Used 2004 BMW X3 SUV Consumer Reviews - 192 Car Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2004 BMW X3 SUV - Consumer Reviews

2004 BMW X3 SUV

Average Consumer Rating

192 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific X3 model:

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Great SUV
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By italiafam
on

Vehicle

2004 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

My husband and I were looking around
for a new suv for both of us. We test
drove many SUVs.
After driving the X3, we were sold.
We purchased two X3's August 2004, one
black and the other silver.
Unfortunately, after 3 weeks, I was T-
boned by a toyota on the passengers
side.The other vehicle's whole front
end was demolished. My X3 stood the
test. I was protected by its well built
solid body and I was not harmed.


Best Features

Truth: The resale value of this vehicle on the trade-in in a few years will be respectable. My Expedition trade-in was pennies on what we spent for the Eddie Bauer model. I will not lose value on the BMW. Second favorite feature is the comfortable ride and solid body.


Worst Features

Arm rests should be a standard on ALL models.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Euro Delivery
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Skibuff
on

Vehicle

2004 BMW X3 SUV 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Ordered a 2005 and took delivery in
Munich on 11 Oct. We spent a week
driving through Germany on and off the
Autobahns and what a Blast! I love the 6
speed and panoramic roof. Up and down
through the Black Forest and along the
Rhine for a truly fun time. The last
instruction from the delivery center was
to keep it under 100 mph and 4500 rpm
which was a challenge but even at that,
I averaged 20+ mpg.

I can't wait for the car to make it from
Munich back across the Atlantic. I need
to some reprogramming of the automatic
adjustments for the seat, mirrors, theft
alarm, lights, etc. but that's secondary
to the pure fun of driving this nice
little piece of German engineering.


Best Features

6 Speed, Panaoramic Roof, handling. Looking forward to the X-Drive this winter in Steamboat Springs CO for the ski season.


Worst Features

Automatic Climate Control takes some getting used to and seems to be more complicated than required with filters, recirculation and other modes.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

X3 3.0 the best
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By krag
on

Vehicle

2004 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

awsome ride!
fast.
responsive, excellent handling.
good looks.
more like a sports car than an SUV.
BMW makes an excellent engine!
highly reccomended.
the price is right.


Best Features

sport transmission. excellent sound system.


Worst Features

just a little more interior room.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

X3 Fun
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By cindy fitzpatrick
on

Vehicle

2004 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

BMW has a real winner in the new X3. A
slightly smaller version of the X5.
Great gas mileage,plenty of cargo
room,comfortable and all the luxury of
a BMW expected.The cuurent warranty of
4 years 60,000 miles down to the tires
is a real key in and drive no stress
(free tow) if there is a problem BMW
grand perk. The mileage counter onboard
tells you when service is due based on
your driving habits,counting down from
15,000 miles ! No more shop visits
every 3-4000 miles ! The suspension is
a bit stiffer than my last 328i but
that is to be expected with this
versatile SAV that is multi-functional
with equal gas mileage.I will always
own a BMW SAV in the future.


Best Features

Gas milegage. Cargo room. Superior sound system. Rear view mirrors that move assist in paralell parking. Keyless entry/interior lights. Moving headlights.


Worst Features

Drink holder needs to be bigger.Same style with adjust pushbacks ,but actual size of the cup holder bigger.Or have the older style w/ removeable insert.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

x3- good deal
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By fross
on

Vehicle

2004 BMW X3 SUV 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

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


Best Features

Panaramic sun roof, seating comfort, agility. Vehicle handles as well as any sports sedan... lots of storage capacity with seats down


Worst Features

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 this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Other Vehicles to Consider

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT