2002 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Great car but low reliability

2002 BMW 5 Series Sedan - Consumer Review

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Great car but low reliability
By LuvChiana on


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


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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