For anyone who drives a BMW, or enjoys an X3, it is no surprise that this brand is one of the best-selling models. So it is easy to see why this is so.
There is a great car to be had out there, but it's a bit difficult to know which one it is unless you go into detail about the make and model. For instance, an X5 is more powerful than an X3 but is more fuel-efficient, as well as being easier to drive. But if you are looking for a luxurious ride that is also good value for money, then the X3 is definitely worth considering.
If you take the time to research the various makes and models of BMW, you will soon discover that they all offer a unique package, so you'll find a model that suits your budget. Most BMW X5s have long been used as family saloons, so look for any damage to the seats and the interior, including the leather cover.
Don't forget the roof box damage, as well: many X5s have been fitted with roof boxes to haul bikes, roof boxes and skis so that the likelihood of something going wrong on the roof is much higher than usual. You could find that the X5's roof has been damaged by a gust of wind, making it difficult for the roof box to secure your items properly. Also look out for the steering rack, as it will need replacing too. Look out for rust in the metal too: a few years down the line, most modern BMW's will have the roof rack mounted securely in place and won't have to worry about rust damaging it.
The wheels on an X3 will need replacing from time to time. The rear wheel bearings on most models can develop small scratches over time. It is a good idea to regularly check the brakes and tyres, as even the slightest signs of wear and tear can cause significant problems. So remember to check the brake fluid when changing your car's oil, and don't forget the spare tire, as it's easy to forget one!
Check the inside of the cabin for any dents or scratches, as these can cause damage to the paintwork inside the door panels. And don't forget the dashboard, which can look shabby or dirty after many years of use.
When checking the X3's engine, be aware of any leaks or signs of rust on the valve covers. These leaks should be repaired if possible. As an alternative, you could have your X3 checked by an expert in the field of auto body work. Remember to check that the battery is still in good working order, and that the water pump is working at full efficiency, because many people replace the water pump due to age and wear.
As always, make sure that the car's reliability is checked by someone experienced in doing so. The owner's manual should contain information on how to check the car for defects. Before driving it off the lot, make sure it is properly oiled and installed, and that it doesn't have any broken parts.
Check that your X3's brakes are operating properly. Replace them if you feel that they are not properly lubricated.
Don't use the car until it is fully assembled. This ensures that all parts are properly put together and the car does not have any weak spots that could lead to safety risks.
Inspect the roof box for any cracks or signs of corrosion. If you find any, get them repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
Take regular service checks of your car to ensure that it is in good condition. Most importantly, keep it maintained by an auto mechanic who will check that all the components are working properly.