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2005 BMW X3

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Goodbye Trailblazer, 4ever.
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By Jack Schofield
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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A pleasure to drive. Quick, nimble, safe, efficient, comfortable, sounds great, looks great, smells great. Better Me Walk is not so true. BMW For Life. If people do their research, they will know that the X3 has a stiff ride. It is a small performance truck. DUH!!!!!!!!


Favorite Features

Handling


Suggested Improvements

None


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Nothing to get excited about
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By H. Gleeksman
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This is a noisy, uncomfortable vehicle with nothing to recommend it except for sitting up high. Its power is ordinary; its ride is noisy and rough. It has a strange rattle in the sunroof. After all is said and done it is over-priced, too.


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first time Beemer fan for life!
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By Tom Beemer
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2005 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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G-friend turned me on to bmw! I wanted the utility space, high sitting position and a sport like performance. This car, like the write ups states, is the car to get! Only draw backs: the arm rests - slightly slanted downward my arm never finds comfort. The leg room seems a bit confining - however with all the adjustments it all works out! Gas fuel economy is not too bad if you are patient at 55 mph. I have clocked 29 mpg on the h-way! Usual combined city/ hway: 21 - 24 in a 3L engine with 224 hp - that rocks!


Favorite Features

SKY Roof! That's what is should be called - it is freaking large! Stereo rocks too! And finally the freaking engine is amazing!


Suggested Improvements

See comments above regarding the arm rests.


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Fun, reliable and good gas milage
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By Joe
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2005 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Traded a Lexus RX300 for the BMW. The BMW is far more nimble and fun to drive. My gas mileage has been great, 18 to 20 in town and 25 to 26 on the highway. The BMW is not as quiet or luxurious as the Lexus but has more room behind the rear seat and the seats are more comfortable (still pretty hard though). My only complaint is that the interior is dfficult to keep clean. The dash and synthetic seats look tough but show every spec of dust. Advice: don't get the black interior.


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By Kenneth Lowrie
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2005 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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The only objection I have to this vehicle is the need to use premium fuel. However, maybe that's necessary because of the outstanding engineering.


Favorite Features

The ride is outstanding. It is a wonderful road vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

There is excessive engine noise at RPM's above 3000. That need's to be improved. It would also be desirable if the vehicle could use regular fuel.


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