2008 BMW X3 Consumer Review: 2008 X3: Problem Prone

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2008 X3: Problem Prone
By shnoby on


2008 BMW X3 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


I've owned BMWs for the last 10 years; I love the way they handle. Fortunately, my 2008 X3 is a lease. At 5K a chronic, very loud engine tapping began (akin to the vehicle in the movie 'Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang.') I had it serviced at least 6 times. By 21K, the tapping reduced to a soft finger strumming, it still taps, but I deal with it. The engine strains on small & big hills & fails to shift. The car has, on *multiple* occasions, locked me inside. Neither the unlocking mechanism nor the windows opened. I drove to the dealer, called them on my cell, had them force the window down & climbed out. The interior handles, cup holders, arm rests, etc. are peeling& have been replaced once.

Best Features

Runs on flat tires & can be driven manually.

Worst Features

See above review.
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