This is a great value for anyone
wanting higher ride than a sedan, a
Euro import and fun car. Have had mine
for a month and with the exception of
a belt that needs to be tightened all
is well (knock wood. Spend time with
your salesman though... there are may
variatons of the X3 and it wasn't
until after delivery that I realized
there were options I would have liked.
On the other hand, do you need radio
controls on the wheel, fog lights etc.
I saved some $$$. Buy this car if you
want this size suv... hands down it's
best deal out there
Panaramic sun roof, seating comfort,
agility. Vehicle handles as well as
any sports sedan... lots of storage
capacity with seats down
They have to get headlights that turn
off automatically when the car is shut
off. This must be German thing. Gas
mileage,leatherette interior hard to
clean, location of power door lock -
make the fog lights standard - Larger
engine is way over priced- 6 grand to
go from a 2.5 to a 3.0 is out of line
Was looking for an AWD vehicle that
had comfortable seats for long drives
to Yosemite and Lake Tahoe.
Aggressive (high residual) factory
financing from BMW lease promotion
made this the logical choice over the
325xi sedan or wagon, or competitors'
vehicles (yes, it's a minivan more
than it is a sports car). Interior
materials are better than what should
be expected in a "utility" vehicle.
Pretty quiet at highway speeds.
Looking forward to testing in the snow
this winter. My X3 replaced a Jeep
Cherokee; I don't expect the X3 to go
off-road. But with all maintenance
covered for 4 years, I don't expect
unforseen maintenance expenses, either.
4-yr warranty w/ 100% maintenance
covered. AWD. Good cargo room. Nice
moonroof. Functional interior.
Comfortable/supportive seats. Lots of
airbags. Great brakes.
Better OEM tires- the Bridgestone
Turanzas are rated poorly in the
snow. Wood interior is so cheesy in
an SUV- can we get rid of this premium
package bundle? Can we get all
factory stereos to come with standard
inputs for MP3 players? Would prefer
an even more fuel-efficient engine.
I just picked up my X3 from Sonnen
BMW. The car is perfect. Itís mystic
blue, 3.0 automatic with navigation,
xenon, park distance control, premium
and sport packages, premium sound.
Handles better than any other SUV Iíve
tried and very similar to my 2001
330i. Really looking forward to
taking it in the Tahoe snow this
Navigation Ė great interface and very
useful if youíre unfamiliar with the
area. It always keeps you on track.
Xenon headlights are amazing.
Visibility is greatly improved when
cornering at night. Interior bike
rack is great if your bikes are not
Include floor matts. A car that cost
this much should not have floor matts
as an option.
My girlfriend and I recentley
purchased an 04 X3 2.5i Auto.. We have
had so much fun in our X3 and we have
only had it for a couple months. This
vehicle can do anything you want, and
then some! We love driving it, even
rock, paper, scissoring to see who
will drive. Overall we are in line
with most reviews you will read. It's
a great vehicle, but watch that bottom
line. Although from most measurables
the majority of X3's look and perform
very similar or the same, the prices
are very very different.
The Adaptive Headlight System, The
Panorama Moonroof (both must haves
with this vehicle if you ask us), and
of course Xdrive. Although we did not
purchase the premium package we both
loved BMW assist and the automatic
seat and mirror adjustment that came
with it. But is it worth the $$$ ?
A suspension setting switch that
allows drivers to select comfort or
touring modes. Ride stiffness is a bit
much after a while, and some very
pothole filled roads can make you feel
like a wagon train member. That
stiffness also allows for some major
fun on good roads, so why can't BMW
give us both?