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A bit disappointed despite motor press high scoring
BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto (Review date: 26th September '14)
This is my fourth bmw in a row and I was excited about getting a 4x4. Sadly I have not had any snow since getting it so yet to test it properly.
I think I expected an m-sport to be a bit better standard but after my last car which was the new 5 series I am a bit disappointed that the m-sport is so badly spec'd. It doesn't have electric seat adjustment and the manual adjustment is a total pain.
I didn't look at the central arm rest in the rear before I bought the car but it is cheap and nasty. Looks like it was made by primary school children.
The rear seats struggle with space for feet if the front seats are set low. So avoid the back if there is a tall driver.
Storage is not the best. I could design storage better.
The car drives ok but I do not get above 35 mpg in town and 42 on the motorway.
An annoying vertical beam warning every few weeks and judging by another review I will be stuck with it.
X3 M-Sport Auto 2ltr
BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Prof Media] (Review date: 21st May '14)
Running costs are a joke re new pads and discs all round at 20000 miles. On my third Turbo only done 25000 miles. I told BMW that the brakes must have been sticking and they flogged me off saying that it was normal for a auto to use pads and discs so fast. I have always had auto's and not had this problem before.
2013 BMW 2.0 XDrive Manual
BMW X3 xDrive20d SE 5dr (Review date: 14th January '14)
This is the first SUV type car that I have had, I got it on a 3 year contract hire deal and I have been really happy with it so far.
I did quite a bit of homework and the reviews all point to the fact that the Variable Damper Control was a must, well I didn't have enough allowance to get these and I can honestly say that the ride is a smooth and comfortable one.
Negatives: I wish that I had gone for the auto box, on more than one occasion whilst at the lights I have put the car into reverse instead of 1st, they are too close together and there isn't a reverse lever on the stick, also fuel consumption is nowhere near the reported 50mpg, I usually drive in economy mode and I don't tend too floor it (too much).
Positives: A great drive, lots of torque/ Power, handles really well, lots of kit as standard and very spacious, easy to park with the sensors and is a very good looking car inside and out in my eyes
Unsolvable headlight aim control problem
BMW X3 xDrive20d SE 5dr (Review date: 31st August '13)
Own this car since June 2012 brand new, enjoyed every moment in the car for first 4 months, then appears a very strange problem 'a warning on dash board saying headlight aim control failure' and the headlights are dipped.
Got my car checked with the dealer twice but they have no clue about the problem, all what they said was every time this happens stop my car and wait for sometime and restart this might solve the problem, and their expert engineers are looking in to this and my car is not the only one with this problem.
I've even emailed MD's office and got the same reply.
When you spend £35k on a car you don't want to see a problem which no one can solve. Should've gone for Audi Q5
BMW X3 xDrive 20D Auto 2011
BMW X3 xDrive20d SE 5dr Step Auto (Review date: 9th July '12)
Having driven at least 25 different BMW cars this is the best yet, it runs like a dream and is perfect as a family or business car. The BMW X3 unites raw power with extreme efficiency. It's dynamic yet economical 2,0 ltre engine with automatic transmission delivers the best fuel conmsumption figures in its class - at 50.4 miles per gallon.
Driving is a never ending joy!
BMW X3 xDrive30d SE 5dr Step Auto (Review date: 19th June '12)
First new car I've ever bought and well worth it.
I need looked a used ones and the price was about the same as new with a dealer discount so I took the plunge and specced is how I wanted it.
Great to drive, auto box is smooth, stop start unobtrusive and plenty of speed when needed.
I'm averaging 40 mpg which isn't bad considering it's a 4x4 that goes to 60mph in 6 seconds!!! Best I've seen on a gental run is 51 but it can drink if you are in a hurry, under 30 is possibe :)
Insurance seems ok at under 500 and road tax is also reasonable and plenty of space for the family.
The only think that bothers me is there are areas of that seem cheap, the hard plastic on the inside of the boot is bad considering how nice the rest of it looks, hopefully they saved money there to spend it on the running gear.
All I need now is a snowy winter, always ran a winter car before, hopefully this will be 2 cars in 1 and everything anyone will need in a car, comfort, performance, economy and practicality (the ability to get round in the snow).
BEST CAR EVER
BMW X3 xDrive35d M Sport 5dr Step Auto [Business Media] (Review date: 4th March '12)
When we were looking to buy a 4x4 we test drove them all except this one as they had a waiting list of 4/6 months and we wanted lots of extras.
By pure luck we stumbled on one with everything on it and bought it there and then.
Do we regret it no best car ever,drives like a dream very economical and we love it!!
BMW for rednecks?
BMW X3 xDrive20d SE 5dr (Review date: 20th January '12)
BMW is often perceived as snob's haven. Not the X3! If you get the 2l engined manual and fit mudguards and boot cover you have a perfect vehicle for civilised travel on unclassified roads, fields, forestry tracks and motorways. Advertised consumption (50+ miles to a gallon) is hard to get, but you will get 40+ easily, and for a car of that size that is good. It is quiet, spacious, and comfortable. Not a "hot hatch" performance, but not a slouch either. Overtaking is possible, and off-road capabilities good. The failure of one of many sensors in the exhaust system was the only reason for the low marks for reliability. That was repaired painlessly by the dealership, with a good cup of coffee and the car cleaned and hoovered. Letter of apologia from BMW followed. Class.
The fabulous new shape BMW X3
BMW X3 xDrive20d SE 5dr Step Auto (Review date: 19th January '12)
The new BMW X3 feels light and smooth, and drives beautifully. With its stop start technology it is incredibly economical. In traffic it moves away quickly, as soon as you lift your foot off the brake it is raring to go. On the motorway acceleration is excellent and there is good all round visibility. There is plenty of room for the kids and a decent sized boot. The lights can be set to automatic to come on when it is dark, and the windscreen wipers have several different settings. The only drawback is the length of the car - you really need sensors on the back and front to park safely.
very comfortable car
BMW X3 xDrive20d SE 5dr Step Auto (Review date: 19th January '12)