2006 BMW X3 Consumer Review: Great SAV - BUT......

2006 BMW X3 - Consumer Review

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3.0i 4dr SUV (3.0L 6-cyl. AWD 6-speed Manual)

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Great SAV - BUT......
By Andrew on


2006 BMW X3 3.0i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Bought my 2006 BMW X3 3.0i AWD here in Germany - beautiful vehicle with surprisingly useful amenities - (i.e. partial opening sun-roof shade for ventilation when closed). Drives wonderfully, handles well & looks great (blue)... however BMW makes you purchase almost EVERY option they make. The only exception are the options finally included from previous years. I drove my SAV 2,000 miles in 10 days around Germany, Italy & France through the Alps & even hit snow in June! It drove great, but only averaged about 20 MPG. My 1989 BMW 735i with 120,000 miles on it averaged 21 MPG. You'd think they would make an engine with better MPG in 17 years! NAV is slow and easily confused - Road noise is LOUD. Autobahn speeds of 120 MPH - you had to almost YELL in the car!! Windy, forget talking!

Best Features

Color - Metallic Blue Natural Wood Grain -(Real Wood) Sports Pkg - from BMW M-Shop Sun Roof - HUGE! Power everything - nice Aero pkg - painted lower body trim !! NAV system - when full signal is available leather and interior and high quality and easy to clean mostly (2 kids). The BMW look.

Worst Features

Road oise is loud at high speeds (80 MPH +). Add more included options & wood pkg is only shifter area and door pull handles - brake & shifter are sold separately & NO WOOD STEERING COVER with Sports (M) Pkg!
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