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.
Had the X3 for a few months now. Zero
problems/squeaks/rattles. Trans, cup
holders, hatch, moonroof, AC,
everything all work perfectly; a few of
you guys must have gotten bad ones.
Bought it to go up to the mountains in
the winter; enjoy the incredible
handling, brakes, visiblity,
smoothness, stereo the rest of the
year. Fits in the garage easily. Very
comfofrtable to drive for long periods.
brakes, stereo, moonroof, remote
Too high price premium for the larger
motor (why? just to gouge the
customer?). Needs more compliant shocks.
I just traded in a toyota corolla for
my first BMW. I previously owned a Ford
Explorer Sport. The ride is amazing.
MPG isn't so bad - appx 20mpg.
Definitely worth owning. Dealership was
I love the radio controls on the
steering wheel. I feel very powerful
and safe in this vehicle.
Only negative is that the leatherette
seats are not that easy to clean. I was
told to use Non Ammonia window cleaner
and it doesn't seem to work. The
intermittent windshield wiper system is
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