Excellent All In One Car
April 21, 2019
Bought this car used about 8 months ago with 22K miles on it. As a single person, I decided I didn't need a 4X4 Tacoma and a 328i RWD, paying insurance, tabs and maintenance for both. After looking around, I figured out that the X3 Diesel was the right choice.
So far, this has been the best vehicle I have ever owned! The engine is a charmer, I typically get about 36-37 mpg on my commute in stop and go traffic. Love the slight characteristic sound that the diesel engine makes. Have gotten 39-40 mpg on trips to and from Portland. Lots of luggage space, enjoy the truck-like height without the terrible gas mileage. Did some ski trips this past winter and the car is bulletproof in snow and ice. Drove up a snowy trail to a cabin that a friend couldn't make in his Subaru and was he surprised!
Have had an issue with the sunroof rattling; the dealer in Seattle was surly and unhelpful - the dealer in Tacoma (BMW Northwest) was fantastic, listened to the problem, and had it fixed under warranty. Other than that, the car has been reliable and simply a joy to drive.