2003 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: Great car but get extended war
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2003 BMW 5 Series Wagon - Consumer Review

2003 BMW 5 Series Wagon

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Great car but get extended warranty
By dcdriver on

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

Review

We bought our 2002 525 wagon new at the
end of 2001, and it has been a great
experience on the whole. The car is a
joy to drive. It has also turned out
to be practical for a family with young
kids and a dog, and there is little
that you can fit in an SUV that can't
be coaxed into the back of this
wagon.

Our only complaint is that some of the
electronics and interior fittings are
not wearing well. Both of the front
power seats have already failed, the
stereo has had to be replaced, and
numerous plastic fittings have fallen
off. Our dealer told us that power
seat failures are very common and a
design flaw. Very expensive repair off
warranty (which we are not yet).

Best Features

Terrific seats, handling, ride comfort, overall tactile quality of the interior. Surprisingly great highway mileage: mid 30s!

Worst Features

The quality of the BMW service experience is not at Toyota (let alone Lexus) levels. We have tried several different dealers and all have been mediocre at best.
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