2003 BMW 5 Series User Reviews

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2003 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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Time To Go — Usual BMW feel and comfort - lovely M spec badges mostly - apart from uprated super light suspension - still a boat though and still an estate Has had a few niggles, keeps coming up with new faults, display matrix, Sat nav, Injectors, fuel rail pressure, battery drain, machanical failure - all that in 12 months though Must have a monday car, i'm sure Wednesday ones are better

Pros: comfort - space

Cons: bad example

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2003 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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E39 530ia — This was my second E39, the first being a 540. The performance is the inline 6 was good, but I missed the growl from the V8. The body style was my favorite of all the 5 series. Build quality was top notch with only a few things I would have changed.

Pros: Ride quality, handling, top speed

Cons: Inline 6 is sluggish, heavy

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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525d M Sport — Very practical being a touring model. Does everything very well. Not all that exciting though. Not expensive to keep although servicing can cost quite a bit. Tyres seem to last well for a big car. Getting over 30000 miles from a set and thats with some fast road use as well.

Pros: practical

Cons: boring

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2003 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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My Bmw Review — this little number is a sweet ride five speed automatic with steptronic shift. heated steering wheel and seats. sport mode ROCKS. holds it in a lower gear so you can launch out of the apex into the straight aways. exon lamps. angel eyes. rain sensor windshield wipers. this thing will spoil you.

Pros: looks great feels even better

Cons: none at this time

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2003 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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2003 Bmw 530i — Purchased this from the BMW CPO program and am blown away by the value for money. The car, like many BMWs, performs wonderfully with a great balance of handling and ride. Truly an executive sports sedan. The optional sports package gives an extra degree of crispness to the handling without compromising comfort. Build quality is beyond reproach as you would expect from a premium German marque. I love the styling, and even now prefer it to that of the current model. A design that is approaching 10 years old still looks fresh. Life is not all peachy though. Maintenance is pricey and don't expect to save by doing oil changes at the local lube shop because BMW uses specialized parts even down to the oil filter.

Pros: A BMW for half the price you'd pay new; handling; style; cache.

Cons: Expensive maintenance

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2003 BMW 5 Series 530i Sedan RWDReview
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Motortrend Rated It The Best Car They'v Ever Tested... What Else Do I Need To Say? — I've driven way too many E39's. 525i, 528i, 530i, 540i... i like 'em all. from the base model to the highest trim level they're all great. Great handling for such a heavy sedan. Perfect size, quiet, good ride, safe, solid... did i pass 90mph already? i thought i was going 50...

Pros: Handling. Solid. good size. even the base model is feels great.

Cons: gas milage across the board isn't spectacular, maintenance. not the prettiest car on the road.

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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First And Last Bmw — Parts are expensive and hard to find. Why do you think BMW offers no cost maintanece for the first 4 years? They are always breaking. No designed to last longer than the 4 years. BMW dealer refused to sell parts without installing them.

Pros: Gorgeous styling, head turner.

Cons: Expensive to maintain, Poor acceleration on the 2.5L engine, Constantly breaking down, Electrical system is worthless.

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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Excellent Vehicle Fit, Form And Function — I love the car but..,it has a gutless engine, still runs like a top though. Driving the car at 110 mph the other day and the car was still eagerly pulling (like it wanted to go faster) It still amazes me everyday even though the biggest dissapointment is its gutless engine.

Owner for 5 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

Pros: Everything

Cons: An excellent engine but, gutless

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2003 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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Shouldn't Have Given This Baby Up! Nothing Like It Out There. — I'm speechless, this vehicle is the epitome of German engineering, nothing compares.

Pros: Way fast...

Cons: Way fast...and you still have to stop when the blue lights are a flickering!

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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i Sedan RWDReview
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It Is A Great Small Fun Car — I enjoy driving this car after hauling the kids around in a YukonXL. It is nice to be able to fit into parking spots and zip around cars on the highway.....

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:4,000

Pros: cute, small fun car

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2014 BMW 5 Series Reviews

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A Pleasure To Drive By Joeadp

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2013 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Love The Msport By bmwfan917

Overall nice car. Looks good, handles very well, plenty of features... Decent factory warranty. The runflats give us a peace of mind for long drives. Gas mileage is not bad for a sports car. Around... Read More

Its The Best By ashishbrar

I have no complaints with it. I am sold on a BMW and would never get anything else. Its just amazing. Its drives, handles and runs perfect. Its also great on gas mileage and its roomy. Enough space fo... Read More

2012 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Nice Appearance. By stonebay124

Not what I expected the vehicle to be.Though attractive in appearance, handling is more of a performance vehicle than a performance/leisure vehicle. Though brand in name is fine, in the future I thin... Read More

Great Vehicle! By Country860

It is a great vehicle and very comfortable and reliable. The 4 cylinder is great on gas but could have a little more pickup power. All the options on the car are great. Plenty of power once you are up... Read More

2011 BMW 5 Series Reviews

A Great Family Sedan From Bmw By fazmoto

The larger size of this model 5 series (known as F10 body style) makes it a better choice for families than previous generations. The 3.0 liter turbo engine has enough power to make this a real perfor... Read More

Bmw By bmerguy

I love this car, the best car that I've ever owned. It's fast, it has a good looking design, excellent comfort, good acceleration, excellent handling, good fuel economy, equipment is so easy to use, t... Read More

2010 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Addicting! By Rqumsieh

This car is fun to drive. Very powerful on the road, people always compliment on how nice the car looks. Since I started driving the 5 series, I dont think I will be able to switch to any other car, s... Read More

A Sporty Sleeper In Disguise By William

Fun driving, sports sedan ONLY as BMW can formulate such a delightful balance between form and function. Tight as a drum, reliable, fun to drive easy or hard, corners beautifully and sticky. Rigorou... Read More

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