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Blue Water~~
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By Betsey
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I so love my x3~~had an x5 and felt it was bigger, slower and boxier. This is a fun car for everyone!


Favorite Features

Color~~driveability, SAFETY, and fun to drive


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage


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SUV like a sedan
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By Greg
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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If somebody doesn't need a roomy SUV X3 is a great choice. Very good performance and handling. Nice exterior design. Fantastic x-drive system makes it really safe on every road. Driving feels like being behind a sedan wheel.


Favorite Features

X-drive 4-wheel drive system, DSC, road performance.


Suggested Improvements

Factory alarm as standard would be helpful (like on X5). Standard sound system is only okay.


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Great car--except...
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By 05 x3 3.0
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Great car, except it is tight in the back with three adults. Drives perfectly, and handles more like a sedan then an SUV. This is a bigger and more fun version of the 3-series. Same great handling as the little 3 but with all the fun of an SUV. Haven`t tested it out too much in the snow, but I am looking forward to the challenge. 4 years free maintenance is ALSO great..


Favorite Features

Heated steering wheel, steptronic trans, and large sunroof


Suggested Improvements

Backseat and cargo space are too small. Also, put another cupholder in the front (drivers side).


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Pure fun and excitement
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By S. Young
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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A family of four, we live at 9000 feet in the Colorado Rockies. This vehicle has plenty of power, top end speed, and cornering ability. Very sure footed on ice and snow. The hill descent control works great on steep and winding snow packed roads. The cargo area, while small, holds a surprising amount of stuff. The xenon lights are great for illuminating elk and deer along the road and peeking around corners further than normal lights. It makes the 70 mile round trip to work everyday through a winding canyon a pleasure. I would highly recommend this car for the mountains. The body of an SUV and the soul of a sports car.


Favorite Features

xenon lights, ski bag, heated wheel and seats, cruise, storage, x-drive, steptronic auto/ manual transmission, 15000 mile service intervals, road side assistance (although haven't needed it).


Suggested Improvements

MPG


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love my beamer
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By yasercheema
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Excellent overall performance, its dependable, reliable, gives great mileage on the highway for a suv.


Favorite Features

Bluetooth is really helpful during traffic or bad weather. Like the decend control, when on a hill.


Suggested Improvements

Improve navigation, make it touch screen. Navigation is not reliable in NJ and NY. Requires too too many u-turns.


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