2002 BMW M5 Consumer Review: Great car, but fragile

2002 BMW M5 - Consumer Review

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Great car, but fragile
By Kim P on


2002 BMW M5 4dr Sedan (4.9L 8cyl 6M)


I bought the car as a CPO and the clutch went out one week later and I had to fight with the dealership to replace it under warranty! The clutch is a known weak link on the M5. Beware: it's the same as the clutch on the "regular" 5-series cars. I hope BMW upgrades the clutch on the 2007 manual M5. The performance is amazing and rivals my Corvette, but this car seats 5! I love the way the exhaust sounds on start up and under full acceleration! I'm going to have to upgrade the suspension to get it to handle like the Vette though.

Best Features

Looks, performance, 394-hp Sedan, 6- speed manual. The seats are very comfortable too. Smooth ride; it's easy to go very fast and not realize it.

Worst Features

Real cupholders (but who needs them in this car anyway?), BETTER CLUTCH, less BS from BMW service advisors about what's covered under the maintanence and warranty programs.
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