2003 BMW 5 Series User Reviews
540i sport wagon shown
- $5,211 - $9,763
- decent fuel econ, fast, sporty
- cheap engine parts, cheap plastics that wear down fast, electronic screen malfunction,
Purchased As Used
This car is not worth it without a warranty. The parts are poorly made. The plastics break down. Ive replaced an engine and 3 radiators already. The engine overheated because of a thermometer malfunction. My coolant was leaking but the thermo didnt respond the engine heating up until it was too late. the interior is another hassle. Both my front seats are broken. only one side reclines on both seats. the display for radio and dashboard are scrambled. I think it has something to do with Florida humidity. This car is all looks....read morehide
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- This car is the pan ultimate for luxury in a sedan eat your heart out Mercedes
- Premium gas but what the heck
Purchased As Used
This is my second 5 series, I drive two Porsches they only come out on sunny days, this is my everyday car it's fast and comfortable and I love it. I don't like the looks of the new 5 series so I looked for a low mileage car, found one with 40 thousand. It's like new with all that understated tutonic beauty that I love.
We just drove it to Vegas from Reno down hwy 395 and back on 95 what a car ! It is nimble and feels like a cat at low speeds. Step on the gas and it goes like heck.
I drove the new ones and wasn't any more impressed with them than the older model.
I'm in Love....read morehide
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- Iconic BMW model, Extremely reliable, Everlasting Luxury and Comfort. Rivals 2009 models. By far!
- Obsolete Navigating system/software, pricey aftermarket updates. Premion Only. Synthetic Oil only.
Purchased As Used
I'm a BMW enthusiast, so I've been planning on buying this car since it came out. I went with the 530i Inline 6 because the V8 are inclined to more minor system failures (water pumps, etc.) and of course, Fuel Efficiency. 3.0 six is awesome for the right amount of power and daily commuter.
It rides extremely gentle (you'd think it's brand new), too quiet for my comfort (I open the Sunroof to hear my surroundings), It doesn't seem to get rough. Ever. The back seats is like sitting on a Leather couch! Power seats (with 3 set memories, including mirror position). It's all as advertised. Extremely reliable Electrical system (if not tampered by previous owner.)
Needless to say, it's a very classy car, even without all the options (Heated seats [I ADORE mine!] sound system, dimming mirrors, etc) It still feels like luxury at is best, even 6 years after it's last production year It still rivals any new average Sedan, I'll rather pay $16,000 and have luxury, class, and power with style, rather than a $30,000 2009 average sedan....read morehide
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