The X3 is the best of both worlds,
small and nimble and drives like a car,
yet big enough to be practical and has
one great all-wheel drive system. It
is, by far, the best driving SUV I've
ever driven. Couldn't be happier with
Drive-ability, Panoramic Moonroof.
Interior design, though adequate, could
be better. Also, the width of the door
frame makes entry/exit somewhat
difficult, even for tall people like me.
Great lively car to drive. It has lots
of features but that makes the car a bit
too expensive. Car looks smaller than
it actually is, which for some people
may be a disadvantage. Very easy to
drive and handles more like a sportscar
than a SUV. BMW calls it a SAV for that
reason I suppose.
Large Moonroof. Automatic wipers. Seat
heating. Automatic audio volume
adjustment with speed. And of course
automatic shift as well as manual
electronic. Gives the sportsfans some fun!
Moonroof makes too much noise when you
drive with the headliner open. Taildoor
should open automatically. Shape of
back seat doesn't support three grownups
as 2 of them sit partly on the wheelcase.
Experiencing a BMW for the first time,
I was impressed. The sound and feel of
the engine, the firm handling, and
general ambiance of the vehicle.
Taking it out on the streets is a
thrill, taking it out on the freeway
is relaxing. Those who say the ride
feels too "harsh," thats
understandable seeing what the
philosophy of BMW is, to provide firm
handling, no matter what. In terms of
versatility, it is perfect for a
suburban setting; not too big and not
too small. From a design point of
view, the whole package is refreshing
when many designs these days
are "cookie-cutters" and do not have a
design philosophy behind it. To sum up
the BMW X3, simply great.
Any favorite in a BMW is the engine,
the 3.0 liter is simply the smoothest
and refined engine out there. It
inspires confidence and makes it want
to be pushed harder. The optional
panorama moonroof is a very
interesting detail and is fun to show
Minor details only need to be
improved. The plushness of the rear
bench seats might be increased. The
use of an automatic self rising rear
cargo door would be useful when
I had my heart set in the Acura MDX until I drove the BMW X3 3.0. The car is so much fun to drive and stands apart from the other automobiles on the road. With a powerful engine and great cornering ability it's hard for people to keep up with you. So far so good. I can't wait to drive on a long road trip!!
Panarama Roof, Upgraded sound system, brake feel and performance, comfort, interior simplicity and vercitilty.
more storage area for small items such as keys and phones. Rear Hatch warning light. Uni-body color standard. I upgraded to the aero package.
Coming off a Z3, I expected to be
disappointed with the SUV experience.
I was wrong. The X3 is fun to drive
and handles incredibly. The interior
is luxurious (more so than the Z3) and
the features and options are just pure
BMW. No words can describe the
panoramic moon roof! This truly is the
ultimate driving machine. Bring on the
Panoramic moon roof, the automatic
windshield wipers and headlights...I
was surprised to find that I love
them! Radio controls on the steering
I chose the 3.0 because the 2.5 was
GREATLY under-powered. Beef up the 2.5