2006 BMW X3 Expert Review

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Owner Reviews


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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