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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:27 PM
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Prospective X3 purchase

Hello all, i am new to the the forum as well SUVSs. Going to be replacing a 06 Jetta GLI with possibly a 2013 X3 35i for my wife.

May main goal is to find a SUV with as close as to the dynamics of a car, and the X3 seems ideal, is there anything else i should look at, at the sake of sounding disrespectful to X3 owners?

Also it seems like there was a face lift in 2015? Is is worth going for one of these models or is the 2013 a good year for the x3 35i version. Just trying to figure out if there is a target year to go for given the X3 has a new gen body to be released soon.

Thanks for the help
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Old 08-04-2016, 08:46 AM
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Hello all, i am new to the the forum as well SUVSs. Going to be replacing a 06 Jetta GLI with possibly a 2013 X3 35i for my wife.

May main goal is to find a SUV with as close as to the dynamics of a car, and the X3 seems ideal, is there anything else i should look at, at the sake of sounding disrespectful to X3 owners?

Also it seems like there was a face lift in 2015? Is is worth going for one of these models or is the 2013 a good year for the x3 35i version. Just trying to figure out if there is a target year to go for given the X3 has a new gen body to be released soon.

Thanks for the help
Bought my '13 x3 privately with 27K miles. It's a 3.5i m-sport and couldn't be happier with it. It's quick, powerful, and secure. No rattles, none. I am not familiar with the major changes, if any, in the '14 and above model years, other than cosmetics. Great cars! Good luck.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:20 AM
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Hello all, i am new to the the forum as well SUVSs. Going to be replacing a 06 Jetta GLI with possibly a 2013 X3 35i for my wife.

May main goal is to find a SUV with as close as to the dynamics of a car, and the X3 seems ideal, is there anything else i should look at, at the sake of sounding disrespectful to X3 owners?

Also it seems like there was a face lift in 2015? Is is worth going for one of these models or is the 2013 a good year for the x3 35i version. Just trying to figure out if there is a target year to go for given the X3 has a new gen body to be released soon.

Thanks for the help
If your wife is looking for a SUV that will handle well, opt for the dynamic suspension package on the X3 or go test drive a Porsche Macan.
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Old 08-04-2016, 04:16 PM
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if you proceed with x3 stick with the 3.5 due to possible engine problem with 2.8 timing chain
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Old 08-04-2016, 06:26 PM
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It certainly drives like a car more than most SUV's, with the possible exception of the Porsches (which I've never driven), but of course not as expensive either.

If you want something even more car-like, consider the X1. But the larger size of the X3 is nice for hauling passengers and gear. If you get the 3.5i, you'll probably not regret getting an SUV instead of a sedan.
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