Used 2008 BMW X3 SUV

2008 BMW X3
$6,995 - $9,600

2008 Highlights

The 2008 BMW X3 gets newly standard active headrests and a new "Sport Activity" package. The latter is basically an appearance package that includes 18-inch wheels, privacy glass, running boards and blacked-out window frames.

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 SUV for Sale

BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
99,609 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
List$8,695
Est.Loan: $178/mo
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BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
92,140 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
92,366 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
List$8,477
Est.Loan: $173/mo
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BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
112,004 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
Prime Motors
24.1 mi away
List$8,777
Est.Loan: $180/mo
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$241 Below Market
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BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
102,536 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
List$9,600
Est.Loan: $196/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
BMW of Annapolis
54.2 mi away
List$7,791
Est.Loan: $159/mo
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BMW X3 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
106,359 miles
Used 2008
BMW X3
3.0si
Audi Hunt Valley
54.3 mi away
List$8,999
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Dealer Notes

PREMIUM PKG,COLD WEATHER PKG,XENON ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHTS,PREMIUM SOUND SYSTEM,Panoramic Roof,METALLIC PAINT,HIGH-DEFINITION RADIO,PRIVACY GLASS,HEATED STEERING WHEEL,Bluetooth Connection,Rear Spoiler,All Wheel Drive,6-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. BMW of Mt. Kisco is excited to offer this 2008 BMW X3. This BMW includes: XENON ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHTS HID headlights METALLIC PAINT 19 Y-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS (STYLE 191M) Tires - Front Performance Aluminum Wheels Tires - Rear Performance SPORT PKG Tires - Front Performance Aluminum Wheels Leather Steering Wheel Power Passenger Seat Power Driver Seat Tires - Rear Performance Bucket Seats FRONT/REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL Rear Parking Aid PREMIUM PKG Power Mirror(s) Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Universal Garage Door Opener Passenger Adjustable Lumbar Bluetooth Connection Telematics Leather Seats Power Folding Mirrors Driver Adjustable Lumbar HEATED FRONT SEATS Heated Front Seat(s) NEVADA LEATHER SEAT TRIM Leather Seats *Note - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* When you purchase a vehicle with the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, you're getting what you paid for. On almost any road condition, this BMW X3 3.0si offers solid performance, reliability, and comfort. No matter the varying terrain or weather conditions, this all-wheel drive vehicle will help you reach your destination safely and securely in a well-appointed cabin with many features found on cars twice the price. This vehicle has extremely low mileage on the odometer, so while it's pre-owned, it's practically new. Added comfort with contemporary style is the leather interior to heighten the quality and craftsmanship for the BMW X3 More information about the 2008 BMW X3: The 2008 BMW X3 is a sport utility vehicle that places much more emphasis on sport than utility. In fact, there are few other vehicles in this segment that feel as nimble and track-ready as the X3, while costing less than $40,000. That doesn't mean the X3 is an SUV in name only, though. With xDrive all-wheel drive, hill descent control, and a cargo capacity of up to 71.0 cubic feet, the X3 is still able to capably fill the ute role. It's just that with its excellent inline six and great sure-footedness, you may forget that's why you bought it in the first place. This model sets itself apart with plenty of room for people and luggage, with a compact footprint. and Reflexes like a sport sedan *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.

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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$192 Below Market
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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 SUV Overview

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

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  • The Used 2008 BMW X3 SUV 3.0si is priced between $6,995 and $9,600 with odometer readings between 92140 and 144212 miles.

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