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2003 BMW 7 Series

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 16/Hwy 24/Comb 19 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V8, 4.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2003 BMW 7 Series Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 279 Ratings for the 2002 - 2008 models.

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  • Value
    8.2/10
    Quality
    8.7/10
  • Reliability
    8.4/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    9.1/10
    Styling
    9.1/10

Wouldn't Own Anything Else (BMW Only)

By on Monday, June 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 166,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Super Drive powerful (beaten Vettes, Mustang, etc)"

Cons: "This year: no USB : ("

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

"Have driven BMWs since 1990. Had an "88 M5 E34 and was hit by a drunk driver that crunched the car in half and saved my life. Would only buy a BMW after. Tried to get back into a 5; maybe the shock of the accident, but when I drove the 7, I felt safe. The comfort of this car is great with the extended seats (I'm tall). iDrive makes it easy to manage the car from a single point ... outstanding. I have LOW PROFILE staggered wheels, keeps the car low to the ground with a tight drive. Have not had problems with my car. Under warranty: exhaust replaced at 2 yrs. It has 166k miles on it and as long as I keep up the oil changes get 19 city, 25 hwy. My mechanic can't believe it. Had the oil pan changed a yr ago, the rear shade recently broke, hmmm, nothing else to date. I have people stop me on the street offering me $ for the car. Still not for sale and I'll keep it as long as it drives. Excellent ride, short or long."

The "Ultimate Nightmare" Machine

By on Monday, June 15, 2015

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

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
2/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
2/10

Pros: "Nice road car and handling."

Cons: "Mech. issues too soon, outrageous repair costs"

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

"Bought a 2006 in 2010 with approximately 46,000 miles on it. Began having problems almost immediately after purchase. After about 55,000 miles, just about EVERYTHING went bonkers...oil leaks, front headlight malfunction, parking brake malfunction, transmission malfunctions.....you name it!! In total, cost of repairs exceed $12,000! You would think at the high price of BMW there wouldn't be so many mechanical issues. I had a 2005 Toyota Camry before this car that I gave to my daughter and the Camry still runs like a dream with minimal repairs! Stay away from BMW.....stay far, far away! I have now gone back to reliable, dependable, and cost efficient Toyota!!"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

replaced transmission (40k) and engine (78K) -

By on Friday, May 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
1/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

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

"I drive is is insane - it is a race horse when it works. The worst car I have ever owned - I have a RX 350 Lexus SUV - the best vehicle I have ever owned"

Best BMW -- second one with the 4 liter engine

By on Friday, April 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 57,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Handling, acceleration, comfort cooled seats"

Cons: "Rear tires only last 20k. $165.per hour labor"

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

"Bought it with 24k on the speedo three years ago. Only replaced battery and seeping transmission seal - $1300.both paid for by the warranty. Never got to use more of the $3600. warranty. I pass trucks at 90-130 mph, and slow down. Superior handling,use it for coast to coast trips a couple of times a year. A 3, or even 5-series doesn't come close to this car in comfort, or performance. Everybody said too complex to work on, and trouble prone -- not so. I change the oil myself and replace the $350.rear tires every 20k that is all The anti-paparazzi side and rear power window shades, cooled/heated massaging seats and rear foot rests spell luxury for the next starlet you date. I would buy another used one in a heartbeat. On a flat Kansas interstate I get 26.8, around town 19.8 I have the regular suspension and premium 19" wheels. Best car I have ever driven."

15 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Best $8,000 i ever spent!

By on Thursday, March 05, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun to drive, Confort, spacey"

Cons: "None"

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

"I bought this car at 90K miles and this had been the best car i ever bought! im thinking about upgrading to a 2012 model ;)"

8 people out of 15 found this review helpful

Excellent condition

By on Friday, January 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 52,000

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: "front road nicks/road rocks. Very small"

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

"Too much to list. It includes 2 head rest TVs, HID fog lights, non-smoker, always garaged, $5K 22" GSG wheels, new tires, rear spoiler. Asking $19K"

7 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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