2003 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

2003 BMW 5 Series Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 13 reviews
"handling" 10 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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2003 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Good engine and power.

Cons

Lots of smaller annoying things go wrong with the car after warranty.

try2help
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Good, But Overall Too Costly. — Again, I learned the hard way. BMW is not a car that you buy! But lease is OK. (I suppose!) I'll never be in a financial shape to buy BMW again, but I would never buy one outright again, unfortunately!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Beautiful look.  Front seat wrap around you.  Handles fantastic. Stops on a dime.  

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Not the smoothest ride, but handles really well.  Unsatisfied with cup holders. idrive is confusing.

sjkferg1
25

Really Fun Car To Drive. — Compared to my Mercedes E320, the BMW 530i is a race car. Goes from 60 to 90 like its nothing. Seriously, you cannot tell any difference in handling or ride at higher speeds. Big trunk. Lots of storage space. OVerall very good car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Review
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Very dependable and has a really smooth ride.  Great pick up and go...  I love the heated seats and steering wheel!  The sunroom is nice to open on a sunny day!

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It's a little small for 4 grandkids and all their "stuff."

frye
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It's A Great Car To Commute To Work And To Take Long Trips. The Ride Is Awesome. — I love this car. It handles well in just about any weather condition (not ice). The interior is in excellent condition. It looks as if it were almost new. The outside is in great shape and looks fabulous. BMW had it right. It is the ultimate driving maching.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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Loved it

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Mborno
25

2003 Bmw 540 — This car was a dream car it ran great and it looked even better i would love to own anthor one soon i sm looking for a 6 speed next thatbone will stay with me for ever fuel was not to bad it ran 93 but it gave me about 25 mpg on avarege

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Wagon Review
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sport package on the IL6 "least powerful" engine; funny, but a fun ride on a twisty road, too.

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Can't think of any.

Skiloypet
25

Outstanding E39 Bmw... — In my opinion, that this car is 11 years old and as tight and quiet as it is today, is testimony to BMW's engineering and to its manufacturing expertise. The fit and finish of this car, when I bought it with 50K on it, exceeded that of a new Volvo wagon I recall riding in at about the same time. True, a BMW is not a Volvo. The BMW is a great car, I've driven them for 30 years and had one, a 325e, for 25 years.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Solid, reliable car and fast

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i dont like the old fashion cd box in the back of the car

maxx506
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Amazing Performance And Great Space — I didn't have a 525i in my life but this Solid, reliable car and fast even my little kids like this cars !!!!it is fun to drive!!!! can give you from 20 to 29 mpg and the service if you know someone it is very affordable

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Wagon Review
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Comfortable and Practical

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Window Regulators

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The Ultimate Family Cruiser — Despite its small quirks it is still a comfortable car with the capacity of an SUV with the gas mileage of a car. I get 17.5 miles per gallon on this car, that is city driving, stop and go. The seats (sport) are one of the most comfortable seats in a car that I have sat in.

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2003 BMW 5 Series 530i Review
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Best car ever. Exceptional handling, sufficient power, reliable

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None

ace330
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The Old Bmw - Superb — No other car like it. European delivery - changed to Euro spec. Awesome car. Manual transmission. No rattles, squeaks. Optional M suspension. Car corners without body lean, roadholding excellent. BMW does not build cars quite this good in the new 5 series

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2003 BMW 5 Series 540i Review
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best car i had ever own or driven.

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the super unleaded, and you have to open vehicle twice to get out.

rayhermanjr
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Loved This Car — The car's acceleration is something i 've never had before you have to gauge your foot, because when the light turns green your off and gone. You don't mean to take off like that, it's just the great response the car has.

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beautiful car, incredible driving experience with sport mode, handling is excellent.  good sound system. this was one of the best 5 series models ever produced and holds its resale value well.

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as with any bmw, maintenance is more expensive than an average car but worth the effort.

jkbmw
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Ultimate Driving Experience — Overall this is a phenomenal car, if taken care of can easily go 250K miles. Incredible driving experience with acceleration and handling phenomenal for a luxury sedan. Sport shift mode good for more power when needed but also gets fairly good gas mileage 22mpg. Classic look, black exterior and tan interior with wood trim beautiful.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Nice Appearance. By stonebay124

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2011 BMW 5 Series Reviews

A Great Family Sedan From Bmw By fazmoto

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2010 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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