BMW X3 has Poor interior trim
2011 BMW X3 28i
My BMW X3 is good on the road, allows me to see above most cars, feels sturdy, and the steering wheel is easy to maneuver. Drawbacks are that the driver's side door panel includes a rubber cup- handle that disintegrates. I lotion my hands a lot so, apparently the lotion if wears down the rubber. To replace that piece, you have to purchase the entire unit (includes the handle, the window and door buttons) at nearly $700. So now, I have to decide whether I will give up that money (that's the parts-only price) or continue to ride with an unsightly handle. In addition the console has a plastic/ rubber coating and the coating has bubbled in several places. Of course, in order to replace it, I have to purchase the entire unit (I didn't bother to ask about the price). These issues are frustrating and embarrassing since I enjoy the handling of the car but can't stand the way these interior items were designed.