2005 BMW X3 Consumer Review: Not the most reliable

2005 BMW X3 - Consumer Review

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2.5i 4dr SUV (2.5L 6-cyl. AWD 6-speed Manual)

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Not the most reliable
By chloe on


2005 BMW X3 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


Want to love my vehicle, but it was towed 8 days ago because it wouldn't start and service dept is still trying to figure out what's wrong with it. Has spent 30+ days in the shop since I leased it at the end of Aug 05, and has less than 12,000 miles. Multiple repairs, including replacement of belt tensioner and pulley (twice), parking brake repair, mold in A/C system at 8000 miles, transmission reprogrammed, key FOBs keep failing, hatch out of alignment, various rattles, sunroof malfunctioning, dash keeps going black while driving, airbag mat replaced. Too much of a headache for the hefty price tag.

Best Features

Controlled steering, good size, nice looking, handles well in snow.

Worst Features

Better build quality. Make it easier for dealership to diagnose and fix issues without having to consult the manufacturer first.
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