This has by far the best build quality
of any car I have owned. I traded in my
325I for the X3, and can say that the
handling is almost as good. Of all the
SUVs I have tested the X3 stands alone
on it's performance and handling. The X-
Drive is a pleasure on snow or slippery
conditions. Seats are very comfortable,
and driving position is where it should
be. The interior bike rack is a great
feature for my Wife and I. I just can't
say enough good things about this SUV.
Handling ability. Interior Bike Rack,
great sound system.
X3: tall seat and handling. Why not M3
or Lexus? Or, as C&D mocks, leave
the "sports car on stilts" and buy a
wagon. Hey I want to sit a higher and
enjoy sport handling. Some people get
off on creamy leather, glossy veneers,
bum warmers and don't want to feel
anything -like say the road. Its not
the leather, veneer and truck feel of
the X5 or Lexus that I want. I am from
the BMW old school and not the fat cat
who wants their BMW to be an ideal
Lincoln. The wagon is great, but don't
dismiss the X3 because it is not
European. Europhiles state wagons are
big sellers in Europe and the X3 is a
nod to the US market. Wise up. UK
presold their allotment for 2004.
What do I like most?-Where to begin!
How about 4 years free BMW service, 8
air bags, all wheel control, an 8
speaker teriffic stereo/cd/etc.
standard, turns like a cat, shifts one
can't possibly feel, outrageous engine
that's a delight just to listen to,
quality abounds even in very hidden
areas, a BMW team that will support you
no matter what, and a GPS/emergency
radio transmitter standard. I could go
on but- just drive one. They'll have to
pry you out of it!
Just driving normally behind that
wonderful BMW hood ornament. Want to
feel good and get noticed without doing
anything weird? - Buy one! You'll find
yourself finding reasons to visit the
garage - really!!
Traditional BMW quality and
performance delivered as promised.This
vehicle is pure pleasure we love the
performance,wow what brakes and
handling.The five speed automatic is
smooth as silk and what fun in manual
mode.Engine performs very well and
fuel economy of 18/26 helps also.
This vehicle has loads of room.
Standard radio sound like my Bose
system in my other vehicle.The montana
leather is a real pleaser.
BMW should include the alarm
system,home-link and compass and stop
nickle dimeing their customers.
WOW - What an automobile! I've owned a
bunch of rides but this one really
stands out. It's quick, very stylish
and about the safest auto built. To
really appreciate all the safety and
comfort built into this car I suggest
reading the owners manual several
times. It has a very powerful A/C, for
example, but one must learn its
features. In summary - I could have
bought any automobile but thankfully I
bought this one.
Eight airbags STANDARD. Any wheel or
all wheel drive. "On Star", GPS safety
communication. Automatic Lights &
wipers that really work great!