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By jrr25
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2011 BMW X3 SUV xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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One thing I can say is that the X3 drives like a sports car.
Handling is exceptional as is its acceleration.
The turbo engine and 8-speed transmission are a great marriage.
Its power deliver seems limitless.
Yet, the the ride is smooth and composed.
It can be very relaxing when you want it to be and a canyon carver when your in the mood.
I really this like this little SUV a lot - mainly because it doesn't feel like one, if you know what I mean.

The navigation screen is a wide screen set up allowing for maps to be displayed beside radio stations/songs/artwork if you like it that way. The standard stereo system sound very good as well.
So far, seven months and no problems.


Best Features

Simple looking interior. Memory buttons do everything memorizing radio stations, to calling home or to going home with navigation. Voice activating features work well. Navigation is also displayed on the instrument panel as well as the navigation screen itself. iPod integration allows you the scroll through songs on a play list right from the instrument panel screen while the navigation screen does its function - well thought out.


Worst Features

Allow for a setting to unlock doors upon placing the vehicle in park rather than using the central locking button. Also, how do you put the car in neutral if the battery dies since the transmissions settings are all push button, i.e. electronic?


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First time BMW owner
7 of 27 people found this review helpful
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By jrr25
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2011 BMW X3 SUV xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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Best SUV period.
Drove the Mercedes GLK (nice SUV, styling inside and out a little old fashion), The Audi Q5 (excellent exterior looks, interior is very nice, steering felt odd within an unusual firming up - 2nd place choice) and the Acura RDX (very agile, nice steering feel but needs to be quieter on the highway).
The turbo X3 was the clear winner for me.
Smooth, yet sporty ride, very quiet, nice engine note, business like interior, excellent cargo space, the engine and transmission work flawlessly together (except for initial acceleration from a stop which takes some getting used to) and acceleration is unmatched by any in the class.


Best Features

Sport Activity Package, premium package, technology package. Turbo engine with flat torque curve, 8-speed transmission, best electric power assisted steering on the market, dashboard layout - its simple yet elegant.


Worst Features

Allow vehicle to automatically unlock all doors when placed in park on its own. Improve gas pedal tip-in software - acceleration from a complete stop is not as instantaneous as one might like. Driver side tilt-down mirror. Nice engine note - but can it be just a little quieter, not much, but just a little?


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My new X3....Next time, maybe I will buy a Hyundai
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By cww125
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2011 BMW X3 SUV xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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I would like to know why I could go purchase a $14K Hyundai w/ less problems than I have in my $55K X3....
1.Cup holder – Has a broken spring mechanism
2.Heater button – When pushed, it went into the bottom of the center counsel.
3.Gas cap – It states “diesel” but the car uses gasoline.
4.Alignment – The vehicle consistently pulls slightly to the right.
5.Owners manual states there is supposed to be a first aid kit, pg 232. None.
6. Squeak - Sounds like styrofoam rubbing together.
7.
Jerky start - seems like the fuel pump/injector issue BMW has been having.
Utterly disappointed with this vehicle....


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Love the X3
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By jpriii
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2011 BMW X3 SUV xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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I have owned my X3 for about 6 weeks and have 3000+ miles.
It is comfortable, quite and a hoot to drive.
The gas milage is great and big step up from my previous V8 SUV.


Best Features

I love the blue tooth feature and the nav; this is my first with either and they are great.


Worst Features

I would like low level footwell lighting at night.


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My new X3
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By ijs2003
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2011 BMW X3 SUV xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)


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I just bought the car a week ago. I notice this car is having problem during low speed, stop and go condition, you can feel the transmission is shifting hard from 1st to 2nd gear under slight acceleration and this is really annoying during traffic jam.


Best Features

I am happy with the interior/exterior and the seat is quite comfortable, fun to drive at normal or high speed.


Worst Features

Hesitation problem during low speed, stop and go condition.


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