2004 BMW X3 Consumer Review: Fun but only with a warranty f

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Fun but only with a warranty folks
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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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