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Vehicle 4.6is AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)
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.
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What options are available on the 2003 BMW X5?
Available BMW X5 2003 Submodel Types: SUV, Diesel, Hybrid
Available Trims: xDrive35i, xDrive35d, xDrive50i, 3.0i, 3.0si, 4.8i, 4.4i, xDrive40e iPerformance, xDrive35i Premium, xDrive30i, xDrive48i, sDrive35i, xDrive35i Sport Activity, 4.6is
Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Jet Black, Black Sapphire Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Dark Graphite Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Titanium Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Sparkling Brown Metallic, Platinum Gray Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Monaco Blue Metallic, Atlas Cedar Metallic, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, Sparkling Bronze Metallic, Toledo Blue Metallic, Platinum Bronze Metallic, Vermilion Red Metallic, Mineral Silver Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic, Deep Green Metallic, Steel Gray Metallic, Mineral Green Metallic, Orion Silver Metallic, Stratus Gray Metallic, Kalahari Beige Metallic, Siena Red Metallic, Topaz Blue Metallic
Interior Colors: Black Dakota leather, Black leatherette, Terra Dakota leather, Mocha Dakota leather, Beige leatherette, Canberra Beige/Black Dakota leather, Canberra Beige Dakota leather, Black premium leather, Mocha Nappa premium leather, Black SensaTec leatherette, Criollo Brown Extended Merino premium leather, Ivory White/Black Dakota leather, Black Nappa premium leather, Black, Cinnamon Brown Nevada premium leather, Sand Beige Nevada premium leather, Beige, Gray, Black leather, Oyster Nevada premium leather, Sand Beige leather, Gray leather, Sand Beige premium leather, Black Nevada premium leather, Ivory White Nappa premium leather, Saddle Brown premium leather, Tobacco premium leather, Sand Beige Perforated Nevada premium leather, Cinnamon Brown premium leather, Gray premium leather, Tobacco Nevada premium leather, Black Perforated Nevada premium leather, Tobacco/Black leather
Popular Features: Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Power Driver Seat, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Trip Computer, AWD/4WD, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Post-collision safety system, Tire Pressure Warning, Upgraded Headlights, Automatic Emergency Braking, Aux Audio Inputs, Sunroof/Moonroof, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Parking sensors, Navigation, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Heated seats, 6000lb Towing Capacity, Back-up camera, Leather Seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Heads up display, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitoring, Upgraded Stereo, Mobile Internet, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, 360-degree camera, Pre-collision safety system, Third-row seating, 5000lb Towing Capacity, Adaptive Cruise Control, Cooled Seats, Rear Entertainment System