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BMW X3 E83

BMW X3 E83 (2004-2010)

3.4 from 9 reviews

Reviews

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  • Build Quality
    5.0 (1)
  • Value for Money
    4.0 (1)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    5.0 (1)
  • Noise Level
    5.0 (1)
  • Acceleration / Power
    5.0 (1)
  • Handling
    5.0 (1)
  • Braking
    5.0 (1)
  • Suspension
    5.0 (1)
  • Gear Shifting
    5.0 (1)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    5.0 (1)
  • Interior Design
    5.0 (1)
  • Boot Size
    5.0 (1)
  • Features
    5.0 (1)
  • Comfort
    5.0 (1)


Willcress

WillcressSydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews

Best 4WD I owned

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Purchased in September 2014 for $65,000.00.

Build Quality
Cleaning & Maintenance
Noise Level
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TransmissionAutomatic
BoughtNew
Year2014
Performance
Acceleration / Power
Handling
Braking
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Gear Shifting
Fuel Efficiency
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Interior Design
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SKG

SKGMelbourne

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Money Pit - Stay away from BMW's

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BadgexDrive20d Lifestyle
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedJan 2013
Drive4WD
Rudi

RudiMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

  • 2 reviews

The car drives well until you get a fault light up then get out your wallet.

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BadgexDrive20d
TransmissionAutomatic
Date PurchasedAug 2013
Tim Johns

Tim JohnsSydney, NSW

  • 8 reviews
  • 4 likes

Drives great but has lot of problems

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TransmissionAutomatic
BadgexDrive30d

Excellent

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A pleasure to drive and even though fuel prices are reasonable high, I just like going for a drive. Its a 4WD in the body of a sports car.
Not too big for just the two of us. The turbo diesel motor + 6 speed auto is a great combination!! My wife thinks it is cute.
Electric seats standard would be a nice touch.

TransmissionAutomatic

Excellent

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We've purchased our X3 3.0si earlier this year, absolutely love it! Excellent performance and quality build as you expect from BMW, highly recommended.
Excellent performance and sporty handling. The X3 is very nimble on the road and not as bulky as its bigger brother X5 and yet very spacious interior. It has an excellent visibility compared with 3-series and other wagon. Very good value for money.

BadgexDrive30i Lifestyle

Miffy

Miffy

  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Good

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fried.noodle

fried.noodle

  • 11 reviews
  • 1 like

Excellent

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I am not really into cars, but husband is, overall, its great car, but I am still looking forward to upgrade to X5.
Great car, handles very well with quick and sharp turn. Breaks responses well, accelerate pretty quickly. Love the comfort seats and really cant live without it (but paying extra thought, worth the penny). Very smooth driving, great performance.
The middle seat at the back row is impossible to seat for a long trip (guess its design to sit 4 only). Had problems with automatic reverse mirror, fixed it 3 times already but still having problem. People from BMW Sydney are great and willing to help. Dont like the radio as it doesnt show any track names if playing mp3.

SandyG

SandyGSouth Brisbane

  • 39 reviews

Good

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TransmissionAutomatic
BadgexDrive30i Lifestyle
3 comments
avanti
avanti

I pulled one of these out of a snow filled ditch with my Nissan X-Trail !

trevallyan
trevallyan

I would too, but I am sick of replacing clutchess in my X-Trail!

Marco S
Marco S

Did you mean the Nissan entrail?


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Questions & Answers

Nicki T.

Nicki T.asked

cost to replace timing chain n47 20.d july o8. or new engine?

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Bubbles

Bubblesasked

My car starts happily but cuts out 3-4 times in the first minute while idling and when engaged in gear. After that it runs happily and doesn't repeat the performance on later startups. Any suggestions welcome. BMW service folk are puzzled. Thanks

2 answers
Tim Johns
Tim Johns

If there is a problem on your car, usually there will be one or more fault codes recorded in the computer. For DIY drivers they can find a suitable code reader and read the codes then go on line to find the fault code list. The fault codes can pin point where the problem is. If you are not a DIY driver, the best is to take the car to a BMW repairer, they should be able to read the codes and explain what happened to your car.

Bubbles
Bubbles

Thank you. Our repairer feels he knows (after trying everything) but is reluctant to try his idea as if it doesn't solve the problem it will lead to a more serious and very costly problem. Hence our thought to ask for ideas via this site in case there were other experiences/suggestions. It might be worth getting a second BMW repairer opinion just in case. Fortunately it only happens on first start of the day but puts uncertainty in our minds in case it starts happening more often.


Ali Brown

Ali Brownasked

Do X3s from this period (200-2009) have sat nav as a standard or option?

2 answers
SandyG
SandyG

Hi, This feature is an option im afraid.

Tim Johns
Tim Johns

Optional. There are two options, navigation system business and navigation system professional. The 1st option can be fitted after factory and the 2nd one has to be fitted by the factory.


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