2002 BMW M5 User Reviews

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    2002 BMW M5 Base Review
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    Just About Perfect! — I love this car! It is an awesome package of power and class. The torque and sound from the s62 V8 under wide open throttle is amazing. Once you drive one you will never forget it and you won't be able to wipe the smile off of your face!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Power, Style, Handling

    Cons: Cost of upkeep.

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    I Think The Best M5 — I love this car. Fantastic power, great looks. It's like a stealth 4-door racing car. 400 hp V8 engine, sic speed manual transmission, good interior space all makes for a super fun driving car that could also be a daily driver.

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

    Pros: great stealth power and handling.  Last mechanical M5.  Fantastic car

    Cons: starting to show it's age (e.g. lack of iPod connectivity and Bluetooth)

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    My M Five — nothing bad here, best production car BMW ever built! It is my daily driver, and cannot imagine driving anything else. It has the perfect colr combination, sits low with the new shocks and tires, and has great cornering ability....from church to track, and then out on the town. It is by far the best car they have engineered

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: ACCELERATION, CORNERING

    Cons: NOTHING

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    M5 Rocks! — 0 - 60 in 4.5 secs. Need I say more? This M5 handles excellent! Smooth six speed transmission that just glides. Excellent braking. I have over 135 K miles of fun on "The Beast" The most luxurious hot rod/muscle car. The best car I've ever owned.

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

    Pros: Acceleration, quiet, luxurious, roomy, gorgeous

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    If You Want An Extreme Sports Saloon, Opt For An Rs4 Or C63amg. But If You Want A Subtle Saloon That — Its got 294kw@6800rpm and 500n.m@3600rpm. With an average sprint time of 5.2 seconds and a quater mile of 13.3 seconds it the best buy at R350 000 (second hand only). Rwd 5.0litre V8 engine with a bmw's unique vanso system, naturally aspirtated and a overall torque peak at 6540rpm while doing 256km/h top end. Only issues with the car, audi managed to squeeze 331 kw out of a similar engine(although it was twin turbo's) and jaguar managed to squeeze 298kw(although it was supercharged). But still with a heavy kerb weight and an extremely restricted manifold and exhaust system, the german beast has been caged. Exterior styling is great with a 265/18" wheels in chrome, and quad tailpipes and a more aggresive front airdam. But bmw isnt as aggressive with its styling as audi is when they made the Rs4/Rs6. Overall its a great car, with an extra R50 000 it could be an awesome beast.

    Pros: Value for money, beats a ferrari 355 wid four of your mates in the car!!

    Cons: General depreciation, servicing costs, the new V10 M5

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    Bmw E39 M5 — i brought this car about 6 months ago, it is my show pony, as i have a e39 530i se for everyday use. but m5 it is absolute fantastic to drive, and the performance is outstanding, it is a super saloon, will carry 4 pasengers in comfort and still out perform anything that challenges it. well new e60 m5 of corse will beat it and super cars. but overall a stunning drive, takes your breath away every time you drive it. right time for the important stuff. living with it. it is a luxery car, it has every gadget going it is very pratical. a huge boot loads of space inside, tall pasengers over 6 foot will find it a little small in the rear but still comftable. as it the m5 it has a much firmer ride than normal 5 series, as it a tight set up, but at speed it is about the same , motorway driving is so easy and the car munches the miles, you could happily drive for 8 hours straight and it wouldn bother you in the slightest if you forgot to lock your door at home, because you would be looking foward to driving it again. all bmw are very dependable , as long as it comes with a full history you wont encounter many problems, but it is still a machine and they all got faults, but in genral it is like a rock. only downside to owning one of these beautiful cars is running costs. servicing isnt really a problem, you can do it yourself, or any respectable garage will do it for you no problem. biggest killer of all is petrol. dont forget it is a 400bhp machine, so even if you drive steady you will be lucky to return more than 25mpg on a steady cruise. realistic number is 18 mpg combined , but i avarage 12 mpg as i do like to feel power wen pulling away from junctions, the car has a limited top speed of 155mph, but ive been told remove limeter it will reach 175 - 180 mph, but trust me 155 it more than enough, if you thinking about doing speeds like that you MUST have good tires on it and capable of doing speeds like that, as well if you experience a blow out, that is the last exprience you will ever have, also if you get caught , you will most prob never see your drivers licence again. the car handels beautiful also. 50 - 50 wieght distribution and as a driver you know what each wheel and tire is doing with out any fuss, for such a big heavy car it handles like a go cart very responsive steering loads of feedback,yet no fuss. in a word brilliant. over all it is a dependable , very fast super sports luxery saloon. if used every day you will need deep pockets for petrol, but you wont care as it will be the best exprience of driving you can have, 2nd only to super cars

    Pros: speed, driving pleasure, looks of car, pratical.

    Cons: fuel economy.

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    M5 Rocks — This is the most awesome car I've ever owned. It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 secs!! Beats out most Porsches! AND... it seats 5 comfortably. It's a blast to drive! The only thing I would want to upgrade at this point is the GPS system. The present one uses regional CDs, I'd prefer a DVD based system. Other than that we're together til the end (its got 120K miles and drives like new!)

    Pros: Performance & fun

    Cons: GPS is dated

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    Bmw Handling, Brute Neck Snapping Torque.... — Overall decently handling vehicle for something this heavy. Nice power/torque, but top end drops off... Not a friendly daily driver... But its a BMW M-Car.

    Pros: Great Torque, clean build, tight and smooth finish, good handling.

    Cons: No top end power, 1st gear is rough to start/take-off from the line, too many electrical issues (german engineering).

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    A Good Executive Saloon — Well I had mine in Blue for bout 2 years. Drove up here and there traveled bout 15-20 thousand miles. Not that much really but the experience was great. I still believe that the e39 body looks so much better than the new,huge,appaling e60 eventhough the newer M5 is just the Engineering Excellence. So this e39?what is so great about it? Firstly is that it looks good and mine didn't come with a flappy paddle gearbox which at that time was not really the "in-thing" because it had slow response and people just could not see the use of it. Then comes the comfort. I think that this car was not as comfy as a sofa but it was much more comfy than the 7 series which had all the new gadgets and they totally forgot bout the seats which were left like a ride in rocky mountain and the boot which was an after-thought. My M5?5 litre V8 with not 400hp but 550hp. I had a supercharger in place in that car and I remaped the ECU box. That car was superb. If you want a low budget supercar. Should get of of these E39 M5's.

    Pros: very poweful and comfortable

    Cons: I dont think I have any

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    By every and any statistic imaginable, the BMW M5 justs wallops these other sedans. It would be different if comparing to a 911 Turbo perhaps, but that's comparing a 2-seater with a sedan. The BMW M5 drives comfortably in traffic, but when you get to an open road or a twisty back country road, this car is a beast. BMW conservatively rates this car at just under 400 hp and just over 365 lb-ft torque, but professional tuners have measured these numbers at 430/398, respectively. One can legitimately question "how much power do you really need" but what's critically important is that the rest of the car can handle this level of performance; otherwise you end up with a super-fast car that's a danger to both you and other drivers on the road. This car is balanced with steering and suspension designed to handle the power. Coupled with over-sized brakes that provide superb grip without fade, super-sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, and you have the components to have a superb super-sedan that remains power and handling competitive with its contemporaries 13 years later. how much power do,you need if the rest of the car cannot handle it (suspension, steering, brakes, etc)? I may be biased, but this M5 has a near-perfect blend of ingredients: a naturally aspirated V8 that's beast, suspesnion and steering that's tight when you need it and reasonably comfy when you don't. What more can you ask from a 4 door family sedan? IMHO, the engine is more responsive than the V-10 in the E60 and feels more integrated and balanced. Haven't driven the F series yet but all the reports on this M5 say same thing: bloated, steering is 'off' and car doesn't drive like past generarions did, doesn't link driver & car to the road. This is one of the few remaining gems out there with ultra low mileage and pure OEM.

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    2008 BMW M5 Reviews

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    2007 BMW M5 Reviews

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    very good car, runs and drives very strong excellent on handling, and very fast. it does consume lots of gas, but it;s worth every single penny. the comfort level ailed with the power is unbelievable.... Read More

    Super Sedan. By Tariq

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    2006 BMW M5 Reviews

    Amazing By Warm86745

    I have owned this car for around 1.5 years and have loved every minute of it. It has been very reliable and has delivered all the power I have ever needed. I would recommend this car for anyone as a ... Read More

    The Ultimate Driving Machine By Ted

    What can one say about a V10 M5...the car is truly magnificent and almost a perfect car except for the fact it gets about 12MPG. I cant find one other thing that I could complain about except for the... Read More

    2003 BMW M5 Reviews

    Very Fast, Very Sporty, Handles Awesome, And You Can Carry 4 Passengers. By ecos1

    In my opinion still the best looking M5 out there. The new ones are very nice without a doubt, but the E39 is still the king. The car will outperform many sports cars out there, even the newer models.... Read More

    Best Of Both Worlds By battag1000

    Excellent for every day driver. Handling, braking and performance are spectacular. The addition of the UUC clutch and short shift eliminate any shortfall this car had stock. This is by far the best... Read More

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