At 6' 5" tall it's not easy to find a vehicle I'm comfortable in. The X3 is an exception. There's plenty of leg and hip room and the seat adjusts enough to make it very comfortable for long trips. The gear select is odd and takes some getting used to, Consumer Reports even mentions it, but the rest of the electronics are easy to use. It's been a great car/SUV/crossover so far.
2006 BMW X3Ranger Bob - Nevada06/11/2007
We spent months looking for a car that could handle a bad back, was relative small, had good visibility, safe and had a reasonable milage rating. The BMW met these specifications.
When you get into the smaller vehicles it is near impossible to get a fully adjustable seat in the passengers side. The X3 seat adjustments and comfort level are outstanding. The leather in the seats is not split leather that you get in many other cars so the longevity should be great. The drivers controls were a bit awkward at first but after a couple hours of driving they are excellent. The BMW X3 visibility is excellent, quality excellent and it gets 25-mpg.
You can see the extra engineering that went into the car such as the way the hood opens and closes, the coolant level indicator, the transmission response, just to name a few.
We are surprised at the corning ability of the X3 as it handles better than some sports cars we have owned.
I give the BMW X3 a 5 star rating.
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