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BMW Ratings

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    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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    2002 BMW 530 - i (M5)

    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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    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.

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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.

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    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.

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    2002 BMW 525 - i (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Has both Auto and Manual Transmision ! Driving Stability

    Cons: Fuel efficiency

    Advice: Buy it with a sunroof

    This 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.

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    2002 BMW X5 - 3.0i (M5)

    Pros: Appearance

    Cons: Nothing

    Advice: Get this car ..if money is not an issue, go with the 4.6

    What 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.