Used 2005 BMW X3 SUV

2005 BMW X3
$5,175 - $10,995

2005 Highlights

No significant changes for 2005.

Pros

  • World-class engines, nimble handling, precise steering, comfortable cabin, solid build quality.

Cons

  • Expensive for a compact sport-ute, limited cargo space, some economy-grade interior materials, overly stiff ride with Sport Package.

Used 2005 BMW X3 SUV for Sale

BMW X3 2005 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
122,000 miles
Used 2005
BMW X3
2.5i
Autoline of VA
8.1 mi away
List$5,175
Est.Loan: $106/mo
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BMW X3 2005 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
38,972 miles
Used 2005
BMW X3
2.5i
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Looking for a small SUV that performs like a sport sedan? The X3 shouldn't disappoint, so long as you don't mind its big price tag and so-so cabin ambience.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 BMW X3.

120,000 miles later
jerry, 12/16/2009
Consider this a VERY long term road test. Everybody loves their new car, but after 120,000 miles ours keeps getting better. It had some minor problems which developed under warranty and which were resolved while we drove new BMWs when ours was in service. Great in the snow, great long distance cruiser. Mpg annualizes at 21.7. All electrical stuff still performing well, gps probably ought to be updated but we don't use it all that much. Only possible drawback is it eats tires getting maybe 35k to a set.
Made Me A Believer
gravelroad, 3/14/2012
So, always wanted a BMW...finally bought one off a 3-year lease that was certified. My salesperson said that once I owned a BMW that'd it'd be the only car I'd ever own again..he was SO correct!! The handling is great for an SUV; just like a sports sedan. And, yes, the ride is bumpy. I've read that it's been improved after 2006. But I don't mind..because it handles so great in snow & rain. I've had gas mileage 35 mpg on highway. Of course, with A/C on and driving in city, any car can be as bad as 10 mpg, no exception to date. Even with gas prices predicted at $5.00/gallon, I'd rather be in something safe than a roller skate getting 40 mpg. Think about it!! Planning on keeping this.
LOONG ROAD TEST! 181K
cablack69@mac.com, 9/5/2015
I have to say, I really love this vehicle. I have read many reviews about the poor quality, repair frequency and lack of comfort. I think if buyers are looking for the softer ride of a true luxury vehicle, buy a Range Rover. This little machine is still kicking butt at 181k! I have had the normal repair costs; tires, brakes, etc. The shocks and struts where changed at 175k. They were the originals! I think I have more than gotten my moneys worth. The only real complaint I have is the panoramic roof. It stopped working about 10k miles ago. I have a fix for it, just haven't done it yet. And the paint/stain on the interior. The thing is, I just drove a 2008 X5 and that problem still exists. I still gotta give my little 3.0, 6-spd manual, 181k mile Bimmer 9 outta 10. Handles like no other in rain/snow, darn good fuel economy for an all wheel drive (averages 23mpg) and with all those miles and the black obsidian paint, it's still a head turner.
Good Daily Driver
Wayne Rice, 3/26/2016
This is a great all season driver's vehicle. It has good power and great safety. It's excellent even in moderately bad conditions. Overall quality has been excellfent. However, Maintenance can become quite expensive as it ages.
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
184 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
225 hp @ 5900 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Poor
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Used 2005 BMW X3 SUV Overview

The Used 2005 BMW X3 SUV is offered in the following styles: 2.5i AWD 4dr SUV (2.5L 6cyl 6M), and 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M).

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Price comparisons for Used 2005 BMW X3 SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 BMW X3 SUV 2.5i is priced between $5,175 and $10,995 with odometer readings between 38972 and 122000 miles.

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