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BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport (Business Media) 5d Step Auto (2012/12)

BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport (Business Media) 5d Step Auto (2012/12) - Owner Review

Height and rear passenger room without a big lip.

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Review submitted by
Richard Gareth Cleaver on

BMW X3 (11-17)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I don't know or care what the car says about me.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Friends, no Idea. Family, suits us well Neighbours, No idea.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I probably would but don't feel it's quite in the same class as the E Class I had before the X1. If BMW would address the non automatic automatic items and fit the car with proper daylight running lights it would be unbeatable.

What are you likely to buy next?
.Probably something where the badge is less expensive and more is included in the standard package.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
December 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not particularly but it was a very nice car in the right colour and spec.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
We went into the local dealer for a free wash and valet, were finding the X1 a little low to get in and this car had just come in and was exactly what I wanted without being too drastic a change.

What was the dealer like?
Very modern clean newly re furbished premises. All the staff were pleasant, very well presented and courteous.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Absolutely lovely, could perhaps do with a little more acceleration. Bit firm.

What's it like to park?
Parking sensors are good but a rear camera would be a very acceptable addition.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No but still don't like having to switch on the automatic wipers every time I get in the car. The welcome home lights are stupid in that you have to switch them on, in every other car I've had they switched on after dark when the ignition was switched off. Wipers do not park if switched off in mid sweep, Keyless entry temperamental so is stop start.

What's most practical about your car?
Height and rear passenger room without a big lip.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Eco Pro but again you have to switch it on.

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