Used 2003 BMW X5

2003 BMW X5
List price range
$3,488 - $5,500

Pros

  • Rides and drives like a BMW sedan, wide range of engine choices, top safety scores, high-end cabin furnishings.

Cons

  • Limited off-road abilities, less interior volume than a 5 Series wagon, price goes up quickly with options, lousy fuel economy in the city.

Used 2003 BMW X5 for Sale

BMW X5 2003 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
140,316 miles
Used 2003
BMW X5
3.0i
List$4,999
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Good Deal!
Good Deal!
$137 Below Market
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BMW X5 2003 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
146,103 miles
Used 2003
BMW X5
3.0i
List$5,500
Est.Loan: $113/mo
Fair Deal!
Fair Deal!
$151 Below Market
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BMW X5 2003 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
179,857 miles
Used 2003
BMW X5
3.0i
Kyner Auto Sales
61.7 mi away
List$3,488
Est.Loan: $72/mo
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Great Deal!
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Dealer Notes
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price%2521 Pearl 2003 X5 BMW 3.0i AWD 5 Speed Automatic with Steptronic and Overdrive 3.0L I6 DOHC 24V Cloth. Recent Arrival%2521 10 Speakers,AM/FM radio,Anti-Theft AM/FM Stereo w/CD/RDS,CD player,Radio data system,Air Conditioning,Rear window defroster,Memory seat,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Remote keyless entry,Steering wheel memory,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Four wheel independent suspension,Speed-sensing steering,Traction control,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,ABS brakes,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Occupant sensing airbag,Overhead airbag,Rear anti-roll bar,Brake assist,Electronic Stability Control,Delay-off headlights,Front fog lights,Panic alarm,Security system,Speed control,Bodyside moldings,Heated door mirrors,Power door mirrors,Roof rack%3A rails only,Spoiler,Auto tilt-away steering wheel,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Front reading lights,Garage door transmitter%3A Homelink,Illuminated entry,Leather Shift Knob,Leather steering wheel,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Passenger vanity mirror,Rear reading lights,Rear seat center armrest,Tachometer,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Front Bucket Seats,Leatherette Seat Trim,Split folding rear seat,Front Center Armrest w/Storage,Passenger door bin,Alloy wheels,Rear window wiper,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Variably intermittent wipers,4.10 Rear Axle Ratio

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Edmunds' Expert Review

If you want a vehicle that looks utilitarian but doesn't drive that way, you can't do much better than this BMW. But if you value function over form, the X5 probably isn't for you.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 BMW X5.

An honest X5 review
burts_dog, 6/2/2013
Took a chance buying a used 2003 X5 4.6 with about 80,000 miles. Have put about 12,000 miles on it so far. Not a commuter car. Best as a hot rod Sunday driver or on short drives to the lake towing 2 wave runners or a boat. Horrible stock radio. You'll want to replace the radio 'head unit' so factor in $500 to $1,000 for that if you DIY. Very nice seats. Fit and finish of interior for 2003 exceptional. Ride too harsh for most people (mainly due to the big 20" wheels and low profile tires of the 4.6is). One thing critics overlook is that this machine was built to tow 6,000 pounds! So much torque and power. Quick 0-60. Snaps your head back in the seat, no problem. More than you will ever use. Could you take this car to 300K? Maybe, if you are gentle. I've heard the weak spot is the transmission. Don't abuse it and you should be okay. It's really a 2nd car for carving back roads on sunny days. It is a high performance car that just happens to be an SUV. I wouldn't beat it up commuting. There are better cars for that job. Oh... and did I mention this car can corner! You can definitely take this car to the track if you like. It can hang some serious turns. It really is an ultimate driving machine if you get it out on the twisties and cut loose. It's like two different cars. Around town it's a bit bumpy and overkill. But in the canyons it drives like a race car. Update 12/05/2017... Still have the car and it's still doing well. If you want to keep one of these long term there are a few maintenance items you will need to address. You can perform these fixes yourself if you have time and inclination; timing chain guides, valley pan, vanos, driveshaft spline. You can Google them and see what is involved. Also possibly gasket behind the water cooled alternator housing. Google them, see what is involved and see if you are up for it. Or, look for a car that's had some or all of these things done already. Not all of them need to be done right away. Just depends on the mileage and how the car was driven. There is also a cold weather oil separator issue fix but those in moderate climates don't need it.
2003 BMW X5 3.0i
ppsnow, 10/6/2011
I have this car for 3 months now and I put about 3000 miles including a trip to Myrtle Beach. I enjoy driving this car. My wife loves it and my son wants to drive anywhere we take this car! So far so good. MPG about 20 highway around 17 in the city. I expected better! The only despoilment is the stereo and the fading of all the readout on the instrument panel. For a 50K + car when new is a disappointment! Other then that I very happy with the car. No problems so far other replacing the rear window regulator in the first week! Very easy to do and I was done in 20 min. Shop around for parts. You will find big difference in money. As a used car and paying only 1/4 of original price is GOOD!
Mixed Review
Volvosleeper, 5/20/2010
Bought used with 20,000 Miles, Loved appearance inside and out. Immediately noted the AM/FM reception in Northern Minnesota was the worst of my experience with over 30 vehicles. Dealer denied there was a problem in 3 visits. Finally told me "95% of owners don't listen to AM anyways". Communications with corporate BMW were very poor. The person in NJ was experienced at deflecting complaints, but knew little about cars. Twice had engine problems under warranty where car blew black smoke out of exhaust. Now at 95,000 the dash displays are missing some digits and the fix is too expensive. One Key Fob is dead and you can't fix yourself, wheels are corroded, dealer experience has been poor.
Fun vs. Frustration
uncbears34, 7/10/2009
I have owned trucks and SUVs all my life and I have yet to own one that is as much fun to drive as the X5. You pass other drivers like they're in reverse and it corners and brakes like a BMW should. It's one of the best looking vehicles on the road and no matter how hard you push it, it wants more. However, every other month another sensor or display light would go off or hose will leak or seal break and I'd get hit with another $500 bill (at a minimum) to fix something that just shouldn't go wrong (door locks, airbag light, etc.). It was always something. If you have the patience and another vehicle to rely on, it's a great car. If it's your only car, check your roadside assistance.
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Features & Specs

MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
225 hp @ 5900 rpm
MPG
13 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
290 hp @ 5400 rpm
MPG
12 city / 16 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
340 hp @ 5700 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2003 BMW X5
Used 2003 BMW X5 Overview

The Used 2003 BMW X5 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A), and 4.6is AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 BMW X5?

Save up to $151 on one of 3 Used 2003 BMW X5 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,488 as of08/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2003 BMW X5 trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 BMW X5 3.0i is priced between $3,488 and$5,500 with odometer readings between 140316 and179857 miles.

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