My experience with this vehicle has
been outstanding. It is a SAV that
drives and feels like a car. It has
exceptional performance, manuevering
capability and load of safety features.
You just cannot go wrong with this
Xenon lights, heated steering wheel,
hill descent control, rain sensing
wipers, panorama moonroof, side impact
auto unlock of doors when shifting from
drive to park.
Although we generally like the
vehicle's ride, handling, and the
sporty design, the constant trips to
the dealer (once a month for each
month we've owned it) for fixing of
constant defects clearly make this
$45k car a waste of time money.
First BMW. We had a Toyota 4runner.
The X3 is the perfect size car for my
wife. Love the sunroof. fair gas
mileage of about 27 on first trip. The
car handles great. Fit and finish is
very good...I can't find any rough
spots yet or defects..except for the
the transmission computer failure which
was replaced in two days and they gave
us a loaded 525 to drive. Lucky it kept
running until we got it to the garage.
ks way cool..gas mileage is better than
Hate the power door lock system. Why
does it take two pulls on the door
handle to get out? Why does cruise
control only come with a 3K option
package? Very pricey options
As soon as I test drove this vehicle I
was hooked. The vehicle has plenty of
pick-up, is very comfortable and
visibility from the driver's seat is
very good. I've read alot of reviews
on this car and many of them complain
about the ride but my experience, so
far, is that the ride is just right.
After all it's a BMW - my '01 3 touring
rides just like it.
My favorite features for this car is
the exterior appearance. It's truly
the look of a typical BMW except in the
Sport Activity Vehicle design. The
interior leather is truly awesome; the
upgraded radio is great too.
Some of the thing lacking with the
vehicle would be the typical things
associated with BMW-it lacks a
flashlite, it needs more storage space
for small items, the computer system
needs to be expanded with more features.