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Bring on the winter!
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By Mizz Daizy
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Coming off a Z3, I expected to be
disappointed with the SUV experience.
I was wrong. The X3 is fun to drive
and handles incredibly. The interior
is luxurious (more so than the Z3) and
the features and options are just pure
BMW. No words can describe the
panoramic moon roof! This truly is the
ultimate driving machine. Bring on the
winter!


Best Features

Panoramic moon roof, the automatic windshield wipers and headlights...I was surprised to find that I love them! Radio controls on the steering wheel.


Worst Features

I chose the 3.0 because the 2.5 was GREATLY under-powered. Beef up the 2.5 version, please.


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From SAAB to X3
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By KARL
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Okay, it was time to dump my great 2000
SAAB 9/5 loaded wagon before the
warranty ran out. I looked all summer
at Jeep, Suburu and Mazda 6 deals and
then saw the sign and drive ad for the
X3. The dealership had a black on black
"basic" X3 and with one test drive, I
reached for my wallet. What a great
vehicle. It handles like a sports car,
gets great mileage and I don't miss
the "loaded" features I was used to.
The six speed is awesome and of course,
the "six" has no turbo, thus no "lag".
The only strange thing is not to have
cruise control as standard equipment.
My buddy says I'll be paying for that
.....in fines. It is very smooth and
quiet at high speeds.


Best Features

6 speed, heated seats, decent cup holders for driver and passenger, quality of basic radio/cd sound.


Worst Features

Cruise control should be standard.


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love this SUV
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By mfeder
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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We have owned various Jeep Grand
Cherokees, and the Lexus RX 300. By
far, the BMW is the superior car. I
have no idea what reviewers are talking
about- we got ours for the low 30's,
not the mid 40's, and love the vehicle.
We specifically got it with just black
interior- no silly wood, very
teutonic, and love it. The ride is
superb, stiff- not like a caddy,
fortunately... It is undeniably the
best SUV on the road for us. To test
drive one is to love one.


Best Features

simple interior, superb handling, great looks


Worst Features

hard to say- on 8000 miles, we've loved it. we also have a Z4, which we love- not everyone seems to, but, if you love BMW's, these are superb machines.


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A great car from BMW
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By taztx968
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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The X3 is a great SUV for people that
want the SUV flexibility but a car-like
ride. The X3 is very roomy altough it
does not look like a behemoth on the
road (like the new SUVs from Nissan,
Cadillac, etc.) The external style is
very sport but elegant at the same time.
Interior finish is high quality. The
ride may feel a bt stiff on very bumpy
roads, but when you ride on winding
roads or on the highway you can really
enjoy the sporty ride. BMW aced this
car. I used to drive an X5 and, although
the X5 is more luxurios, the X3 has
nothing to envy at all to the X5
(interior room is better in the X3, in
particular in the back seats.


Best Features

Secure and fun ride, handling, features, build quality, iPod connectivity


Worst Features

Air suspension with stiffness setting (sport or comfort)


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An die Freude!
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By Meefischli
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


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When they say "Ultimate Driving
Machine" they ain't just
whistling "Beer Barrel Polka"! I was
almost dissuaded from buying the X3 by
a partially negative review. So glad I
dismissed it. Took my new X3 from the
showroom on an 800 + mile trek, loving
every minute! The vehicle performed
flawlessly. Stopped once for
breakfast, a few times to gas up...I
don't let it go below 1/2 a tank...a
couple of stretch breaks. Arrived 12
hours later with my usually painful
back feeling great. I expect the
return trip to be every bit as
enjoyable.


Best Features

The ride. The tight, solid feel. The panoramic moon roof. The great visibility in all directions. The comfortable seats. The room. The XDrive. My wife's actually complimenting my choice of vehicles. The sound system. My dealer.


Worst Features

This is not a criticsm. I got the 2.5 because I didn't need the extra power of the 3.0. When I get my next X3 it'll be with a larger engine...for the fun of it. I can't think of anything that would improve this vehicle. The engineers have produced a winning design.


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