Used 2003 BMW X5 Pricing

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2003 Highlights

This year, BMW will finally offer a DVD-based navigation system, though you must still give up the in-dash CD player if you opt for nav. Besides that, rear head protection airbags (optional last year) are now standard, as is an interesting new safety item called a brakeforce display -- during emergency braking situations, an extra set of rear brake lights will illuminate to warn motorists behind you. If you order the optional adjustable ride height suspension package, it no longer precludes the addition of the sport package. On the inside, new Dakota leather replaces the familiar Montana leather upholstery (it's optional on the 3.0i model and standard on the 4.4i). Individual model changes include a body-colored tailgate handle for any 3.0i equipped with the sport or premium package, and V-rated tires and an unlimited top speed for any sport package-equipped 4.4i.


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


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

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Used 2003 BMW X5 for Sale

BMW X5 2003 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M) Jet Black Beige140,316 miles
Used 2003BMW X53.0i
Est.Loan: $102/mo
BMW X5 2003 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M) Gray Green Metallic Pastel Green146,103 miles
Used 2003BMW X53.0i
Est.Loan: $113/mo
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BMW X5 2003 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M) Steel Gray Metallic 163,085 miles
Used 2003BMW X53.0i
Est.Loan: $88/mo
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53.6 mi away
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$118 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

This car runs good...the ulitmate driving machine BMW X5 AWD...Has no mechanical issues...Passed VA inspection... Was lastly maintained at our dealership...Guaranteed and comes with a free in-house warranty...very clean and a clean carfax...loaded with options such as leather, sunroof, and power everything, and a lot more...must see...Financing is available...SE Habla Espanol!!

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Features & Specs

3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)4.6is AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed shiftable automatic5-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower225 hp @ 5900 rpm290 hp @ 5400 rpm340 hp @ 5700 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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  • Side Crash Rating

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  • Side Barrier Rating

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  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    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
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

An honest X5 review
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
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
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.
Used 2003 BMW X5 Overview

The Used 2003 BMW X5 is offered in the following submodels: SUV. 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). Pre-owned BMW X5 models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine or a 4.4 L-liter gas engine or a 4.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 340 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2003 BMW X5 comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual, 5-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2003 BMW X5 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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 $4,299 as of 05/24/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 5 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 $4,299 and $5,500 with odometer readings between 140316 and 163085 miles.

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