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2005 BMW X3 SUV

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By DJ
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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very stiff ride without sport package. I wonder if the tires make a difference. Mine has Michelins.


Best Features

Performance and handling.


Worst Features

Make the ride less stiff and the interior more luxurious.


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nice for an suv
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By heather
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I traded a 3 series for this car and the extra space is great. I miss the handling of my 3 series but I like the compact nature of this SUV. Highly rec not getting the sport package as it is way too stiff. I also feel that this car, even with the 3.0, is not as powerful as it should be. We are a BMW family and it is hard to be fair comparing it to a sedan, but it is great for our growing family. I also like my installed DVD's in the headrests.


Best Features

DVD player, HK speakers, auto sensor wipers


Worst Features

I think it needs more acceleration power to equal the other BMW's.


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I'll keep it
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By srq
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Performance and quality top notch. Ride rough on rough roads.


Best Features

I can get my bike and kayak on top without a ladder. Handling.


Worst Features

Sun visor doesn't cover well for sun on the side-needs extension.With seat back the arm rest too far forward. Have yet to find a comfortable seat position. Adding hitch impractical and expensive.


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Nice Little Beauty
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By PaulV
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I also have a 2004 330i, so I was expecting my little X3 3.0 to be a smoker too. Well...I know its not a fair comparison since it is encumbered by some extra weight and the drag of an all-wheel-drive system. I was just expecting a little more POP. Nevertheless, this the most fun to drive and nimble SUV I tested. Definitely handles like my sedan and gives me the same sporty feel. And - without a doubt in my opinion - the best looking SUV on the road - well...except for maybe the X5.


Best Features

Killer good looks, HUGE standard sunroof (3.0), as nimble as a 330i sedan


Worst Features

MORE POWER PLEASE. If I cared about gas milage, I'd buy a Prius...


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I Love It!
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By Lauren
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2005 BMW X3 SUV 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I have had my car for 6 months and continue to love it every time I get in the car! I had two 3 series before the 3.0L X3 and I loved them, but this car is wonderful! It's sporty yet luxurious.


Best Features

I LOVE the panoramic moonroof and the 60/40 folding seats.


Worst Features

None! I love it!


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