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I have been looking for a 2003 M5 for some time. I specifically want black/black so that really narrows my search. Buying long distance is such a hassle. I have a 2003 540 Sport to trade or sell which also makes a purchase harder. (I am dissapointed how the value has dropped on the 540. Few dealers wnat to talk about a trade and those that do want to pay less than auction prices.) Well, I'll keep looking....

Should I expand my search to 2002 also? What is different in the 2002 vs. the 2003?

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Biggest difference is the navigation system uses DVD's in '03 instead of CD's in previous years. Couple other minor differences. Don't think the nav is a big deal, I hardly ever use mine.
 

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^What he said and 2003's are faster.:M5thumbs:
 

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02s didn't have rear airbags standard (they were a no charge opiton). Otherwise the nav unit was a mark 3 (cd based) as opposed to the Mark 4 (dvd based). Figure $1000 to upgrade.

If you are looking for a local Milwaukee dealer to get a blk/blk and take your trade... well... 540s are nice, nothing wrong with them.

Seriously, either you want an M5 and will make it happen, or not.
 
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