Used 2008 BMW X3

2008 BMW X3
List price range
$6,995 - $10,500

Pros

  • Quick reflexes, brilliant steering, outstanding power delivery, high build quality, respectable cargo capacity for its size.

Cons

  • Relatively stiff ride, priced higher than most competitors.

Used 2008 BMW X3 for Sale

BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
66,023 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
Anmo Cars
5.4 mi away
List$8,997
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
99,609 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Dealer Notes
EQUIPPED WITH 4WD LEATHER UPHOLSTERY ALLOY WHEELS SUNROOF XENON HEADLIGHTS TRACTION CONTROL CD PLAYER BLUETOOTH RUNNING BOARDS AND MORE....Visit Nine Stars Auto Group online at www.ninestarsauto.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 571-367-2699 today to schedule your test drive. 4x4,Air Conditioning,Alloy Wheels,AM/FM,Automatic Climate Control,Automatic Headlights,Bluetooth,Cargo Area Cover,Cargo Area Tiedowns,Cargo Net,CD,Child Safety Door Locks,Cruise Control,Daytime Running Lights,Driver Airbag,Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Electronic Brake Assistance,Extra Keys,Fog Lights,Front Air Dam,Front Power Memory Seat,Front Side Airbag,Heated Exterior Mirror,Heated Seats,Interval Wipers,Keyless Entry,Leather Seats,Leather Steering Wheel,Limited Slip Differential,Luggage Rack,Memory Seats,Owners Manual,Passenger Airbag,Passenger Multi-Adjustable Power Seat,Power Locks,Power Mirrors,Power Seats,Power Steering,Power Windows,Rain Sensing Wipers,Rear Defroster,Rear Spoiler,Rear Wiper,Second Row Folding Seat,Side Head Curtain Airbag,Skid Plate,Steering Wheel Mounted Controls,Subwoofer,Sun Roof,Tachometer,Telescopic Steering Column,Tire Pressure Monitor,Traction Control,Trip Computer,Vehicle Stability Control System,Woodgrain,Xenon Headlights
BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
92,366 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
List$7,977
Est.Loan: $163/mo
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BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
99,990 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
(1)
Audi Frederick
25.6 mi away
List$8,999
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
120,177 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
Royal Pike Motors
38.6 mi away
List$7,250
Est.Loan: $148/mo
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BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
133,362 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
List$7,791
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
144,212 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $143/mo
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BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
107,393 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
List$10,000
Est.Loan: $204/mo
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Dealer Notes
Our incredible Clean CarFax 2008 BMW X3 3.0si AWD in Silver Gray Metallic offers the utility of a crossover SUV with the handling of a sports sedan! Powered by a proven 3.0 Liter 6 Cylinder that offers 260hp while connected to an innovative 6 Speed Automatic transmission that offers plenty of get-up-and-go. The All Wheel Drive X3 will reward you with precise handling and near 26mpg on the highway!Climb inside our 3.0si to be met with a wealth of amenities such as a sunroof, automatic climate control, premium seating, heated front seats, gorgeous wood trim, and full power accessories.Innovative technologies of the Intelligent Safety and Information System offer you peace of mind and keep you out of harm's way as you enjoy your drive in our BMW X3 3.0si! Safety wrapped in style and luxury; you can't go wrong! Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!
BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
60,356 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
Richmond BMW
96.8 mi away
List$10,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
85,800 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
ListNot Listed
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Looking for a small SUV that performs like a sport sedan? The 2008 BMW X3 fulfills that role nicely, as long as you don't mind its big price tag and unusually firm ride.

vehicle overview

Given its very athletic personality, calling the 2008 BMW X3 the "3 Series of SUVs" wouldn't be a stretch. In fact, that statement would be most fitting, as this crossover sport-ute shares its platform DNA with BMW's perpetually praised compact sport sedan. As with other small luxury SUVs, the X3 is geared more toward providing optimum all-weather performance on blacktop rather than off-road ability. Sharp steering and quick reflexes provide plenty of everyday driving enjoyment. Adding to the fun is a powerful and turbine-smooth inline-6 that can be paired to a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission -- the latter a rarity in this class dominated by automatic-only rivals.

Luxury is part of this Bimmer's appeal as well, though it's of the understated variety. Look closely and you'll discover perfectly tailored stitching on the well-shaped seats, precise fitment of the real wood trim and switches that operate with the precision of a musical instrument. Of course, the X3 can also be fitted with a wide array of high-end features, and versatility is quite good thanks to a rear seat that can accommodate 6-footers, and generous cargo capacity that measures 71 cubic feet when that seat is folded.

Admittedly, some folks may find the X3's ride too stiff, and for its size, it's pricey. There are a number of midsize premium-badged crossovers -- such as the Cadillac SRX and Lexus RX 350 -- that can be had for the same money. There are also an increasing number of small luxury crossovers to think about, such as the Infiniti EX35, Acura RDX and Land Rover LR2, all priced some $2,000 to $5,000 less. But for those looking for the maximum in driving enjoyment from their compact SUV, the 2008 BMW X3 is still the one. And this should come as no surprise considering its DNA.

trim levels & features

The 2008 BMW X3 is a small luxury crossover SUV that comes in a single 3.0si trim level. Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, automatic climate control, leatherette (a.k.a. vinyl) upholstery, full power accessories (including front seats), keyless entry and a CD player with an auxiliary audio input.

There are three major option packages: a Cold Weather package (heated front and rear seats, headlight washers and a ski bag), a Premium package (leather seating and additional interior and exterior lighting), a Sport package (firmer suspension calibrations, 18-inch alloys, sport seats and body styling accents) and a Sport Activity package (18-inch alloys, running boards, privacy glass, blackout window frames).

Stand-alone options include 19-inch wheels, park assist, an upgraded sound system, HD radio, a navigation system with iDrive, 16-way "Comfort" front seats and adaptive xenon headlights.

performance & mpg

The 2008 BMW X3 3.0si is powered by a 3.0-liter inline-6 engine rated at 260 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque. There is a choice of either a six-speed manual or Sportmatic six-speed automatic transmission. Power is sent to all four wheels through an all-wheel-drive system. We've timed a manual X3 at 7.2 seconds for the 0-60-mph sprint. The automatic X3 earns 2008 fuel mileage numbers of 17 mpg city and 24 highway, while the manual version rates 1 mpg less in both instances.

safety

The BMW X3 features full-length side curtain airbags, front-seat side airbags, active headrests, antilock disc brakes and a stability control system. Additional features include automatic brake drying (whereby the rotors are lightly "wiped" during wet weather conditions) and hill descent control. Rear seat side airbags are optional. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash testing, the X3 earned the highest score of "Good" for both frontal-offset and side-impact tests.

driving

If you judge small luxury SUVs solely by how well they slice through a curvy road, then there's no better one on the market than the 2008 BMW X3. The ultra-communicative and precise steering is simply the best, the spirited engine always has plenty of smooth thrust on hand, the suspension is nimble and the brakes are strong and resistant to fade. However, if what you're looking for is a family vehicle to haul the clan cross-country in maximum comfort or if you'd rather creep along a rutted trail than tear up the twisties, there are better choices.

interior

The cabin of the X3 is well thought out and beautifully executed. Function takes priority over opulence, with excellent switch feel and plenty of storage cubbies. A DVD entertainment system is not available, and the audio and ventilation controls can be confusing at first, but once mastered, they return precise adjustments. We'd skip the navigation system, as BMW's befuddling iDrive system comes with it. Get an aftermarket unit instead. Support and comfort from the firm, well-shaped seats are excellent. Overall the X3's cabin is an environment geared for serious driving rather than entertaining diversion. Folding the rear seat forward reveals a healthy 71 cubic feet of cargo space.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 BMW X3.

Sheared Motor Mount Bolts
wrh47, 4/15/2013
2008 BMW X3 with 59,000 miles sheared all 4 motor mount bolts in normal street driving. BMW said “tough luck”. A quick internet search indicated this was not an isolated incident, many other relatively low mileage BMW's have had sheared motor mount bolts. I believe this problem to be a serious safety issue and filed a complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. I encourage others that have had similar problems to file NHTSA complaints at the following website: safercar.gov Click the “REPORT A VEHICLE OR CHILD SEAT DEFECT” Tab and submit your complaint. If there are enough complaints, BMW will, hopefully, be forced to acknowledge this problem.
Never again
ohicks, 10/7/2014
First and last BMW. Quality is not what you would expect from a high end vehicle. Problems started almost immediately, the warranty covered the repairs not the in convince of the wasted time. After warranty ran out.. 55k miles...replaced window regulator on passenger window, at 60k miles, replaced all 6 sparks plugs. at 65 k, replaced valve cover gasket. at 67K, replaced water pump. Now at 68k, all 4 engine mount bolts have sheared..vibration broke the water pump. Never again.. Disappointed in BMW's responses.
N52 engine really has problems
1978bmx, 4/3/2010
I purchased my x3 new, did my research and the x3 came in to be up there with the 3 series in quality. At around 60k the valves started to tap like crazy, (metal on metal sounds- if yours is doing this it is not normal! It needs to be repaired- don't let the dealer service people tell you it's air bubbles in the oil. It will lead to premature engine failure this should be covered under warranty) the tapping sound was especially loud with cold starts. The engine cylinder head was replaced, but the sound is more of a thumping slamming sound now, it will be in the shop this week again! Even the BMW techs I've talked to, feel the quality of BMW is really slipping.
BMW, never again
Ken Hardy, 8/12/2015
I have owned 5 BMW's over the last 30 years, 2 were good cars 3 were not, the current 2008 X3 is the worst of the lot. body water leaks, engine oil leaks, sensor failures, water pump failure, ignition coil failures, transmission failure, you name it and I have had to have it fixed all before the car reached 91000 miles. I purched the car from BMW as a certified used car and had trouble with it from the beginning. The Dealer was of little help they just kept telling me the transmission was fine UNTIL the extended warrenty ran out, then it was " It failed and you need to replace it " at a cost of 8 grand. BMW is not the Ultimate Driving Machine, they are the Ultimate Maintenance Machine
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Features & Specs

MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
260 hp @ 6600 rpm
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Used 2008 BMW X3 Overview

The Used 2008 BMW X3 is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include , and 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M).

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Save up to $289 on one of 9 Used 2008 BMW X3 for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,995 as of08/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 BMW X3 trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 BMW X3 3.0si is priced between $6,995 and$10,500 with odometer readings between 60356 and144212 miles.

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