BMW X3 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the BMW X3 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
BMW X3: replacement key cost
What's the best option for replacing a BMW X3 Key fob as cheap as possible? Or is going through a dealer my only option? Read more
What car should I buy for $70,000?
I am looking to purchase a new car and have a budget to $70,000. I travel approx. 35,000 km per year, 90 per cent highway miles, up and down the mid and north coast. My current car, a 2013 Toyota ...Read more
BMX X3 2015: is it good around town?
I am thinking of buying a 2015 or newer BMW X3. I do approx. 18,000 km a year and this is a mix of town and highway driving. What is the diesel like for around town driving? What are key things that ...Read more
Ford, Mazda lead latest safety recalls
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published its latest round of safety recalls, with models from Ford, Mazda, BMW, Kia, Audi, Jeep, Alfa Romeo and Lamborghini affected. Read more
Used BMW X3 review: 2004-2015
Ewan Kennedy reviews the 2004-2015 BMW X3 as a used buy. BMW was one of the early prestige companies to spot the surge in interest in SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles). Realising that most SUV buyers ...Read more
How to reduce fuel consumption in an X3 20i
The fuel consumption of my 2016 BMW X3 20i is 13L/100km. I drive in Eco pro mode and urban and freeway. What is the usual fuel consumption? Do I have to get in more km for this to drop? Read more
X3 Engine failure
After experiencing the problem with the VW DSG transmission, and VW's "head in sand" attitude to it, I got rid of my Passat. But I bought a BMW X3 diesel and find myself with a problem with the 2.0- ...Read more
X3 exploding window
I purchased a 2010 X3 privately in October last year from an owner who was meticulous. It was a one owner, with low km, a BMW service and RWC. In February whilst parked in my carport the rear ...Read more
Replacing a C180 with an X3?
I'm thinking about a 2011 BMW X3. I currently drive a Mercedes-Benz C180 from 2002, which I have owned since 2006, and have been very happy with it apart from a design fault with the camshaft teeth ...Read more
Used BMW X3 review: 2008-2011
Jock downsized to a 2.5-litre X3 and still enjoys it immensely. He likes the easy of entry with the high driving position, the cornering and driver control, the torque at low speed, the size of the ...Read more
X3 acceleration noise
There is a noise when I accelerate in my 2006 BMW X3, but it is otherwise quiet. What could it be? Read more
Safest mid-size luxury SUV?
I am looking to buy a mid-sized SUV for about $75,000 and I want the auto emergency braking and as many safety features as I can get. I am tossing up between Volvo XC60, Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Lexus ...Read more
Used BMW X3 review: 2004-2012
It’s not just we Aussies and the Yanks that love their SUVs, Europeans have really been getting into them in recent years; and the big name German marques have quickly cottoned onto the boom in these ...Read more
We recently came across an issue with our 2010 BMW X3. We live 190 km away from our nearest BMW dealership and have been having a local accredited mechanic change the oil. Recently, when a red light ...Read more
Used BMW X3 review: 2004-2006
Once the X5, BMW's SUV breakthrough model had blazed a trail across our 4WD landscape it was to be expected that the company would follow it up with a more compact model. That was the X3 and it ...Read more
Used mid-range cars review: 2009
The traditional prestige players are priced beyond the means of most of us -- but the qualitative difference separating the business class and the topline versions of the rest has diminished to the ...Read more