2003 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: They Don't Make Them Like This

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They Don't Make Them Like This Anymore
By DMan on


2003 BMW 5 Series 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Purchased from a private party with 25K on the odometer. Currently have about 99.4K miles on it. This has been far the most reliable car we've ever owned - Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Mazda. When you do basic maintenance yourself, ownership costs are somewhat comparable to many other brands. Just have to keep an eye out on the cooling system, heard that this was/is the weakest part of the E39's (so far no problems with mine). Average MPG during summer months: 24-27

Best Features

Smooth, bulletproof inline 6 engine. Tight chassis, relatively quiet interior, great balance between ride and handling. Easy to do oil changes.

Worst Features

All-aluminum radiator, better audio system setup.
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