Quick video showing some things to look for when buying a used BMW X3 E83.


    • Behrad sarabostani
      Behrad sarabostani

      Size 15?????? Dude pretty much anyone is a women compare to you. I wear size 9.5 lol

      about 4 months ago
    • V.C.

      My experience:

      Bought a 2007 X3 2.0d (M47 150 ps) at 50.000 km at the BMW Dealer, at
      german market prices (not a discounted trashcan).
      70.000 km - clutch plate was gone - entire clutch kit replaced 80.000
      km - turbo failure - replaced turbo 100.000 km - transfer case failure -
      replaced transfer case 120.000 km - guess what - timing chain failure
      will never touch bmw again.

      about 8 months ago
    • Ug Ly
      Ug Ly

      Ask about the transfer case fyi

      about 9 months ago
    • Nakai Hayes
      Nakai Hayes

      I’m also in NY I SEE FROM YUR PLAYES if yu want to sell it and it’s under 100000 miles email me hayesnakai@gmail.com

      about 1 year ago
    • Vic Wahby Photography
      Vic Wahby Photography

      You're killing me the shaky cam. Good god.

      about 1 year ago
    • TheAlynutza5

      I own a 2010 x3 2.0d and I love it. Never had one issue with it. and the car eve 300.000 km and still go and go and go bmw power ....

      about 1 year ago
    • Interested In
      Interested In

      Nice. You could spend $5-$10k fixing a car worth $6K. Probably not worth it. I inherited a 2004 X3 only reason I drive it. Lots of issues starting to creep up including the center nav cosole fail, passenger rear window regulator fail, expansion tank fail, undiagnosed wet spot in driver footwell. Thinking of selling her actually.

      about 1 year ago
    • michael w
      michael w


      about 1 year ago
    • Enrique Aguila
      Enrique Aguila

      You spent almost the entire video on cosmetic BS you obviously have no clue about the potential mechanical issues. I guess you relied on the stealer dealer for all the maintenance.

      about 1 year ago
    • jimbush80528


      about 1 year ago
    • Light Surfer
      Light Surfer

      Garbage money pit!
      Do yourself a favor get a Toyota or lexus

      about 1 year ago
    • Epo

      13 minute video...only 1 minute discussing the engine. Yup, Im thumbs-down no. 47

      about 1 year ago
    • Nathan Day
      Nathan Day

      If you're buying this car used, I would say one of the most important things to ask is if the car has had the transfer case actuator (or at least the nylon gear) replaced. This usually goes out around 100k miles and if taken to the dealer, will cost a shit ton of money (near 2 grand). However, there is a boatload of information on how you can do it yourself and will cost only like 10 bucks. In my opinion, if a small feature of the car doesn't function correctly or is worn (light bulb, gas cap cord, heater, etc.), then you shouldn't disregard the car completely. Honestly, I've heard from a boatload of people that when these cars are taken care of, they run forever. I own a 2004 x3 3.0i and bought it used at 115k miles. Haven't owned it very long but so far no major issues (nock on wood)

      about 1 year ago
    • TheEnricoAbelShow
      TheEnricoAbelShow In reply to Nathan Day

      Nathan Day im thinking of buying a 2004.is yours still all good?

      about 1 year ago
    • phantomf41

      How come the germans cant make a reliable car?

      about 1 year ago
    • Alex B
      Alex B In reply to phantomf41

      phantomf41, the engine itself is pretty reliable, but the gadgets inside are not.

      about 10 months ago
    • dudeskidaddy

      Benadryl. Coffee.

      about 1 year ago
    • Spencer Reed
      Spencer Reed

      what everyone should do when buying any car: have the car taken to a mechanic (preferably a german shop) and pay them to look it over. if they say its all good, then buy it. don't try to diagnose issues on your own if you aren't a mechanic.

      about 1 year ago
    • Bekir Göl
      Bekir Göl

      Very bad video, the things that you are telling us are normal for every other used car. I mean it's not that special for a X3

      about 1 year ago
    • Leon Allan Davis
      Leon Allan Davis

      Rear wiper blade from Amazon for $9. Full set of three: $35.
      Pair of headlight covers: $150.

      about 2 years ago
    • TheVrocco

      Holy crap! What a terrible video!! "You can't just buy this wiper anywhere". Apparently you haven't heard of the internet?!?!? And who isn't buying a used car because the gas cap tether is broken??? Where are these people so they can be promptly throat punched?

      about 2 years ago
    • Nationwide site solutions ltd jcb
      Nationwide site solutions ltd jcb

      whats with the sniffing , so annoying.

      about 2 years ago
    • Jami D'Stasio
      Jami D'Stasio

      Thank you for the great overview. I'm thinking about buying a used X3 and I'm not too familiar with BMWs in general. This gave me a few things to look into before I check out what's for sale. Thanks!

      about 2 years ago
    • Rock882 Josh
      Rock882 Josh In reply to Jami D'Stasio

      Jami D'Stasio Its a great car. I own one for 7 years and with regular maintenance it still glides like a magic carpet on the road.very low cost to run relative to the x5

      about 2 years ago
    • GlareTV

      curious how much did you pay for that ride?

      about 2 years ago
    • Timothy Clark
      Timothy Clark

      Dude you said used car buying tips not new car buying tips. Obviously a used car that's been used for at least six years is going to have some imperfections you're just gonna have to learn how to deal with.

      about 2 years ago
    • tom 97
      tom 97 In reply to Timothy Clark

      Rock882 Josh yeah. I got one with 130,000 mile the shock absorbers was completely gone, it drove like a boat on the ocean.

      about 2 years ago
    • Rock882 Josh
      Rock882 Josh In reply to Timothy Clark

      vaska p. true.once he got to the engine he had nothing to say..and we all know what can go wrong there..he didnt even talk about suspension problems that cost a fortune to repair.what about the drive shaft issues

      about 2 years ago
    • tom 97
      tom 97 In reply to Timothy Clark

      Timothy Clark his giving advice how to buy used car looking like a new from woman's point of view because once he got to an engine there's not much to see here. lol

      about 2 years ago
    • bigbinga

      Have you ever had wet carpet problems with your X3?

      about 2 years ago
    • Alex B
      Alex B In reply to bigbinga

      bigbinga, I’ve seen it many times. It is likely from clogged sunroof drains or door panel seals. Often times the window regulators are changed, and the door seals are not properly put into place.

      about 10 months ago
    • McKinley Wood
      McKinley Wood

      You don't remove the dash for the blower fan, it is on the other side of the firewall, and takes about 1 hour to do.

      about 3 years ago
    • Bud
      Bud In reply to McKinley Wood

      That shows just how much someone can trust this video. lol

      about 1 month ago
    • Integrafreak1

      I know people misplaced the shade in the back because sometimes when you have the seats down that bar gets in the way and sometimes you just take it out and just forget to put it back and it just gets lost that way. Great video!!

      about 3 years ago
    • thatguyfrank305

      can i have some info on the navigation you were talking about. you said around 500 with camera?

      about 3 years ago
    • Nik

      I own this same car! And I love it. The AWD is amazing in the snow! The video did not mention. it is about $115+ for a BMW synthetic oil change. it only gets 18-22 MPG. And The driver heated seat warmer on mine did die at 79k. It's probably a simple burned out relay to fix. But no mechanic or dealer will give you that option. They all say you need a full brand new seat for $700+ screw that.
      As for changing lights on this car. easy fix H7 bulbs only 16.99 at any auto store. don't let the dealer change them for you. they charge $40-$60.
      The only thing I needed to fix that was outside of regular maintenance on my x3. Is the DISA valve. They break every (6-7years) and the rear springs seem to break about that same time too. Try to find a honest mechanic too! Dealers love to jack the prices saying the parts have to come from Germany thats why is so expensive.. Bullshit.
      Great Car/SUV. Highly recommended.

      about 3 years ago
      OG SPORTS COLLECTIBLES In reply to Nik

      Don't take to the dealer a least you are rich person Lol or stupid.

      about 1 year ago
    • Rock882 Josh
      Rock882 Josh In reply to Nik

      Nik whats is a DISA valve?

      about 2 years ago
    • Darko Darenzy
      Darko Darenzy In reply to Nik

      Wow 40$ for bulb change? No wonder most people from USA complain about high maintenance costs. The dealers do skin you alive. I tend to change/replace everything I can myself, or with help of a buddy. But for more complex breaks I drive it to Specialist, it's like independent repair shop specialized in certain brand, they do the job pretty well, but is half price of official dealer/garage.

      about 3 years ago
    • diesylone

      nice bug ;)

      about 4 years ago
    • Asad S
      Asad S

      Thanks for the video. Can you give a few more details as to the normal maintenance of the car along with the mileage it gives?

      about 4 years ago