2004 BMW X3 User Reviews

2004 BMW X3 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews

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selfesteemarchitect writes:
2004 BMW X3 2.5i Review
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5

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Powerful responsive car. handles like a race car, very reliable. Looks good and very comfortable seats. Fun car with double sunroof. Head turner even early models.

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Lack of storage like sunglasses and personal items. She is thirty-gas, augh!

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Love Bmw's. — First time in a BMW and I will continue to buy them. Love how it handles, it is just a really great car to drive. I can go 90 miles an hour before I realize it-it rides that smooth. I feel good driving this car and I have owned my share of cars.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Lauren writes:
2004 BMW X3 3.0i Review
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It's practical if you live in New England

Cons

It doesn't have 338hp.

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It's Nice, But I Miss My M3 — I'll let you know in a few weeks.

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Pignolino96 writes:
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it isn't as big as a bmw x5 or audi Q7

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fuel costs too much

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Bmw X3 — it is a very beautiful car is good that it isn't as big as a bmw x5, but however it isn't as big to be a good family car, i think that the perfect size it's of the new bmw x3, bigger than an old x3 and smaller than an x5. The power is ok, because is less than an x5 that is too much powerful. i think that the new bmmw x3 is a very good car, and the older not as good as i want. however all bmw suv line is not good to do off road.

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AI writes:
2004 BMW X3 3.0i Review
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because it is good!

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if you don;t want to drive a SUV

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Excellent For Its Size And Driving Experience~ — love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it!! Best small SUV for me, We had lots good time in it~~ Especially the vinyl interior rocks! Adam had his mountain bike and Paul wuuuu's bike in there all the time~

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chad writes:
2004 BMW X3 2.5i Review
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5

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Excellent feel and control.  Smooth clean ride and acceleration.  Good cargo space and reliability.

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A couple small interior pieces have broken early.

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Great Vehicle For The Family. — I bought this car with 26k on it and fell in love with it. I love the 6-speed manual. The clutch is smooth as butter. The all wheel drive system is so smooth that you forget its there until suddenly you need it and you have traction while everyone else is spinning. I wish the UK diesel version was here. 50 miles per gallon instead of 17. The speakers and sound system are good for a factory system and there is an optional BMW part to hook up a earphone jack to the back of the head unit for your MP3 player/phone. (If you don't have the nav unit) There is one drawback. If you have the original springs/shocks/struts that BMW made for it and not the "sports pack" or an upgraded after-market set, then you will experience one of the worst stock systems in BMW history. My wife is 100% not a car person and she complained about how it felt going over bumps. I upgraded it with a Bilstein Yellow Shock/Strut set and Eibach Pro Springs. This firmed it up in a hurry and now it feels marvelous. Just make sure you check on them if you buy one as the original set was so bad that BMW dealers started refusing to accept them from the factory without the upgraded kit being pre-installed by BMW. This only affects the 04 model year. It's a good idea to look at them anyway on a used car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Adam writes:
2004 BMW X3 3.0i Review
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Best SUV

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Best Suv But You Get What You Pay For — MPG is great and handling is great a little bit expensive new. 6 speed is fun. good in snow. Has not broke down or have not spent lots on maintenance. German quality at its best! BMW rocks oh yeah. Yeah!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joseph Anthony writes:
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drivability, sporty steering and suspension

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high maintenance, weak suspension...

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Bmw X3 — unlike it's big brother the X5, the x3 is smaller, lighter and more appropriate not just for city driving but it can also take on cross country trips.. very spacious interior for maximum comfort... again, being a Beamer, it has a downside... high maintenance...

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Steve writes:
2004 BMW X3 3.0i Review
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handling

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quality

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No — it's powreful with excellent handling ,but the 3.0 liter engine is very thirsty,bulid quality is very poor too!Appearance is very old-fashioned,so if u want to buy a new LSUV,X5 or Porsche Cayenne will be the better choice。

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Bill writes:
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Performance and utility combination

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I don't still have one!

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Bmw Got This One Right Straight Out Of The Box! — The BMW brand was in my mind over-rated until we bought this puppy. I also had a 2000 Mercedes ML 320 - which the BMW X3 was built to compete against. The BMW was as powerful and much smoother on the road. My ML was sturdy and dependable, but not as nicely appointed. Both are great highway cars, but my next car will be a BMW!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Phil writes:
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Fits everything, nice & easy to drive for a big car

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Winter fuel consumption is about 10mpg less than in the summer.

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Great! — Very functional, fits everything in, the dog even gets her own space! The boot is bigger than the X5. I got the one with Leather, Sat Nav, CD changer etc, all great. Only downside so far is that the paint has started peeling off the steering wheel.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 BMW X3 Reviews

I Love It By Louis

I love it! I recommand this car if you can afford it. A pleasure to drive. My fisrt SUV, before I owned sports cars and its a good compromise. Good equipment, fun to drive, and presigious. This car i... Read More

Wanna Ride By Rudy

I love my car handles like a car. I just the right size for me and has the appeal of a luxury car and the roughs of a truck. I would to get the X5 to compare. Drive Safe Always... Read More

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2006 BMW X3 Reviews

Bmw X3 Will Not Disappoint By bgauvin

This car is incredibly fun to drive. With 240 HP, it accelerates nicely and can climb hills like no other. Great for driving in the mountains! The handling could not be better. The traction contro... Read More

Bmw - X3: The Utlimate In Comfort, Safety, Sportiness And Versatility! By jdavidreed

Incredibly comfortable for a family, for short trips or long travel. Lots of space to haul gear. Great power, and handles like a car. Very safe, with AWD, lots of airbags and other features. Beaut... Read More

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2007 BMW X3 Reviews

The Best Car I Ever Owned. By McSkinzie

Tech connectivity requirements drove me to upgrade to a newer model, but really the 2007 BMW X3 3.0Si is a better, tighter car that is more fun to drive. The drive train is the pinnacle of a perfect ... Read More

Amazing Little Suv. By wb7603

This X3 is a pretty amazing little SUV. It has nice power for an SUV, but it's best feature is its handling - I can push through corners and maneuvers that would tear other SUVs I have owned apart. ... Read More

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2008 BMW X3 Reviews

I Am Pleased With The Dealership I Chose And The Quality Of The Vehicle. By glenn810

I love this vehicle, and am especially content with the warranty that bmw provides. The vehicle is comfortable, and the ammenities are practical and stylish. I can see myself buying another bmw in th... Read More

X3 -3.0si - Not Bad, Not Bad At All! By HK4

Much much better than the X3-2.5, X3-3.0 and X5-3.0. Better power for its size and handling feel like a bimmer (at last!) The old engine is not sufficient for the weight - and forget about X5-3.0... ... Read More

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2009 BMW X3 Reviews

Very Nice Vehicle By Siva

Really nice when driving around town. The drive quality is really excellent! Fun to drive around as a daily driver! Maintenance cost is above the average. Repairs are costly unless you have warranty... Read More

Love My X3 By Nicole

This car is amazing. Top of the line, comfortable, great breaks. Runs best on premium gasoline. Heated seats, steering wheel, full sunroof Gorgeous looking car. Such a smooth ride, gets about 24mpg. S... Read More

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