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5 out of 5 stars

My first BMW SUV

Rbgamer, 05/30/2018
updated 06/01/2022
2017 BMW X3 xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
49 of 49 people found this review helpful

I have had two other BMWs in the past and loved them. This is my first foray into BMWs SUV world. I have to say that I love this vehicle just as much if not more than my others. It is a medium size SUV but is engineered inside to provide maximum storage and comfort. With the upgrade to the 6 cylinder (which is the engine I am use to having), the fun to drive factor and performance is definitely still there. My family had to run from hurricane Irma and this was our vehicle of choice to do so because we could count on its reliability, mpg, and roominess for us to take our two dogs and other essentials. Update: Still loving this vehicle and have had no problems with it. Update: Have had this vehicle for 3 years now with no problems. I still enjoy driving it and being able to haul around whatever I need to in it. I still love it. Update: I have now had my X3 for 5 years and it is still a great vehicle. I have had to get a new tires, a battery and do a brake fluid change out but other than that and the normal oil and filter changes, everything is in good shape. I recently took it on a 1,500 mile road trip and it did great. I STILL love it and am glad I bought it!

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5 out of 5 stars

Upgrade from X1 to X3

Jim, 03/12/2017
2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
43 of 45 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful car to drive! I was looking at the X1s first. I did a lot of research, read all kinds of reviews and took several test drives in the X1. I had made up my mind and had an order all written up for the color and options I wanted. The dealer was shooting a commercial on their 2016 service loaners with big markdowns and under 5K miles. I asked its they were leasable.... not the 2016s but they had a couple 2017 service loaners that were..... for the same lease price as the less equipped X1! I took one for a test drive.... so much nicer and more comfortable than the X1. I changed my mind and leased the X3 right then and there! It is a comfortable, quiet and really fun to drive SAV. Plenty of power and good gas milage too.... amazing! Some long trips coming up and this will make them much more enjoyable. Just go drive one! I came off a Ford Escape lease and moved up to the X3. The price difference really isn't that much for the big step up in comfort, quality and drivability.

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4 out of 5 stars

Great to drive but safety features lag behind

daniel, 02/10/2017
2017 BMW X3 xDrive28i 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
38 of 41 people found this review helpful

We bought drivers assistance plus package to include blindspot, lane changer warnings but they only activated at 35 MPH so driving locally do not work. The driver siide definitely has a blindspot on the left side but blindspot only works at the higher speeds and the navigation package was pre-requisite. All in all, a waste of $3,000.

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5 out of 5 stars

Love the X3

Kathleen Nordin, 12/17/2017
2017 BMW X3 xDrive35i 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
19 of 20 people found this review helpful

Perfect size - not to big or small. Love all the technology - satellite orientation including view for parking. Love the BMW ap for ease in destination info from my calendar. Love the “heads up” info in the drivers view on the front window. Very comfortable seating w/ plenty of room in the back seat. Includes CarPlay for integration with my iPhone! Best of all our experience with purchasing the vehicle at BMW was exceptional - no “car salesmen” mentality or pressure. Appreciated the visit with their BMW ‘Genius” to go over all the technology and bells/whistles. He answered all our questions and went over everything in approachable manner. Driving the X3 is a great experience.

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2017 - 28i

Fred H, 07/29/2019
updated 08/02/2022
2017 BMW X3 sDrive28i 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
10 of 10 people found this review helpful

I've had this car for 4 years and it's reliable, fun to drive and fuel efficient. Particularly comfortable due to it's quietness. On the highway, the speed control is very smooth and acceleration is great. Navigation system is smart enough to steer you clear of traffic jams. Seating position is very comfortable for long distances. It tool a while but I'm now real comfortable with the navigation system menu and the rest of the menu items. I had a learning curve with the gear shift in terms of finding park and with the keyless function in turning off the engine. All in all, I love this vehicle. Update - I have 56,000 miles now and other than oil changes and new tires, no maintenance needed. The run-flat tires were a joke. Worth about 35k miles. With premium gas, I get 28 mpg on the highway.

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