"My wife wanted one of these and I was certain that the car would not be comfortable for me as I am well over 6' and big.
Comfort is excellent. I own other European cars and this one has everything I need and want. Headlights are great, power is great, controls are great, quality is great, the ride is silent but firm. Excellent manners and handles very very well. I can't say enough good about this car. By the way, I own a European Auto repair shop and won't own a NEEDY car (Saab, Volvo). Very safe bet,"
Cons: "Controls not intuitive,back seats not lie flat"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Bought this 2007 BMW X3 in 2010 with 25,000 miles and today had Level 2 service at 71,000 miles. I have not had a single problem in the 50,000 miles I have driven the car. The car is still tight, suspension shows very little sign of wear, brakes have been magnificent (5 on front and 4 on rear... 5,000+ miles left?) and engine loves to rev! Oil consumption has never been an issue between service intervals (18,000 miles for me). Only negative has been that transmission at times will rev to 4,000 rpm going uphill in 3rd (?) gear before up shifting...I say "hunting for power". When I bought the BMW, I said I would trade it in when the extended warranty and maintenance contract expires 8 months from now...but this car has EXCEEDED ALL MY EXPECTATIONS!"
"I love this car. The size & cargo space are great. It 's a joy to take on long road trips. handles superbly at 29 mpg highway a super road car. I am small and the seats adjust so I can position myself perfectly. I like the height on the interstate. Met all of my expectations. Hope the new X3 can match it."
"I was involved in a head-on collision (I was stopped and other car was traveling at about 65 MPH) and although the complete front end was crushed and demolished, the interior cab was completely intact. I was only hurt by the airbag and seatbelt. I cannot say enough about this vehicle and how because I was in this vehicle, I was able to walk away from a head-on collision. I would definitely recommend this car."
"This car has been a pleasure to drive. With the right tires it is great in the snow and one of the best driving cars on the roads. For an SUV or course.
The warranty is part of what sold me the car. Maintainance cost is completely covered. Service is professional.
Drive one and you'll know what I mean. The X3 drives like a car not like a cross over!!"
"3 times in for leaking sunroof.
3 times in for non-operating passenger rear view mirror.
3 times in to replace airbag seat mat
2 times in to replace accelerator pedal.
Replaced window regulator, steering gear and rear brakes (e-brake problem).
The car was in the shop 8 times during the first 2 years of ownership."
Pros: "Well worth the money. Fun to drive and safe."
Cons: "Styling is a ilttle old but still beautiful."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"The X3 is an extremely reliable vehicle. You can drop the back seats and load quite a bit in the back. It's not "fancy" but does its job extremely well. It is a great vehicle for AZ where many people own huge SUVs. It sits high enough to give you a great view of traffic. The X3 handles beautifully and is easy to turn around in parking lots and other tight spots.
My wife loves driving it around town."
"I have had my 2008 X3 for about a year now. I still love it like the day i bought it!
A great SUV.
1. Very Realiable (not one problem yet)
2. Fun to Drive!! Good Power & Excellent Handling for an SUV.
3. Good Gas Mileage ( I average about 19mpg)
4. Very Cool Pano Sunroof
There to many pros to list!
1. Cup holders (almost useless, way to small)
2. AUX port is in the back seat, so you cant play with your IPOD when your driving.
Do not get the upgraded stereo, standard one is just as good."
"This is my second BMW, the first being a 3-series sedan. It's a blast to drive, handles curves like a BMW should, and glides down the highway at 80 MPH with no effort or strain. Holds my family comfortably and feels safe on the open roadway. As other owners have pointed out, the auto transmission feels rough at times, and jumps up and down the gears at lower speeds to a point where it's easy to think something's not right. BMW swears that it's just the nature of the beast, so I'll trust them on that for now. They do have a new software download that supposedly offers a fix to the issue. Other than that, the vehicle is tight, noise-free, well-built, versatile/practical, and fun to drive. It's understated in its design, yet engineered exactly as you'd expect a BMW to be. No problems to date - highly recommended."
"This is the first BMW I've ever had. It is a fun car to drive and it does handle great. We had no problems on the snow and zipped past many other cars slipping around.
However, I was expecting so much more for my money. I am really dissapointed in the comfort. The windows rattle, the moon roof whistles, the cup holders are stupid! The air doesn't ventilate to the back seat passengers.
I can't wait for my 3 year lease to be up in 5 months."