2003 BMW X5 Ratings

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BMW X5 2003
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    2003 BMW X5 - 3.0i (M5)

    Pros: The car has great brakes.

    Cons: Whenever I unlock the liftgate from inside the car, then get out of the car and shut the driver's door it forces the liftgate to lock.

    Advice: Be prepared to spend alot of time in the service department.

    I purchased a 2003 Certified Pre-Owned BMW X5 in October 2006. The car had 50,000 miles on it at the time of purchase. This car has been in the shop since the first day.The moment I drove the car home from the dealership and pulled into my driveway warning lights and bells were going off. In a two-month period my X5 has been in the shop over 6 times. I now know the whole service department on a first name basis. Nothing has been too major, no engine problems yet (knock on wood), but all the problems combined have been a major annoyance. For instance, my car is in the shop right now because today when I was driving down the highway in the pouring rain my windshield wipers stopped working. If you want to purchase a Certified Pre-Owned BMW beware, when I spoke to BMW regarding all the problems the car has had in the past 2 months, BMW responded with 'What do you expect the car is a 2003 with 50,000 miles on it.' Every car I have had in the past I have driven over 100,000 miles without EVER having a problem. BMW claims that a BMW is the “Ultimate Driving Machine”, I would not know, I barely drive my car because it is ALWAYS in the shop.

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    2003 BMW X5 - 3.0i (M5)

    Pros: great handling

    Cons: not enough cargo space

    Advice: make sure you can live with the limited cargo space

    I have had this car for 1.5 years and love the performance. Very tight with reasonable acceleration. Have taken this up to Tahoe several times and it performs flawlessly in the snow and on steep grades. Feels just as good on the town as it does in the mountains (as long as it doesn't have to go off road).

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    2003 BMW X5 - 3.0i (M5)

    Pros: Y Spoke Wheels / Overall clean look

    Cons: Firm ride

    Advice: You want to play...You have to pay! it anit cheap

    From a 1996 Ford Tauras, to a 2003 X.5 3.0 (added on the 4.4 y spoke wheels seperately, $2,400). Quick and Classiy! Blends nicely into the North Scottsdale, all that, crowd...

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    2003 BMW X5 - 3.0i (M5)

    Pros: auto-standard transmission

    Cons: ugly standard wheels

    Advice: get the sport package (much nicer wheels) for 3.0 or 4.4 models

    Went from a 540i with 4.4 litre 6-speed manual to an X5 with a 3.0 6 cylinder automatic and missed the extra giddy-up at first, but now find 3.0 sufficient and am saving untold $$ on speeding tickets. Rides and accelerates beautifully for a 'truck.'

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    2003 BMW X5 - 3.0i (M5)

    Pros: seat memory

    Cons: not enough add on accessories

    Advice: more accessories for all the models

    is a wonderful vehicle to drive

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    2003 BMW X5 - 3.0i (M5)

    Pros: 4 wheel drive

    Cons: water leaks in when in rains .....

    Advice: this is not your typical SUV .... it is really sporty

    Very solid and safe feeling in the car . Great visibility , superb road handling through the 4 WD and great road grip in all conditions . Accelerates well ....takes some effort in starting from a stop but picks up fast . Phenomenal German engineering inside in the little engineering feats .....great telephone and music capabilities .