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Old 09-17-2009, 02:32 PM
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Mein Auto: 2005 X3
Based on experience with my 05: Bad tires (Bridgstones can suffer tread separation, will wobble the car or steering, or make uneven noise when rolling); mis-matched tread wear (if substantial, bad for AWD); leaky pinion seal in rear diff; handbrake has no spare travel (self-adjuster was broken); replacement windshield not done by BMW (reveal moldings on the sides of it may be loose - new clips would be required). And from other posts: leaky or squeaky sunroof; squeaky door seals. Early 04's had extra stiff suspension - make sure you are happy with it.

If the battery is original assume it is near end of life - up to $300 to replace, depending on source.

If you are really analytical and have a reader check for stored ODB II codes. And of course, the idiot light recommendation in post above.
2005 X3 3.0i, CPO, white, auto, adaptive xenon lights, stock suspension, premium pkg, cold weather pkg, heated steering wheel. Self installed: factory hitch, paint protection film, mud flaps
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