2002 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Great performance.

2002 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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540i Sedan (4.4L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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Great performance.
By Roger K. on


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


Arguably the best sports sedan of its time (M5 excepted) and a classic in the making. This car is all about driver synergy and performance. You feel integrated with the machine: it does what you want, when you want. Reliability is a problem: radiator, digital displays, door seals, HVAC have all failed. Although problems are expected four years out, I never had this much trouble with Japanese cars. That being said, try finding a Japanese sedan that is as good to drive. Low profile tires and sports package make for cautious parking (but I can't blame BMW for that). Buy this car if driving experience is the priority.

Best Features

Handling, power, styling, comfort, sound system.

Worst Features

Reliability, cupholders. That's it. I understand they fixed the cupholders with the current version.
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