solid feel, the great look.


Worst Features

Cup holders are of course awful. The back seat is a little cramped. The unreliability of the mechanical parts now that it has reached 100k.


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Fast and is Comfortable
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jpardo
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought this car at a dealer auction for $ 5,000, hits 140 easy, and don't even feels like it, I have spent over $4,500 fixing it, I replace the drive shaft re-manufacture $800.00 the dealer wanted $2200.00, the guibo at the same time $450.00, front & rear rotors, new brake pads, struts, but seats don't work properly, valve cover gaskets, right arm, transmission mount, and motor mount $800.00, front temp. Sensor, side covers, and right now the front fan has a fast winding noise, when the a/c comes on, I don't how much thats going to cost.


Best Features

fast, nice looking, no problem riding on the freeway,


Worst Features

seat motors, and cables, cup holders, cd changer,improve the drive shaft , the car has a lot of torque for the drive shaft, torque is fine.


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A Keeper...
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By RolandP
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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This has been a remarkable car since the day I purchased it. Great car for long trips. It still delivers 29+ mpg with premium fuel. The manual transmission provides everything I expected. The car is steady and responsive.


Best Features

Auto door locks upon reaching 5 or 10 mph. Cruise control and audio controls on the steering wheel adds to luxury convenience.


Worst Features

None.


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Open your wallet
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By loberant
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Love the car, but it breaks every 3000 miles. Both power seats needed new wiring, radiator, alarm sensor, bushings?, brake sensors, trans went into fail safe, glove box broke, oil leaks, and some other things I can't remember. This all happened in the last 15,000 miles. My vehicle currently has 75,000 miles on it. Drives great though, cannot compare. Love the look and its true class. But THIS IS NOT a reliable car. Purchase a Honda/Acura/Lexus/Toyota/Subaru if you want reliable.


Best Features

The feel! The look! The Sound!


Worst Features

A metal radiator would be a good start.


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Wondering which way to go???
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Mark Shaw
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2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I've owned my BMW for 4 years now - grey with sport pkg. Love the drive as I used to own a 1988 535i. After the mechanic called me today with a radiator/fan bearing replacement bill, I almost went out to trade it in. I have had a series of small issues with the car: dash pixels, xenon light failure, oil leaks, rubber dipstick boot oil leak, and more...I have 102K miles on the car but wondering if I should cut my losses and move on to newer...positive is that it has ALWAYS started like a charm...maybe I've replaced most of the parts that can wear over time...


Best Features

Ride, handling, looks, rims on sport package, steering wheel, interior feel, ease of use, key opens all windows when hot, power.


Worst Features

Nickle and dime stuff, cup holders, blind spot, low front spoiler.


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