A few years ago I bought a car classic car I've always wanted: the BMW 2002. Affectionately known as the '02 ("oh two"), this is a practical, modern, well-handling, (relatively) small car. It has four wheel disk brakes, and a full independent front and rear suspension. Lots of glass and narrow roof pillars give the driver excellent road visibility.
I drove this 1974 2002 for several years before selling. I wish I'd kept it. It was nearly rust free, so any rust repairs would have been affordable. It needed a clutch, but again, that would have been a reasonable repair.
It didn't have air conditioning, and summer in Virginia can be pretty brutal.
Tom's BMW 2002 Pictures From Every Angle
The BMW 2002 is a small sedan, front engine, 4 cylinder, 4 speed transmission, rear wheel drive. It has power front disk brakes, and the front disk system is a dual system. There are dual brakes lines to the front calipers. If one set of lines fail, the front brakes still work. The rear brakes are on yet another separate circuit.
My BMW is a 1974. The final year of production was around 1976, so this is late model car for this line. The 20 of "2002" means it has a 2 liter engine. The 02 of "2002" means it is a second generation car. Yes, it has the large 5mph bumpers and square tail lights. The bumpers may not be as cute as earlier cars, but they are very practical.
This later model has square tail lights, which are quite a bit larger than the early round tail light cars.
For a small car, the 2002 has a huge trunk. It is wide and deep, although not as tall as some larger cars. This is a practical sports sedan.