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Awesome!!
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By John
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2003 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Needed a sedan for my wife and wanted something fun to drive for me with room for kids, dog and golf clubs. Purchased the 530i with sport package. Never expected the handling and responsiveness. Enough power for a car this size and decent gas mileage. The sport wheels just want to make you stare at the car and admire!!!!


Best Features

Handling with sport package, feel of smaller steering wheel, quality of materials.


Worst Features

Like everyone else - better cup holders and arm rest storage. Large side view mirrors too.


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Very Reliable
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By scott
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2003 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought this car with 85k on it. Sold it with 130k. Only had one problem ac related 150.00 fixed it. Ran great good gas mileage and looks beautiful. Blizzaks on the back will make winter driving no problem (within reason). Don't be afraid to buy. Engine and tranny are bulletproof.


Best Features

heated steering wheel, solid ride


Worst Features

Cup holders, fan control button flimsy and time consuming to use.


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BMW 530i
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By nstajka
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2003 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Great car. Love at first sight. I knew I would buy it as soon as I walked in the dealer.Then reality sets in. Seems like I'm in the shop every six months. Last time the fuel pump or the pump sensor or relay? They didn't know. But after three trips in and almost $600.00 (Again!), I'm ready for a Ford again. It was fun but unless I win the lotto I'm done with BMW.


Best Features

Loved everything about her. Like my ex-wife.


Worst Features

Too many bells and whistles creates too many trips to the shop.


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A great car!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By kjm
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2003 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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This is my 4th BMW and the one I kept the longest (prior 3 were 3-series). This car does everything well; style, performance, handling, comfort & safety. I have not experienced any major problems with the car - routine work only. 87000 miles and going strong. I still get compliments on the car even after 6 years!


Best Features

style, performance, handling


Worst Features

none


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BMW 530i 2003
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By mark
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2003 BMW 5 Series Sedan 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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This car is the perfect balance between sport & luxury. Purchased new in 2003. Now have 95,000 trouble free miles. Have owned many cars from a cobra mustang 500hp to a honda crx and everything in between. I now also have a mazda speed 3 also nice. BMW makes some of the best cars for the money out there. Smooth, quiet, peppy, comfortable, reliable and nice looking. Runs better now than when I purchased it. Most of my miles have been highway. I get about 24 mpg with 70% hwy 30 local. I also enjoy driving the new and old 3 series.


Best Features

Seats, price, silence on hwy regardless of speed, looks, reliability.


Worst Features

Center armrest should have a storage bin


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