2003 BMW X5 User Reviews

2003 BMW X5 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 23 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • 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: 4.6 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

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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 8 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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1Neziebeth writes:
2003 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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5

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Perfect Condition inside and out

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None

1Neziebeth
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Great Car — I loved the look and the handling of the car as well as the power, it flat out goes. very lice for commute, comfortable, stylish, beautiful inside and out. Fun car for a weekend commute to the mountains or driving to and from work in comfort.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Enzo writes:
2003 BMW X5 4.6is Review
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Preformance, Looks

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Ride Quality, Gas-Guzzler

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Fast Suv — It is our fastest SUV as of now. It can blow the doors of almost any car on the road today although it sacrifices ride quality for performance. Never the less, its a great car for those spirited drives in the countryside.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Thomas_S43 writes:
2003 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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5

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A pleasure to drive.  Deep metallic green paint is gorgeous.  Great looks, comfort, visibility, and reliability.  Synthetic oil; change only once a year.  Superior craftsmanship.

Cons

Gas mileage could be better -- only gets 20 -21 mpg on highway; 15 in town.  Dealer replacement of altenator was costly.

Thomas_S43
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Want To Always Drive A Bmw! — Like the fact it looks almost new, even at 8 years old. The paint reflects like a mirror, and the leather is soft and comfortable. Dealer's care is supreme, but not cheap. Dealer's service department looks as clean as a showroom.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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William writes:
2003 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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handles great

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not a lot of bang for your buck

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Great Car, Handles Well — The SUV handles like a car. A few problems 1. expensive gas 2. repairs are expensive and frequent 3. don't hold value well 4. lacking features of competitors

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Aran writes:
2003 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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5

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fully loaded, lovely to drive, great driving poistion, reliable.

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quite big car, one of the most stolen cars in Europe,i have experience of it.

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Bmw X5 3.0d Sport — Probaby one of the best 4x4 you can buy, great looks, super build quality, lovely to drive, fully loaded, luxury interior.

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Dennis writes:
2003 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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BMW stands behind their cars with their warranty package and no maintenance for the first 50,000 miles.  No one else does that!

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I don't have any bad news to report on the X5

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Good Vibs For Bmw — Probably one of the most comfortable car I have ever owned with the toughness of an SAV. No rattles or squeaks, no major repairs of any kind. It handles great and it is fun to drive. When I wash it, it looks brand new.

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Jojo03 writes:
2003 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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4

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Nice torque and power for the size and weight.

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Gas mileage

Jojo03
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Loved It!! — Will keep it as long I can afford the maintenance. Handling is exceptional and would like to see it in a bigger tires. Hate the auto ac but not always the case. Creeking sound under the car can't find the source.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Greg writes:
2003 BMW X5 3.0i Review
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Quality ride

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none

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Overall Great Driving Car - Year Round, Sumer, Winter.... — Performance - very good and a strong performer. Build Quality - German design and quality very good. Great interior, quality build throughout the car. Appearance - great looking car in and out. Cost of ownership - low. Normal service, nothing major. Fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sa'ed writes:
2003 BMW X5 4.4i Review
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all the reason .. it is the best ever

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no reason to avoid driving his car

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I Love It — an amazing car in acceleration and braking and handling with nice shape and gorgoues apperarnce ( both interrior and exterior styling ) selver colored .. it is so fun to drive and so comfortable ... ....woow..woow...woow....... it is the best car ever ... :)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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SirDuke writes:
2003 BMW X5 4.6is Review
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4

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Looks fantastic, drives and handles well and is very reliable

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When things go wrong (very seldom), it usually costs more than $1,000 to repair it.

SirDuke
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Fun And Reliable Drive — I have owned my 2003 X5 4.6is since new. I don't have any complaints about this vehicle. It is fun to drive and very little has gone wrong with it. BMW builds a very robust product with the intent for the vehicle to last a long, long time. I have approximately 160,000 km on it now and it still drives like new.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2000 BMW X5 Reviews

Very Positive By erisawork

I don't like fact that BMW put battery in back (although it is efficient, stinks if have to get to it). I also don't like fact BMW on all post 2000 cars cheapened out on window parts and as a result ... Read More

Try It, Then You Will Know.... By Severin

World Class interior, and the engine spins like a lioness hunting for wild game, It bites like a Cobra and it drives you smoothly into the sunset of the horison,.... and the day after tomorrow.. It d... Read More

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2001 BMW X5 Reviews

Awesome Vehicle By wogrimes

Overall a great car to drive. Very responsive feel regarding handling, braking and maneuvering. Random issues with electronics operating sporadically. The build of the car is solid, high quality parts... Read More

Worth Every Penny By jaislndgrl

I like the look and feel of the car. I like that I can fit my family and it's great on long rides. My teenager and grandmother both love it! Best thing I can say is that I would buy it again. Read More

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2002 BMW X5 Reviews

X-5 E-53 2002 3.0 Sport Auto All Wheel Drive By bonds1

Such a high-end vehicle with shoddy work in leather trim and electronics! Maintenance and dependability are not to words that go together for and X-5. I love bimmer but if I did it all over I would ha... Read More

Solid Yet Sporty. By jdrapp

The repair bills added up over the nine years I owned it. It is still a solid car with no rust but too many things need replacing: tranny slips bad, driver-side rear door does not open, fan stays on ... Read More

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2004 BMW X5 Reviews

Ultimate Driving Machine By polo225

This SUV drives like a car. Gives you the safe feeling and will never let you down. It has power and comfort at all times. It is the perfect family car. Both back seats fold flat gives you a lot of ca... Read More

My True First Love By badly96

This is the one that sealed my fate and made me a BMW guy for life! I enjoyed the X5 so much that I eventually began a career with BMW in the sales department. Now I get to experience ALL the differe... Read More

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2005 BMW X5 Reviews

Suv By Scott

Even though it's an 05 the stance and styling still looks good. Interior wise it's comfortable and is optioned well. Radio is dated. The 4.8 has good power and still gets 22mpgs on highway which is... Read More

Big Fun, Performance, And Brutish Good Looks.. By v8love

BMW's legendary E53 is an urban beast. V8 power, quad tipped exhaust, beautiful metallic paint, and a nice interior design. The 4.4i Sport package handling is excellent on the freeway, curves, and goi... Read More

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