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2004 BMW X3 SUV

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Fun little SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By kaileak
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2004 BMW X3 SUV 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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This is my second BMW, i also own a 2008 BMW 128i. When i first drove the X3, being that it is now 8 years old, i expected it to not be very tight. I expexted a little bit of slop in the suspension, leaks, breaking that wasnt as good as it once was. Boy was i surprised, this X3 handles like my 128i and still has a nice stiff ride.


Favorite Features

Stiff suspension Superior braking Servo-tronic steering


Suggested Improvements

didn't care for the look of the Vinyl seats, but they are comfortable


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Great car with little flaw
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Great car w/little f
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2004 BMW X3 SUV 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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is it just my x? backseat gets wet whenever it rains. 3.0 seems right idea. 6 cd changer would've been nice. overall, tight ride.


Favorite Features

great sound


Suggested Improvements

seal the roof tight


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Everything is going wrong at 60k plus
13 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By Michelle
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2004 BMW X3 SUV 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I have had the X3 for nearly two years. I am now having all sorts of issue about to have to replace the compressor at 67k already had to replace front brakes need rear brakes now. Have problems with the locking system. Also rear lighter cover wont stay closed. Overall I have enjoyed driving the SUV still with a sports car feel. Wish I would have bought the extended warranty,


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Best Sport Utility Vehicle Ever Made
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By MH
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2004 BMW X3 SUV 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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The old (2004) BMW X3 has the best road feel of any car I have ever driven, that includes, BMW 528, 525i, 540i, 740 iL, GMC Yukon, Jeeps, Cadillac CTS. The X3 is a great car. One feels the tightness of the four wheel drive under all conditions. Do not believe those who criticize the steering and handling of this car, they are off base. The gas mileage is outstanding for continuous four wheel drive.


Favorite Features

Steering, handling, ground clearance, fold down back seats, fuel economy, steep descent control, four wheel drive , accessible battery, full size spare tire, 17 inch rims.


Suggested Improvements

Six speed automatic trans.- already done by BMW. Make Six Speed Manual Trans, more available- we couldn't find one.


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Fun but only with a warranty folks
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By BMW X3 3.0
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2004 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Bought ours used with 84k CPO from a private dealer for $17.5K, we just love the handling & performance. Its like a 3 series but then again an X5, no worries about weather conditions-very safe for the family. Drives/looks like new even with near 100k mileage. Panoramic roof is awesome until the panels didn't close- dealer replaced roof cassette under warranty ($3900 repair) Windshield chips easily ($900 repair) Heated steering wheel & seats are a must. Rain sensing wipers are cool. Please understand the need for a warranty, BMW's are great cars and very reliable (if cared for) but have a maintenance fund/credit card set aside if you purchase w/o warranty


Favorite Features

Heated steering wheel & front seats, Panoramic sunroof, interior/exterior appearance, build quality, ability to perform well in inclement weather, safety options, rain sensing wipers, great visibility, roomier than it looks outside


Suggested Improvements

Fuel economy could be better, roof cassette should not fail & should be recalled by BMW, Bumpers should have paint on them & xenon lighting should be standard on a vehicle this expensive- my goodness (since corrected-paint only).


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