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3.0si 3.0L 6-cyl. AWD 6-speed Manual - (100 reviews )
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Fun, Exciting But Has Some Bugs
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By JKepus
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Vehicle

2007 BMW X3 SUV 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Purchase experience was very pleasant. BMW service is very good. My 2007 X3 was Certified Pre- Owned and had only 24K miles. I purchased the Extended Full Warranty which was nearly the cost of a full brake job ($1800) at 60k so I considered it money well spent. I have had 2 significant issues with the X3 so far. First, one of the two engine coolant pumps malfunctioned and the vehicle wont let you drive over 20mph for fear of overheating and damage. It happened at 29K miles. Had to use BMW assist to get towed to dealer (took two hours for tow to arrive). Second, had major transmission fluid leak due to bad gasket at 30k miles. Fun car but has been in the shop too many times.


Best Features

Fun to drive, fit and finish is exceptional, and vehicle handles very well in bad weather. BMW customer service is above average.


Worst Features

Need to work on electronic/mechanical reliability. Far too many sensors and gadgets that malfunction and unless they are under warranty, can be very expensive. Parts and accessories are ridiculously expensive. Better to shop online.


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Fun and practical
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By Dan
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Vehicle

2007 BMW X3 SUV 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I purchased this X3 with manual transmission as new in 2007, and have enjoyed driving it ever since. I love its steering and ride, better than the 2010 GLK 4matic that wife owns. And to my taste it strikes a good balance between power and fuel efficiency. Nimble yet offers plenty of space for a small family and large cargo room with second row folded down. The leatherette interior is care free. No problems so far except for a burned out brake light. 4x4 warning light came up once, and went away by itself. Dealer cannot tell what's going on...


Best Features

Manual shift! Precise steering. Strong brake with no dead travel. Power/fuel efficiency balance. Panorama sunroof.


Worst Features

The menu is confusing, and you have to twist and press a single knob for all input. Garmin at much cheaper price offers touch screen and voice recognition.


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fun and power
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By eladou
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2007 BMW X3 SUV 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I leased this 2007 X3 for 3 years without a single mechanical or electronic issue. At around 25,000 miles I had to replace the 4 tires because they were worn out. otherwise no issues. we loved it so much that we bought an 09 X3 at the end of the lease. It's been 6 months since the 09 X3 and no issues at all.


Best Features

fun ride, powerful engine for its class, reliable, all weather driving.


Worst Features

better storage space, wish they had the on board computer and the audio controls they have on the 3 series.


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It's Great Driving a BMW
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By mfpeters1
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2007 BMW X3 SUV 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Purchased this CPO 2007 model to move my wife out of mini vans. She instantly appreciated the sensation of driving a BMW. Acceleration is smooth and powerful and handling is exceptional. The cabin fits her well and gives her a great view of the road. The automatic transmission does take some getting used to; it shifts a little differently than most. We've had some some issues (for example, had to get the cylinder head replaced) but all were covered under warranty and included a 3 Series loaner car. Going the CPO route saves a lot of money while still getting great warranty. This is an excellent vehicle and a blast to drive.


Best Features

Strong engine, great handling, great seating position, all wheel drive.


Worst Features

Interior controls need some updating and modernizing. Doors don't automatically unlock when leaving the car.


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Much better ride over 330i
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By Louis Bailey, DC
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2007 BMW X3 SUV 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Seventh BMW I have owned. I tried to take trips in my former BMW330i, however always felt like I was beat up. Now the good stuff, the X3 has just returned from our first 1,200 mile trip, comfort, power over mountains, 10% ethanol fuel in 3 states didn't produce a change in power but did drop fuel economy by one or so miles per gallon, average at 80mph and up to 90mph at times it creeps up there with ease, just under 21 mpg. I think this is a long term relationship, easier to get into and out of, the giant moon roof, Xdrive must be felt to appreciate the grip that is there. Screaming RED color tipped to this vehicle over another. Certified and 6yr~100,000m service and oil changes.


Best Features

X drive, power and control at any speed, wonderful brakes, very good in town for its tight turning. Not an SUV but one of the BMW's of SUV's.


Worst Features

Please give me all this and 30 mpg on regular gas, I use middle grade, is that too much to ask for?


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