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2003 bmw x5.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By georgefelix
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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this is the worse car than I ever own , in just 6 month I do spend more than $ 4000 dollar on repair the ultimate pi-- on sh--t on the road , zero quality . over all , so expensive parts and mechanic labor , is fully madness.


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the worse car I even own


Suggested Improvements

zero quality and reliability


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bmw x5
24 of 47 people found this review helpful
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By bmwx10
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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I await at least 30 commments about the this car being too heavy from the same folks to takeover any Camaro related thread whining about how they have to wait for the next gen car because the Camaro is 400lbs overweight. V8 powered coupes built on robust RWD platforms are not light- as evidences by the porky 4300lb curb weight of this 650i coupe. This is one of the best BMW i own, there is nothing i will change the only problem was the audio system but i was able to add an iPod interface made for Bmw AND PROBLEM SOLVE [non-permissible content removed]


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handling power leather seats


Suggested Improvements

audio system needs usb or iPhone input


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Don't Buy X 5 maintenance nightmare
4 of 36 people found this review helpful
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By bmw x 5
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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Have spent over 3,000 replacing transfer case belts pumps cooling fan assembly battery pulley


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selling it


Suggested Improvements

better quality have had 7's 5's and 3's until now never will buy a BMW go to Mercedes they stand behind products was way out of warranty and they replaced a water pump BMW falling apart


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Fun vs. Frustration
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By uncbears34
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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I have owned trucks and SUVs all my life and I have yet to own one that is as much fun to drive as the X5. You pass other drivers like they're in reverse and it corners and brakes like a BMW should. It's one of the best looking vehicles on the road and no matter how hard you push it, it wants more. However, every other month another sensor or display light would go off or hose will leak or seal break and I'd get hit with another $500 bill (at a minimum) to fix something that just shouldn't go wrong (door locks, airbag light, etc.). It was always something. If you have the patience and another vehicle to rely on, it's a great car. If it's your only car, check your roadside assistance.


Favorite Features

Looks, comfort, performance, features/amenities. An absolute pleasure to drive. Everything a car/truck/SUV should strive to be when running properly.


Suggested Improvements

Reliability. It's just not that good at the day-to-day stuff. For the purchase price, many of the kinks should've been worked out.


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No competition!
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By MTodd
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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My X5 4.4i is the best of 20 cars I have owned! It pulls my wakeboard boat with ease and looks great doing it. The cold weather pkg even finds it uses in the summer (heated seats on cold lake nights)! This SUV drives and rides like a car, any my friends with Tahoes and Armadas get jealous after driving it. Doesn't have the most storage in the back, but enough to take camping and haul the kids (and their stuff) around. It has been a pure pleasure to own and to drive. I look forward to upgrading to new 2007+ body style and the third row seat for the kids' friends. I have never met another X5 owner who did not love their car. So, go get one already. :)


Favorite Features

Front and rear heated seats, climate control, multi-direction seats, leather surface, and the oil change indicator since it runs synthetic and can go for 10,000+ miles per oil chg.


Suggested Improvements

Larger trunk area (addressed with '07 model), third row seat (also addressed in '07 model).


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