I know someone in the market for an X3, so when I visited the dealer yesterday looking at an e93 for myself, I asked the sales guy "I'm leery of the X3, because of the tranmission problems. Any truth in them?"
1. Yes, a batch of X3's in the 07 / 08 model year were produced with transmission problems.
2. Those problems have been fixed through a software patch, and the models on their lot now, which were built after the problem was fixed, should all be fine.
3. People on the Internet talk too much.
Take all that for what you will. Do any of you have any confidence that a new build X3 will in fact be problem free?