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
Okay, it was time to dump my great 2000
SAAB 9/5 loaded wagon before the
warranty ran out. I looked all summer
at Jeep, Suburu and Mazda 6 deals and
then saw the sign and drive ad for the
X3. The dealership had a black on black
"basic" X3 and with one test drive, I
reached for my wallet. What a great
vehicle. It handles like a sports car,
gets great mileage and I don't miss
the "loaded" features I was used to.
The six speed is awesome and of course,
the "six" has no turbo, thus no "lag".
The only strange thing is not to have
cruise control as standard equipment.
My buddy says I'll be paying for that
.....in fines. It is very smooth and
quiet at high speeds.
6 speed, heated seats, decent cup
holders for driver and passenger,
quality of basic radio/cd sound.
We have owned various Jeep Grand
Cherokees, and the Lexus RX 300. By
far, the BMW is the superior car. I
have no idea what reviewers are talking
about- we got ours for the low 30's,
not the mid 40's, and love the vehicle.
We specifically got it with just black
interior- no silly wood, very
teutonic, and love it. The ride is
superb, stiff- not like a caddy,
fortunately... It is undeniably the
best SUV on the road for us. To test
drive one is to love one.
simple interior, superb handling, great
hard to say- on 8000 miles, we've
loved it. we also have a Z4, which we
love- not everyone seems to, but, if
you love BMW's, these are superb
The X3 is a great SUV for people that
want the SUV flexibility but a car-like
ride. The X3 is very roomy altough it
does not look like a behemoth on the
road (like the new SUVs from Nissan,
Cadillac, etc.) The external style is
very sport but elegant at the same time.
Interior finish is high quality. The
ride may feel a bt stiff on very bumpy
roads, but when you ride on winding
roads or on the highway you can really
enjoy the sporty ride. BMW aced this
car. I used to drive an X5 and, although
the X5 is more luxurios, the X3 has
nothing to envy at all to the X5
(interior room is better in the X3, in
particular in the back seats.
Secure and fun ride, handling, features,
build quality, iPod connectivity
Air suspension with stiffness setting
(sport or comfort)