Buying a used BMW X3 (F25) - produced from 2010 to 2017

What is the best engine, how good is this car, what are the common problems with these cars? What are the most unreliable engines? Watch the video and you will get answers to all these questions and more!

What to look for when buying a used BMW X3 SUV-SAV advice / guide

used first generation BMW X3 SUV-SAV

used BMW X3 F25 SUV review

BMW X3 sDrive 20i, xDrive 20i, xDrive 28i, xDrive 35i, sDrive 18d, xDrive 20d, xDrive 30d, xDrive 35d


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      about 1 year ago
    • Steve kovacevic
      Steve kovacevic

      Great review. I bought a brand new x3 2016 and had the brakes changed after 10000km. My run flat tyres never lasted more than 18000km. Gearbox would shift passed 6 gear, corrosion under the hood when it was delivered...etc...Dumped it after 2 years with 38000km as I didn't want to change the tyres again. Bought a Peugeot 5008 GT Line and never looked back. Bmw had terrible service and the car was a lemon. Never again.

      about 18 minutes ago
    • Grand Cherokee
      Grand Cherokee

      I want to buy international secrets from this guy! Da, Mr Bond! Great review ✊🏽

      about 1 day ago
    • Danijel Bratina
      Danijel Bratina

      Never ever buy german used car.

      about 4 days ago
    • Daniel JK
      Daniel JK

      Super helpful! Thanks!

      about 15 days ago
    • Greg Vaskovsky
      Greg Vaskovsky

      Thank you so much for this video! I will definitely make sure to listen for timing belt failure symptoms.

      about 17 days ago
    • Mike B
      Mike B

      I have 2011 X3 Diesel 2.0SE Excellent car I bought with 32000 miles turbo went immediately, was replaced at half price by BMW. Only other problem at 100,000 miles needed new transfer case, was quoted 5300 euro by BMW. I found a guy in Germany who recons and did the whole job for 1300 euro, excellent job.

      about 1 month ago
    • Leon Onitnelot
      Leon Onitnelot

      Sales talk cmon guys act like a man.

      about 1 month ago
    • The Equinox
      The Equinox

      The ZF automatic gearbox doesn't need a 60.000km oil change, you took that stat from the failed Audi S-tronic gearboxes. BMW didn't even require an oil change at the gearbox, saying that it's lifetime, but as we know it from physics, any liquid exposed to high pressure and heat cycles tends to worn out. At around 150.000km is ok to change the oil. (it's not that cheap anyway to change it at 60.000km)

      about 2 months ago
    • James eberstein
      James eberstein

      Wished I had view this video before purchasing of my BMW X3 2013. Thanks for the heads up on timing change!

      about 2 months ago
    • FleshPie212

      do X1 please

      about 3 months ago
    • John Carral
      John Carral

      Simples meer cat

      about 3 months ago
    • Derek Jackson
      Derek Jackson

      Do you have a Most Reliable Used Imports video?

      about 4 months ago
    • Plamen Nikolov
      Plamen Nikolov

      Pls make video for BMW X1

      about 4 months ago
    • drorgeter

      Any common issues with 2016 x3 20i engine, gearboxes or something else?

      about 5 months ago
    • Rubik3x

      Wow, you hit most of the hot spots. Our 2011 X3 F25 with xDrive 35i has had most of these issues. Fortunately, we bought a Certified Used car and the Extended Maintenance Warranty which covered the problems.
      One thing you barely mentioned was the electric water pump. At 85k, ours gave the Overheating warning and entered Limp mode. Shutting down the engine and restarting gave a warning that if it happens again to contact the BMW Service Center. It drove normally without the Check-Engine light. Well, it happened 3 more times on our trip home. Each time, I checked that the engine was actually NOT overheated and continued driving home and to the BMW dealer. A trusted BMW mechanic told me that he replaces 4-5 BMW electric water pumps per week! Apparently, the water pump can become unreliable and trigger the warning before it actually fails. If it actually fails, lots of expensive damage can occur if you continue driving.

      about 7 months ago
    • James eberstein
      James eberstein In reply to Rubik3x

      What warranty did you purchase? Want to get one

      about 2 months ago
    • Tariq Farooq
      Tariq Farooq

      Excellent info I am buying one and will have a look for these issue now

      about 7 months ago
    • Michael Rajaona
      Michael Rajaona

      good review and helpful for addicted's Bimma

      about 7 months ago
    • cette juste
      cette juste

      i detect an accent

      about 7 months ago
    • Kay Kay
      Kay Kay

      Hello Bro Please help .I just got X3 2014 B47 engine . It sounds like a tractor on starting with the engine vibrating .I can hear the noise in the car and feel the vibration on the gear stick and clutch pedal. its a clean car but i am worried as its on finance.please kindly respond

      about 7 months ago
    • Kay Kay
      Kay Kay In reply to Kay Kay

      to add i heard the whining sound at the main BMW dealer but they changed the turbo and it stopped .I decided to buy cos its a main dealer and 1yr warranty.

      about 7 months ago
    • Prakash Gadhvi
      Prakash Gadhvi

      Awesome Information... 👏👏👏👏

      about 7 months ago
    • david r
      david r

      2014 bmw x3 i35xdrive F25 the best car I ever drove on the road.

      about 7 months ago
    • Godfrey Anderson
      Godfrey Anderson

      WOW... saved my bacon!!!!!.... I was blindly looks at these without all this knowledge...I watch all your reviews and they are through, to the point and god they save people from making grave errors.. God Bless you.

      about 8 months ago
    • different car review
      different car review In reply to Godfrey Anderson

      thanks for the support!

      about 8 months ago
    • Darren Kelly
      Darren Kelly

      great video.. thanks do much for posting. Feel a lot better informed on what model and year to buy a used X3 now

      about 8 months ago
    • Sgt Garnier
      Sgt Garnier

      You are correct. My 2012 328i series 4 cylinder lost the chain guard and engine was kaput. I had a few months of warranty left so they rebuilt the engine and it cost me nothing. Traded it in for a 2016 X3 6 cylinder model. Felt relieved. Don't own a BMW without warranty.

      about 9 months ago
    • king am
      king am

      thank you for sharing a very informative helpful video..!👍🏻

      about 9 months ago
    • youtoobe169

      Your videos are great! Thank you!

      about 10 months ago
    • Bones1md

      Nice job with the comprehensive review of several years

      about 10 months ago
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      about 10 months ago
    • lacuadra70

      If you are under warranty, and approaching end of standard warranty, insist on an inspection of speed sensors and thermostat

      The dealer wont check it, but get a mechanic to assses condition

      Luckily I have extended warranty. They failed 3 months acter regular warranty exp.

      and bmw issued a bulletin.

      about 10 months ago
    • Miro Stepanov
      Miro Stepanov

      What is considered as a long journey? How many km is too little to drive with diesel engine car?

      about 10 months ago