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2006 BMW X3 3.0i AWDReview
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Bmw X3 3.0i — It's a great little SUV or SAV as Bimmer likes to call them. It drives like any other BMW which is saying it's the "Ultimate Driving Machine". Not sure about that, but having owned a few and driven many. They are great! The 3.0i engine could use a little more HP, but the plus side is, I don't have to worry about turbo maintenance someday. Overall, it another great BMW.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Great styling and power.

Cons: Bad fuel economy.

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2006 BMW X3 3.0i AWDReview
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My X3 Review — Great as a daily driver, can haul tons of stuff around, and great in the snow. This SAV is pretty agile to be an SAV, but then again it is a BMW. If taken care of the right way this car ill last forever.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Space

Cons: not much for what it is

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2006 BMW X3 3.0i AWDReview
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It Is A Very Good Range Topper In The Small Suv Market. —

The x3 got a face lift in 2006, this face lift also included a new engine. The previous 2.5 slant 6 is gone and a new 265 horse power 3.0 slant 6 makes the car feel more lively and more torquey at lower revs. The x3 is easily faster than its competitors, the the land rover lr2 and the audi q5. The x3 also had a new suspension added, this seems like a good thing, but trust me its not. The ride is hopelessly hard and the suspension has little to no give over bumps. The result is that when you get to a speed bump you find your self going almost too slow, just so that you don't over work your spine. The plus side of the stiff suspension is good handling, the x3 is more like a car in its handling, it doesn't feel out of place on a twisty road, the "x-drive" helps you place the car exactly where you want it, along with very tight responsive steering. You have confidence when you turn into a corner at speeds at which you wouldn't normally in an SUV, but then technically its not an SUV, its an SAV according to BMW. Which stands for sport activity vehicle. I hope those activities don't involve going off road, because if they do, then your not going to go very far. The x3, despite being a four wheel drive vehicle that sits higher up than a car, the x3 is not the right chose when the road gets rough. The tires the x3 comes stock with are slick expensive street tires, they offer little grip on a off road surface. Also the stiff suspension would not take the rough surface well either. The interior has not been changed. The x3 doesn't offer real leather instead is has more durable pvc, this means if you spill something on it it can be wiped right off. The dash is easy to read and the radio and climate controls are easy to operate. All and all the BMW x3 3.0 is a very good car. it offers speed, torque, and handling to those who want an SUV. The ride is on of the main things holding it back, but the car was designed for more younger people who wouldn't mind the ride as much.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Sporty, roomy, useable

Cons: hard ride quality

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2006 BMW X3 3.0i AWDReview
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Luv It — the strenght never ends wherever you are it will take you out and it will never loose a fight it has never needed any reapir is very well made, for me i't is just an amazing car, i love the leather interiors and its black color give it a tough aspect.

Pros: adrenaline

Cons: if you are a weak person

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2006 BMW X3 3.0i AWDReview
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My Bmw X3 3.0d Sport — This isn't a 4x4 so dont be fooled into thinking you can go serious mud plugging in it but however if you want a big 3 series that also goes and handles like a 3 series go for an X3, its just a 3 series with luggage space ! Reasonably economical if you drive it as such and that 3.0 turbocharged diesel engine has amazing acceleration and overtaking ability, shocks a lot of people !!!

Pros: fast, comfortable, spacious

Cons: ride a little jittery

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2006 BMW X3Review
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Bmw X3 — Since it's considered SUV, the suspension is a bit hard. Gasoline usage is not so bad, so not hurting the pocket so much... and it's fun to drive, not too big So all in all I'm very happy with it and would definitely recommend to all my friends... although it might be a bit difficult to find a good one.

Pros: Fun to drive

Cons: Need softer suspension

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2006 BMW X3 3.0i AWDReview
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Bmw X3 Se 3.0d — Finding it hard to dislike much, for a 4X4 SUV goes like a rocket! very good acceleration.Should keep it's value well. As for reliability too early to tell. Car handles very well. 6 Speed auto box good as has sports mode and triptronic. Managed to get 37 miles per gallon combined.

Pros: Performance and handling

Cons: Would have liked power seats.

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2006 BMW X3 3.0i AWDReview
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Truly A Sporty Activity Vehicle — Wallace gets us where we need to go without complaint. It's a perfect balance of sportiness in the dry twisties and all-wheel drive traction in the snow. It's also sold me on the BMW brand.

Pros: Handling is incredible for a car of this type

Cons: More power would be nice - but, so would better fuel mileage

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2006 BMW X3 3.0i AWDReview
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I Get My X From Germany — for new york, an x3 is the type of car that is needed, its not a huge tank and its not a mouse on the road but has the features of both. i love the performance and that is what attracts me to Bimmers, their enigines chasis are amazing, they know what they make.

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2006 BMW X3 3.0i AWDReview
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Great Mountain Vehicle — M package suspension so tough. grey exterior, black interior, sunroof, ipod system, ski bag. great for climbing mountain terrain, especially in winter.

Pros: goes anywhere, great size

Cons: bumpy ride due to tough suspension

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2021 BMW X3 Reviews

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2020 BMW X3 Reviews

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2019 BMW X3 Reviews

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2018 BMW X3 Reviews

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2017 BMW X3 Reviews

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We loved the car and its features. Everything my wife was looking for in an X3 Read More

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