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x5 problems
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By kathy waldref
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I had problems, after the first year, all the time and it was always in the shop. Thank goodness for everything free. At different dealerships, couldnt keep it running. it was a lemon, and no one would do anything about it! I got so mad on way to yet another appt,(over an hour, because of traffic, one way) I sold it (had bought it and not leased, didn't want to be stuck with it after expiring warrenty soon) and got a Z4, which I love and seems more reliable.


Favorite Features

It's gone!!


Suggested Improvements

Redesign the trunk latches, which they did, windows had issues, drain on system (something electrical), extend the warrenty


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


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After driving this car for 3 years, I was very happy with the dependability of the car. No electrical problems and except for service, never needed repairs. Only disappointment is lack of changes in style and interior from year to year.


Favorite Features

Engine sound and handling.


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of the stupid key gizmo that opens the rear hatch everytime you bump the switch.


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A great used SUV bargain
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By PaulGinAZ
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I purchased a 2003 X5 3.0 Sport for my wife last March with 41,000 miles and all options except for cold weather pkg. In the 14000 miles since then we have received excellent service from the dealership and aside from replacing the OEM Michelin tires with Kuhmos and replacing the battery the vehicle has been flawless, safe, quiet, and rattle-free. Insist on service records and if you can buy the extended maintenence package (3 year 50k including all services, oil changes, and brakes) for $1000 like we did you should be in the clear.


Favorite Features

Safety, ride comfort and handling that is heads above other premium SUV's in the marketplace.


Suggested Improvements

This model is due to be replaced in the next calendar year and the interior is looking a bit dated.. but the design is 6 plus years old now so that is to be expected. I hope that for the sake of simplicity that they avoid saddling this model with I-Drive.


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2 years of Love
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By hectorg
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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We've had ours now of little over 2 years. WE LOVE IT. The look, the drive, the space, the feeling of power and safety It has been amazing in these tough NYC winters and the A/C is amazing in those hot & humid summers. I read complaints about fuel economy. I can't complain, the X5 begs you to drive it fast. As I'm writing this we are expecting our first child. Guess what I'm driving him home in? Need I say more?


Favorite Features

The steptronic auto transmission, Full time 4WD, the interior, acceleration for an SUV is great. This


Suggested Improvements

Offer some of the 3,5 series options in the X5.


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Surprising satisfying 3.0 inline 6
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By Hoss Moini
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Overall a quality vehicle built in the USA!!!! The inline six engine's performance was a positive surprise against my expectations! It has been a very enjoyable experience owning this SUV! Did not know if I was going to regret not getting the 4.4 V8 at the beginning! turned out just fine.


Favorite Features

Almost all, except for below!


Suggested Improvements

Window power buttons on the door not easy to reach to! Also the ride height feature reverts back to standard at 20 mph, don't like that!!


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


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I am very pleased with my X5. I came from a new Tahoe Z71 which I was lucky to get 13 MPG. The X5 is fun to drive and quite snappy. We drive to Idaho in the summer and find the car very unique.


Favorite Features

Handling qualitys


Suggested Improvements

Should come standard with 19" or 20" wheels


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2003 3.0x5
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By wedge
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Has been extremely reliable with exceptional performance and handling. Typical BMW build quality and high fun to drive factor.


Favorite Features

Handling and performance


Suggested Improvements

Improve automatic a/c climate control and windshield wipers.


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BMW X5 3L 4-27-04
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By jmklansnic
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Purchasing, driving, and service have been the best I have ever had with a vehicle.


Favorite Features

Handling, styling, comfort, and towing capability.


Suggested Improvements

None.


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Sports car in an SUV body
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By InkyRusner
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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This is a great vehicle. Power and handling are superior. I owned sports cars prior to this car and this is as much fun to drive as they were, but with room for golf clubs, skiis, sports stuff, luggage, etc.


Favorite Features

Handling and power. Also love the ability to jump between automatic and standard tranmission. Standard warranty covers everything for several years. BMW treats customers extemely well. On-board computer.


Suggested Improvements

Wipers that lift up off window and stay up. Ability to program features myself that currently have to be done by the shop.


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The BEST SAV not SUV
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By John CC
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I think so many people rate the x5 inaccuratly do to is lack of off road abilities but it's on rad abilites out perform most passenger cars whenit come to saftey and driver control. I love my X5 and find it hard to imagine what I will purchase next if anything at all. I think more consumers should consider it even if cost is a major factor becouse you do get every dime that you pay for plus a few. I would't trad it for the world well ok If I could get the no us version of the 4.6 I would but that is the only way. Enjoy


Favorite Features

over all handling abilities. DSC it takes all the guess work out of poor weather driving conditions.


Suggested Improvements

Better sound systems, softer seats little hard for long drives.


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