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First time BMW owner impressed
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By BMW Virgin
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I've been driving Mercedes-Benz for over 9 years and decided to test BMW mainly because of the full warranty and the special lease promotion. I was impressed with the X3 due because it's not a massive SUV, has more space than a sedan and is all wheel drive. I was suprised at how comfortable and easy to operate all the little things. I'm really impressed with the acceleration from a complete stop. The ride is really smooth as well. Impressive safty features, and getting used to driving a SAV took about 3-5 days. Get one... you won't be sorry!


Favorite Features

Automatic headlights. Rain sensor wipers. Lumbar support. Attachment for my iPod.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage.Larger cup holder (I can't believe I'm even complaining about this!)


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Fits the bill!
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By X-3ing
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I bought an X3 because where I live the roads are terrible and it snows. If you need an SUV, but love to drive a sports car, this is a good alternative. The all-wheel drive is amazing. And it is smaller than the X-5, which if you live in the city, is a pain to park!


Favorite Features

All-wheel drive


Suggested Improvements

More inside storage space for glasses and cell phone.


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The Dream Machine
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By X3Man
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This is an awesome car. From the time you unlock it to the time you lock it and walk away, you are guarenteed sheer joy. The car has so many dependability control and saftey features that it allows you to spend time focusing on the comfort and entertainment. There is no shortage of that. The ride is not too stiff (improved in '05) and I like the interior (light wood = the best). The vehichle is very sophisticated if you equip it properly (please do). If you just want a dependable car to drive, there are others out there. If you will stand for nothing less than the best...name, engine, looks, entertaining and futuristic features, then equip one fully and join the club.


Favorite Features

Navigation System (you must get this...it is awesome. It is by far my favorite). X-drive is a nice concept and gives driving confidence. Dynamic stability control. Great BMW engine. Rear headset DVD system. Automatic lights. Sirius. Bluetooth (standard with the 2005). Moonroof. Security.


Suggested Improvements

1.Place foot pedals further apart. 2.Options for different shades of privacy glass. 3.Since it becomes pricey after options, it causes some people to strip it down to bare minimum. Just because your house is sturdy and looks good doesn't mean you skip furniture and interior entertainment. Splurge.


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x3 blue
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By x3mysticblue
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This car is very fun for anyone. Its good for off roading and everyday use. It has alot of room on the inside.


Favorite Features

My favorite things about it are that it is fun to drive anywhere. It has alot of cool features on the inside. I love the body kit you can get seperate on it!


Suggested Improvements

They might need to make the seats alittle more comfortable. And they need to take away the rubber bumpers. So thats why i got the Body kit.


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


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This is my first "high performance" vehicle. I am enjoying the driving experience in a vehicle that allows me to still have the carrying capacity that I need. My previous SUV was a Trailblazer. These two are so different you really can not compare them. I am definitely hooked on a BMW.


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It's an OK Vehicle
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By Tom Cuomo
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I recently leased a BMW X3. The vehicles is nice. But BMW could give you more standard features. One example is Fog Lights which cheaper SUVs have as standard equipment and cruise control. Come on BMW engineers this is a BMW not a KIA or Hyundai. You even have a space on the bumper that looks like fog lights. I already got stuck with the car it wouldn't start with only 1500 miles on it. The BMW road service had to flat bed the car and bring it back to the dealer. The dealer tried to talk me out of a loaner. I got a loaner finally, a Toyota Camry which was ok. When I got the BMW back they did not replace the little cover on the bumper used for towing and it was dirty. Is that BMW service?


Favorite Features

The sunroof, the handling, design of the vehicle. Even the 2.5L 6 cyl.engine has a lot of power.


Suggested Improvements

Don't be cheap at least put Fog Lights and Cruise Contol in the vehicle. It is suppost to be a luxury vehicle. Also a compass would be nice. If your going to put washers on the headlights also put wipers.


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X3 Owner
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By Brewer5
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I have owned the 2005 X3 for about a month and I have truly enjoyed the comfort and solid performance. The 3 liter engine is responsive with 225 horsepower. The interior is very comfortable, even with 4 adults, but could use more storage space. Panoramic sunroof is great on the 2 trips I've taken with it. The automatic transmission has the ability to shift as a manual is a great feature when driving in the city. Overall very pleased.


Favorite Features

Transmission, sunroof, 3 liter engine


Suggested Improvements

More interior storage


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ALL GOOD
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By BOB1
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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The X3 drives like a car instead of a truck. I have the 2.5 liter and it is sufficient for the type of vehicle that it is. The quality is exceptional. BMW's are some of the best built cars in the world and this vehicle reflects that.


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A Non-Truck!
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By ProMariner
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I am not a big fan of SUV's, but finally needed something larger than my car. This baby does the trick! Styling, versatility, comfort, and performance all rolled into one! Inside you don't have the feeling of being in a truck or mini-van. Outside, there's no mistaking it for a pick-up with a cap. With the 3.0 liter engine you fly and if you feel sporty, the 5-speed automatic lets you shift manually. Between the roof rack, trailer hitch, and cargo bay you can put your bicycles on top, out back, or inside! It may not be enough room for a party of six, but it's more than enough for a couple or small family. Only knock is that the AWD gets 16MPG around town and requires premium gas only.


Favorite Features

Flexibility, and the feeling of being in a sports car!


Suggested Improvements

As with Cadillac, Mercedes, and most of the other high-end "Sport U'tes" BMW needs to figure out how to keep up performace on regular gas. That extra 20 cents per gallon at the pumps is annoying, at best.


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X3 Worth the Ride
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By devils021
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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The ride and feeling of safety / security is something to be expierienced.


Suggested Improvements

The interior needs a CD holder.


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