2012 BMW X3 Long Term Road Test

2012 BMW X3: Not Its Best Feature

June 19, 2012


This isn't the first time our X3's flimsy cell phone holder has been called out and it probably won't be the last. I say this mainly because the nearly useless holder (you need an adapter for your particular phone to actually make it work) is constantly in the way when you're trying to either store something in the console or plug in an adapter.

Sure, I get the fact that BMW was looking to create something a little more substantial for storing your cellphone while driving, but even if I had the adapter I doubt I would bother using it. There's also the fact that it's a cheap-feeling plastic lid is anything but sturdy. A definite misfire in an otherwise well thought out interior.

Ed Hellwig, Editor, Inside Line

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