BMW Ratings

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    2002 BMW 525 - i (M5) Sedan

    Pros: manuel transmission

    Cons: engine

    Advice: if you got the cash, go for the m5. the 525 has a weak engine at 185hp

    ok this car is pretty good. the quilty of the matials are very good. theres only 1 problem though. for a BMW i expect a high performance car but this car is somehow lacking performance. the engine is 185hp which is pretty low. the acura 3.2tl type-s has 260hp and is A Lot cheaper than the 525i.

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    2002 BMW 745 - i

    Pros: the climate control

    Cons: the transmission at slow speeds ,especially in traffic.

    Advice: Check for defects and have them resolved before taking delivery.

    A great car,though it has a few nagging problems that are difficult to resolve. For example, my vehicle is very shifty at slow speeds or going down hill. It appears that the gear is trying to adjust itself all the time or the fuel is not flowing well. The dealership are still battling with the problem, after 3 months. it is also annoying that the language options for the I drive are restricted to 3 and for me to get english, I have to wait another 2 to 3 months since the garage does not have the programme to add the language.

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    2002 BMW 745 - i

    Pros: I Drive

    Cons: The rain sensor wipers do not work very well

    Advice: Buy the car

    The 745 BMW is by far the most advanced automobile I have ever driven.

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    2002 BMW 745 - i

    Pros: Fantastic sound system

    Cons: Too many issues that BMW knew about that were not fixed prior to delivery.

    Advice: Make sure the above issues are addressed and the issue around the remote door opener is resolved. It is unacceptabe that BMW is not addressing these issues in a timely manner.

    I purchased the 745I a week ago drove it 50 miles and it is still in the shop. Throttle problem, navigation system recall, software problem with the phone, instrument panel for speedomemter is not calibrated correctely for miles-the lines for mph line up with kilometers. I am sure it will be a great car but not a great start!

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    2002 BMW M3 - Coupe

    Pros: Engines performance and sound.

    Cons: No spare tire

    Advice: Test drive one in the twisties.

    After 4200 mi., the best car I have ever owned. It is fast, handles great, brakes are great, awesome looking car. The best part is I can take my family of four out for a ride together. This car is the ultimate driving machine. I waited over a year to buy it at MSRP, but it was worth the wait. Warning! This car teases you to drive it harder and faster, know your limitations. The ride quality is a good compromise between comfort and sports car firmness. It is my weekend driver, only regret is I wish I could use it every day, but it is not a substitute for a work truck.

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    2002 BMW Z8 - Base

    Pros: The tremendous power of this hi-tech eight cylinder engine

    Cons: Somewhat spartan interior

    Advice: Get the red one

    Acceleration is awesome. The car has a great feel, very responsive in the turns and acceleration that keeps your blood up. The interior is well laid out with no squeaks, rattles or wind noise and the exterior is flawless. This vehicle is well worth the money.

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    2002 BMW 745 - i

    Pros: the i-drive(fairly intuitive but take your time learning all the features)

    Cons: owner's manual(lost something in the translation!)

    Advice: If you test drive it you will probably buy it

    I've had the car for two weeks and I keep finding something new to appreciate every time I drive it. I looked at Lexus and Mercedes but if you want luxury AND performance the 745 is only choice imho. Engine has loads of power(325 hp; 0-60 in 5.9) and torque. Handling is truly amazing--drives like a 3-series despite its larger size/mass. The motorola cell phone(BMW logo version of StarTac) is well integrated and can be used as a portable when you leave vehicle. Other electronics/toys are too numerous to describe but add to the 'grin factor'. Originally I was put off by the rear-end styling, but it has really grown on me. BMW broke a lot of pardigms with this car but I think they set a new standard for luxury cars.