Unlikely Manual: 2002 BMW X5 3.0i
The first generation (E53) BMW X5 was released in 1999 as the first SUV produced by BMW and, needless to say, the purists were upset. How could BMW spit in the faces of luxury sedan owners all over the world by producing a sport futility vehicle? Lemme tell you how. They did it with the precision and focus that BMW does in everything it creates…which means that if you want the ultimate driving machine with an upright driving position and mild off-roading capability, get an X5, and try and find a manual gearbox version. Find this 2002 BMW X5 3.0i offered for $4,500 in Berkeley, CA via craigslist.
From the seller;
2002 bmw x5 3.0i
cylinders: 6 cylinders
title status: clean
Hey there im selling my 2002 BMW X5 3.0i Super Rare 5-Speed Manual!
It’s currently In Great Running Condition It’s Been Maintained Thoroughly
And Serviced To it’s fullest potential
Mileage is currently At 175K Originally I’ve Kept up with All That was Needed To keep it Running In Top-Top Shape This bmw Has Been Well cared for. The Exterior Color is a beautiful pewter silver
Interior is a Non-Smoker no rips or tears in great condition!
It’s fullyloaded including leather seats
Power Windows Power Door Locks
Tilt Wheel – Cruise Control
CD Player – upgraded radio with bluetooth Heater – Air Conditioning
Rear Window Visor
Replaced Head Gaskets!
Replaced Reservoir Replaced Thermostat
Replaced Intake Manifold Replaced Front Shocks
Replaced Brake Pads – Tires 2-3M Ago. Replaced Spark-Plugs Replaced Heater Core Replaced Brand New Battery
Have all service records to verify.
This Car Will Last Someone A Really Long Time If Maintained The Proper Way
It Handles Excellent Tight and Sturdy Suspension No Weird Noises Or Smells Coming From Anywhere Again It’s In Great Shape Mechanically And Will Easily Last Someone a very long time With The Amount Of Work That Was Put Into It …. Also It Gets great mpg
Holding A Clean Title ! No Accidents
And Passed Smog (Smog On Hand)
It’s all Ready To Go 🙂
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Looks like a fairly decent buy for chump change.
Indeed. Although it does look like this one may have recently had its cooling system self destruct in spectacular fashion. I would be a little worried they may have put a brand new gasket on a warped cylinder head.
6 years ago a manual X5 3.0 was traded in to BH BMW. I strongly considered buying it but changed my mind after driving the car. Manual is cool in a car is most commonly found with a slush box but it was very notchy, sort of like driving a 116 chassis or 126 chassis Benz with manuals. Those that have the experience may agree with me. Due to its rarity, car sold very quickly. The new owner was too excited to get the car but in the end tried to return it to the dealer for exact reason why I held off on buing it in the first place.
Must have had somethign wrong with it. I’ve driven one and it shifted perfectly normally, but just didn’t have much power. The stick did not make it sporty.