2002 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: expensive fun

2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan - Consumer Review

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expensive fun
By kirkd1 on


2002 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


My expectations of this car have been
met. It's fun to drive and is the most
comfortable seat in the house. My bad
back hurts in just about everything
except my sport seats. I hate the
noise I now have from the tires that
started at about 10k miles and its
getting worse. Those low profile tires
aren’t all bad though helping turn-in
that makes me smile when I need a
little rush. I’m disappointed in
the “slipping clutch” of the A/T. The
upgraded sport steering wheel is
mainly plastic and it stares me in the
face. The in-cabin entertainment I
paid extra for could sound better and
have an in-dash changer.

Best Features

Always ready when you want to play. Solid construction leads to wonderful turn-in and still has a very comfortable ride. My last BMW had no rattles out to 213k miles and I expect the same from this one.

Worst Features

Re-design the dash. No plastic steering wheels. Update the standard and premium stereos. Give us some CD storage space. Add sunshade extensions to the visors. Include adjustable lumbar support in sport seats too. Xenon high beams too. Use black carpet in all color interiors.
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