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Old 01-17-2011, 10:05 PM   #1
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Question Looking to buy a 07-08 X3

Heading to my local dealership in search for a used X3 maybe 2 or 3 years old. Very excited as it would be my first BMW but just wondering if anyone can tell me at around how much kilometers on the car before things start going south? I know that if kept well maintained cars these days can go for a fairly long run.

Seen a few with around 60,000 kms (37,000 miles) and was thinking... Is hoping to get a solid 250,000 kms (150,000 miles) on the car before running into any major problems asking too much? Looking for a car that could run smooth for the next few years and would love if this could be one of them
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:13 PM   #2
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I can't tell you exactly what to expect on the X3 since it is a fairly new car to begin with, but coming from my own personal experience i noticed that at about 100k you start noticing little things go but nothing major enough to worry about. Always a good idea to get some sort of warranty though.

Sorry i wasn't too specific, but wanted to voice my own experience.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:54 AM   #3
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I've got 147K on my 2005 3.0...so far, no big problems. I recommend a CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) car from a dealer and you'll have warranty 6yrs/160,000kms.
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:42 AM   #4
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This is one nice x3!

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:12 PM   #5
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I've got 147K on my 2005 3.0...so far, no big problems. I recommend a CPO (Certified Pre-Owned) car from a dealer and you'll have warranty 6yrs/160,000kms.
I'm very glad to hear that, and yea, will be looking for a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle for sure.

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Wow, it sure is.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:11 PM   #6
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x3 is a much wiser choice over an x5. thats for sure
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Old 01-18-2011, 05:40 PM   #7
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x3 is a much wiser choice over an x5. thats for sure
Why do you say that?
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Old 01-24-2011, 03:01 PM   #8
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I have a x3 with M package and it drives better than any of the other SUV that i tried. it doesn't drive like a truck like others i.e. MB, Lexus, MDX, Rav4, etc...
I heard 07 and 08 models have issue with their transmittion. In auto model it doesn't down shift. you have to down shift manually.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:40 PM   #9
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Well, I made the purchase today at Town+Country BMW. An '07 X3 3.0si. Can't wait to bring it home!

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I have a x3 with M package and it drives better than any of the other SUV that i tried. it doesn't drive like a truck like others i.e. MB, Lexus, MDX, Rav4, etc...
I heard 07 and 08 models have issue with their transmittion. In auto model it doesn't down shift. you have to down shift manually.
Yea, I read about that... Didn't really notice anything on the test drive today, and it was pretty darn cold this morning. Although I read a few posts about the problem, they were fairly old, going back over a year to 2... Anyone know if they found a fix for this? Or actually had this problem?
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Old 01-25-2011, 07:45 PM   #10
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Congrats on your purchase!
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:55 PM   #11
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Well, I made the purchase today at Town+Country BMW. An '07 X3 3.0si. Can't wait to bring it home!



Yea, I read about that... Didn't really notice anything on the test drive today, and it was pretty darn cold this morning. Although I read a few posts about the problem, they were fairly old, going back over a year to 2... Anyone know if they found a fix for this? Or actually had this problem?
you likely read the same as I did. the fix is software upgrade but seems like the problem will come back after a while and BMW won't cover the cost after CPO expires. i guess easier solution is to drive in manual mode and shift as you want. more fun and better on gas that way as well since you control when to shift.
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