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An Awesome car beats the 2004 model 5
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By charlieF
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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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This car is nothing short of amazing, the ride makes you literally feel like you floating in a leer jet. The build quality doesn't get any better than this, I mean there is hardly any plastic used in this car whats so ever it's all high quality vinyl. The leather is so buttery soft makes me never want to exit the car. I had previously owned a Mercedes before this, this 5 Series compared to the Mercedes is like night and day. Mercedes needs to learn what quality and reliability is then they will have more customers, like BMW..


Best Features

Build Quality, Ride, Handling, Performance, Reliability, Safety Features, an awesome Manumatic tranny, huge trunk.


Worst Features

Other than the cupholders, this car is perfect.


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1St BMW? Skip the power
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By enjoymibimmer
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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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This is my first BMW. I was intent on the 530 but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. The dealer gave me a 525 Sport for 3 days. SOLD. Still after 6 months, I'm impressed with the giddup-and -go! My next BMW (2006) will be a 530 and I'm sure I'll have a renewed excitement but this 2.5 is more than fine. Caution: you will have to learn to drive all over again. Super tight handling can throw you a loop when avoiding road debris, etc. Don't worry about the cupholders. I now only allow bottled water in my car. They're low and a bit flimsey but available on eBay cheap. 6 mos. no problems and no messes; front or back.


Best Features

Auto everything - lights, wiper speed, temp. VERY tight and quiet. Just unbelievable!


Worst Features

Cabin storage, limited enclosed bins.


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5 Series Excellence
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By Oscar Laud
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Vehicle

2003 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

The 5 Series 2003 model is the apex of design and build excellence. The six cylinder (an engine BMW has perfected) is smooth, quick and dependable. The sport package (with rims and M steering wheel) is well worth the price. Buying this vehicle in 2003, before the new controversial style, was the smartest auto purchase I've ever made. The 2004 has considerable shoes to fill. Keep in mind that this version of the 5 series scored the highest rating ever in Consumer Reports. Ever.


Best Features

Automatic rear window sun screen. Brushed steel, wide spoke rims. Leg extenders on both front seats. Style and elegance. Removable glove compartment light. Keyless entry buttons directly on key.


Worst Features

Consider cup holders. Consider 7 series type key or flip out key like VW.


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Best car I have ever owned.
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By Go 49ers!
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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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This is the only 4 door sedan to own. Look no further as I have test driven the competition. Save your $$ and opt for the 2.5 engine as it is as quick as you ever need to drive after 40 miles per hour (not a jack rabbit start, but who needs one). Luxury abounds with interior appointments. Handling is a dream. With the sport package, this is the best looking car on the road in it's class.


Best Features

Right side door mirror tilts down when you back up. On board computer is practical and usefull. Seats are extremely comfortable as is the drive.


Worst Features

You could offer a bit more of a sporty exhaust system with the sport package like Audi, Mercedes and Lexus. Looks like it came off a Camry.


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THE BEST 5 SERIES
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By CMB
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Vehicle

2003 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Dear consumers, All i can say is that the BMW 5 series IS the untimate driving machine...I have driven it from San Francisco to Mexico and have never had a bad experience....the comfort zone is amazing..The seat adjustments alone are worth the price...Take it for a test drive and find out for yourself...you will not be disappointed.


Best Features

My favorite features is the security/locking system....It is virtually impossible to lock your keys in the car...Everything is designed for the comfort and convenience of the driver and the passengers.


Worst Features

If i HAD to suggest an improvement It would have to be a better selection of chrome rims...The selections is limited if you want original BMW wheels.


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