2006 BMW X3 Owner Reviews & Problems


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Should I or should I not buy a 06 BMW x3?

I bought my car in 2016 through a private sale. The person I bought it from was the second owner of the vehicle. I haven't had any major problems with the vehicle because the prior owners had kept the car in good condition. The only major mechanical problems that I have had with the car has been the driveshaft. It has been replaced two times since I have owned the vehicle. The car has a lot of features like Bluetooth , heated seats, heated steering wheel, seat memory, moonroof, one touch automatic windows, and leather seats. Overall I really like my x3 I just wish it got a little bit better gas mileage. It gets about 21/22 mpg.

- Caitlin N

A beautiful vehicle, but beware of high costs for fixes

Since I bought the vehicle about a year ago, I have had only a few problems. I have had to replace a few coils in the engine that have dropped, have had to get new tires, have had to replace a few lights. Car performs best when given premium unleaded gas, and with performance tires. It is a vehicle that stays looking new long after it is new. There is a rip in the driver seat. I have recently been having issues with shifting from first to second, car seems to stutter a bit. Other than that, it is a beautiful vehicle I recommend for anyone wanting a compact SUV with performance.

- Brittany S

Comfortable, spacious luxury family car.

My vehicle featured hand warmers on the steering wheel and seat warms. My two front seats can be adjusted to your size and saved in memory. Has a sunroof and a great size of space in the trunk. Feels great driving and rides smooth. Car links to phone through radio Bluetooth for taking cars by pushing a button on steering wheel. Has safety alert for seat belts that continues until you put it on. Perfect family car. Couldn’t be happier.

- Maria B

Runs great!! Just a bit worn and torn but I still love it!

I love this car! I bought it used though, so it has technical issues. Such as the power window stopped working on the passenger side and the check engine light is on all the time and I do not know why. Also the lining on the ceiling has become unglued and hangs down. Since the lining is coming unglued the glue is falling from the ceiling and gets everywhere when the sunroof cover is closed. So I just keep it open.

- Andrea G

Nice SUV that rides like a dream.

It's a really good vehicle. Mileage could be better. Runs great, especially if you go on long drive. Contains ac which gets nice and cool. Four wheel drive with power steering. The interior is leather which is awesome. It's also nice and roomy so that helps especially if you have long legs. The exterior is great too.

- Dana Y

BMW a high tech automobile that defines concepts of driving.

I have no problems with my vehicle. My BMW runs great and it is easy to maintain. The seats are very easy to adjust and the windows too. My BMW is very comfortable and great on gas. For long distance driving my BMW has a resistance to loud traffic sounds when the windows are rolled up.

- Kim J

Great little sports SUV. Fun and sporty.

The maintenance cost a lot however and drives great. I enjoy the way that it drives it is comfortable if it is my needs the only thing is that I wish that I had more technology tied to it. It is useful for having multiple people up to five it is also great for dogs.

- Karen H

Safest car on the road today.

Very safe. Hubby walked away from a T-bone crash with minor injuries. Daughter was in crash as well and she was able to walk away as well with a few black and blue marks. Comfortable ride. Pretty good on gas. Not too many mechanical problems. Love the sunroof.

- Wanda G

Car looks nice and runs smoothly. Quick acceleration.

Nice looking car, but has mechanical issues. No one wants to work on BMW's so you are forced to go to the dealer, which is twice as much money. Airbag recall and dealer still will not fix. It runs well, but has difficulties starting. Overall an average car.

- Lane S

Features of a great small SUV.

German made 2006 BMW x3 in great condition. Beautiful light blue exterior. 4 Wheel drive. Gray leather interior with plenty of legroom. Great vehicle to ride around in town to run errands or a road trip. Am/FM radio and CD player with great speakers.

- Dana W

I really love the sun rooftop I can enjoy the sunset with my husband love it.

It is comfortable, plenty of space, navigation system, leather seats, sunroof. Good mileage, electric windows. Even though we bought the car used it was in really good condition and the previous owner kept its maintenance. Family friendly .

- Maria E

It is a comfortable and reliable car, but very expensive to fix when something breaks.

I like the design and the comfort of the car. It has a spacious trunk too. I don't like that it is old and whenever it breaks it is too complicated to find the problem and the fix. I don't like that it has too many miles on it.

- Claudia Z

It is a smooth drive and it doesn't waste that much gas

My 2006 BMW x3 is a good car. It's reliable it is also a smooth drive. I have an automatic and the drive is always smooth. The size is mini though it's like a mini suv and the inside space is limited.

- Erika C

Appearance on the road and handling ability.

Sometimes the blind spots on this vehicle are pretty bad. Also the water resistance is not great. There is constantly water getting inside the vehicle.

- Ellen P

If I take care of it it will last at least another 50 to 60 thousand miles. It already has 104,000 on it

Love my SAV, it's a luxury vehicle but one I got at an affordable price. Leather heated seats and panorama moonroof are my favorite features

- Dawn P

I love how this car drives and the price that it was sold at.

I love the color and how it drives. I like the service manager and how they take care of the car. The service is always available.

- jane g

Its reliable and wont burn out fast.

Problems with the radio and the windows working. Sometimes it wont accelerate as fast as i'd like. I really enjoy the look of it.

- Morgan G

It is really super safe to drive. Feel safe with my family.

I like the color. Especially it drives really good on hot days. I do not like the insurance cost because it is too much for me.

- Ad W

What people should know about my car is that it's a steady and reliable car.

I like the comfort inside the space in the back, I like the fact that it rides smooth and what I dislike is gas mileage.

- luis s

My vehicle is white, has brand new tires

I absolutely love my vehicle. Since I got the car it has had no problems for such an old car. It runs like new

- Jacleen A

The gas mileage is not amazing. The older models start to burn after a while and is always a concern

It is a very smooth car. Gets decent gas mileage and is a manual. It's small but has lots of space

- Lorenzo M

It's a fun and safe vehicle to drive. Also they tend to last for a long time.

I like the leather interior and full panorama sunroof. Also the fact that it's a smooth drive.

- Dawn P

Gas mileage is not great. It only gets about 16 mpg.

I like the space and how it drives. I dislike the gas mileage. I also like the trunk size.

- Matthew W

Most amazing car ever. So smooth that sometimes u don't realize your speed but it's got so much room. The sunroof is amazing the gas mileage is great other than having to get premium gas

Perfect most amazing car I've ever owned. So smooth and clean

- Jessica G