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2004 BMW X3 - Consumer Reviews

2004 BMW X3

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BMW X3
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By Scott Harley
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Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Best Features

Handling..Size...quality...sunroof...loo ks way cool..gas mileage is better than the 4runner.


Worst Features

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


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Happiness is driving a X3
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By Lusitan
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Fun to drive SUV. Excellent handling
under any weather conditions.


Best Features

Rain sensitive wippers, auto down tilting of passenger side rear view mirror allows driver to see curbs.


Worst Features

Better interior materials.


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


Review

Well, we have had the x3 for 3 weeks
now and we have already had the
alternator replaced. I am not sure
what is to come but outside of that
minor problem BMW totally took care
us. This was purchased moreso for my
wife and I look forward to weekends
when I get my turn behind the wheel.
It handles very well and if you cant
seem to get the finances together for
an x5 this is the way to go! I am a
die hard Subaru fan and I cannot wait
to see what this car does in the dead
of winter up in our mountain area. The
all wheel drive was a huge selling
factor along with the overall inside
safety features.


Best Features

The overall cosmetics of the exterior- nice lines while still carrying on the BMW look. Inside my favorite feature is the sun roof that extends into the back seat area. Safety wise, we have lojack along with onstar. Finally, the Stet shifting is great when you want that manual feel off


Worst Features

My only suggestion is the steering wheel positioning. It is awkward and tilts at an odd position.


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Quite a Surprise
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By HarryX3
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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Love the X3
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By rogueb0y
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

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.


Best Features

brakes, stereo, moonroof, remote locking system


Worst Features

Too high price premium for the larger motor (why? just to gouge the customer?). Needs more compliant shocks.


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