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2003 Bmw X 5

2003 BMW X5

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Great Car For The Money All Around

by from Chicago, Illinois on June 13, 2014

Since I had to make the switch from sports cars to a more family vehicle this SUV made the transition much more bearable. The all around performance & handling is impressive for what feels like a heav...
Since I had to make the switch from sports cars to a more family vehicle this SUV made the transition much more bearable. The all around performance & handling is impressive for what feels like a heavy/sturdy vehicle. Surprisingly the gas mileage isn't terrible, but it's a luxury SUV not a Civic. It's loaded with user friendly options, I only wish it had navigation. Aside from the it has everything going for it from safety, styling, comfort & performance. Since they can not be bought under $10,000 it makes them a value too!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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My first BMW, not the last!

by from Oregon Coast on November 28, 2006

The x5 is a fantastic family type sports SUV. I can take the kids around to soccer etc. When I'm alone in the car, I drive it hard. The x5 handles like a sports car, quick and nimble. I'm hooked o...
The x5 is a fantastic family type sports SUV. I can take the kids around to soccer etc. When I'm alone in the car, I drive it hard. The x5 handles like a sports car, quick and nimble. I'm hooked on the performance of the car and the service from the dealership.
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Best SAV~SUV I have ever driven!

by from Seattle, WA on August 21, 2015

I was very leary at first when I bought my 2003 X5 last year. I was worried about some of the maintenance issues I've heard about. My 2003 X5 had 121,300 mile on it already. It looked great, not a scr...
I was very leary at first when I bought my 2003 X5 last year. I was worried about some of the maintenance issues I've heard about. My 2003 X5 had 121,300 mile on it already. It looked great, not a scratch or dent on it. It runs like a dream. The suspension and drive train are very solid and stable, better than most other cars, and that compliment is coming from a person who has owned dozens of nice cars over the years. I would not trade this vehicle in for no other, maybe another BMW. I highly recommend this vehicle if you have records showing it has been well maintained.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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German engineering

by from vancouver,BC on July 6, 2009

the look, the grip,the 4X4, the sound the feel...you take a corner,and your thoughts are: am i gonna come out of it alive??? i drove a 300 series, i owned a 525ia,and thats my family transporter now.o...
the look, the grip,the 4X4, the sound the feel...you take a corner,and your thoughts are: am i gonna come out of it alive??? i drove a 300 series, i owned a 525ia,and thats my family transporter now.once you drive it, good luck going back to a toyota.....prius.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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2003 BMW X5 4.6is

by from Texas on February 13, 2012

Very please with this vehicle. Being nine years old when I purchased it bothered me at first but the vehicle is unbelievably tight and solid. Even at this age the vehicle is very stylish and turns hea...
Very please with this vehicle. Being nine years old when I purchased it bothered me at first but the vehicle is unbelievably tight and solid. Even at this age the vehicle is very stylish and turns heads. I have been asked several times if it was two or three years old.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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dependable

by from Chicago, IL on May 2, 2012

I like my BMW X5. It has so many wonderful luxuries! It runs great and its better on gas than my previous car! That's amazing because I thought I would be spending more $$ on gas because of the 8 cyli...
I like my BMW X5. It has so many wonderful luxuries! It runs great and its better on gas than my previous car! That's amazing because I thought I would be spending more $$ on gas because of the 8 cylinders. So overall I'm happy with my purchase.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Stylish, but with a cost

by from Johnson City Tennessee on January 29, 2014

I've owned my 2003 BMW 3.0 X5 for 2 years. Many many memories were made with this car. I can't tell you how many of my friends told me how jealous they were of my car. Love the power and feel that com...
I've owned my 2003 BMW 3.0 X5 for 2 years. Many many memories were made with this car. I can't tell you how many of my friends told me how jealous they were of my car. Love the power and feel that comes with this car. The negative thing with this car is it had many maintenance issues. So many things went wrong including the power windows randomly not working, door handles breaking, trunk opener not working, and overall it feels like somewhat of a cheap build. Other than all of that I love this car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Proven Vehicle Performance

by from Corpus Christi, TX on July 22, 2013

I have owned four BMW's and find the overall vehicles to be solid, reliable and safe. My son had an accident and totaled an X5 and my daughter totaled a 528i. Both walked away without a scratch. I did...
I have owned four BMW's and find the overall vehicles to be solid, reliable and safe. My son had an accident and totaled an X5 and my daughter totaled a 528i. Both walked away without a scratch. I did not hesitate to buy a 2003 X5 with 115,000 miles on it. The unit I just bought was very clean. I bought it online as a cash purchase. The dealer-provided photos were excellent and the vehicle was delivered as expected. The vehicle was picked up in Austin. The only maintenance required in the last 3 weeks since the purchase was the replacement of a signal light bulb.
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bmw x5

by from limerick pa on April 6, 2013

Great suv awesome power but trans issues have curbed me since the day I purchased it..I bought it on 2 weeks ago and I've put 50 miles on the x5. The trans is being rebuilt as we speak. I love the pow...
Great suv awesome power but trans issues have curbed me since the day I purchased it..I bought it on 2 weeks ago and I've put 50 miles on the x5. The trans is being rebuilt as we speak. I love the power,ride and style of the x5. I think BMW builts a quality vehicle and I'm not going to let this trans issue change my overall feeling of BMW..would buy another one tomorrow..
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Love it....but!!

by from on February 7, 2017

I really do love my 2003 X5, I really do. I've had it for almost a year. I've already spent $6000 in maintenance. It's also the 4.4i. When I first bought it, I voluntarily did a couple of recommende...
I really do love my 2003 X5, I really do. I've had it for almost a year. I've already spent $6000 in maintenance. It's also the 4.4i. When I first bought it, I voluntarily did a couple of recommended maintenance items. Besides two oil changes, the dealer has ripped me off twice for unnecessary repairs... the others were necessary and all common issues. CCV, valley pan leak, water pump, faulty key fob, and most recently the key lock cylinder broke so I couldn't get into it. I'm ready to drive it for a good few months without something going wrong. I don't feel that I have a lemon, because it drives great! I recommend doing major research before purchasing a BMW of any kind. Find out what the common problems are so you won't be blindsided by the silly things that can go wrong with older models. Find a good Indy mechanic to save yourself some dough on big $$$ repairs. With all that being said, I love the truck and also own a 4 series as well. The drive and handle on a BMW is incomparable. I own Mercedes and Lexus, yet always drive my BMW due to the driving experience. I've spent a good amount on maintenance for the X5, but I would do it all over again. Love this brand.
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Uses car for Commuting

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