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Surprising satisfying 3.0 inline 6
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By Hoss Moini
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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Overall a quality vehicle built in the USA!!!! The inline six engine's performance was a positive surprise against my expectations! It has been a very enjoyable experience owning this SUV! Did not know if I was going to regret not getting the 4.4 V8 at the beginning! turned out just fine.


Best Features

Almost all, except for below!


Worst Features

Window power buttons on the door not easy to reach to! Also the ride height feature reverts back to standard at 20 mph, don't like that!!


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Sports Car Performance, Business Require
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By Art Lippois
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2003 BMW X5 4.6is AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Want a car that takes you back to the muscle car power of the 60's, but with the comfort of a cadillac on long trips? Do you need a ride to comfortably take customers to sites both in urban and rural areas during all kinds of weather? Want the space to carry display items or large boxes for business? Do you have to travel 300 to 400 miles sometimes at night in unknown areas with little or no open gas stations because of the hour of your travel? Finally, do you want to have to use your cruise control because there is no way you can tell your speed without looking at the speedometer?If this sounds like a vehicle that fits your requirements, then the BMW X5 is for you. All class, all smiles.


Best Features

The smooth power of the engine and transmission. The range of the vehicle. The quiet responsive ride.


Worst Features

Lower the price.


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Quality with performance
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By Ron S
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


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Having owned numerous SUVs the X5 is by far the best from the standpoint of comfort, performance, handling, looks and just plain fine workmanship. I believe that in order to appreciate this vehicle, you have to love a car that feels and handles like a sports car. Mine has the sport suspension which would not satisfy the meek or the comfort seekers from a standpoint of ride. But when it comes to performsnce and sheer fun driving a SUV, this is the car to own. It's almost as much fun as driving my C5, but not quite as fast. I talked my brother into test driving one, and the next thing I know is he owns one after being a Ford Explorer driver for many years. I would highly recommend this vehicle.


Best Features

The automatic transmission that adapts to your driving habits & the ability to use manual shift. The maneuverability & turning radius plus the comfort of the seats. It's not to massive it makes a great car for my wife and children to drive in knowing the car will respond and also be secure.


Worst Features

Add a few creature comforts like auto door locks & lights.


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By Al Ward
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I am very pleased with my X5. I came
from a new Tahoe Z71 which I was lucky
to get 13 MPG. The X5 is fun to drive
and quite snappy. We drive to Idaho
in the summer and find the car very
unique.


Best Features

Handling qualitys


Worst Features

Should come standard with 19" or 20" wheels


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Superb!
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By Loren Reuter
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2003 BMW X5 4.4i AWD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Handles like a sports car.


Best Features

Bluetooth Wireless Phone System


Worst Features

Gas Mileage, but it's not bad for a V-8


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