• Summary

    2 out of 5 2.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Do you really need a 4x4??

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    They like it.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    No. It's not made as well as other BMW models. Go for the new shape X3 if you can afford it.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    1 Series.

  • Buying experience

    3 out of 5 3.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    December 2012

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    No. Dealer said it was immaculate but when I arrived after a 5 hour journey found the wheels were scuffed and also a few scatches he failed to mention.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Thought I needed a 4x4 and the space.

    What was the dealer like?

  • Driving it

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What's it like to drive?

    It's ok. I live in a very hilly area so the auto can be very annoying as it senses you going down hill and will keep changing down when really there is no need.

    What's it like to park?

    Easy enough with front and rear sensors.

  • Living with it

    2 out of 5 2.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Very thirsty and not as fast as you think it would be for a 3 litre petrol. Within a month a need new water pump and thermo housing. Also the DME packed in. Very costly. The X3 is not put together as well as other BMW models by far.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Boot space. Ease of access.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Front parking sensors.