2003 BMW 5 Series Top Comparisons

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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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

Pros: Solid, reliable car and fast

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

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Wagon RWDReview
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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.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Comfortable and Practical

Cons: Window Regulators

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2003 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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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

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Best car ever. Exceptional handling, sufficient power, reliable

Cons: None

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2003 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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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.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: best car i had ever own or driven.

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

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2003 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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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

Pros: 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.

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

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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Now I Understand. I Love It !!!! — Love it - Its hard for me to believe this car is 9 years old.  It handles like a dream. Entering the freeway or passing at highway speed is a breeze.  It practically begs you to take the long way home and find a twisty road.   I've had it about 11 months and can never go back.   Maintenance does cost more but in my case it's because I actually care about  making sure the car is in great shape.  In the past I've driven cars for months with the engine light on and it never phased me. Now I'm actually doing a legitimate maintenance plan.   My advice skip the Starbucks or expensive dinner once a month and stick that money in your BMW account and have fun. (Less)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car handles like a dream. It is just fun to drive.  Automatic is a little slow out of the gate but works well when you shift or use as a manual

Cons: Gas mileage. No aux input for iPod. Find a trusted mechanic.  Dealer is waaaay to expensive

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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Reliable Old Hack — good reliable car, cheap to look after generally but some jobs req specialists. dont rust unless neglected, dont buy a manual like i did... clutch is a nightmare to get on with, makes you look like you have just passed your test !!. get one with as many toys as poss as they do come with rather basic stuff unless the first owner was loaded and specced it up.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: nowt

Cons: the clutch

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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Blackbeauty03 — Everything. This car bought used drives like a new car with a very tight suspension. The engine and transmission perform like new with effortless acceleration and firm but smooth up and down shifts. So far the car has been very easy to perform maintenance on; German engineering I'm sad to say is years ahead of our domestic auto makers.

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

Pros: acceleration, handling, ride, amenities, styling, engineering, etc.

Cons: nothing

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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2003 Bmw 525i — This car is so much better than Iordan's 1996 VW Gti. IT drives really smoothly, is really comfortable, and only has 40k miles. The only bad thing is that it gets 19 mpg and requires premium gas. I love this car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: The comfy seats

Cons: Premium gas is expensive

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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Grrreeeaaaaat — We needed a Touring and this one was affordable and really nice with all the M-packages and so. Feels like a go-cart on the road, one of the best cars I've ever driven. The kids fits like a glove in backseat with their DVD players they keep silent.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: All

Cons: Nada

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2021 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By KabirDhingra

Great styling, excellent interior, and sporty driving! The perfect car! Read More

Review By kevin

The power, the luxury and comfort of it make it worth it. Its a classy vehicle with loads of power, underlying and subtle details let you know this isnt your typical 5 series, But you wouldnt know f... Read More

2020 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Guru9VCVVP

Great ride and performance. Compare to Audi, mb e series and others it is the benchmark. Expensive new. 1 year old less 10000 miles and $20,000 cheaper make it a good deal Owned 2 mb, 3 Audi and 3... Read More

Review By Rymarchyk

BMW is amazing in all of its features; I went from an XI to an I . It seems the 5 of yesteryear was larger/longer. I feel the 5 of today Is compared to the 3 of yesterday in size. I feel a little clo... Read More

2019 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Anthony

For the price and Im not crazy about it Read More

Review By nrecarr

Excellent car. Great condition. Very good value. Read More

2018 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Maxlive13

Wrong color. I want white exterior with black interior and must have M package. Thank you. Read More

Review By Tyrell

I recently purchased a 2018 BMW 530i and I absolutely love it. I traded my 2018 Audi A5 in for the BMW and it was the best decision I could have made. The cockpit is stylish and screams luxury. The r... Read More

2017 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Aarjun

The 540i is a magnificent vehicle, and it looks like a dad car even though it can leave your daily WRX in the dust. Read More

Review By Guru94P13N

Have previously owed a BMW325c, Hondas, Acura, Mercedes, Nissan and when comparing the 2017 530ix against the GS350 , E350 and Genesis G80, the Bimmer wins. I own a 2012 e350 but the 2017 cabin fee... Read More

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