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By dino
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2003 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


Review

I'm a former racer, but this is my daily driver. A blast yet still "practical" with two kiddos. Have yet to find a better new or used car.


Best Features

performance, design, and quality


Worst Features

cup holder (ha), mechanical side mirror, and radiator durability


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By jamesgallo
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2003 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


Review

this car is too much fun to drive. power, handling, brakes are all top shelf. powertrain is amazing as it pulls in any gear at any speed: from idle to redline. gas mileage is reasonable on highway (mid 20s), but abismal if pushed hard (which is hard to do without losing one's license). v8 is a little rougher than the i6 i had, but sounds great.


Best Features

engine, engine, engine M5 looks wheels interior heater when engine is off (saves gas at idle)


Worst Features

heating system gets loud on hot days


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Best BMW I've Owned
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By chb
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2003 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


Review

I've owned 4 5-series and 1 7-series and my husband had a M6 and a M3 and this is the best BMW yet. My last 5 was a 2000 540i Sport 6 speed also. I could not believe the difference between the new one and the old one. The handing is super, the suspension wonderful. I love to drive it.


Best Features

I love the look of the car. Mine is black on black. The upgrade audio system in well worth the extra money.


Worst Features

Of course the cup holder, but the car is too much fun to drive to worry about drinking. Buy something in a bottle that closes and love the car.


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best sedan ever owned
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By alan cole
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2003 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


Review

had em all, this is the best by a wide margin


Best Features

performance


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540i - Sport 6 speed
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By pdegel
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2003 BMW 5 Series Sedan 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Great car, fast, fun to drive, silent and strong engine. No complaints at all, but I hate the rear-end styling of the new (2004) design. And it waits to be seen whether the I-drive joystick will be more user friendly than in the 7 series.


Best Features

I like everything about this car.


Worst Features

Only complaint - the flimsy cupholders!


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