by gf1234 on May 22, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
This car has terrible reliability in 3 yrs I have spent nearly $10,000 in repairs.
- two A/C compressor hoses
- sunroof leak
- air mass meter
- all for O2 sensors
- complete radiator replacement
Do not buy this car.
by PR on Sep 15, 2007 Vehicle: 2005 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
The 2.5 has been surprisingly zippy to drive. It is the best car on snow that I have ever owned. Very rough ride and poor fuel economy are my two key complaints. I've never had any significant problems and I have about 45,000 miles on it now. It had several nuisance problems while under warranty like rattles and problems with warning lights but nothing significant. BMW seems a little loose on their quality control, especially for the price. Overall, however, the car is excellent. I have noticed it is a head turner too. People still stop and look at it in parking lots and it is two years old.