2002 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

2002 BMW 5 Series Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 11 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"speed" 4 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"tires" 2 reviews

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2002 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Great Handling, style and ride.

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Fuel economy.

Dale6619
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Best Car That I Have Owned — I would rate the car as an awesome piece of machinery, it look great, handles better and is always a joy to drive. From the first time I set eye's on it I knew that I had to have it, its been an great addition to my other vehicles.

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Sporty, comfortable, plenty of leg room

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Wish it had Bluetooth, nav, etc but wasn't as available in 2002

jojosdiner
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Love It — This is a great car. We have taken it on several road trips. Very comfortable ride and it will pass almost anything on the hwy. great stereo. I'm 6'2 230lbs and have more than enough room in the front or back.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2002 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Great stopping power. Love the mid-range pickup. For a non-sport model, It has great handling.

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Not enough pickup and go from stop. Had to replace radiator, alternator, and battery as soon as I brought it.  Fortunately, they were covered by warranty.

mamczjr
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Beautiful. Simply Beautiful — This is an awesome car for the price. Enough power for the highway, but not enough during red light to red light. That's ok, since I've had enough tickets from previous sports cars. lol. All and all, a very solid car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Performance, Quality and Appearance are unmatched

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The only reason -- Price

jdnkd
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I'm Sold On Bmw — One of the best cars I have ever owned. I will have trouble not owning a BMW. A driver's car. It's fit, finish, quality and performance will rival today's best luxury cars. The ultimate driving machine. Do yourself a favor and test drive one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Great handling and a solid feel.

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Don't buy them new......I only paid 1/3 of what the car originally sold for.

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The Only Car I Ever Had That Was This Much Fun To Drive Was My 1965 Corvette With Solid Lifters. — The car drives like a slot car.....very little lean and it never feels like it will get away from you. Acceleration is fine for me and on the highway, it doesn't even feel like you're moving. I have to pay attention as one time I had the car over 75 and didn't feel as though I was moving. I really like the 2 tone interior with the wood accents. The sport seats are very comfortable and the air conditioner is first rate. The Xenon headlamps are cool and I especially like the sport steering wheel as, in 2002 at least, they came from th e 'M' series and has the 'M' logo on the wheel. There are also some very nice amenities such as the memory seat (3 settings can be saved), the passenger mirror that automatically points downward when you go in reverse, the thigh support in the seat, emergency flashlight in the glove box that is kept charged when placed in the docking station, and the lights in the door that illuminate the ground when you open the doors.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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big diesel-machine

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nothing

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Geil — This car is the best for long turns, big diesel machine, very big speed, 240 km/h the best on german steets, in this car is all what i need for long turns. it have 190000km with the first machine!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Eye catcher, great suspension. Exhilerating drive.

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Slightly underpowered, expensive maintenance, does't drive to the gas station for me

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Awesome Car But Only For The Committed. — The V6 in the 525i is a little underpowered, I would actually suggest going with the 528. However, this in underpowered as compared to its bigger brother, not in general. Its still a fantastic drive. Tight suspension, and elegant lines make this car the nicest ive ever owned to this day, and its almost 10 years old now. Car can be finicky at times, and its it expensive as heel to maintain, but if you can't afford to fix it, you shouldnt buy it, IMO.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2002 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Angel Eyes, Stylish, Classy

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Cup Holders Terrible, No Console, High Maintnence

02angeleyes
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Good Value And Look — Can be expensive to upkeep. The E39 has problems with the charging system (been through 3 alternators)and it is not the most reliable 5 series ever built. Performance is good and the look is great. Good Gas mileage and is very stable at high speeds.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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powerful car, stiff chasis, exhaust note sounded like a riced out Japanese car

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pitiful the engine broke down twice, not so reliable. build quality is a little outdated, not so appealing anymore

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2j Bmw 525 — First of all my uncle put a 2J engine in it replacing the old one this was a second hand car that has been worked on from the previous owner and it has the ///M treatment to (body kitted, steering, rims and gear knob) The build quality is a little 90s feeling to it, it is far from perfect as some wire has to be remapped and you can see them hanging out bits by bits from places like the side doors and the gearbox. However on the good old days the engine was healthy enough to produce around 300 horse power and it was very fast and the exhaust note sounded like a riced out Japanese car. The automatic gear box need to be re-worked on I think as it does not shift constantly at lower RPM when cruising. The appearance of the out look is ordinary just like any other 5 series from the old day, though under the bonnet theres a 2j engine from a supra. I was once doing a 180 on a highway and the engine wasn't even revving hard I knew it still got plenty more to serve me but I chickened out as the steering wheel starting to shake a little. In the end we sold it because the engine broke down twice. and we replaced it twice too, we learned lesson from it but it was fun to drive knowing that under the bonnet you have a 300 horse power :)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2002 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Lots of torque!

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None!

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You Should Try One...you'll Love It! — If you like a high class four door sedan and you don't want to pay yourself to a sickness, this is a car for you. It has good maneuverbility, good driving dynamics and it just looks great. Its shapes avoid time like a time machine...BMW has that special gift! Build quality is high from inside and outside. My own example is equipped with three liter straight six turbodiesel engine. With 193hp and 440Nm it has great acceleration and top speed...with a minor fuel consumption when compared to those benefits. And it just handles great! Maintenance cost are quite normal, except turbocharger and suspension. And fun factor...yes, this car is very fun to drive!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2014 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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2013 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Love The Msport By bmwfan917

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2012 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Nice Appearance. By stonebay124

Not what I expected the vehicle to be.Though attractive in appearance, handling is more of a performance vehicle than a performance/leisure vehicle. Though brand in name is fine, in the future I thin... Read More

Great Vehicle! By Country860

It is a great vehicle and very comfortable and reliable. The 4 cylinder is great on gas but could have a little more pickup power. All the options on the car are great. Plenty of power once you are up... Read More

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2011 BMW 5 Series Reviews

A Great Family Sedan From Bmw By fazmoto

The larger size of this model 5 series (known as F10 body style) makes it a better choice for families than previous generations. The 3.0 liter turbo engine has enough power to make this a real perfor... Read More

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I love this car, the best car that I've ever owned. It's fast, it has a good looking design, excellent comfort, good acceleration, excellent handling, good fuel economy, equipment is so easy to use, t... Read More

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2010 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Addicting! By Rqumsieh

This car is fun to drive. Very powerful on the road, people always compliment on how nice the car looks. Since I started driving the 5 series, I dont think I will be able to switch to any other car, s... Read More

A Sporty Sleeper In Disguise By Longtimer

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