by kti1 on Feb 26, 2014 Vehicle: 2004 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
This car is amazing! The awd makes it simply impossible to loose control in the rain, the steering is a blast. The 3.0 has plenty of power and gets great gas mileage for an AWD SAV. 6 cd changer, panoramic roof, heated seats, leather, steering controls, navigation, the incredible amount of air bags that are standard! Everyone complaining about the expense is moronic, you're driving a bmw, not a toyota or honda. So far all i had to do was a couple of hoses, tires ect. You do pay more than a rav4 or crv, but then again theres a reason you bought this car! Currently at 134k miles and still drives like new! Driving this baby into the ground
by tomaszek on Oct 29, 2013 Vehicle: 2004 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
I had this car for 6 years. It was solid car with not too many problems. They are 3 times more to fix than on american car though.
Key is 173 $ for example. Brakes $756.
I bought it on advice from magazine as "best car in its class". Not.
Is the most expensive car in its class.
You can have Lexus RX for the money which is better and bigger car.
Or 2 Honda CRVs which any of them will be worth more at trade in in 10 years.
This car is shame for BMW.
The ride is punishing harsh. The manual transmission is totally not math to engine. Panorama sunroof lets in so much noise. The leather seats have ugly inserts. The car is noisy and full of rattles.
I felt like driving the cheap car.
by BMW X3 3.0 on Feb 20, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
Bought ours used with 84k CPO from a private dealer for $17.5K, we just love the handling & performance. Its like a 3 series but then again an X5, no worries about weather conditions-very safe for the family. Drives/looks like new even with near 100k mileage. Panoramic roof is awesome until the panels didn't close- dealer replaced roof cassette under warranty ($3900 repair) Windshield chips easily ($900 repair) Heated steering wheel & seats are a must. Rain sensing wipers are cool. Please understand the need for a warranty, BMW's are great cars and very reliable (if cared for) but have a maintenance fund/credit card set aside if you purchase w/o warranty
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