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2005 BMW X3 SUV - Consumer Reviews

2005 BMW X3 SUV

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First Impressions are lasting
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By Bham
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Recently traded an 98 Infiniti I30 for the X3. Always driven sedans but the X3 sold me on its practicality, fun to drive factor, and design. Solid feeling, spacious, engine growls!, perfect height for my 5' wife. Expensive but worth it. Very impressed!


Best Features

Solid feel, spacious efficient, easy to manuever, fun to drive!, sunroof, smooth engine, power seat flexible for tall drivers


Worst Features

Improve gas mileage, rear glass needs to open so you do not always have to use the hatch, include xenon with premium package, widen driver's foot area...tight for people with big feet


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Super Mid Sized SUV
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By DavidJ
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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We traded a Mercedes ML 500 for an X3 3.0 a month ago and couldn't be happier with the change. The X3 handles fantastically and is a blast to drive. It has the tight finish quality that the American made Mercedes lacked and it carries as much cargo as the ML. Ours was delivered with a faulty navigation computer, but this is being fixed and it doesn't affect the operation of the car. Our only wish is that we bought the X3 sooner!


Best Features

Handling, engine sound at start up, front seats


Worst Features

Air vents for rear seat passengers and better placed front cup holders.


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By John Jinglehammer
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Rode very well. Perfect amount of horsepower.


Best Features

Panoramic roof, Xenon lights


Worst Features

Make one size bigger engine


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The little SUV that does it all.
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By Dr. Den
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This is a great little all around fun drive. It can haul my wife two large dogs and me and still have room for garden plants. With the fold down back seats and an open sun roof my wife can visit most of the garage sales in our area without having to stop to unload.


Best Features

Our X3 3.0L has all the pep I need, handles well and is easy to park.


Worst Features

BMW needs to offer seating with nicer leather.


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Happy but Sore
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By KEG
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Have had this car for three months, and so far absolutely no complaints other than a very harsh ride with the sport package. Believe them when they say it is harsh!! This is not a problem at all on regular roads, but uneven pavement/ dirt roads/ speed bumps, etc are brutal. Good handling makes it worth the sacrifice, maybe. Navigation system is a fun feature, although inputting the destination is a little time-consuming. Some passengers have commented that it is difficult to get in and out, although I have had no problem. Very fun commuter vehicle overall, looks great, and has a nice cargo space as a bonus!


Best Features

Excellent handling/ acceleration/ braking, as expected. Panorama sunroof is HUGE! Nice cargo space for a small SUV. Premium sound is great.


Worst Features

Ride is VERY stiff with sport package... also would prefer a more luxurious interior, although build quality is fine.


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