With millions of CUVs flying off lots there is no doubt, quantities are not limited. However, as good as many of the affordable options are from Mazda, Hyundai, Honda, and Toyota, many buyers are looking for more luxury and refinement. So jumping to a premium brand like Audi, Mercedes and BMW make sense. We try to break down the pros and cons of stepping up to the BMW X3 30i.

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Music by: Alan Fowler:
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Original Composer: Bo Uwabo 1987

Index:
00:00 - 00:35 Intro
00:35 - 1:35 Exterior Montage
1:35 - 2:20 Interior Intro
2:20 - 8:38 Interior Impressions
8:38 - 12:40 Tech and Infotainment
12:40 - 16:05 In the Shoppe - Suspension and Body
16:05 - 19:00 Under the Hood, Weights, Motor
19:00 - 19:45 Driving Intro
19:45 - 26:45 Driving Impressions
26:45 - 30:30 Final Thoughts

Comments

    • Toucan Sam
      Toucan Sam

      BMW’s aren’t worth anything after the warranty runs out. BMW’s need to work on reliability. They are endless money pits.

      about 4 days ago
    • kevin n
      kevin n

      Great review. I'd love to buy a M40i but it's 13k more than the 30i...

      about 5 days ago
    • Bob Bowie
      Bob Bowie

      BMWs interior have never felt special.. Its always cold cheap and basic

      about 6 days ago
    • tolgano gunn
      tolgano gunn

      Like your taste in music bro! Stay lit 😂

      about 18 days ago
    • Valentin Marin
      Valentin Marin

      Un buen coche...Me gusta...lo compraria hasta de segunda mano si lo necesitaría

      about 21 day ago
    • ladenree31
      ladenree31

      Hello from France 🇫🇷 ! I ordered last week a BMW X3 M Sport package and I’ll receive it in June. Your report is the best I’ve never seen about the X3.

      about 29 days ago
    • herbet modise
      herbet modise

      Good review. 👌 detailed explanation.

      about 1 month ago
    • Hsiu Chang
      Hsiu Chang

      Why don't you comment on the way it looks and what it actually cost I think you're trying to deceive deceive your viewers, you have no problems mentioning the price of Lexus though,
      the newer Mazda SUVs Drive even better than this BMW and I think theInteriors as good not to mention reliability is going to be better then this overpriced car

      about 1 month ago
    • Light Breeze Cruisin'
      Light Breeze Cruisin'

      Best X3 walk-through on YouTube.

      about 1 month ago
    • 86mikeyy
      86mikeyy

      Can you turn off the auto start stop?

      about 1 month ago
    • Doug Smith
      Doug Smith

      Overpriced pos

      about 1 month ago
    • Cross Ocean
      Cross Ocean

      Agree. Six cylinders would fit better with this car. Have the 4 cylinder and its okay, but not great.

      about 1 month ago
    • 6SpeedTA95
      6SpeedTA95

      You should do something similar on the Q5/SQ5. I think it feels more solid when compared with the BMW, but the BMW drives more sporty.

      Edit: Didn't realize you had already done the Audi as well. Great stuff here as usual

      about 1 month ago
    • SBha30
      SBha30

      Pretty much a perfect review in my opinion. I am looking forward to his review of the new X5.

      about 1 month ago
    • Gkoulidis
      Gkoulidis

      Is it that BMW does not use run flats in the US? I mean it is clear that the tire under the cargo place looks like and actually is an after thought.

      PS: So the car has run-flats but still carries a fifth wheel??

      about 1 month ago
    • Judson Zhao
      Judson Zhao

      gentleman's club lmao. BTW why does BMW make these in the states but with a Britain accent?

      about 1 month ago
    • Zhao Guang
      Zhao Guang

      That movable part on driver's seat is the most useless feature. That part is not heated; so in winter only 60% of the seat pad is heated. I'd rather have the regular seat.

      about 2 months ago
    • Zhao Guang
      Zhao Guang

      Com'on, how much money BMW paid you? Memory seat is not standard, it's in a $2000 option. Lumbar support is option too. Almost all cars Hyundai/Kia/Mazda come with standard features that is an option on BMW/Audi/Benz.

      about 2 months ago
    • Zechariah 12:10
      Zechariah 12:10

      As usual, a terrific review. The interior touch screen jutting out of the dash is a horrendous design idea, many manufacturers are doing this now including Mazda and it is just the worst thoughtless poorest design I've ever seen. The way to do the screen properly is the way that it is done in the Porsche Macan. Integrated into the dash excellent in its intuitiveness and function. Savage geese has become the best car reviewer on YouTube.

      about 2 months ago
    • RON H
      RON H

      Just discovered your channel. Great review, very thorough, good information on the negatives as well as the positives

      about 2 months ago
    • manifest 73
      manifest 73

      I still own a 2016 X4 335i, there a a few rattles in the car due to the OEM run flat tires. After replacing those tires with regular ones the rattles are less noticable.

      about 2 months ago
    • Brendan Carlson
      Brendan Carlson

      $500 for a wireless phone charger, are you fuking kidding me?

      about 3 months ago
    • Sean Thompson
      Sean Thompson

      Nice ... but for my money it would be a Mazda CX-5 or CX-9.

      about 3 months ago
    • Taylor Rhodes
      Taylor Rhodes

      The engineering is really remarkable. It’s just too bad it doesn’t last long.

      about 3 months ago
    • mariyan
      mariyan

      How do you compare/rate glc vs q5 vs x3 from 2018?

      about 4 months ago
    • Max Zhou
      Max Zhou

      There are two stupidest things about BMW infotainment system. The first is the lack of play/pause button, the one button on the center panel will pause the music and mute the whole audio, what if I want to stop the music but still want to hear the navigation sound from Google Map in my phone, which is hundred times better than BMW's own navigation system. The second one is in BMW's navigation system there is no way to stop navigation other than literally speaking out the voice command "stop navigation". I have been reading the user manual and searching on Internet and it seems they took out that function in the newer generation of iDrive system, which totally doesn't make sense.

      about 4 months ago
    • 씽고고
      씽고고

      could you please do X5 too? best review so far. subscribed.

      about 4 months ago
    • ken arthur
      ken arthur

      Great review man, subscribed. I think people have unrealistic expectations about consumer goods these days. Cars are expensive, complicated machines that wear out. They cost money. If you love it, you deal with it. The X3 is a great product and cross shopped with Mazda cx's, Subaru forester, vw tiguan, skoda kodiaq, Hyundai Santa fe, Audi q5 and lexus nx it justified the higher price point (to me) with the superior drive train, nvh and aesthetics. Yes it will cost me in 4 years no doubt. But your review highlighted why I handed over the cash for one. The 30d is bliss....

      about 4 months ago
    • B HM
      B HM

      I can’t get over the option packages. Eff PAYING EXTRA for Apple CarPlay!

      about 4 months ago
    • Michael Kensington
      Michael Kensington

      So much hype about this car brand and apple iphones, and what propaganda. Toyota and Honda are still far superior than this. Give me a break with other car mfrs copying bmw lol.

      about 5 months ago