2003 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: This is the Last Car I hope to

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This is the Last Car I hope to Own
By jakedogdog on


2003 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


This is my 3rd BMW. I had two 328's - a
97 and a 2001. I wanted a little more
room this time round. I intended to buy
a 530, but this one was sitting on the
lot - a program car, $10K off MSRP... I
just couldn't resist the opportunity.
The car had 6000 miles on it when I
took delivery. I thought it had been
broken in. Now, at 13000, things are
really coming together. This car is
balanced, strong, wonderful to drive.
The only seats that I am aware of being
more comfortable are the old volvo
seats. But, still... No volvo drives
like this. It settles in right at about
78 and is smooth smooth all the way
past 120.

Best Features

The balance of this car is awesome. Comfort seats are great. Transmission/clutch is great. Engine sounds great.

Worst Features

Better fuel economy. That silly armrest must go. Those cupholders? Not that I need them, but... they're useless.
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