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2003 bmw x5.
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By georgefelix
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2003 BMW X5 SUV 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.


Best Features

the worse car I even own


Worst Features

zero quality and reliability


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An honest X5 review
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By burts_dog
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2003 BMW X5 SUV 4.6is AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Took a chance buying a used 2003 X5 4.6 with over 80,000 miles. Have put around 3,000 miles on it so far. Not a commuter car. Best as a hot rod Sunday driver or to the lake towing 2 wave runners or a boat. Horrible radio. You'll want to totally replace the radio 'head unit' so factor in about $1,000 for that if you DIY. Very nice seats. Fit and finish for 2003 exceptional. Ride too harsh for most people, but lower tire pressure will help. One thing critics overlook is that this machine was built to tow 6,000 pounds! So much power. Quick at 0-60 in 6.5. More than you will ever use. Could you take this car to 300K? Maybe, if you are gentle. But prepare to pay the $. It's really a 2nd car.


Best Features

Plush seats. Muscular look. Big wheels/tires on the 4.6. Looks like a Hot Wheelz car. 6,000 lb towing capacity. Head turner. Still looks better than many newer generation SUVs. Cornering is awesome. Quickness is shocking for an SUV, especially of this era.


Worst Features

Replace radio head unit. Lower tire pressure for softer ride. Might want to wear gloves as steering wheels feels slippery. Watch out for big wheels/tires of the 4.6 as they can get caught in rain ruts made from smaller wheels on the freeway and jerk you around. Best if you DIY repair on most items or find a good independent shop. Dealer repair too expensive.


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bmw x5
25 of 48 people found this review helpful
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By bmwx10
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2003 BMW X5 SUV 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


Worst Features

audio system needs usb or iPhone input


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2003 BMW X5 3.0i
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By ppsnow
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2003 BMW X5 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I have this car for 3 months now and I put about 3000 miles including a trip to Myrtle Beach. I enjoy driving this car. My wife loves it and my son wants to drive anywhere we take this car! So far so good. MPG about 20 highway around 17 in the city. I expected better! The only despoilment is the stereo and the fading of all the readout on the instrument panel. For a 50K + car when new is a disappointment! Other then that I very happy with the car. No problems so far other replacing the rear window regulator in the first week! Very easy to do and I was done in 20 min. Shop around for parts. You will find big difference in money. As a used car and paying only 1/4 of original price is GOOD!


Best Features

Comfortable in long trips. Plenty of room for 4 passengers. Power reclining rear seats. Build quality. Driving satisfaction.


Worst Features

I know the 2007 and above are better so that will be my next car is the 2009 35d X5. But I have to wait a couple more years to get cheaper then the 40k they demand now as a used.


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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 SUV 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


Best Features

selling it


Worst Features

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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