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2003 BMW 5 Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 26/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 6-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2003 BMW 5 Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 674 Ratings for the 1997 - 2003 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

The BEST car Ive ever owned!

By on Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 180,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've driven and owned this car from 50,000 miles. The only problem I've ever had is an overheating problem a couple times. This is a stylish, incredible handling automobile that seams to never go out of style. I've LOVED this car!!! I've owned Mrecedes, Porsche's ( 5) Buick, Olds, chevy, ...this car is the mac DADDY!!! Bomb Diggity!"

CLEAN AND RELIABLE

By on Saturday, July 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"ODOMETER READS 137,000 MILES. ENGINE WAS REPLACED BY BMW UNDER WARRANTY AT 48,000 MILES. NET MILES ON REPLACED ENGINE APPROXIMATELY 90,000 MILES."

Best riding car I ever owned.

By on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 185,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Fun to drive and smooth ride"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Had very little and mostly minor repairs. Great acceleration and smooth ride. Loved this car but its time to say goodbye."

11 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Dad's car, gently driven, wonderful BMW

By on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"M3 wheels installed, minor cosmetics on exterior, came with factory Sport Package, excellent interior condition. Looks and drives like a BMW, i.e. typical great combination of handling/steering/brakes/transmission/engine. I'd buy it myself but already have nice car."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Beautiful, fast and reliable for 13 years

By on Monday, March 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 132,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Stylish luxury that's fun to drive. I love my bmw!"

Cons: "Worst cup holder design. Expensive to maintain."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've only owned BMWs and this one was my forced adulthood car. It was supposed to be a boring car; four door sedan intended to curb my habit of speeding on curvy country roads. I'm happy to say that I still enjoy taking the back roads but I do so more quietly. The older bmws, in comparison, were loud. As I mentioned, the cup holders are the worst design ever as they often break and bmws are expensive to maintain/repair. However, the car is a beautiful, well made, piece of functional art and I love it! After 13 years she's starting to break so a new car is in my immediate future. Exciting but sad. I think the model/style could be collectible but I'm biased."

9 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Flawless Vehicle

By on Friday, March 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 139,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable Luxurious Powerful Visually Appealing"

Cons: "19mpg, cup holders are weak :/"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Truly the ultimate driving machine. My 530i had always been reliable and very enjoyable to drive. In my opinion, the e39 is one of BMW's best models ever. Very affordable to own."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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