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4 months experience with BMW X3
By Paul S. Sandhaus on
2005 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
I was not thrilled with all the gadgetry I had to learn until one day I spotted the low tire pressure icon on the display. Sure enough, I had picked up a nail and the pressure in one tire was down about three pounds. The slow leak was not enough to keep me from driving to a repair place without changing the tire first. Without the display I might not have known until too late to save the tire. The vehicle is peppy and handles like a sports car even with the smaller 6- cylinder engine.
Got 27 mpg highway on a trip. Otherwise averages 21-22. Huge sun roof is great. Computerized display changes actuated from turn-signal post. Automatic transmission very smooth, with option to shift manually.
Some computer text display sizes are too small to read comfortably. Some sophisticated gadgetry is unnecessary-- like the rain detecting wipers, which, if you accidentally leave in the automatic mode would get turned on in a car wash and be damaged.