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2004 BMW X3

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Puts the "U" in SUV
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By oldvanhalenrules
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Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Best Features

4-yr warranty w/ 100% maintenance covered. AWD. Good cargo room. Nice moonroof. Functional interior. Comfortable/supportive seats. Lots of airbags. Great brakes.


Worst Features

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.


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Love my new X3 - 3.0
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By Alansx3
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Vehicle

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


Review

I just picked up my X3 from Sonnen
BMW. The car is perfect. It’s mystic
blue, 3.0 automatic with navigation,
xenon, park distance control, premium
and sport packages, premium sound.
Handles better than any other SUV I’ve
tried and very similar to my 2001
330i. Really looking forward to
taking it in the Tahoe snow this
winter.


Best Features

Navigation – great interface and very useful if you’re 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 too large.


Worst Features

Include floor matts. A car that cost this much should not have floor matts as an option.


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Love it so; But I wish..........
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By supaman
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Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Best Features

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 $$$ ?


Worst Features

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?


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This is an awesome car
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By akgski
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Vehicle

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


Review

I am thrilled with this car. I
purchased a 2.5 6speed manual which
handles beautifully. There is plenty
of power, and top notch performance.
There is plenty of room for childrens
car seats and the extras in back.


Best Features

6 speed manual, heated seats, moonroof, size of vehicle


Worst Features

Less black plastic molding on exterior.


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New Owner
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
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By synclair
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Vehicle

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


Review

this is a fun vehicle that has a smooth
ride. The interior is superub with an
oustanding speaker system.


Best Features

Radio, and seats


Worst Features

Outside mirrows adjustment button should be able to lock.


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