2007 Bmw X 3
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love and hate my X3

by from Jax, FL on June 12, 2012

Bought my '07 X3 2 years ago at a great price, love the look and drive of this car but, as I type it is in the shop again. Take my advice and get the extended warranty, thank goodness I did or I would...
Bought my '07 X3 2 years ago at a great price, love the look and drive of this car but, as I type it is in the shop again. Take my advice and get the extended warranty, thank goodness I did or I would be in big trouble. Once I get it returned to me sometime this week, I am selling it. Wish this car was more reliable, I really do love to drive it (when its not at the dealership!)
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BMW X3 - 2007 much improved!

by from Greenville, SC on February 19, 2010

This X3 has both the sport and premium package with 19"wheels and the new-for- 2007 XDrive system. The cars handling is extremely responsive and solid. Acceleration is brisk in Sport mode. The ride is...
This X3 has both the sport and premium package with 19"wheels and the new-for- 2007 XDrive system. The cars handling is extremely responsive and solid. Acceleration is brisk in Sport mode. The ride is much-improved over previous years as the newer model handles bumps in a softer manner versus the truck-like feel in the older models. The leather is premium quality, seats are firm hold the driver in place during spirited driving a provide excellent support in long road trips. Electronics leave something to be desired in this $50,000 SAV. One cannot have an IPOD and Sirius hook-up at the same time through the BMW audio system. This was corrected on newer BMW models, but Acura and others are way ahead on the audio technology frontier. The safety features are second-to-none and the fit and finish are what you'd expect from BMW and will be improved on the 2011 platform. In-town MPG is about 17 - 18, on the road is 24 - 25MPG. This is a great urban vehicle that parks easy and hauls four kids plus driver with ease. The Xdrive system is magical on snow and icy roads. It provides an unsurpassed level of confidence when driving in hazardous conditions.
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Great Car

by from Connecticut on September 2, 2011

My 2nd x series Bimmer. Bought as CPO in 2009 with 23k miles. No major problems. Replaced tires at 44k miles. When my BMWs are going out of 50k warranty (BMW fixes, replaces anything up to 50k miles) ...
My 2nd x series Bimmer. Bought as CPO in 2009 with 23k miles. No major problems. Replaced tires at 44k miles. When my BMWs are going out of 50k warranty (BMW fixes, replaces anything up to 50k miles) I trade them. Cost to keep on the road is expensive. No more than MB though. I thoroughly enjoyed driven this car for two years. Great performance. Mileage = 23 mpg consistently 75 highway/25 city driving. I always used 93 octane. Car started using oil and I expected this was a bad sign. Only 1 quart, but I suspect BMW is a little out there with their 15k oil changes. Also, I'm tired of using premium gas. Many complaints online about the 6 speed tranny. It does shift hard and lags when you step on it. I think BMW should be upfront about the problem and fix the problem. Another reason I won't buy another one for sometime. Rides like a truck. Great for handling. Rides like on rails. Overall a really good car but don't buy with > 50k miles without buying the extended 6 yr 100k warranty. Its worth the $1900.
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Great Gas Mileage and Handles well in the snow

by from Northern Virginia on December 30, 2010

I have owned my 2007 X3 for 8 months now and have enjoyed driving it. It performs similar to my 94 3 series; however, it has the added benefit of all wheel drive which is needed in the winters during ...
I have owned my 2007 X3 for 8 months now and have enjoyed driving it. It performs similar to my 94 3 series; however, it has the added benefit of all wheel drive which is needed in the winters during those snow storms. The satelite system and all of the car functions are well designed and work great.
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Best handling vehicle I've ever owned

by from Central Florda on July 27, 2008

I've owned a lot of sports cars in the past. For an SUV, the handling is amazing. I can take a hard turn on a dirt road and the X3 handles like it's on rails. I don't know how one reviewer here says i...
I've owned a lot of sports cars in the past. For an SUV, the handling is amazing. I can take a hard turn on a dirt road and the X3 handles like it's on rails. I don't know how one reviewer here says it's a gas hog. I can get up to 30 MPG with this thing doing 60 MPH with the cruise control on. The interior is beautiful. I only wish the dash had more bling as some of the Japanese cars. With 20,000 miles on the vehicle, I have not had experienced any transmission problems at all. The transmission shifts perfectly. On the highway, you can punch it and not have too many problems passing other cars. I feel very safe in this vehicle. So far I've only seen a couple electrical problems. The light in the glove box comes on at night for no reason. When turning the vehicle off, I've seen the left hand side lights stay on while the right ones were turned off as if a relay was stuck on. I would buy a 2nd BMW if I could afford to do so. This is one of the finest vehicles I've ever owned and would recommend it and not listen to the negative reviews on here. Test drive one on some curves and see for yourself. With the X-Drive, I can never manage to squeal the tires. The traction is excellent. With 20,000 miles, the tire tread still looks brand new having Pirelli tires. I drove in some very bad rain storms last week doing 70 MPH on I-95. I was able to zip right around all of the other slow vehicles. The X-Drive works amazing. I would never buy another vehicle that doesn't come with stability control ever again.
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Love My X3!

by from Eden Prairie, MN on August 13, 2013

I've had my 2007 X3 for about a year and a half now. I love it! It's comfortable, stylish, and drives similar to a sports car. It's also very versatile, not too big yet big enough to seat 5 people com...
I've had my 2007 X3 for about a year and a half now. I love it! It's comfortable, stylish, and drives similar to a sports car. It's also very versatile, not too big yet big enough to seat 5 people comfortably plus cargo. When I first got the car it seemed rather jerky and seemed to have a rough ride. However I had never driven a BMW before and have since gotten used to it and grown to like it. If you are looking for a plush, soft driving luxury crossover, get a Lexus RX or Mercedes GLK/ML. While I wouldn't call it "harsh", you do feel the road and this includes any bumps or potholes. The steering is tight and the acceleration is great but it takes some getting used to. The transmission seems jerky at times but is normal when you get used to driving it. My dad drives a 2011 BMW 3 series coupe and that suspension is VERY tight with VERY fast acceleration and super tight steering. Going back to this feels like driving any other car. I've grown to like the way it drives because it makes me feel safer and more in control of the road. Drives very well on icy/snowy Minnesota roads. This car feels very solid, doors like a vault, no creaks or rattles, etc. Very good visibility and easy to park, however the tight steering makes parallel parking require more effort. The passengers side mirror tilts down automatically in reverse which is very helpful for seeing the curb. The interior is very comfortable plus higher up seating means better visibility. Seats adjust in every way possible along with the steering wheel. The customizable memory seats are great if more than one person drives the car. The radio is AWESOME, great bass and sound and the bluetooth syncs with my iPhone perfectly. There is only one driver cup holder and the passengers side cup holder pops out of the dash and is a bit flimsy but seems to work decently. LED lights provide great visibility and the headlights aim to the direction you are turning. The fog light also illuminates when turning which is great for extra visibility at night (note that I have the lighting package, don't think this is standard). Heated seats feel great and the heated steering wheel is amazing on cold Minnesota days (heating package). This car has been pretty reliable for me, a couple small things is that sometimes when climbing hills, the transmission feels like it doesn't know what gear to be in, it will upshift or downshift erratically. However I've heard this is a common issue with X3's. Also, once the car ran out of oil and left me stranded, I was very surprised as I always get it serviced accordingly at my local BMW dealer. I called BMW and they told me to add the proper oil and I haven't had a problem since. Gas mileage has been worse than expected, mid to high teens and low 20's with about 50/50 city and highway driving, also on premium gas. The 2007 is a great model year, my cousins drive a 2006 X3 and it has given them nothing but trouble (very expensive suspension and transmission problems, oil leakage, battery and electronic issues). Also the interior is updated for this year as well. The car itself is pricey itself as well as any maintenance/repairs and it takes premium gas, but if you can afford it I think it's definitely worth the extra cost. This is a great car for a single person like me or even a small family as it has so much room and very versatile. I really enjoy this car and hope to drive it for many more years. I will probably continue to purchase BMW's in the future as well.
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Great Car

by from Beaver, Pa. on March 8, 2007

The panoramic moonroof that, when fully deployed, feels almost like a targa top. Great feature! The interior is a comfortable place to take refuge with comfortable leather seats and room enough for 4...
The panoramic moonroof that, when fully deployed, feels almost like a targa top. Great feature! The interior is a comfortable place to take refuge with comfortable leather seats and room enough for 4 grown adults. The car has amped up performance with proven reliability along with a gas sipping 26 miles per gallon (highway). Best in class!! Not bad! The craftsmanship and driveability of this vehicle are unmatched. 4 years/50,000 miles of free maintainence put us over the top. I'd take the X3 over the Acura RDX any day of the week and twice on Sunday, and I have driven Hondas/Acuras for years!
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A great deal!

by from NY on July 9, 2009

The X3, especially in the used market under $30,000.00, is an exceptional value in my opinion. You get much more space and utility when compared to the 3-Series BMWs. Extra cargo space, the panaromic ...
The X3, especially in the used market under $30,000.00, is an exceptional value in my opinion. You get much more space and utility when compared to the 3-Series BMWs. Extra cargo space, the panaromic sunroof, excellent handling on dry roads as well as on rain and snow make this car an excellent choice for cost conscious BMW lovers. I heard some problems regarding the automatic transmission so I bought the manual version and I absolutely love it. The comfort seats is a must as they substantially improve your comfort especially on long distance highway driving. I would also look for one with navigation since it is right inline with the adventurous spirit of the X3. I am also very impressed with the handling on all kinds of surfaces, and it feels like a sedan on the highway as well as curvy back roads. I thought the sound system could be improved. Overall, this is a great value that BMW offers to its loyal customers (I owned a 330i, 335xi and 550i in the past).
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Huge improvement over '06

by from MN on November 14, 2006

I believe I test drove almost every small and medium SUV on the market, with in the first 3 minutes of the test drive I knew this car was "the one". (Prior to driving the X3 my heart had been set on a...
I believe I test drove almost every small and medium SUV on the market, with in the first 3 minutes of the test drive I knew this car was "the one". (Prior to driving the X3 my heart had been set on a Lexus rx350). I loved my 2001 X5 but the '07 X3 is so much more relaxing and fun to drive. Most of my X3 complaints of prior year models have been addressed and fixed for the 2007. If you don't need the extra room the X5 offers I suggest driving the X3 it may be "the one" for you.
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high mileage BMW

by from Pennsylvania on January 11, 2014

Purchased this cool BMW because of the looks and after test drive I was in love. Its my firs BMW and traded for a Subaru legacy GT w/250k miles. I can not compare to any other BMW but loved the handli...
Purchased this cool BMW because of the looks and after test drive I was in love. Its my firs BMW and traded for a Subaru legacy GT w/250k miles. I can not compare to any other BMW but loved the handling of the vehicle. Firm ride is my cup of tea. Purchased this vehicle with 103k miles. It may seem crazy to some but had many high mileage cars with out major problems (Mazda 3S,Subaru, Toyota). This X3 was solely maintained by BMW and all up to date. Interior and exterior was in excellent condition. Since I'm used to doing most of basic maintenance my self I was disapoinnted that this vehicle hes no dip stick for engine oil or trans fluid. It scares me to think what would happened if something went wrong with electronic that monitors all its fluids. And if something goes wrong not all mechanics are incline to fix these cars so you will have to pay for someone who specialize in BMW's. So far this vehicle did not suffer from any issues. Drove over 10k miles and runs and feels great. I have put snow tires and was wondering how this car would handle compare to my Subaru in snow. I was pleseantly rewarded by great handling on snowy surface. There are few remarks that I have to single cup holder, lack of stationary clock ( have to push buttons to circulated display), location of aux jack is just unfortunate. Otherwise this vehicle handles absolutely amazingly considering higher gravity. If this car can handle my expectations in trouble free rides I will keep on driving for a long time.
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