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2006 Bmw X3 - Consumer Reviews

2006 BMW X3

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3.0i 3.0L 6-cyl. AWD 6-speed Manual - (47 reviews )
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2006 X3 problematic
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By JJinVA
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2006 BMW X3 3.0i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I have had nothing but problems with my X3. The software for the bluetooth phone and GPS had to be reloaded several times because it starts acting flaky and eventually just dies every 3-4 months. The GPS has the worst user interface I have ever seen. The bluetooth phonebook interface is horrible if you have a PDA. The iPod adapter is useless (does not display artist or title). The main issue, though, is the transmission. It's jerky, especially when going uphill or passing on a highway. Also, the gas mileage is way below what they advertise.


Favorite Features

Nice leather interior. Love the heated steering wheel, heated seats, and interior bike rack.


Suggested Improvements

Fix the transmission issues and the interface for the GPS, bluetooth phone, and iPod.


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Perfection
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By Justin
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2006 BMW X3 3.0i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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What a great SAV. BMW hit the nail on the head with this one. The only downside to the car is the fuel efficency. Other than that I wouldnt change a thing.


Favorite Features

Brakes, engine, BMW design/quality.


Suggested Improvements

Improve the fuel efficency.


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Great SUV... could get a little better mpg
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By BostonB6
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2006 BMW X3 3.0i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Fantasic automobile. No problems in first 6 months/8k miles of ownership.


Favorite Features

Comfortable seats, panoramic moonroof, and an excellent climate control system.


Suggested Improvements

Try to squeeze a few more mpg out of the 3.0i.


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By Tim McMahon
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2006 BMW X3 3.0i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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First let me say how impressed I was with the handling of this SAV. Coming from an M Coupe I was not expecting a vehicle of this size to handle so well. The only problem is the ride is very stiff- making driving on some roads downright painful. The design is excellent, very solid and additional features- bluetoot and MP3 inputs were a plus. And the heated steering wheel- very nice here in NY.


Favorite Features

Large sun roof, heated steering wheel, bluetooth, exterior design, handling.


Suggested Improvements

Stiffness of ride, interior materials on dash - too much rubber and tough to clean


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By Scott
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2006 BMW X3 3.0i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Has some improvements over my '04 X3. Servotronic steering is nice in parking lots, but dampens the road feel somewhat. It seems to wander around. Ride is much softer than '04, so it feels like it leans a bit more on corners, but still holds the road. Too many people complained that it drove like a BMW, I guess. This is supposed to be a sports car, not a Benz. Transmission program is better; smoother shift to 2nd gear. (Auto Trans.) The '04 would sometimes hold on to 1st gear then slam into 2nd. Overall, I love this vehicle and BMW in general.


Favorite Features

Servotronic - I'm lazy. Responsiveness of the suspension. Build quality is superior to most other vehicles.


Suggested Improvements

The acceleration is LAME!


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