- X3 G01 xDrive30d
- Verified purchase
I have had this car brand new since 05/18 and could share a bit of my experiences here.
This is the first BMW car I ever own, so I optioned it with M Sport Package, Comfort Package, panorama glass roof, wireless phone charging and fine wood trim.
It is an enjoyable car to drive for my daily travel of an hour between home and work. It has many safety gadgets that is mostly helpful and did get me out of troubles a few times. However, the "Adaptive Cruise Control" needs a much longer time to react when one switches from one lane into another la...ne. It is even more frightening if one is travelling at 60km/hr & moves into a right turn lane that has a big gap between your car and the car waiting in front, since it does not detect the stationary car fast enough and only reduces the speed abruptly when it gets too close for comfort. The engine noise is so subdued for a 3L diesel, so the cabinet feels much quieter than my original 2016 Benz 350d. It does feel more lively and punchier as well. The consumption stays at 9L/100K, for most city driving. The change from a car with normal tyres to one with run-flat tyres will need time to get used to. Even with this adaptive suspension fitted, it took me a while to get accustomed to the stiffer & harsher feel of the ride. It is highly recommended to have this adaptive suspension, as it does help improve the ride on all surfaces.
Purchased in May 2018 for $97,000.00.
Luxury, efficiency and style.
I share this car with my dad, but I have to pleasure of driving the beauty throughout the week.
First things first, the price tag is hefty. For a sport SUV, the massive price was partially split between my dad and myself, and it did hurt my bank account a fair bit. Other complaints I have are to do with the lane departure warning, which is a bit too sensitive at times. I also have a hilly driveway, meaning that the ABS activates when it detects the flat road after the hill and it locks the brakes. Even though you can override it, the sensors fa...
Constant quality issues
I purchased this car from Essendon BMW less than 3 months ago. It has been back at least 3 times for various issues including;
1. A critical warning saying I had too much oil in the engine. The engine had to be drained and refilled (less than 10,000kms)
2. Safety systems not functioning properly (such as lane departure system - twice for this)
3. Boot lid not closing properly
I have had other major issues such as
1. I recently received a warning saying park brake wasn't working properly. The error eventually went away
2. I have several instances when I come back to my car and the back door (boot) is wide open...
Purchased in July 2019 at Essendon BMW for $74,000.00.
It drives like a dream. It handles well & rides well. High fuel efficiency. Diesel engine perform well & plenty of torque. BMW has improved a lot in the past 10 yrs.
Purchased in March 2019.
2018 BMW X3 30i - A very well rounded SUV
We recently purchased a BMW 30i (including, M package, Comfort package and the panoramic roof).
I spent a bit of time researching the options and felt that the familiar BMW dynamic was right for us. Certainly a very crowded segment and the BMW fully equipped was a bit of a stretch. I really felt that while the BMW wasn’t necessarily the best in all categories it was excellent when looking at each of my criteria. If there was a weakness it was that I was sitting taller in this vehicle than I was accustomed, but that was more a reflection of ...the move from a small sedan to an SUV. Certainly some of the vehicles I considered were better in some of the criteria but were let down in other aspects. The BMW was, I thought, the most rounded choice. This was to some extent subjective. I have owned BMWs before and the cabin and driving dynamic is familiar. I was also looking for something which felt substantial and well planted for both urban and country longer distance driving. Some of the direct competitors were other BMWs. The X1 or X2 options were appealing as they was cheaper and more car like, but I didn’t find their cabins as comfortable or as well equipped. I also considered the X3 30d which was really excellent, but I couldn’t justify stumping up the extra money and diesel was a bit of an unknown quantity. Similarly the extra for the X3 M40 was hard to justify as an everyday driver. So I opted for a very well equipped 30i. This is a petrol option. I like a car that has a little bit of a sporty edge - something which is nimble, solid and has a bit of grunt when I need it. I haven’t been disappointed. The 30i is more than adequate in a performance sense. I like that I can change the personality of the car via BMWs profiles I can jump from comfort (which is great for most driving needs) to sport (which tightens up suspension and changes the steering and automatic gear box). Part of the M package brings crucial improvements such as sports brakes and adaptive dampers - well worth having. I also like the changes that the M package brings to the external styling - especially in Alpine White. There seemed to be different impressions of the ride quality by various reviewers. My own impression has been of a very quiet, comfortable ride and I found this was the case even in X3s not equipped with adaptive dampers. The ride quality was in my view a real strength of the driving experience. Interior space is also excellent especially for the front seats, but really the rear seats and cargo space are very substantial too. Fuel consumption has also been good running at about 8.3 per 100km combined.
Reliable Car with fancy badge
Love this car, it's fancy from outside and looks great for any occasion. The interior is simple yet classy, will stand for so many years ahead. It's quite friendly and not too hard to use. Love the seats because it's adjustable in every way. All mechanic seems smooth and have no problem at all for the last 3 yrs we owned it.
Although I wish the Air Con can be more cooler. But this maybe because of the petrol efficiency and the machine stops everytime red traffic light and on again when it's green.
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