Ever since seeing Clive Owen pilot an X5 with a manual transmission through the jungle, I’ve wanted one. Of course, I find the concept of any 4×4 truck or SUV equipped with a stick to be quite appealing, and even moreso when its primary function is that of a luxury vehicle. The X5 with a stick is akin to finding out that bacon is now used as a topping on ice cream Sundaes: I wasn’t necessarily looking for it, but now that I know it exists, I wonder how we lived without it for so many years.
I’ve always felt the first-generation X5 was among the most handsome SUVs ever created, and it still carries itself well all these years later. 2003 wasn’t that long ago in retrospect, but what a different landscape! The manual transmission is all but extinct, inline sixes have given away to turbocharged four-bangers, and burly SUVs are more likely to come with heated cupholders than a row-it-yourself option. It’s a shame, because it exemplifies BMW’s once-irrefutable reputation for building great driver’s vehicles in every form, while today it is committed to being the latest fashion accessory.
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 78,664 mi
Price: $11,850 Buy It Now
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2003 BMW X5 3.0i RARE 5SP SHADE PWR/LEATHER/HEATED SEATS!!!
This 2003 BMW X5 3.0i is the perfect SUV for those seeking a vehicle that can take on the rigors of everyday driving. This particular model is equipped the Premium package which includes: power tilt/sliding sun/moon roof, wood grain interior trim, leather seats, and a rain sensing wipers. Full time all wheel drive and a 5 speed manual transmission combines to give this 2003 BMW X5 3.0i superb on-road performance absent that is in other SUVs in its segment. This 2003 BMW X5 3.0i is a vehicle that provides the benefits of smaller luxury sedans without sacrificing the convenience of an SUV.
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I commented the other day that the Mercedes-Benz 260E would make a great winter vehicle; I now retract my previous statement. Would love to own this one myself, but in Alpine White of course.