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Cons: price of tiresBeautiful vehicle, low mileage never been in an accident
Pros: MOTOR SOUNDS LIKE A SPORTS CAR
Cons: A LITTLE LOUDER IN CABIN AREA THAN A LUXURY VEHICLETHIS IS MY FIRST BMW AND IT HAS REALLY MADE A LASTING IMPRESSION UPON ME. THE X3 GAVE ME EVERYTHING THAT I WAS LOOKING FOR; POWER, ROOMY CABIN, SUV, GREAT GAS MILEAGE. IF YOU LIKE THE SMALLER SIZE VERSION OF AN SUV BUT STILL WANT ALL THE POWER THAT YOU COULD ASK FOR, TRY AN X3. IT'S MORE ON THE SPORTY SIDE WHEREAS THE X5 IS MORE LUXURY. AFTER DRIVING BOTH, THE X3 RIDES/DRIVES MORE LIKE A SPORTS CAR. LOVE MY BMW!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.