After reading the review of others which said the suspension and ride of this model year was not up to BMW standards - I was suprised. The car is about as smooth as can be. It is a pleasure to drive. I see no flaws.
I purchased my X3 the first day I saw it on the lot. I have owned SUVs for eight year and love the elevated feeling they provide but I wanted a 'classy high quality' vehicle. I've found the X3 to be all I've asked of it. My only 'complaint' is the overly stiff ride. I know this is not uncommon with BMWs. Overall it's great and fun to drive.
The performance, when required is all I'd ever need.
This car is our daily driver. It's a pleasure to drive and ride in, very quiet, smooth riding, plenty of power, outstanding brakes. The handling is superb, for a "sport ute." I really like the styling both inside and outside. It is a perfect size for our needs. I ski 40 days a year and participate in recreation that requires significant gear another 100 days a year. I think 3 people with gear is the limit for this car. Next ski season, I'll have a roof rack for skis as I don't like skis inside the car. 3 pair is the limit for the "interior ski bag." The car pulls our folding trailer, 1,800 lbs, plus camping gear comfortably. Mileage drops to 18.6 from around 21 when towing the trailer.
Superb handling, quality of drive train, styling inside and out and satellite radio (an option).
The driver's position could be improved. My right leg tires on long trips, but that's what cruise control is for I guess.
I have owned my BMW X3 3.0I for over a year and continue to love to drive it as I did when I first drove it off the lot. It is a "SAV" but performs like a sports sedan. The technology behind the ride quality, performance and safety is truly outstanding. I am very particular with my cars and I have found nothing wrong with the X3. In fact I keep finding out new things to love about it. The service I get at my BMW service center is the best I have ever gotten from any dealership. BMW knows how to design and build cars that are fun to own. This is truly one of them.
Everything about this vehicle is great. It has the handling of a Porsche and the reliability of a Lexus all with the unique personality of a BMW. I love this car.
Love the car, very comfortable to drive and exciting. The sunroof is one of the best features. It's like having a convertible especially for the people in the back. Not as big as my previous SUV, but not as small as others. I would get another one in a heartbeat!!
I like everything about it.
Wasted space where the ashtray is. Not enough console room. Location of the doorlocks in crazy! Very hard to reach especially if you are outside the car and need to unlock other doors. Maybe a man can reach in, but I am a short woman and I find it very difficult. Under seat storage would be nice.