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2002 BMW 530 - i (M5)
Pros: Combination of seating and driving position
Cons: CUP HOLDERS SUCK
Advice: Near perfect blend of power & performance. Incredible vehicle.Incredible vehicle. Other than the pathetic cup holders, this is the best handling, most comfortable sports sedan I've ever owned. (& I've owned an LS400, Acura 3.5 RL, other BMW's, Audi x2 and many US vehicles). Much more than adequate acceleration. Remarkable gas mileage (27-29 on long flat highway driving). Average over 1st 4500 miles is 22.8 mixed (computer derived since new) Long road trips with the comfort seats are a breeze.
2002 BMW M3 - Convertible
Pros: SMG (seperates me from you)
Cons: Having to keep it clean...
Advice: buy a used one and save a buck or half of one.It is the most amazing feeling you can experience on 4 wheels! The car glides as if it were a locamotive on ice, truly the most responsive vehicle I have ever driven.
2002 BMW 525 - i (M5) Sedan
Pros: Has both Auto and Manual Transmision ! Driving Stability
Cons: Fuel efficiency
Advice: Buy it with a sunroofThis is a very nice and quality car. It has all the necessary features you want and highly quality made. Like its clean and simple interior design and easy reading meters, just like audiophile equipments -- simple, elegant, and quality.
2002 BMW X5 - 3.0i (M5)
Advice: Get this car ..if money is not an issue, go with the 4.6What a great car ....worth the extra money. If you are looking for an SUV, then you are better of with a Tahoe, The X5 stands for performance and luxuary ...once you test driv e this one, you will never go back.
2002 BMW X5 - 4.4i (A5)
Cons: Fuel economy
Advice: NoneDrives and handles like the BMW 3 Series
2002 BMW M5 - Base
Pros: M label
Cons: suspenion too soft when you need fast corning
Advice: get ACS parts to make it perfecta Sedan doesn't need 400bhp and stick shift. So if need this car to perform better, the suspension must be upgraded. Firmer and lower the suspension by an inch to make the car totally diferent. Stock pipes are heavy, fit DINAN or ACS give better sound and look.
2002 BMW 325 - RWD Coupe
Pros: The sport seats, steptronic transmission, xenon headlights
Cons: The center console/ armrest - storage area in armrest is completely useless
Advice: If you have the means, I highly suggest buying one. One thing to be aware of, dont expect to get anywhere haggling with the dealer, they wont dance on anything below msrp. I tried 6 dealers, none would budge.The 2002 325 ci is simply fantastic. What a piece of art. From the attention to detail in the interior to the exterior curves, bmw has put together one hell of a machine. The acura tl type s, cant even compare. I test drove both, and bmw had the acura beat in every possible category. The sports seats are absolutely unreal.