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2002 BMW 5 Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 24/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2002 BMW 5 Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 662 Ratings for the 1997 - 2003 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

I have owned a 528 I for several years.

By on Friday, December 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Great handling cars good drive quality."

Cons: "High maintenance cost."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I love driving this car, remember folks that a new one of these automobiles cost $50K plus, depreciation is costly. The maintenances cost is high as everything in the cars was of high quality new off the lot. If you plan buying a used BMW, expect to have the car maintained or it will deteriorate quickly, put away as much as you paid for the car and some. The ride quality is worth the price paid and maintenance paid. Have a trusted mechanic (BMW Mechanic) inspect it before you drive off in a used one b/c you may be deeply disappointed when you have to see them later on, it is not a Toyota(s) which we have also owned and currently own. I have owned used Volvos and Mercedes in the pass too, but I prefer the BMW's."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Sturdy,excellently safe to drive, one of our best

By on Monday, December 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 135,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This car is excellent for safety since the body is sturdy,lots of roam in the trunk, interior and with average 19 miles/ gallon of my experienced consumption. To me this car has excellent steering ability that in an urgent emergency situation it can go sideways without flipping over at 60 to 70 miles an hour ,example sudden driving across waterplane in the high way. Slight disadvantage is the driver car seat despite made of leather it sagged overtime and the electronic to adjust the seat is quite hard to adjust to level of desired setting.The passenger mirror also automatically docked to see the curb but not visible enough to see the whole back side on backing up.In my opinion this is quite dangerous. While alarms good to keep away intruders ,its advantage is also annoying to the fact that it will go off too loud of unknown cause and alert neighbors especially at night time and I have to turn the alarm off."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Actually the Ultimate Driving Machine

By on Thursday, November 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Handles beautifully, cruises effortlessly"

Cons: "Cant think of any"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Bought this 530i to replace a 2001 525i Wagon. Car has great power, unbelievable stability at speed, solid handling and agility, and it's a four door sedan. Everything in the car works properly, it is possible for moderately proficient owners to work on and maintain, and the styling is classic. This is a comfortable, highly manuverable, confidence inspiring car, and can be driven on long trips without excess fatigue or problems. I only wish there were more cars this comfortable and competent. Oh yeah, it gets nearly 30MPG on the Hgwy at 80+ MPH"

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

I love my car

By on Thursday, October 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "drives like a dream, comfortable"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had this vehicle for over 5 years, and it has been the best I've owned. No major issues, just keeping it maintained and loved is all I've needed to do! I just love the feeling of driving a well built piece of machinery. Driving my husbands 2014 Honda seems like a Go-Kart ride!"

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

One of the Nicest Driving Vehicles I've owned

By on Saturday, October 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Excellent driving experience"

Cons: "Costly maintenance"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This car drives like an absolute dream! I've owned over 20 cars in my life, and this has to be one of the funniest cars I've ever had. The fit and finish on the vehicle are excellent, especially considering it's a 1999. It has an AUX input, which was state of the art for it's time. The woodgrain accents and shift knob are top notch. The leather is some of the best quality I've seen. Great daily driver, fun to drive. The only thing, with any European sports car, is the cost to maintain. I've had to do lots of engine and cooling system work. Be prepared to spend some money to keep this thing going strong."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Good, reliable, quite fast, great gas mileage

By on Friday, October 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Gas mileage, quick, roomy"

Cons: "maintenance and parts a bit high"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Good, reliable, quite fast, great gas mileage and still looks good at 14 years old. Usual issues with radiator around 100,000 and the costs for maintenance are typical German. You must find a good local mechanic that knows what they are doing and can tell you before a fix what its going to cost and stick to it"

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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