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
    • 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 9 days 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 10 days ago
    • FleshPie212

      do X1 please

      about 29 days ago
    • John Carral
      John Carral

      Simples meer cat

      about 1 month ago
    • Derek Jackson
      Derek Jackson

      Do you have a Most Reliable Used Imports video?

      about 2 months ago
    • Plamen Nikolov
      Plamen Nikolov

      Pls make video for BMW X1

      about 2 months ago
    • drorgeter

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

      about 3 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 5 months ago
    • James eberstein
      James eberstein In reply to Rubik3x

      What warranty did you purchase? Want to get one

      about 10 days ago
    • Tariq Farooq
      Tariq Farooq

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

      about 5 months ago
    • Michael Rajaona
      Michael Rajaona

      good review and helpful for addicted's Bimma

      about 5 months ago
    • cette juste
      cette juste

      i detect an accent

      about 5 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 5 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 5 months ago
    • Prakash Gadhvi
      Prakash Gadhvi

      Awesome Information... 👏👏👏👏

      about 5 months ago
    • david r
      david r

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

      about 5 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 6 months ago
    • different car review
      different car review In reply to Godfrey Anderson

      thanks for the support!

      about 6 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 6 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 7 months ago
    • abo aleel
      abo aleel

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

      about 7 months ago
    • youtoobe169

      Your videos are great! Thank you!

      about 8 months ago
    • Bones1md

      Nice job with the comprehensive review of several years

      about 8 months ago
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      different car review In reply to Bones1md


      about 8 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 8 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 8 months ago
    • Lydia N
      Lydia N

      I tried one out yesterday and almost bought it but my 6th sense convinced me to do more research, I am ever so grateful to find this review. Now I am equipped to not buy a lemon.

      about 9 months ago
    • Norm Hughes
      Norm Hughes

      Thanks! You saved me the misery of a timing chain failure during a vacation into Utah hundreds of miles from any BMW dealer. I listened to the engine the week before and the high pitched whine was very clear even below 3000 rpm. BMW replaced the timing and oil pump chains and tensioners for free because I was 2,000 miles below the 70,000 mile extended warranty.

      about 10 months ago
    • different car review
      different car review In reply to Norm Hughes

      I'm glad I could help!

      about 10 months ago
    • Al Coholic
      Al Coholic

      Great reviews! You won't hear this from the dealership

      about 11 months ago
    • Carey Tamboboy
      Carey Tamboboy

      Bought this brand new in 2014. I have 106K miles. Glove box peeled. Fixed it with glue. I heared the problems with the engine N20. I still owe money on it. Is the 2018 X3 any good? Let me know.

      about 11 months ago
    • different car review
      different car review In reply to Carey Tamboboy

      it's a new car, so it has to be good

      about 11 months ago
    • Clark Sydney
      Clark Sydney

      Great video. Excellent work with the research. Very informative. Thank you

      about 1 year ago
    • j a
      j a

      What is better the f25 or the e70 (comfortable and problems) and thx u

      about 1 year ago
    • With Style
      With Style

      Holy shit do yourself a favor and watch on 2x. Informative but its spoken in slow motion

      about 1 year ago
    • dennis foster
      dennis foster In reply to With Style

      Its perfect

      about 3 months ago