2009 BMW X3 XDrive3.0i 3.0 from North America
Not cheap but worth every penny
I've had absolutely no problems with this car.
I've owned this car just over a year now and I couldn't be happier with it.
My wife and I are retired, love to travel and have put over 30,000 miles on it in the year we have owned it.
The seats are exquisitely comfortable, and with the memory function it's easy to get it back just right after someone else has driven it.
The cargo space in the back has been just right for all of our luggage and gear.
It has never gotten less than 23 mpg anywhere we have driven it.
Despite being a little taller, it handles just like one would expect a BMW to handle.
Unlike SUV's I've driven, you never get the feeling that it's going to tip over or get away from you.
The engine is powerful, silky smooth and quiet.
It will easily creep into 100mph territory if you don't pay attention or keep it on cruise control.
The gears are well paced on the manual transmission, and it shifts smoothly into every gear.
It has the finest leather I have ever seen in a car. It has real character and grain to it, is butter soft, and covers the entire seat not just the tops.
The interior fit and finish is beautiful with quality evident in every area.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd November, 2009