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Worst BMW I've owned (out of 4)
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By Lee
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2003 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought at 63k miles for $7k, within a few miles, radiator cracked, power steering hoses leaked, oil housing leaked ($2k). Torque converter went bad with in 5k miles ($2k), window regulators went out, all by 75k miles. And cheap crap plastic door sill covers, REALLY?? This is by far the worst, most unreliable BMW yet! Performance, yes, when it's not in the shop! Probably sell soon!


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Get used to terrible repair coincidence
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Bruce
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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Nice car but not even near the quality as the Asian and even some American autos. Many oil leaks, cooling problems, and systems breaking that should not. Then you get hit again with extreme parts costs and labor because repairs were not engineered to be easy to access and replace. I personally think all European autos are inferior to their Asian and American competition.


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It's been a great car
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By Terry B
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2003 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


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balanced sport sedan
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Ed Wormuth
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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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If well maintained, the E39 BMW is an excellent choice for a daily driver that is fun to drive, safe and comfortable.
I no longer own this car. I now drive a 2010 Mercedes E350 coupe


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balanced sport sedan
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By Ed Wormuth
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2003 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)


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If well maintained, the E39 BMW is an excellent choice for a daily driver that is fun to drive, safe and comfortable. I have since sold the car and bought a newer MB E350 coupe.


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