2005 BMW X3 Consumer Review: 62K miles and going strong

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62K miles and going strong
By Dustin on


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


Just had the BMW dealer do a full inspection of it and found nothing wrong at 62k miles! All I have done is change oil and buy new tires. The 6 speed manual allows me to have great performance but also allows to get the same or better gas mileage as any 2010 American or Japanese competitor SUV with 6cyl awd. Only difference is the required premium fuel, which is only like and extra $2 per fill up so who cares. Pretty sporty too, topped it out at 140mph before. Awd makes it handle corners and snow excellently.

Best Features

Panorama roof, 6 speed manual, awd, Premium package allows for real leather seats with lumbar (didn't even bother with the other kind of leather), my gas mileage usually 19/24, avg 21.5~22mpg (not bad for 5 yrs old!)

Worst Features

The only reason I docked the interior design points, get rid of some the black plastic trim around the center console. Some wind noise around the sunroof, but after all its just a big piece of glass so what do you expect?
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