2002 BMW X5 User Reviews

2002 BMW X5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • 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:4.6 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
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 9 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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bonds1 writes:
2002 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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Due to its weight its a safe vehicle, even though its a 3.0 when it get up to speed on the highway it can move and has top in power to pass and overtake slower traffic. You really feel safe in it

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The weight takes away from even better performance and gas mileage. BMW has the ability to make a big vehicle strong and stable and not be the same weight of a full-size Chevrolet truck at 2 tons! I have the earlier model and simple craftmans work is not there.

bonds1
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X-5 E-53 2002 3.0 Sport Auto All Wheel Drive — Such a high-end vehicle with shoddy work in leather trim and electronics! Maintenance and dependability are not to words that go together for and X-5. I love bimmer but if I did it all over I would have bought the Acura SUV instead of BMW and stick with buying sedans built and manufactured in Germany and not South Carolina. No not of S.C because I live there but BMW could have done better. I have a93 325is thats still running strong with almost 200,000 miles on it and never had the problems I've gotten with the X-5 maybe the bugs and kinks have been ironed out with newer models!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kristel writes:
2002 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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Style, speed, performance, reputation, roominess, comfort, handling

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gas prices

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X5 — LOVE this car - hate the rising gas prices This car is so sexy, fast, and fun; I can't find another vehicle I'd want. Other than normal BMW quirks, this car has been a dream. Maintenance is reasonable (it is still a luxury car). I love coming home to this car every time I'm away, and my passengers love it too... :)

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Moh writes:
2002 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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its a gorgeous..

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performance cuz it 3.0 i want to change to 4.8is its will be better

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X Drive Is The Best — 3.0i is terrible performance braking is good handling is good have a great build quality it costs alot of gasoline about 120 km per galon but its a good ride to drive and dont have to visit your mechanic only for oil change or brakes

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jdrapp writes:
2002 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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240,000 miles!  Back and forth across the country several times while towing a single axle enclosed trailer.

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Expensive to repair.  Tranny needed rebuilding twice.

jdrapp
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Solid Yet Sporty. — The repair bills added up over the nine years I owned it. It is still a solid car with no rust but too many things need replacing: tranny slips bad, driver-side rear door does not open, fan stays on even with the car off and keys in my pocket, wet floor on passenger side probably from a leaky windshield. All that said, this car has been a good performer it's whole life.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Saliman writes:
2002 BMW X5 4.6is Review
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looks, performance, handling

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frequent maintenance

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2002 X5 — Performance and handling are amazing, you can drive extremely high speeds with confidence and great control. On the down side, regular maintenance and check ups are required every few thousand miles Appearance is good, both inside and outside. is this car fun to drive? This car has presence! it makes you feel good just by sitting in it

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Madd writes:
2002 BMW X5 4.6is Review
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It's fun

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Cost of maintenance

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I Think It's Worth It. — It's a lifted station wagon that handles like a car, and costs roughly a kidney a year to maintain. It is also loud enough and quick enough to get you in trouble in about 10 seconds. The design is good enough where people think it's new, even though it's 8 years old.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2002 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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Dawn wanted something German and all wheel drive, for our bad winters here.

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If you don't have the money, but always buy a supplemental warranty.

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We Love It And It Has Awesome Power!!! — Performance, the BMW X5 has awesome acceleration, braking, handling. Build Quality, German engineering at its best. Appearance, both interior and exterior styling are super sexy. Cost of Ownership, gas mileage, maintenance...it has a 20 gallon gastank, so cost around $60 USD or so to fill up, but you are going to get at least 400 mile on a full tank, so it actually last the week Fun Factor, the BMW X5 is awesome to drive!

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

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Marc writes:
2002 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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sporty, cargo space, great handling for suv style

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gas milage

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Great Well Rounded Car — Performance is good for 3.0i, but definitely struggles when trying to accelerate on hills. Build quality is good. Some interior pieces on common areas such as door handles and steering wheel flake/chip, but overall had held up well. Gas mileage with city and commute driving has been @18mpg. Has been a great well rounded vehicle for commute, city, and snow.

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Kevin writes:
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Still looks great with exceptional performance, ride and handling...

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Nothing at all...

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Bmw X5 3.0d — It's the 3.0 Diesel and it's great in torque, performance and fuel economical...handling is great too and still looks good after all these year having owned it from new till today. no regrets and it's a definite must have is you are ever shopping for a SUV that built tough, looks that still hold and keep and performance with the fuel economy...diesel's way to go.

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Phil writes:
2002 BMW X5 4.6is Review
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V8 power

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Likes a drink.

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A Car This Big Shouldnt Be Able To Do What It Does..... — Awesome!! A joy to drive. The roar from the V8. Sweet exhaust note. Loads of torque. Handles like a sports car. Seriously. Put the box into manual sports mode. Nice!! I still look back at it when I park up. I love it.

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2000 BMW X5 Reviews

Very Positive By erisawork

I don't like fact that BMW put battery in back (although it is efficient, stinks if have to get to it). I also don't like fact BMW on all post 2000 cars cheapened out on window parts and as a result ... Read More

Try It, Then You Will Know.... By Severin

World Class interior, and the engine spins like a lioness hunting for wild game, It bites like a Cobra and it drives you smoothly into the sunset of the horison,.... and the day after tomorrow.. It d... Read More

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2001 BMW X5 Reviews

Awesome Vehicle By wogrimes

Overall a great car to drive. Very responsive feel regarding handling, braking and maneuvering. Random issues with electronics operating sporadically. The build of the car is solid, high quality parts... Read More

Worth Every Penny By jaislndgrl

I like the look and feel of the car. I like that I can fit my family and it's great on long rides. My teenager and grandmother both love it! Best thing I can say is that I would buy it again. Read More

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2003 BMW X5 Reviews

Feels Safe And Comfortable By Thom8888

The 20" low profile tires with wide tread help the ride comfort and do a good job of offsetting the otherwise rough ride of the X5 BMW Sport Package. Has more than enough power to go anywhere you need... Read More

My Horse I Know It Will Always Bring Me Home By SiRavi

The Car performance has not changed! may be i did after all these years its getting old now! May be its time for me to get a newer model! Off course another BMW X5 again... may be with Third row this ... Read More

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2004 BMW X5 Reviews

Ultimate Driving Machine By polo225

This SUV drives like a car. Gives you the safe feeling and will never let you down. It has power and comfort at all times. It is the perfect family car. Both back seats fold flat gives you a lot of ca... Read More

My True First Love By badly96

This is the one that sealed my fate and made me a BMW guy for life! I enjoyed the X5 so much that I eventually began a career with BMW in the sales department. Now I get to experience ALL the differe... Read More

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2005 BMW X5 Reviews

Suv By Scott

Even though it's an 05 the stance and styling still looks good. Interior wise it's comfortable and is optioned well. Radio is dated. The 4.8 has good power and still gets 22mpgs on highway which is... Read More

Big Fun, Performance, And Brutish Good Looks.. By v8love

BMW's legendary E53 is an urban beast. V8 power, quad tipped exhaust, beautiful metallic paint, and a nice interior design. The 4.4i Sport package handling is excellent on the freeway, curves, and goi... Read More

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