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.
fun ride, powerful engine for its class, reliable, all weather driving.
better storage space, wish they had the on board computer and the audio controls they have on the 3 series.
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.
Strong engine, great handling, great seating position, all wheel drive.
Interior controls need some updating and modernizing. Doors don't automatically unlock when leaving the car.
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.
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.
Please give me all this and 30 mpg on regular gas, I use middle grade, is that too much to ask for?
What you've heard is true. Once you drive a BMW, you will be hooked for life. I love driving the X3, so does my husband. His Acura MDX now gets very little action. He prefers the X3. Lots of power. Handles beautifully on Seattle's wet roads and in heavy traffic. Nice size to parallel park downtown.
The X3 is very responsive. The panoramic sunroof is as close as you can get to a convertible in an SUV. Heated rear seats are a favorite, too.
All minor. The auxiliary input for the iPod is located in the back of the center arm rest, where it is not convenient for the driver and looks odd to passengers in the back. Also no place to store sunglasses and only one cup holder in the center. (The passenger holder is by the passenger door.)
I just bought the X3 with Sports Package with 34K miles as a certified used car. The car is under warranty and still smells and looks like new but I paid 15K less than buying a new X3. The X3 drives and handles like a sports car. The 260HP engine is perfect. I drove Lexus RX, Acura RDX, Mercedes GLK and they do not come close to the X3 handling.