By jrr25 on
2011 BMW X3 xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
One thing I can say is that the X3 drives like a sports car.
Handling is exceptional as is its acceleration.
The turbo engine and 8-speed transmission are a great marriage.
Its power deliver seems limitless.
Yet, the the ride is smooth and composed.
It can be very relaxing when you want it to be and a canyon carver when your in the mood.
I really this like this little SUV a lot - mainly because it doesn't feel like one, if you know what I mean.
The navigation screen is a wide screen set up allowing for maps to be displayed beside radio stations/songs/artwork if you like it that way. The standard stereo system sound very good as well.
So far, seven months and no problems.
Simple looking interior.
Memory buttons do everything memorizing radio stations, to calling home or to going home with navigation.
Voice activating features work well.
Navigation is also displayed on the instrument panel as well as the navigation screen itself.
iPod integration allows you the scroll through songs on a play list right from the instrument panel screen while the navigation screen does its function - well thought out.
Allow for a setting to unlock doors upon placing the vehicle in park rather than using the central locking button.
Also, how do you put the car in neutral if the battery dies since the transmissions settings are all push button, i.e. electronic?