"This is the 5th SUV I have owned. I have always been a Jeep man. The 2002 BMW 325i that I have owned pushed me to consider the X3. I'm glad I got it. Its ride and handling is as good as the 325's. Better gas mileage than the jeep (even the manual transmission) 17-19 around town and 25-27 hwy (keep it under 80mph). Some people my find the cargo and passenger areas a tap small but for my wife and I it is perfect. Room for the dog as well (Weimaraner if you’re wondering). I have had ZERO problems mechanically. To some things op it's a winner and would purchase it again. BMW #1"
"The more I drive this vehicle the more I enjoy it. However, the mileage is really bad, I average approx 16-17 mpg. I wish the interior styling was a little fresher. The GPS system is especially difficult to use, I still have to use my TomTom. To summarize I wish some of the interior technology was not so primative. With all that said it is still FUN TO DRIVE!"
"I owned a 2002 BMW X5 4.4i before getting this X3. I traded because of the high mileage on my X5 and being out of warranty. The X3 doesn't have the exact level of luxury as the X5 did, but there are some options I didn't have on the X5 that I love on the X3. Such as parking sensors, navigation and the panoramic roof. I purchased this as a CPO vehicle and I am still in manufactuers warranty and free service until December 2008. I have had a few minor cosmetic problems that the dealer took care of without question and even provided a loaner. I like this SAV as much as the near loaded 2002 X5 I traded.
And it gets better gas mileage than the X5 did, without sacrificing any horsepower."