BMW SUVs Ratings
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2006 BMW X3 - Base
Pros: The drive of the vehicle
Cons: Right now I don't have any problems with the vehicle.
Advice: Go for it! Its a great buy.My BMW was originally a lease by someone else. I am truly happy with my vehicle. It is in excellent shape, and the mileage on it is way below what I expected. Again, I love my BMW!
2004 BMW X3 - 2.5i
Pros: The way it rides and the sunroof!
Advice: It's nice and well worth the consideration.The 2.5 engine was too small for this car. But it doesn't ride like an suv. I had the v8 jeep grand cherokee and there is no comparision. It's quiet and it handels the road just like a sports car should!! It could handle the bumps a little smoother.
2003 BMW X5 - 3.0i (M5)
Pros: The car has great brakes.
Cons: Whenever I unlock the liftgate from inside the car, then get out of the car and shut the driver's door it forces the liftgate to lock.
Advice: Be prepared to spend alot of time in the service department.I purchased a 2003 Certified Pre-Owned BMW X5 in October 2006. The car had 50,000 miles on it at the time of purchase. This car has been in the shop since the first day.The moment I drove the car home from the dealership and pulled into my driveway warning lights and bells were going off. In a two-month period my X5 has been in the shop over 6 times. I now know the whole service department on a first name basis. Nothing has been too major, no engine problems yet (knock on wood), but all the problems combined have been a major annoyance. For instance, my car is in the shop right now because today when I was driving down the highway in the pouring rain my windshield wipers stopped working. If you want to purchase a Certified Pre-Owned BMW beware, when I spoke to BMW regarding all the problems the car has had in the past 2 months, BMW responded with 'What do you expect the car is a 2003 with 50,000 miles on it.' Every car I have had in the past I have driven over 100,000 miles without EVER having a problem. BMW claims that a BMW is the “Ultimate Driving Machine”, I would not know, I barely drive my car because it is ALWAYS in the shop.
2006 BMW X3 - Base
Pros: Sport pkg/ Terracotta interior and Navigation
Cons: nothing so far...
Advice: Get the goodies!2006 X3 3.0i w/ sport pkg. drives better than our 2002 BMW 325i w/ sport pkg. Like being in the 3 series only higher seating position and more cargo room.
2005 BMW X5 - 3.0i (M6)
Pros: I have the sports addition so I like being able to drive manual or automatic
Cons: It stays in the shop. In 2 years I took it to the shop about 20 times. Most of the time under warranty however BMW should be embarrassed for its poor quality. My honda of 9 years only went to the shop once,
Advice: Make sure you purchase the extended warranty. Trade it before the warranty expires.I currently own the 2001 X5 4.4. Drives like a dream.
2005 BMW X3 - 3.0i
Pros: The seats lay down to enlarge the cargo area when needed so it is very versatile.
Cons: We currently have a recall on it and when I called to make an appointment 30 miles away I learned they do not service the X3. We will need to drive 150 miles or more to get to a dealer that will service it.
Advice: Getting in and out of the car can be awkward for tall people. I thought I was just clumsy until I watched other people having difficulty too. It is expensive to add a the towing hitch.The X3 handles well with quick braking and smooth cornering.
2005 BMW X3 - 3.0i
Pros: I love the bluetooth and BMW Assist feature as well as the panaroma roof
Cons: Could have more storage space.
Advice: Hurry and get one before they are all gone. Excellent driving in weatherWhen I test drove the X3 it really felt like I was driving a BMW car. It rides just like a car. Smooth, comfortable, sleek ride.