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2003 BMW 5 Series

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 660 Ratings for the 1997 - 2003 models.

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  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    9.2/10
    Styling
    9.3/10
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Actually the Ultimate Driving Machine

By on Thursday, November 06, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Handles beautifully, cruises effortlessly"

Cons: "Cant think of any"

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

"Bought this 530i to replace a 2001 525i Wagon. Car has great power, unbelievable stability at speed, solid handling and agility, and it's a four door sedan. Everything in the car works properly, it is possible for moderately proficient owners to work on and maintain, and the styling is classic. This is a comfortable, highly manuverable, confidence inspiring car, and can be driven on long trips without excess fatigue or problems. I only wish there were more cars this comfortable and competent. Oh yeah, it gets nearly 30MPG on the Hgwy at 80+ MPH"

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I love my car

By on Thursday, October 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000

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
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "drives like a dream, comfortable"

Cons: "none"

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

"I have had this vehicle for over 5 years, and it has been the best I've owned. No major issues, just keeping it maintained and loved is all I've needed to do! I just love the feeling of driving a well built piece of machinery. Driving my husbands 2014 Honda seems like a Go-Kart ride!"

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

My 3rd BMW WAGON

By on Monday, October 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

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: "Reliability and looks"

Cons: "None"

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

"Love thus beautiful, dependable car"

One of the Nicest Driving Vehicles I've owned

By on Saturday, October 04, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Excellent driving experience"

Cons: "Costly maintenance"

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

"This car drives like an absolute dream! I've owned over 20 cars in my life, and this has to be one of the funniest cars I've ever had. The fit and finish on the vehicle are excellent, especially considering it's a 1999. It has an AUX input, which was state of the art for it's time. The woodgrain accents and shift knob are top notch. The leather is some of the best quality I've seen. Great daily driver, fun to drive. The only thing, with any European sports car, is the cost to maintain. I've had to do lots of engine and cooling system work. Be prepared to spend some money to keep this thing going strong."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Good, reliable, quite fast, great gas mileage

By on Friday, October 03, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Gas mileage, quick, roomy"

Cons: "maintenance and parts a bit high"

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

"Good, reliable, quite fast, great gas mileage and still looks good at 14 years old. Usual issues with radiator around 100,000 and the costs for maintenance are typical German. You must find a good local mechanic that knows what they are doing and can tell you before a fix what its going to cost and stick to it"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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