Last post on Dec 29, 2011 at 10:34 PM
You are in the BMW X3 & X5
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BMW X3, SUV
#19 of 38 Re: What do Road Tests Say? [carjim]
Feb 28, 2011 (7:04 pm)
I'm new to BMW coming from an Acura RDX. Liked the new looks at the auto show and test drove one a few weeks ago. First, the vehicle is fun to "work out" in an icy parking lot with lots of room. It holds the road and is stable while being put through its paces. I took it for a long test drive on urban roads through lots of traffic and on the interstate. While it has a little hesitation at take off, the Audi Q5's was much more pronounced. I also drove the Volvo xc60 turbo and while it may have felt a bit quicker off the mark, I found the interior and instrumentation a bit bland and cheap.
Ended up with a good lease on a 2011 X3 with everything I wanted. Have fun test driving!
#20 of 38 Previous one has lots of glitches even in the end
Mar 01, 2011 (11:52 pm)
Not moved. Not impressed.
Not buying it since the previous model still has problems to the end that were never fixed.
#21 of 38 Re: What do Road Tests Say? [kdoolin]
Mar 03, 2011 (2:21 pm)
Were you test driving turbo or non-turbo version?
How's the mpg so far?
#22 of 38 Re: What do Road Tests Say? [carjim]
Mar 03, 2011 (2:42 pm)
I was not impressed by the last model. It was useful, but in my opinion not quite to the standards of some of the other models. I guess because it was produced in an off-site plant in Austria. This new one has very impressive fit and finish! It's all BMW and the quality is impeccable in my opinion. I personally liked the 3.5i - what a rocket and handles like any performance all-wheel drive should be expected to. My wife liked the easier handling characteristics, overall feel and looks. We opted for the 2.8i because truly the 2.8i is plenty for her. I believe over the next week or so BMW dealers are hosting a ride/drive with all competitors as I received an invitation. I'm satisfied, but it sounds like a very good opportunity to feel the differences!
#23 of 38 Re: What do Road Tests Say? [twistedmetal]
Mar 03, 2011 (3:25 pm)
Congratulations on your new X3. I'm also considering the 2.8i & would greatly appreciate it if you would take the time to post your impressions during the next few weeks.
Just responded to an invitation to that ride/drive event, which my local dealer will host on April 1st.
#24 of 38 Still sucks as does BMWs inability to fix issues
Mar 04, 2011 (7:13 pm)
Nope X3 still problematic and BMW has no fixes.
Bummer. Last BMW in this family.
#25 of 38 Re: What do Road Tests Say? [Firebird_EOU]
Mar 06, 2011 (8:30 pm)
Was driving the non turbo. My X3 is on order!
#26 of 38 New X3: 2011 or 2012 ?
Mar 16, 2011 (4:04 pm)
To day I've been to my BMW dealer in Quebec City and the salesman told me that the new X3 is a 2011 model while I read on the net, at many places that it was a 2012 model. Who is right ?
#27 of 38 New BMW X3: no door mirror defrost ?
Mar 16, 2011 (4:10 pm)
How come that the door mirrors doesn't have defrost ? Even as option...not available !
I want to have a Bose sound system in my new X3...available only if you buy 2 optional kits...it's just like if you want to buy a color T.V. for your home and that you have to buy all the furnitures in the living room !!! I'm fedup about those pressure sales...!!!
#28 of 38 Re: New X3: 2011 or 2012 ? [pierred]
Mar 16, 2011 (4:56 pm)
They're 2011's. BMW is releasing some 2012 models early, but the X3 is not one of them.