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2004 BMW X3 - Consumer Reviews

2004 BMW X3

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Not a bad small SUV
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By cchao01
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I bought this car used in 2007 from a used car lot with around 40,000 miles for about 30k currently it has over 94,000. This car has been a dream. It's been in three crashes two head on collisions and a hit and run. All three times the car preformed well (these were medium
speed crashes so around 30 Mph). the only parts that needed to be replaced was an oil filter and a right front cracked wheel. This car has NO options on it and has a very cheap vinyl upholstery and for the price it is disappointing
but over time it's a good thing because less stuff to go wrong it drives fantastically and still looks good at 10 years but it is overpriced and CAN'T GO OFF ROAD. Would recommend this car


Best Features

Driving position, one touch folding seats, 4WD, looks,durability, reliability, hard suspension , lots of passenger room


Worst Features

More ground clearance , cheaper price + options ,interior materials (hard plastics)


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Fun little SUV
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By kaileak
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2004 BMW X3 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.


Best Features

Stiff suspension Superior braking Servo-tronic steering


Worst Features

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 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.


Best Features

great sound


Worst Features

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 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 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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


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