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Everything is going wrong at 60k plus
13 of 15 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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Fun but only with a warranty folks
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By BMW X3 3.0
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2004 BMW X3 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


Best 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


Worst Features

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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Great in the snow
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Snow girl
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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We live in area of heavy snowfall and call this car "snow leopard". Its handling in the ice and snow is the best. It is much better in the deep snow than my Toyota Landcruiser.


Best Features

Excellent defog on windshield


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Not good quality for this model
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By horacio
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Needs a lot of maintenance, on brakes, tires are expensive, the moon roof does not work. It will cost like 2500 to fix, the first gear jumps really bad I scare to drive it now, and the ac compressor went out! Not a smart buy I have 99,500 miles on it.


Best Features

The looks, style, fun to drive with low miles only!


Worst Features

Better quality!


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