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2004 BMW X3

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Not a good ownership experience
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By tshurts
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I have had my X3 for 10 years and will never purchase another BMW. It started out with having a faulty rim. I then have had 10 window regulators replaced, starting within the first year of ownership. I have also replaced the transfer case and rear differential costing over $6,000. Now the transfer case motor has failed. I have only put 100,000 miles on my car in the 10 years I have owned it. You failed BMW. I will not be a repeat customer.


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very high maintenance dealership poor service
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By motherofonyx
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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purchased for daughter, needed complete brakes just at 50,000 was not offered extended warranty would have helped, had back latch motor replaced twice, 3rd time was not under warranty, door locks sometimes they do not work? not sure if one needs too push really hard or if it has a ghost, upholstery is cheap, drivers side has tear, this car has not been abused so feel the upholstery is cheap very little storage, very basic is an automatic get very good gas mileage, breaks replaced again at 75,000 go figure, all spark plugs replaced at 80,000 is very expensive to maintain thank god it is dependable doesn't have issues however just basic maintenance too costly now retired income


Favorite Features

With the exception of the open and close locks the back hutch and poor upholstery and needing brakes and general maintenance far too often; love the way the car drives and handles The dealership could care less about their customers they really milk it after warranty and do very little while under warranty and have found independents most claim that they can fix them and very few can the car is 10 yrs old purchased brand new very disappointing to be forced to sell due to cost of ownership


Suggested Improvements

brakes should last longer than 50,000? all electrical should have been better tested by manufacturer cheap interior basic bells and whistles for this price range is expected I had too pay additional 500 just for the key entry??


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Not a bad small SUV
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By cchao01
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I bought this car used in 2007 from a used car lot with around 40,000 miles for about 30k currently it has over 94,000. This car has been a dream. It's been in three crashes two head on collisions and a hit and run. All three times the car preformed well (these were medium speed crashes so around 30 Mph). the only parts that needed to be replaced was an oil filter and a right front cracked wheel. This car has NO options on it and has a very cheap vinyl upholstery and for the price it is disappointing but over time it's a good thing because less stuff to go wrong it drives fantastically and still looks good at 10 years but it is overpriced and CAN'T GO OFF ROAD. Would recommend this car


Favorite Features

Driving position, one touch folding seats, 4WD, looks,durability, reliability, hard suspension , lots of passenger room


Suggested Improvements

More ground clearance , cheaper price + options ,interior materials (hard plastics)


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Fun little SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By kaileak
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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This is my second BMW, i also own a 2008 BMW 128i. When i first drove the X3, being that it is now 8 years old, i expected it to not be very tight. I expexted a little bit of slop in the suspension, leaks, breaking that wasnt as good as it once was. Boy was i surprised, this X3 handles like my 128i and still has a nice stiff ride.


Favorite Features

Stiff suspension Superior braking Servo-tronic steering


Suggested Improvements

didn't care for the look of the Vinyl seats, but they are comfortable


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Great car with little flaw
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Great car w/little f
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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is it just my x? backseat gets wet whenever it rains. 3.0 seems right idea. 6 cd changer would've been nice. overall, tight ride.


Favorite Features

great sound


Suggested Improvements

seal the roof tight


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