2012 BMW X3 Top Comparisons

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2012 BMW X3Review
Guru9XTMWM writes:
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ok i think it should be cheaper priced, the car value is too high for a 2012 and the mileage and its a 2012

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2012 BMW X3Review
Guru9WN298 writes:
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I think this SUV is one of the best in the market. German technology is the best in the world. Great options along with fine performance.

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2012 BMW X3 xDrive28i AWDReview
M3Woody writes:
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Performance Center Delivery Was The Nicest Thing About This X3! — I like the stereo in this BMW X3 and that is about it. The brakes are pathetic in it for a BMW and yet they say it is "operating as designed". That being the case it just may well be my last new BMW if that is what they have come to. Then there was the acceleration problem that my local dealer acted as if they had never heard of the problem before. So I provided them with the BMW Service bulletin so they could fix my car! But the wife likes it so until financially practical we will keep it..... maybe!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: My wife likes it..... so she drives it most of the time.

Cons: Just doesn't provide the kind of excitement that every other BMW I have ever owned or driven has made me feel.

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2012 BMW X3 xDrive28i AWDReview
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Good Looks--in A More Economical Package — Very excited to compare this new X3 to my old body style X3 with the same colours and options! This SAV has many of the attractive body lines and characteristics of the more expensive X5--but in a more responsive, economical package.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: New body style makes it as attractive as the more expensive (less economical ) X5.

Cons: Gets more expensive with each new iteration.

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2012 BMW X3 xDrive35i AWDReview
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Awd With All Season Run Flats And Lots Of Power, Paddle Shift-great Fun. — This X3 with the sport package is the way to travel. Lots of room, great seats for a long trip, great highway performance when you let the ponies rule. Great fun in the twisties so long as you keep your luggage or clubs secure. There is no body roll, and that gets tighter yet when you switch on Sport Mode. Only thing better would be a stick so my wife couldn't drive it.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Love the power and driving position

Cons: Nothing bad so far, even the dealership is doing better

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2012 BMW X3 xDrive28i AWD Review
Guru9Z62MJ says:
Its my first car but the drive in sport feels the best. The front and back seats have more than enough room for road trips. The features are great from moonroof to the navigation system.
vs2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 AWD
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2012 BMW X3 xDrive28i AWD Review
GuruY69XZ says:
Very clean and more local than the 2008 but both cars had equal power or close and the newer 2012 should have less maintenance problems occurring because of mileage and year.
vs2008 BMW X3 3.0si AWD
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2012 BMW X3 xDrive28i AWD Review
vs2012 Toyota RAV4
2012 BMW X3 xDrive28i AWD winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2012 Toyota RAV4 worse.
"My feeling and it hug the corner more. Feel more safety too due to it weight...."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 Toyota RAV4 worse.
"My daughter own it. and we test drive the Rav 4 before we decided to go with X3."
2012 BMW X3 xDrive35i AWD Review
Outdoorfun says:
Has great speed!
vs2012 BMW X3 xDrive28i AWD
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2012 BMW X3 xDrive28i AWD Review
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