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2003 BMW X5 - Consumer Reviews

2003 BMW X5

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X5 Review from Kenya
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By James Wachira
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Vehicle

2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I love the vehicle. I imported from Singapore with 38000 Km on the odometer. I enjoy the car. However, I have experienced two problems that I have not been able to solve. One the radio/CD just went off whilst driving and havent been able to put it on since. Today I switched on the car and could not start, the computer display indicated code. A few times the boot has refused to open, but it would later open after a day or so, seems to be an electronic problem Can someone provide some solutions on this and share solutions if had experienced same thing. Unfortunately I dont have a manual for the car


Best Features

Steering wheel volume control. Seat memory. Radio/CD when it was working.


Worst Features

Need a do it yourself kit especially to trouble shoot electronic failures


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2003 BMW X5
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By autooracle
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Great car. Just normal wear and tear maintenenace issues. Handling is great. Yes it's an SUV, not a Porsche. Fuel economy is fine for what it is. Performance out of the 3.0 is all you would need unless you are towing.


Best Features

Our particular vehicle has manual knobs for the climate control. Love it! Love the simple fact that when you lock the vehicle from the driver's side, the windows and sunroof close.


Worst Features

Diesel option.


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Great design - poor build quality
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By deniska
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

My X5 (2003, 3.0L V6) has been great for the first 2 years, but then literally started to fall apart. During the next 2 years I had ~45 visits to the certified dealers to repair constantly failing electrical equipment. Locks, censors, numerous bulbs, dash board panel, electrical mirrors, alarm system are just a few of the problems that the car had during 2 year period. All repairs were covered by warranty, but the car spent more than 60 days in repair shop. Finally I got tired of constant problems and sold it.


Best Features

Solid handling at high speeds (drives more like a car, rather than SUV); great looks.


Worst Features

Make is more reliable!!! Current build quality is a joke!


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Fine tuning your X5 is an Art
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By Jim Fischer
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Ride quality with a 3.0 W/Sport. Bouncing of the ride is extremely annoying for the passengers and driver at factory settings. The tire air settings on the driver's side door do not represent the dynamics air pressure has on this vehichle at all. I have 255/55r/18" tires Michelin mxv M&S. Mileage was 13 mph to 18 at very best. I looked on the sidewall of the tire and a pressure of 51 lbs. I put in 47 lbs of pressure on all 4 tires. Ride is incredibly smooth, over bumps smooth freeway. The extra pressure gives the SAV 20.8 mpg aggressive driving all day long. 26 MPG @ 60 MPH with cruise. Much faster, better cornering. The solution to bounce. Start at 51 go dn 37p


Best Features

Faster, more road feel, turn in crisp & quick.


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BMW X5 3.0i
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By Northeast
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Vehicle

2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

The SUV is very nice. Very comfortable and easy to drive. I have owned since new. Good build quality, many nice features. Operation has been trouble free. Ride is slightly "bouncy" on bumpy roads. Performance of engine is fine. I would recommend it.


Best Features

Harman Kardon digital sound, heated seats. Many good safety features.


Worst Features

Improve tail gate system for large cargo (lock top windows with lower gate open). Eliminate the double button pushes on door locks.


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