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BMW Ratings

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    9/21/2002 6:33:02 AM

    2002 BMW M3 - Coupe

    Pros: Strong Engin (Horse Power)

    Cons: Keep it clean

    Advice: Please buy this car. If you can afford it.

    This car is a monster. It fast and road handling is outstanding. Highway gas and City gas is not that bad. I recommend to all buyers.

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    9/17/2002 1:43:19 PM

    2002 BMW 530 - Base

    Pros: Automatic Rain Wipers

    Cons: Nothing

    Advice: Drive it on the open road

    Best car I have every driven, I have owned corvettes and this is a corvettes with luxury

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    9/13/2002 7:09:25 PM

    2002 BMW 745 - Base

    Pros: Interior comfort and conveniences.

    Cons: The car is very unreliable. Don't know if it was released too early or if the technology is just too much. I have experienced three engine failures -- complete loss of engine power. BMW has been unable to fix it.

    Advice: Do not buy this car until BMW can prove the bugs are fixed!! If you want a reliable car, you will regret buying this vehicle.

    The car handles very well and acceleration is decent, not great. Interior comforts are wonderful - when they work. The big issue is that the car is very unreliable. I have experienced three engine failures during highway driving. The car loses all power and shuts down to idle speed. BMW has been unable to fix the issue, blaming it on 'programming problems'. Worse,BMW is unwilling to stand behind the vehicle even though it is dangerous to drive. There are also many other less significant problems such as naviagation system, phone and radio do not work 100% of the time. The car has had more than a dozen recalls. I have never had more car regret in my life!! DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!!!

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    9/11/2002 11:31:59 AM

    2002 BMW 325 - RWD Sedan

    Pros: The way it feel to drive it

    Cons: Nothing

    Advice: Drive it and then buy it!

    I have only had my BMW 3 weeks, but I just wanted to say I love it. I have never owned a car that was this much fun to drive. I performance is great. Acceleration and braking are both excellent. I would recommend this car to anyone. I considered a Lexus ES300. I never really wanted a BMW until my husband got his. The first night he got it, we went for a drive an I immediatly loved it and wanted one.

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    9/6/2002 12:36:13 PM

    2002 BMW 330 - AWD Sedan

    Pros: The throaty exhaust note, silky smooth engine

    Cons: Nothing yet.

    Advice: The high price is worth it. Go drive one hard and see for yourself.

    The 330 is more seat-of-your-pants fun than the 325 and 328. Tight gear ratios make stop-light racing a thrill. It corners like its on rails. Amazingly, the ride is quiet and comfortable and the nimble suspension surpresses bumps. The interior is well designed and appointed - very driver-focused. Build quality, fit and finish are impecable. Nothing wrong with the Japanese cars I considered...the BMW was just that much better. The dealer experience was good, too. More like a country club than a car dealer, though.

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    9/1/2002 1:18:19 PM

    2002 BMW 530 - Base

    Pros: Cup holders and storage compartments (didnt make sense at all!)

    Cons: Lots of blind spots...be careful when driving.

    Advice: 530 is sufficient for most drivers (540 is too much). Get the Xenon headlights!

    Great handling and stopping. Acceleration, while not like the M series is more than adequate to feel in control. Car does feel like it grips well and controls nicely (esp. with sports package). Found the general ergonomics of the controls pretty weak, but manageable (radio, cup holder, etc...).

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    8/30/2002 6:21:42 PM

    2002 BMW 330 - RWD Coupe

    Pros: the engine and the performance

    Cons: little space in the back for adults, but kids can be there OK

    Advice: It is a good alternative to cars that are more expensive

    This is a great car. Fast, reliable and comfortable and I think the price is reasonable.