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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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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..


Best Features

Heated steering wheel, steptronic trans, and large sunroof


Worst Features

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.


Best 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).


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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Wish it used less gas
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By yetialan
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Wow what a great car/truck/suv. I would expect it to get better gas mileage since it is based on a car platform. Awesome ride and handling and what an amazing sunroof. Got the red leather interior. Interesting no one has it so it looks sharp. Easy navigation system. Not that much room in the trunk area but certainly enough. Feels rock solid on the road and safe. Memory seating build into key fob has to be one of the best features along with heated steering wheel. Great sunroof. It sure holds its value. Hope this helps. Thanks


Best Features

Navigation system. Memory seating build into key fob has to be one of the best features along with heated steering wheel. BLUE TOOTH WITH PHONE IS GREAT!!!


Worst Features

Better feel dash parts (some hard plastics). How about somewhere to put change and a cell phone without having to reach backwards to put it all in the center armrest where it makes a lot of noise. More cubbies Make the arm rest extend out like on my Saab so I can rest my elbow closer to the dash


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