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Buyer be careful
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By Bobkd
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

My loves her new car. We upraded to a
VW from Hondas and now we were getting
our first SUV the cute BMW X3. We test
drove the 2.5 & 3.0 & did not notice a
major difference. Both cars had an arm
rest cruise etc, standard in all our
other cars. We wanted a white car. We
got a white car at what I thought was
a hell of a deal.My wife drove her new
car home.The next morning my daughter
came to see the new car. Dad
where is the arm rest, where is ---
the list went on. I called the dealer
said that what we got was not what
we test drove. Basically was told you
should of read the window sticker.
Warning first time BMW buyers read
the sticker, nothing is std on an X3


Worst Features

The salespeople should find out what the customer wants in a new car


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Great SUV
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By italiafam
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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My husband and I were looking around
for a new suv for both of us. We test
drove many SUVs.
After driving the X3, we were sold.
We purchased two X3's August 2004, one
black and the other silver.
Unfortunately, after 3 weeks, I was T-
boned by a toyota on the passengers
side.The other vehicle's whole front
end was demolished. My X3 stood the
test. I was protected by its well built
solid body and I was not harmed.


Best Features

Truth: The resale value of this vehicle on the trade-in in a few years will be respectable. My Expedition trade-in was pennies on what we spent for the Eddie Bauer model. I will not lose value on the BMW. Second favorite feature is the comfortable ride and solid body.


Worst Features

Arm rests should be a standard on ALL models.


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Euro Delivery
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By Skibuff
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2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Ordered a 2005 and took delivery in
Munich on 11 Oct. We spent a week
driving through Germany on and off the
Autobahns and what a Blast! I love the 6
speed and panoramic roof. Up and down
through the Black Forest and along the
Rhine for a truly fun time. The last
instruction from the delivery center was
to keep it under 100 mph and 4500 rpm
which was a challenge but even at that,
I averaged 20+ mpg.

I can't wait for the car to make it from
Munich back across the Atlantic. I need
to some reprogramming of the automatic
adjustments for the seat, mirrors, theft
alarm, lights, etc. but that's secondary
to the pure fun of driving this nice
little piece of German engineering.


Best Features

6 Speed, Panaoramic Roof, handling. Looking forward to the X-Drive this winter in Steamboat Springs CO for the ski season.


Worst Features

Automatic Climate Control takes some getting used to and seems to be more complicated than required with filters, recirculation and other modes.


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X3 3.0 the best
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By krag
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

awsome ride!
fast.
responsive, excellent handling.
good looks.
more like a sports car than an SUV.
BMW makes an excellent engine!
highly reccomended.
the price is right.


Best Features

sport transmission. excellent sound system.


Worst Features

just a little more interior room.


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X3 Fun
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By cindy fitzpatrick
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2004 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

BMW has a real winner in the new X3. A
slightly smaller version of the X5.
Great gas mileage,plenty of cargo
room,comfortable and all the luxury of
a BMW expected.The cuurent warranty of
4 years 60,000 miles down to the tires
is a real key in and drive no stress
(free tow) if there is a problem BMW
grand perk. The mileage counter onboard
tells you when service is due based on
your driving habits,counting down from
15,000 miles ! No more shop visits
every 3-4000 miles ! The suspension is
a bit stiffer than my last 328i but
that is to be expected with this
versatile SAV that is multi-functional
with equal gas mileage.I will always
own a BMW SAV in the future.


Best Features

Gas milegage. Cargo room. Superior sound system. Rear view mirrors that move assist in paralell parking. Keyless entry/interior lights. Moving headlights.


Worst Features

Drink holder needs to be bigger.Same style with adjust pushbacks ,but actual size of the cup holder bigger.Or have the older style w/ removeable insert.


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